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Massimiliano Romi
  
Number of games in database: 207
Years covered: 1921 to 1972

Overall record: +82 -96 =29 (46.6%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

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 Queen's Pawn Game (49) 
    D02 A46 A45 D00 A41
 Sicilian (9) 
    B27 B29 B30 B44 B40
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    A03 A02
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 Caro-Kann (12) 
    B10 B13 B18 B15 B17
 Slav (10) 
    D15 D11 D10 D12 D13
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 D00 E00 D05 D04
 Ruy Lopez (8) 
    C62 C69 C65 C96 C70
 Semi-Slav (7) 
    D46 D45 D43
 French Defense (4) 
    C10 C15
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   M Romi vs C Staldi, 1954 1-0
   M Romi vs Spielmann, 1930 1-0
   Vladimir Petrov vs M Romi, 1936 0-1
   M Romi vs Colle, 1930 1/2-1/2


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MASSIMILIANO ROMI
(born May-22-1893, died Apr-24-1979, 85 years old) Italy

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Max Romih was of Slavonic origin (born in Pinguente, Istria, now Buzet, Croatia), and a citizen of the Austria-Hungary Empire, but after World War I the region of Julian March (Venezia Giulia, Julijska Kraina) became part of Italy. Soon afterwards, in keeping with ideas of nationalism, Fascism began to encourage Italianization of foreign-sounding surnames. So, Max Romih became Massimiliano Romi.

He played several times in Italian Chess Championship, and tied for 5-6th at Viareggio 1921 (Davide Marotti won), took 2nd, behind Stefano Rosselli del Turco, at Milan 1931, took 3rd at Milan 1934 (Mario Monticelli won), shared 2nd at Florence 1935 (Antonio C Sacconi won). After World War II, he shared 16th at Florence 1948, 9th at Venice 1951, 3rd at Trieste 1954, and 2nd at Rovigo 1956. Finally, he tied for 12-15th at Sottomarina (Chioggia) 1970, at the age of 77.

Romi played for Italy in five Chess Olympiads (both unofficial and official).

Wikipedia article: Max Romih


 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 207  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Romi vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½491921ITA-chC66 Ruy Lopez
2. M Romi vs A Muffang  1-0371922ParisA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. M Romi vs R Goubeau 1-0271924ParisC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. M Romi vs A Gibaud  1-0281924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB30 Sicilian
5. O Zimmermann vs M Romi  1-0431924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. L Palau vs M Romi  1-0381924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC15 French, Winawer
7. M Romi vs J J O'Hanlon  0-1291924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC13 French
8. K Skalicka vs M Romi  0-1321924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. M Romi vs Hromadka  0-1401924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
10. M Romi vs G Renaud  0-1211924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC11 French
11. V Marin y Llovet vs M Romi  ½-½161924Paris Unofficial OlympiadD05 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Romi vs H K Handasyde  1-0351924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. M Romi vs E Malmberg  ½-½391924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB40 Sicilian
14. H Johner vs M Romi  ½-½231924Paris Unofficial OlympiadC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
15. M Romi vs Duchamp  1-0291924Paris Unofficial OlympiadB03 Alekhine's Defense
16. M Romi vs A Gibaud  1-0541925ParisB27 Sicilian
17. A Gibaud vs M Romi  0-1261925ParisC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
18. M Romi vs J Drewitt  1-0341925Bromley Premier BC42 Petrov Defense
19. M Romi vs J J O'Hanlon  ½-½261925Bromley Prelim AD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Romi vs L Savage  1-0211925Bromley Premier BA43 Old Benoni
21. M Romi vs H G Wright 1-0161925Bromley prel AB44 Sicilian
22. H K Mattison vs M Romi  1-0291925Bromley prel- AC49 Four Knights
23. F C Short vs M Romi  0-1321925Scarborough-AA09 Reti Opening
24. E Spencer vs M Romi  0-1471925Scarborough-AC24 Bishop's Opening
25. M Romi vs A Louis  1-0491925Scarborough-AB42 Sicilian, Kan
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 207  PGN Download
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Mar-23-10  sdrumovic: I think Romi also played in the B tournament in Hastings 1927/28. Does someone have the ranking or the crosstable?
Mar-23-10  TheFocus: <sdrumpvic> I have it at home; at work now. I can post Hastings B 1927/1928 tomorrow if no one else does.
Mar-24-10  sdrumovic: I am also looking for data from tournaments Romi/Romih played in Paris in 1922, 1923 and 1924(2). Thanks to anyone who might be able to provide information.
Mar-25-10  TheFocus: <sdrumovic>

I have the cross-table for Paris 1924. This is the preliminary # 9. I do not have the final.

