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Antonio Sacconi
Number of games in database: 97
Years covered: 1918 to 1961
Overall record: +37 -33 =27 (52.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Oct-05-1895, died Dec-22-1968, 73 years old) Italy

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Antonio (Conte)* Sacconi was born in Rome, Italy. He was Italian champion in 1935 and awarded the IM title in 1951. He passed away in Rome in 1968.


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 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 97  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Sacconi vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½301918MatchD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
2. S Rosselli del Turco vs A Sacconi  ½-½241918MatchC11 French
3. L Singer vs A Sacconi  ½-½331921ViareggioC14 French, Classical
4. A Sacconi vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0361921ITA-chA51 Budapest Gambit
5. A Rastrelli vs A Sacconi  1-0501921ITA-chC11 French
6. G Bernheimer vs A Sacconi  0-1721921ITA-chD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. A Sacconi vs R Foraboschi  1-0441921ITA-chA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. A Sacconi vs E Hellmann  1-0241923TriesteC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
9. C Guarini vs A Sacconi  0-1431923TriesteC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
10. A Sacconi vs G Daveglia  0-1331923TriesteC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
11. G Sardos vs A Sacconi  0-1301923TriesteA22 English
12. M Nardacchione vs A Sacconi  0-1391923TriesteC78 Ruy Lopez
13. A Sacconi vs G Traubner  ½-½421923TriesteB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. G Matteucci vs A Sacconi 0-1321923TriesteC50 Giuoco Piano
15. A Sacconi vs R Trafojer  1-0431923TriesteC10 French
16. A Sacconi vs G Padulli  1-0461923TriesteC66 Ruy Lopez
17. R Foraboschi vs A Sacconi  ½-½681923TriesteC48 Four Knights
18. R Calapso vs A Sacconi  1-0331924Torneo Nazionale AC77 Ruy Lopez
19. A Sacconi vs M Monticelli  1-0481925Venice m 2526D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. A Sacconi vs M Monticelli 1-0121925Venice m 2526D95 Grunfeld
21. A Sacconi vs M Monticelli  0-1251926Venice m 2526D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. A Sacconi vs M Monticelli  0-1371926Venice m 2526A52 Budapest Gambit
23. A Sacconi vs Giunio Garavani  1-0281926MilanoD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. A Sacconi vs M Monticelli  1-0301926Venice m 2526D08 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit
25. M Monticelli vs A Sacconi  1-0311926Venice m 2526A15 English
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  brankat: A.Sacconi drew against Alekhine, Spielmann, Szabo. and defeated Gruenfeld. Not bad at all.
Feb-28-10  Prugno: "Conte" means "Count" (not much linguistic talent required to guess that one!) and is an aristocratic title, not part of IM Sacconi's name. According to chess historian Adriano Chicco, he was related to the architect Giuseppe Sacconi, who designed the famous "Vittoriano" monument standing in Piazza Venezia, the most central square in Rome.

On account of this, it would probably be better if dropped the middle letter "C" in his name and merely referred to him as "Antonio Sacconi".

Apr-06-10  sdrumovic: In my research on tournaments with italian players, I have found references to an 8-players Budapest 1936 tournament with Sacconi, Najdorf, Laszlo Szabo, Lajos Steiner etc.

Sacconi should also have participated in the 1937 Margate-B tournament, along with Najdorf again.

Also suspect of a match/tournament with Erno Gereben in Budapest 1935 and a participation in a minor event in Hastings 1935/36 or 1936/37 (possibly with Prins).

Unfortunately, I have no further details on these events. Crosstable, Ranking and dates would be very appreciated.

Oct-06-13  Karpova: Sacconi beat Mario Monticelli in a match in Venice, 1926, by the score of +5 -3 =2.

From page 263 of the August-September 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Oct-08-13  Karpova: 4th Crespi Memorial in Milan, 1926:

1. Sacconi 7.0
2. Padulli 6.5
3. Rosselli del Turco 6.0
4. Monticelli 5.5
5. Singer 4.5
6-7. Dr. Seitz 4.0
6-7. v. Patay 4.0
8. Rastrelli 3.0
9. Hellmann 2.5
10. Stalda 2.0

Monticelli was discouraged after a completely undeserved loss against Sacconi.

Dr. Seitz suffered from a cold.

Sani withdrew.

The Main tournament was won by De Alimonda fom Trieste.

From page 332 of the November 1926 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

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