HEY CHESSVICKYFAM, today I am going to demonstrate the steps of playing a good piano. Oohhh!! Is it about chess? Well i am kidding of course its about chess. So let me make a small tour of what this chess opening is!

The Giuoco Piano is a popular chess opening from the beginner levels all the way up to grandmaster. Giuoco Piano translates from Italian into the "quiet game". First, let's take a look at the beginning moves that make up this opening. 

The Giuoco Piano is a great opening since it follows the three pillars of opening strategy.

1. Control the center - Starting with 1.e4 controls the center and opens up the diagonals for the bishop and the queen.

2. Develop pieces - White quickly develops the kingside pieces to their best squares.

3. Protect the king - On move four, White is ready to castle.

The Giuoco Piano has been around in written examples as early as the 16th century! It reached its maximum popularity in the 19th century under great players such as Steinitz, Morphy, and Anderssen. Here is a game by the first world champion Wilhelm Steinitz showing the power of this opening

The Giuoco Piano is one of the oldest recorded openings. The Portuguese Damiano played it at the beginning of the 16th century and the Italian Greco played it at the beginning of the 17th century. The Giuoco Piano was popular through the 19th century, but modern refinements in defensive play have led most chess masters towards openings like the Ruy Lopez that offer White greater chances for long-term initiative.

In modern play, grandmasters have shown distinct preference for the slower and more strategic Giuoco Pianissimo (4.d3, or 4.c3 Nf6 5.d3). Anatoly Karpov used the Giuoco Pianissimo against Viktor Korchnoi twice in the 1981 World Championship match, with both games ending in a drawGarry Kasparov used it against Joël Lautier at Linares 1994, resigning after 29 moves; Vladimir Kramnik chose it against Teimour Radjabov at Linares (2004) Viswanathan Anand used it to defeat  Jon hammer in 2010; and Magnus Carlsen used it against Hikaru Nakamura at London 2011, winning in 41 moves.

There is more about it but this is just a short introduction described for you so that you could get basic knowledge of it and try to grasp it more and add to your knowledge as well as in your games.

Do let us know what you think about this opening and it which way it has helped you. Till then play chess and stay safe!