1. Palau X 1 1 0 .5 1 3.5
2. Romi 0 X 1 .5 1 1 3.5
3. Skalicka 0 0 X 1 1 1 3
4. Johner 1 .5 0 X .5 0 2
5. Handasyde .5 0 0 .5 X .5 1.5
6. Gimaud 0 0 0 1 .5 X 1.5

Mar-25-10  TheFocus: I will post hastings 1927/28 later in the day.
Mar-25-10  TheFocus: <sdrumovic> Please go to www.thechesslibrary.com for all of the preliminaries and finals of Paris 1924.
Mar-26-10  sdrumovic: Thank you TheFocus. I knew thechesslibrary.com, but I just missed this Paris 1924 torunament.
Mar-26-10  sdrumovic: Well, on second check, I didn't miss it: it is the Olimpic tournament and I already had data on it.

But there's another 1924 Paris tournament Romi played in, presumably a 9-player event won by Znosko-Borovsky. I have no cross-table for it, or other relevant info such as dates.

As I mentioned on the Yanofksy pages, I'm collecting this material for a soon-to-be-opened project of the Italian Chess Federation on old italian tournaments and big tournaments played by italians abroad.

Material can be sent to the address given in the Games Archive page (top of the page, just under the banners): http://www.federscacchi.it/str_arch...

Thanks to anyone providing help.

Mar-26-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: You probably refer to the Winter Tourney of the Palais Royal Chess club held 1923-1924. It was ten players and won by Amedee Gibaud. Romi finished 7th.

Palais Royal Winter Tourney (1923-24)
*011011111 7.0 Gibaud, Amadee
1*10=10111 6.5 Korb, J.
00*1=011=1 5.0 Anglade, H.
010*=0=111 5.0 Barthe, V.
1===*0110= 5.0 Beinstock, Vladimir
00111*===0 4.5 Kahn, Victor
010=0=*011 4.0 Romi, Max
00000=1*11 3.5 Champion, G.W.
00=01=00*= 2.5 Hagen, J.
0000=100=* 2.0 Goubeau, R.

Mar-27-10  TheFocus: <sdrumovic>< Well, on second check, I didn't miss it: it is the Olimpic tournament and I already had data on it.

But there's another 1924 Paris tournament Romi played in, presumably a 9-player event won by Znosko-Borovsky. I have no cross-table for it, or other relevant info such as dates.>

Of this one, all I could find was that Znosko won with 12 out of 16 points. It was early in the year.

Mar-29-10  sdrumovic: Thank you Calli for the crosstable and TheFocus for all the help.

Of the 1923-24 tournament I was already able to build up the ranking from the index (available in the net) of Gaige's crosstable book.

The same index points to a different Paris 1924 tournament (p.653), other than the one Calli reported and other than the Olimpic one: the one won by Znosko-Borovsky.

Mar-31-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: <sdrumovic> "won by Znosko-Borovsky" That would the same tournament held the next year - a double round event.

Palais Royal Winter Tourney (1924-25)
** 10 11 01 1= =1 11 11 01 12.0 Znosko-Borovsky
01 ** 10 01 1= 10 10 == 10 9.5 Baratz, Abraham
00 01 ** =0 01 11 0= 11 11 9.0 Ratner, E.
10 01 =1 ** == 00 00 11 11 8.5 Gibaud, Amadee
0= 0= 10 == ** 0= 01 11 11 8.5 Kahn, Victor
=0 01 00 11 1= ** 10 == 1= 8.5 Potemkin, Pyotr P.
00 01 1= 11 10 01 ** 01 01 8.5 Romi, Max
00 == 00 00 00 == 10 ** == 4.0 Barthe, V.
10 00 00 00 00 0= 10 == ** 3.5 Korbe, J.

Apr-01-10  sdrumovic: Well... what can I say? You all are just great.

I will abuse of your kindness and ask for data about Bromley 1925, an event with 4 qualification groups and a final won by Mattison. Romi won the B-final.

I have the crosstable of the A-Final only and I'm looking for the crosstables from the B-Final and the qualification groups.

Apr-01-10  TheFocus: <sdrumovic> I still haven't entered the Hastings B yet, have I? I hope to tomorrow. The Bromley should be in British Chess Magazine, I have it.
Apr-02-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: "Bromley 1925, an event with 4 qualification groups and a final won by Mattison. Romi won the B-final."

There were four preliminary groups of 8 players each. The four man group you have is probsbly the final played among the four winners. Romi and Matisons were in the same preliminary and both had 5 pts, but Matisons won their individual game and thus the tie-break to move on to the final. I hsven't the time to enter it right now. Can do it tomorrow if still needed.

