Discart, F.F. – Baruch 1853

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Discart, Francesco    2395 (85) 52/100 
Baruch    2377 (87) 48/100 
Status: casual

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Florence
Start date: 1852
End date: 1853
According to Dubois' account, given in the Era and La Nouvelle Régence, in about 100 games, Baruch 'lost a trifling majority'. Zavatarelli cites a letter by Discart to say that in about 100 games, he was ahead by at most 3 or 4 games. I use a result of 52-48 for Discart. Dubois gives the year as 1854, but Zavatarelli says that Discart was in Florence in 1852 and 1853. Note that a later account by Dubois, published in Rivista Scacchistica Italiana (Dec. 1900, p.323ff) gives the same story with Tassinari as Discart's opponent instead of Baruch (see also the Quarterly for Chess History, vol. 5, pp.168,172, and Sericano's web page on Tassinari). This seems very likely to be an error.
   Zavatarelli, Francesco Discart, page 10
   [Era], vol. 25, no. 1285, 10 May 1863, page 14
   [NR], vol. 4, no. 5, May 1863, page 131
   [QCH], vol. 5, no. 18, 2017, page 168, 172
   [RSI], vol. 1, no. 12, Dec. 1900, page 323
   Sericano, C.  [Gerolamo Tassinari]

Match information updated: 2 Oct. 2023