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Stefano Rosselli del Turco
S Rosselli del Turco 
Number of games in database: 297
Years covered: 1901 to 1947

Overall record: +103 -118 =76 (47.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (18) 
    A46 D05 D02 A45 A40
 Vienna Opening (11) 
    C28 C25 C26 C27 C29
 French Defense (10) 
    C07 C10 C01 C00 C11
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C83 C93 C63 C79 C77
 Tarrasch Defense (8) 
    D32 D33
 Queen's Gambit Declined (7) 
    D30 D31
With the Black pieces:
 Ruy Lopez (22) 
    C66 C84 C75 C78 C90
 Orthodox Defense (21) 
    D52 D51 D60 D63 D61
 Queen's Pawn Game (17) 
    D05 D02 D04 D00 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (11) 
    D37 D30 D39 D31
 Slav (9) 
    D15 D11 D18 D19 D17
 King's Gambit Accepted (7) 
    C33 C38 C37 C39
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Rosselli del Turco vs H Pinkerton, 1911 1-0
   Tarrasch vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1925 0-1
   S Rosselli del Turco vs Alekhine, 1933 1/2-1/2
   J Araiza Munoz vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1928 0-1
   S Rosselli del Turco vs Gruenfeld, 1925 1/2-1/2
   S Rosselli del Turco vs Alekhine, 1925 1/2-1/2
   S Rosselli del Turco vs Marshall, 1925 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   2nd Congress USI (1901)
   Venice (1929)
   Trieste (1923)
   Merano (1926)
   Abbazia (1912)
   Zurich (1934)
   Merano (1924)
   Baden-Baden (1925)
   Paris Unofficial Olympiad (1924)
   London Olympiad (1927)
   non-FIDE Munich Olympiad (1936)
   Prague Olympiad (1931)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Italian gems Part I by Karpova
   Canal v Rosselli del Turco by Chessical

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(born Jul-27-1877, died Aug-18-1947, 70 years old) Italy

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Stefano Rosselli del Turco was born in Florence. He was a member of the famous Rosselli del Turco noble family of Florence.

He was five times Italian champion and represented Italy in the Chess Olympiad seven times.

He tied for 8-9th at Sanremo 1911 (Hans Fahrni won); placed 10-11th at Opatija 1912 (King's Gambit tournament) with a score of 7½/21 points (Rudolf Spielmann won); won at Bologna 1913 scoring 5½/7; took 5th at Trieste 1923 (Paul Johner won); tied for 12-13th at Meran 1924 (Ernst Grünfeld won); placed 16-17th at Baden-Baden 1925 with 7½/20 (Alexander Alekhine won); and took 9th at Meran 1926 (Edgar Colle won). Rosselli won at Livorno 1926; took 6th at Venice 1929 (Rudolf Pitschak won); tied for 2nd-3rd with Abraham Baratz, behind Brian Reilly, at Nice 1931, and placed 12th at the Zurich 1934 chess tournament scoring 4½/15 points (Alekhine won).

In the years 1911–1916 and 1924–1943, he was the founder and an editor of the Italian chess journal L'Italia Scacchistica.