Apr-03-10  TheFocus: <Calli> Go for it. I won't be able to input the tables until Monday.

Yes, there was only Final-A. There was no Final-B.

Hastings B 1927/28 definitely on Monday.

Apr-03-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Calli: Okay, not doing all four sections, but here is Romi's group:

1925 Bromley (April 11-18)
20th Kent County Chess Association

Preliminary "A"
*10=1=11 5.0 Matisons, Hermanis
0*1==111 5.0 Romi, Max
10*1==01 4.0 Birnberg, Jonas
==0*1=1= 4.0 Mueller, Oscar Conrad
0==0*1=1 3.5 O'Hanlon, John J.
=0==0*11 3.5 Goldstein, Maurice Edward
0010=0*1 2.5 Wright, G.
000=000* 0.5 Wechsler, T.M.

Apr-03-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: I hate to see a good job left unfinished.

Preliminary "B"

*1110111 6.0 Apsenieks, Fricis
0*=01111 4.5 Terrill, F.H.
0=*11=01 4.0 Louis, Andre
010*1011 4.0 Wright, H.G.
1000*101 3.0 Lean, R.E.
00=10*1= 3.0 Noel-Johnson, R.C.
001010*0 2.0 Marin y Lovett, Valentin
00000=1* 1.5 Storr-Best, L.

Preliminary "C"

*=1=1=11 5.5 Hromadka, Karel
=*==11=1 5.0 Winter, William
0=*=1111 5.0 Vollemy, Erwin
===*0111 4.5 Savage, Louis P.
0001*111 4.0 Morrison, John Harold
=0000*=1 2.0 Storr-Best, J.
0=000=*= 1.5 Bolland, P.D.
000000=* 0.5 Ewbank, A.M.

Preliminary "D"

*=1=1111 6.0 Skalika, Carlos
=*1=1=11 5.5 Drewitt, John Arthur James
00*=1111 4.5 Crepeaux, Robert
===*1100 3.5 MacKenzie, Arthur John
0000*11= 2.5 Holloway, Edith M.
0=000*11 2.5 Lorch, C.H.
000100*1 2.0 Watts, William Henry
0001=00* 1.5 Parsons, H.

Apr-05-10  TheFocus: HASTINGS MAJOR B 1927/28
1. Romi X 1 1 D D D 0 1 D 1 6
2. Watt 0 X 0 1 1 0 1 D 1 1 5.5
3. Atkinson 0 1 X 0 D 1 D D D 1 5
4. Price D 0 1 X D 1 1 D 0 1 5
5. Macdonald D 0 D D X D 1 D D D 4.5
6. Reilly D 1 0 0 D X D D 1 D 4.5
7. Sapira 1 0 D 0 0 D X 1 1 D 4.5
8. Littlejohn 0 D D D D D 0 D D 1 4
9. Butler D 0 D 1 D 0 0 D X D 3.5
10. Howell-Smith0 0 0 D D D D 0 D X 2.5
Apr-06-10  sdrumovic: Thank you all. Now I miss a crosstable from Paris 1922, an 8-player event won by Muffang (Romi 5th).
Apr-11-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Phony Benoni: Di Felice gives this as:

Palais Royal Winter Tourney
Paris, 1922-23

1 Muffang * = 1 1 0 1 1 1 5.5
2 Bienstock = * 0 1 1 = 1 1 5.0
3 Kahn 0 1 * 0 1 1 1 1 5.0
4 Gibaud 0 0 1 * = 1 1 = 4.0
5 Romi 1 0 0 = * 1 0 1 3.5
6 Arvanitaqui 0 = 0 0 0 * 1 1 2.5
7 Goubeau 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 2.0
8 Lazard 0 0 0 = 0 0 0 * 0.5

Not one of Lazard's better events. I wonder if the draw with Gibaud lasted four moves.

Apr-19-10  sdrumovic: In my research on Romi's career I have now encountered Hyeres 1926, a 10-player event with Janowski a.o.

Can anyone provide a cross-table? Thank you.

Apr-19-10  TheFocus: <sdrumovic> Go to www.chesshistory.com Click on <Chess Historians' Essential Links>

Scroll down and click on <Historical Photographs> You will find hundreds of cross-tables there. Hyeres 1926 is there.

Dec-10-11
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: Romi finished dead last with +1-11=3 in San Remo 1930 :(

his only big win coming from Rudolf Spielmann..

M Romi vs Spielmann, 1930

May-22-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Max Romi.
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