|Jun-02-04|| ||refutor: does anyone have any other information on vergani? i have his name as "Benjamin Vergani" from the 1895 Hastings book, but when i check megabase 2004 the only games listed are the hastings 1895 tournament for him. any other name he may have gone by? |
|Jun-03-04|| ||Benzol: <refutor> The only information I have on him is from the 1895 Hastings Tournament book also. It seems strange that he didn't compete elsewhere. |
Also the database here is incomplete. His games against Pollock, Walbrodt, Mason, Albin, von Bardeleben, Lasker, Marco, Tinsley and Schiffers have all yet to appear.
|Jun-04-04|| ||Chessical: A loose translation of an article about Vergani from: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/s...|
Born 2 June 1863 - died 15 July 1927. A businessman who learned the game in 1884, and very soon was distinguished himself in the local tournaments. He took part in the national tournament in Turin (1892) coming second behind Torre. Vergani has remained famous for his participation in Hastings (1895) where he obtained 3 points out of 21; he defeated Schlechter and Gunsberg, drew with Albin and Marco but lost against the other competitors. His participation in that tournament provoked, in Italy, a long controversy (?).
In 1900, he came 2-3 in Rome scoring 10 out of 14, and in 1901 he was fifth in Venice with 5.5 out of 14. He attempted problem composition, and wrote the chess column of "Illustrated Sport of Milan" from 1890 to 1897, the year in which it ceased publication."
|Jun-05-04|| ||Benzol: <Chessical> Thanks. Some of these players have a brief moment of exposure before they fade back into obscurity, unfortunately.
Still a few years from now who's going to know anything about the kibitzers at this site. :) |
|Jun-02-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Beniamino Vergani|
|Jun-02-06|| ||An Englishman: Good Evening: If I remember the tournament book correctly, the organizers of Hastings 1895 invited Vergani to participate because their first choice from Italy was unavailable, and Vergani was recommended as an alternative. I think he took home 2 pounds prize money--1 pound per win.|
|Jun-02-08|| ||whiteshark: <Hastings 1895>: http://www.worldchesslinks.net/szqa...|
|May-20-11|| ||Stonehenge: <Chessical> Your link has the wrong day of birth. It's actually the 22nd of June. I updated the bio.|