Alessandro Sanvito (†)

Alessandro Sanvito

Bibliografia italiana degli scacchi

With Alessandro Sanvito an excellent authority in the field of chess history and chess bibliography belongs to our members – his outstanding work will be presented here. Generally the Italian chess guild is extraordinary active in this field – a look at the website of the C.C.I. Italiano will confirm that.





Le Due Torri, Bologna 2015 360 pp., ISBN 9788896076569 Special prize: 29.75 €

Alessandro Sanvito

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.

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Inside rare vintage photos and unpublished games.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 .