Wikipedia article: Stefano Rosselli del Turco

Last updated: 2022-03-13 23:41:30

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 297  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Reggio vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-04819012nd Congress USIC44 King's Pawn Game
2. B Vergani vs S Rosselli del Turco 0-14119012nd Congress USIC45 Scotch Game
3. S Troya vs S Rosselli del Turco  0-15319012nd Congress USIB23 Sicilian, Closed
4. S Rosselli del Turco vs S Troya  1-04619012nd Congress USIC10 French
5. S Rosselli del Turco vs B Vergani 1-06019012nd Congress USIC66 Ruy Lopez
6. S Rosselli del Turco vs G Mari  0-14919012nd Congress USIB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. F Ascoli vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½3819012nd Congress USIC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
8. L Crosara vs S Rosselli del Turco  0-14619012nd Congress USIC45 Scotch Game
9. S Rosselli del Turco vs F Ascoli  ½-½5419012nd Congress USIC55 Two Knights Defense
10. S Rosselli del Turco vs E Crespi Pozzi  1-05819012nd Congress USIC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. S Rosselli del Turco vs Kostic 1-0301911San RemoC44 King's Pawn Game
12. S Rosselli del Turco vs H Pinkerton 1-0291911San RemoC44 King's Pawn Game
13. Reti vs S Rosselli del Turco 0-1371911San RemoC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. M Gladig vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½5119115th Congress USI-AD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
15. D Marotti vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½3319115th Congress USI-AC42 Petrov Defense
16. S Rosselli del Turco vs P S Leonhardt  ½-½471912AbbaziaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
17. G Nyholm vs S Rosselli del Turco 0-1181912AbbaziaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
18. S Rosselli del Turco vs Reti  ½-½321912AbbaziaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
19. S von Freymann vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½291912AbbaziaC39 King's Gambit Accepted
20. S Rosselli del Turco vs E Cohn  0-1241912AbbaziaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
21. A Aurbach vs S Rosselli del Turco 0-1371912AbbaziaC38 King's Gambit Accepted
22. S Rosselli del Turco vs Flamberg  0-1221912AbbaziaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
23. Spielmann vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0381912AbbaziaC38 King's Gambit Accepted
24. P S Leonhardt vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½141912AbbaziaC37 King's Gambit Accepted
25. E Cohn vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0231912AbbaziaC33 King's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 297  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-06-05  Karpova: here's a picture of rosselli del turco:
Dec-06-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <Karpova> When I try to view the picture I get the following error message: "You are not authorized to view this page"
Dec-07-05  Karpova: ok, here is another try:
Dec-08-05  EmperorAtahualpa: <Karpova> Lol, sorry to say but the second link does not work either! When clicking on your second link I am automatically being forwarded to:

Dec-08-05  Karpova: strange, this link works on my computer.
i found it on this site:
Dec-17-05  nikolaas: Can anybody tell if he was a 'marquis'? Because the tournament book of London 1922 gives in the major open section that a certain "Marquis del Turco" finished 10th.
Dec-17-05  Karpova: i think that this was true but i can't confirm it.
he's called Stefano Rosselli, Marchese del Turco.

here's a biography (just on chess):

Jul-17-06  brankat: Well, today is Mr. Rosselli del Turco's birthday. Have a good one, wherever You may be!
Jul-17-06  brankat: On top of winning the Italian Championship 3 times, R.del Turco had fine results in some individual games. He did have a couple of Draws against Alekhine, also vs Dr.Vidmar and Dr.Euwe, Reti and Rubinstein. 2 Wins against Dr.Tarrasch, Gruendfeld, Colle. Apparently he started playing Chess somewhat late, but was possessed of considerable talent.
Jul-17-06  Rocafella: I doubt he can have a good birthday when he's dead...
Jul-17-07  skiskichess5: According to Chessgames he actually beat Tarrasch 3:2 having black in all 5 games!
Jul-17-07  Calli: <Can anybody tell if he was a 'marquis'?>

According to the Italian site, storia degli scacchi, he was. The following page says "Marchese" -> Marquis

Premium Chessgames Member
  dorsnikov: that photo IS NOT Rosseli Del Turko. it's Akiba Rubinstein in the 1930's.


Jul-17-10  BIDMONFA: Stefano Rosselli del Turco


Nov-13-13  Karpova: National tournament of the Italian Chess Association 1924 in Foligno:

1. Rosselli del Turco 7.0
2-4. Hellmann 6.5
2-4. Monticelli 6.5
2-4. Sacconi 6.5

further ranks not given.

From page 349 of the December 1924 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'

Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: R.I.P. Stefano Rosselli del Turco.
May-07-15  turcoknight: Does anybody know why his Surname is TUrco?
Jul-27-16  TheFocus: happy birthday, Stefano Rosselli.

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