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|Jul-10-03|| ||Ribeiro: Currently, the Brazilian player with the highest rating (2618).|
He won a match against Mecking in 2000 (3,5 - 2,5).
Curiously, "Vescovi" means "Bishops" in Italian.
|Jul-10-03|| ||Larsker: Italians have the best last names in the world. Here are some of my favorites: Maiellaro, Invernizzi, Bruscolotti, Scarafoni, Magroppi, Quartuccio, etc. During the season, I often listen to soccer matches on Italian radio over the Internet. Verona in the 90's had one of the best line-up's. The players weren't all that good - but the names were amazing.|
Italian is not a language. It's an art form like ballet, music - or chess.
|Jul-10-03|| ||Larsker: By the way, bishop (the chess piece) is <alfiere> in Italian. In French it's <fou> which means crazy (person). Now, what on earth would crazy people have to do with chess.... |
And a correction: The Verona team that won the championship played in the 80's.
|Jul-11-03|| ||Ribeiro: <Larsker> Two more names:|
- Spanish (Alfil)
- Portuguese (Bispo). "Bispo" can also be a clergyman.
Maybe the piece is a jester in France (fou du roi).
I enjoyed your statement about the Italian language!:-)
|Jul-11-03|| ||Larsker: <I enjoyed your statement about the Italian language>|
"Per sfuggire alla peste che sterminava le popolazioni, famiglie intere s'erano incamminate per le campagne, e l'agonia le aveva colte lė. In groppi di carcasse, sparsi per la brulla pianura, si vedevano corpi d'uomo e donna, nudi, sfigurati dai bubboni e, cosa dapprincipio inspiegabile, pennuti: come se da quelle loro macilente braccia e costole fossero cresciute nere penne ed ali. Erano le carogne d'avvoltoio mischiate ai loro resti."
It's the first pages of the novel. By a peculiar coincidence, the webpage is illustrated by pictures from Bergman's The Seventh Seal where Death is playing chess with a knight.
|Jul-11-03|| ||Ribeiro: <Larsker> I consider Bergman´s movie a real "capolavoro"!:-)|
I liked the text very much!It is interesting, the descriptions brought to my mind images and sensations I had experienced while watching the movie.
Thanks for the proof!
|Feb-29-04|| ||ConLaMismaMano: Vescovi is doing very well, recently won a very strong tournament (Bermuda), including players like Gelfand. But at the Aeroflot Open did do very good. |
|Jul-05-04|| ||vescovi john j: A game well played by Vescovi in bermuda, however i talk of course of giovanni vescovi, and not myself, however i have been more in study on openings and positioning more than ever, i look forward to my lessons and losings to eventually win and become the next Vescovi on the top list |
|Jul-05-04|| ||ketchuplover: ciao :) |
|Feb-02-05|| ||iron maiden: He's gunning for back-to-back victories in Bermuda now, and doing pretty well. He just took the overall lead with a nice victory over Volokitin. |
|Feb-02-05|| ||fgh: Nice name ;-) |
|Feb-08-05|| ||ConLaMismaMano: Anyone following Vescovi-Macieja? Is 6.Bb5+ a novelty? |
|Aug-19-05|| ||notyetagm: Shame: http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp...|
|Aug-19-05|| ||Pawsome: So who is this G. Needleman I asked myself as he rose through the ranks to finish second equal in the FIDE semi-final in Argentina recently? The answer came today in the address posted by <notyetagm> above.|
|Oct-29-05|| ||TopaLove: I think Vescovi will be the next world champion :)|
|Jan-30-06|| ||gmgomes: I am not sure what happened to him in Corus. He began very well winning his 2 first games then he began to draw and later to lose. He achieved his 3rd win only in last round.|
|Jun-14-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Giovanni Vescovi|
|Jun-14-07|| ||gmgomes: Happy Birthday Vescovi!
Good Luck in following Zonal which starts next Saturday 16th
|Nov-16-07|| ||JYMMI: Hum... Vescovi will be in my city next 25.
What an honor, I'll know a GM personally.
|Dec-25-07|| ||whiteshark: He won his 5th <Brazilian Chess Championship> in december this year in Rio de Janeiro after
already being Brazilian champion in 1999,2000,2001 and 2006.|
|Jun-28-08|| ||whiteshark: Player of the Day
Happy B-Day, Champ!
|Jun-01-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
|Dec-11-09|| ||amadeus: He won the Brazilian Championship again - http://www.fpx.com.br/2009/bra2009/...|
The games can be found here: http://www.brasilbase.pro.br/2009br...
|Dec-12-09|| ||vonKrolock: Wonderful event in <Dixie Land City>... and decided in the last round, when Milos had to win with black to become himself the champ. In the whole, Vescovi displayed a more combative play during the event than his main rival|
|Feb-07-10|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: I know it's roughly 6 1/2 years late to respond to <Larsker>, but Italian is an amazing language. I don't speak it at all, but reading something like The Inferno's Canto V out loud in Italian, the melodiousness still astonishes.|
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