Busnardo Biography

Stefano Zulian, our Italian member from Borso del Grappa has written a biography of the priest Lorenzo Busnardo − the life of an adventurous chess master from the Renaissance.

15-02-2017: Please note that a revised version (January 2017) of the synoptical table referred to in the article is available on the latest website of the study.

Stefano Zulian:
Prè Lorenzo Busnardo
La vita di un avventuriero campione di scacchi del Rinascimento

Pro Loco Mussolente Casoni, 2016
120 pp.
Edition of 200 copies
Price: 13 € + postage

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The author intends to publish a 2nd edition in due time.

On Saturday, 10 September 2016 there was a presentation of Zulian’s book in Bassano del Grappa, in the tavern of the Palace of Bortolo Nardini. A selected group of historians, chess friends and officials were present, among the attendees you may also spot our members Peter J. Monté (Netherlands) and Antonio Rosino (Italy), see the photo below.

A short summary of this event (in Italian) is given on the page of the Italian Chess Federation - section Prè Lorenzo Busnardo, and there is also a download link (zip-file) for a series of photos.

Stefano Zulian has meanwhile prepared an extensive synoptical table (102 pages!) relating to his book on Lorenzo Busnardo, this table is available online. The author has given some details and comments on it, please see this PDF file - the text is a translation from the original Italian explanations.

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