L'antica Storia della Società Scacchistica Milanese
dal 1881 agli anni '60
Claudio Selleri (Le Due Torri) has informed us about a new historical chess book, written by Alessandro Sanvito:
L'antica Storia della Società Scacchistica Milanese – dal 1881 agli anni '60 – volume 1
(The Ancient History of the Società Scacchistica Milanese – from 1881 to the 60s – Volume 1)
by Alessandro Sanvito,
LE DUE TORRI, 2014, 128pp.
Book in Italian language.
Founded in 1881, the Società Scacchistica Milanese has been at the centre of some of the most important events in Italy’s rich chess history. In more recent decades the club has been particularly active, with club directors often going on to provide leadership for the Italian Chess Federation.
The club has hosted legendary world champions such as Alekhine and Tal, produced national champions, and been home to some of the most celebrated Italian tournaments.
Internationally known chess historian Alessandro Sanvito has at last made true his promise to two of the most famous Presidents of the Società Scacchistica Milanese, Count Giancarlo Dal Verme and Giovanni Ferrantes, to compile a history of Milanese chess so as to preserve forever this unique chapter of Italian chess history. The result is a fascinating look at the vital role of the nobil giuoco in the life of one of Italy’s greatest cities. Starting with Società Scacchistica Milanese’s foundation over a century ago at the Café del Leone, Sanvito carefully chronicles the club’s key tournaments, historic homes and presidential roll call up to the ’60s.
Inside rare vintage photos and unpublished games.
In addition to the standard paperback edition, there is also a superbly crafted collectors’ limited hardcover edition of 99 copies (35.00 euros p/c). Reserve your copy at firstname.lastname@example.org.