Toni – Gatto Nero 1840

Name   Edo    Dev.   Score  /  Games 
Toni    2237 (101) 1.5/2 
Gatto Nero    1969 (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 Toni'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 Toni fought successfully 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 successfully' ('lottava anch'egli con successo').
   [RSI], vol. 1, no. 4, Apr. 1900, page 106

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