|Sep-28-04|| ||Karpova: Does anybody know something about Mario Monticelli?
He seems to have been a good chessplayer...
|Sep-28-04|| ||acirce: Yes, he does; I don't know anything about him but http://www.chessmetrics.com/PL/PL26... places him as #18 in the world at his best. Then you wouldn't really deserve to be forgotten. |
|Sep-28-04|| ||Karpova: Yes, especially since he seems to have been the strongest italian chessplayer since Greco |
|Sep-28-04|| ||percyblakeney: The results of Budapest 1926 sure confirm that he was good. Monticelli and Grünfeld shared first with 9.5/15, ahead of among others Rubinstein, Reti, Colle and Tartakower. |
|Sep-28-04|| ||percyblakeney: Some statistics and a photo: http://xoomer.virgilio.it/cserica/s... |
|Sep-28-04|| ||Karpova: thank you very much, percyblakeney!
wow, this man became 93 years old.
too bad that i don't understand most of the site.
|Dec-27-04|| ||Benzol: Mario Monticelli
Born 16th March 1902 in Venice
An IM in 1950 and awarded Emeritus GM title in 1985
He was Italian Champion 1929, 1934 and 1939.
|Mar-16-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Mario Monticelli|
|Nov-19-06|| ||Karpova: Something's wrong on this site - i have not been a member of <chessgames.com> in 2004 but wrote those comments indeed.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||chessgames.com: No Karpova, you were with us in 2004. Sometime in April 2005 if you recall, there was a database crash and your user record had to be recreated.|
|Nov-19-06|| ||Karpova: <chessgames.com>
Yes, i remember that database crash. Sorry for that. I simply internalised April 2005 and was abit confused, especially after that:
But what happened to the site of Gaby Livshits ? Did you delete all the other comments? I'm pretty sure there were some comments.
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|Feb-11-07|| ||suenteus po 147: Hmmm.... It seems a cursory online search is not good enough to locate the PGN for Budapest 1926. Part of the problem is that an unofficial olympiad was held there that same year (Hungary won), but that's not the same tournament that Monticelli won.|
|Feb-11-07|| ||Calli: <suenteus po 147> The "1st FIDE Masters" was part of the Olympiad held along with the team competion see|
Click "Team Tournament" to download the pgn.
|Feb-11-07|| ||suenteus po 147: <Calli> Thank you for that! Excellent work.|
|Jan-25-08|| ||Prugno: Glad to see him chosen as Player of the Day. One of the few Italian masters who successfully competed in international events in the first half of the 20th century, and in fact almost certainly our strongest player between Dubois and Mariotti.|
Unfortunately he completely stopped playing in tournaments after 1950 because he was a foreign correspondent for "Corriere della Sera", Italy's no.1 daily newspaper, but he kept his interest in the game and wrote a chess column in the same journal at least until the late '70s. Also author of a booklet on the Spassky-Fischer match.
|Jan-25-08|| ||maxxowar: http://xoomer.alice.it/cserica/scac...|
Translating what Anton Maria Lanza tells about Monticelli on "L'Italia Scacchistica" in 1946:
"...he's the kind of person who doesn't speak too much and when he does he shows his great virtue: modesty. He's so modest that when he talks to chess players he doesn't tell them he was Italian Champion and when he talks to people who don't play chess he tells them <Yes I play chess...I play just as an amateur>".
|Feb-14-08|| ||paladin at large: <chessgames.com> I would be honored if you would feature my newly formed collection "The Monticelli Trap" on this page. With a friendly nod to <Karpova>,<painho> and <TheAlchemist> for their fine work highlighting fine Italian masters, famous traps and famous draws, respectively, I have found exploration of the Monticelli trap specifically to be of great interest. If the trap is well played by Black, the middle and end game feature sustained tension. (If the trap is not well played by Black, there ain't gonna be no endgame.) |
I would be very grateful for additional games for the collection and kibitzer comments.
|Mar-16-08|| ||brankat: A very fine player indeed. Results against the likes of Tartakower, Reti, Vajda, Treybal, Marshall, Capablanca, Kmoch, etc prove it.|
|Mar-16-09|| ||brankat: R.I.P. master Monticelli.|
|Mar-31-10|| ||whiteshark: One more: http://www.scacchierando.net/public...|
|Sep-01-12|| ||Karpova: Monticelli won the Padulli Memorial Tournament at Milan in 1933 (April 15 to 22):|
1. Monticelli 7.0
2-3. Rosselli del Turco 5.5
2-3. Norcia 5.5
4-5. Sacconi 5.0
4-5. Campolongo 5.0
6. Ferrantes 4.5
7-8. Romi 3.5
7-8. Stalda 3.5
9. Pervilli 3.0
10. Napoli 2.5
From page 157 of the 1933 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'
|Sep-08-12|| ||Karpova: Italian National Championship (Crespi Memorial) 1934 in Milan, final standings after 11 rounds:|
1. Monticelli 8.0
2. Dr. Norcia 7.5
3. Romi 7.0
4-5. Rastrelli 6.0
4-5. Cala 6.0
6. Rosselli del Turco 5.5
7-8. Riello 5.0
7-8. Sacconi 5.0
9. Stalde 4.5
10-11. Ferrantes 4.0
10-11. Del Pezzo 4.0
12. Hellmann 3.5
Overall a relatively close tournament with a disppointing performance of Rosselli.
From page 173 of the 1934 'Neue Wiener Schachzeitung'