Topi – Gatto Nero 1840

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Topi    2049 (140) 1.5/2 
Gatto Nero    1972 (134) 0.5/2 
Status: soft result (plausible score)

Event table notes

Event data
Place: Rome, Italy
Start date: 1840
End date: 1840
This is a soft result, included to try to gauge Topi's strength in relation to English players. Dubois discusses the visit of Wyvill, Knight, and a third English player to Rome in 1840, saying that Topi fought with advantage against the third player, whose name Dubois did not recall, but who they nicknamed 'il gatto nero'. I will use a soft 1.5-0.5 result to represent the phrase 'fought with advantage' ('si batteva con vantaggio').
   [ESIC], no. 3, 10 July 1864, page 9
   [RSI], vol. 1, no. 4, Apr. 1900, page 106

Match page created: 6 Mar. 2021