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Davide Marotti vs Eugene Aleksandrovich Znosko-Borovsky
London (1922), London ENG, rd 11, Aug-14
Russian Game: Classical Attack (C42)  ·  1-0



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  Benzol: This game was as far as I know Marotti's only win in this tournament. I think he may have drawn one other one but he lost the rest. Does anyboby have information about him and what happened to him?
May-12-04  AdrianP: <Benzol>

Is it this one?

[Event "London BCF Congress"]
[Site "London"]
[Date "1922.07.31"]
[Round "12"]
[White "Marotti,Davide"]
[Black "Wahltuch,Victor L"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "C83"]
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Nxe4 6.d4 b5 7.Bb3 d5 8.dxe5 Be6 9.c3 Be7 10.Nbd2 Nc5 11.Bc2 Bg4 12.Qe1 Ne6 13.Nb3 Bxf3 14.gxf3 Bg5 15.Kh1 Bf4 16.Bxf4 Nxf4 17.Qe3 Qg5 18.Rg1 Qxe5 19.Qxe5+ Nxe5 20.Rae1 f6 21.Rxg7 Kf8 22.Rxc7 Rg8 23.Bxh7 Rg5 24.Nd4 Re8 25.Rg1 Rxg1+ 26.Kxg1 Nc4 27.h4 Nd2 28.Kh2 Nf1+ 29.Kg1 Re1 30.Bf5 1/2

I'll submit it via the upload.

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  Benzol: <AdrianP> Yes mate that's it but it's in the database already so there's no need to submit it. Thanks anyway.
Mar-27-05  Whitehat1963: Poor Marotti. He obviously had talent, but this tourney was definitely not his venue. Nice win here though.
Feb-24-09  WhiteRook48: Great win here though!
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  offramp: Just up the road from the Methodist Central Hall, Westminster, and in the same borough, is Soho, It is a 10 minute 24-bus ride.

Without a doubt Marotti spent every evening eating & drinking heavily and whoring it up like a rabid baboon on crack in the Italian ghetto that Soho has always been, and is now.

Maroczy has some kind words for Marotti in the tournament book. This is because the two names are analogues of each other but in different languages and the two were probably from the same family.

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  offramp: <Maroczy has some kind words for Marotti in the tournament book. This is because the two names are analogues of each other but in different languages and the two were probably from the same family.>

Another competitor who was almost certainly from the same "family", but the Saxon side, was Charles Gilbert Marriott Watson. His third name gives the game away.

Jan-01-15  alfiepa: Davide Marotti , Jew , was the first ufficial italian champion Was a good Player but the best Italian Player in 20 - 30 was GM Mario Monticelli . Very nice game against a player known for his win against Capa
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  Jonathan Sarfati: <Benzol:> Marotti was a professor of literature and philosophy. I presume that since he lived in Naples, his professorship was at the University of Naples Federico II.

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