Number of games in database: 292
Years covered: 1967 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2278 (2273 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2455
Overall record: +93 -88 =110 (50.9%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.
1 exhibition game, blitz/rapid, odds game, etc. is excluded from this statistic.
NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1969 1-0
S Mariotti vs Korchnoi, 1982 1-0
S Mariotti vs G Eppinger, 1969 1-0
S Mariotti vs Nunn, 1970 1-0
S Mariotti vs S Holm Petersen, 1975 1-0
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1971 1-0
A Romero Holmes vs S Mariotti, 1987 0-1
S Mariotti vs G Kuzmin, 1977 1-0
H Schaufelberger vs S Mariotti, 1969 0-1
S Mariotti vs S Tatai, 1977 1-0
NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
Manila Interzonal (1976)
October Revolution 60th Anniversary (1977)
GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
Italian gems Part II by Karpova
OOO.... Outsiders Outplaying Outstandings by laskereshevsky
Nice wins by Mariotti by littleshiva
🏆 Italian Team Championship
I Salgado Lopez vs S Mariotti (May-03-14) 1-0
S Mariotti vs S De Eccher (May-02-14) 1/2-1/2
S Mariotti vs P Mazzilli (May-01-14) 1/2-1/2
G Caprio vs S Mariotti (Apr-30-14) 1/2-1/2
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(born Aug-10-1946, 74 years old) Italy
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|Sergio Mariotti was born in Florence. He was Italian champion in 1969 and 1971, and awarded the IM title in 1969 and the GM title in 1974 (the first Italian GM). He placed 2nd at Venice 1971 and played on the Italian Olympiad teams in 1972, 1974, 1986 and 1988.|
Wikipedia article: Sergio Mariotti
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 292
|1. S Mariotti vs R Cosulich
|| ||½-½||49||1967||S.Bened. del Tronto||B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation|
|2. Matulovic vs S Mariotti
|| ||1-0||26||1967||Reggio Emilia 6768||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|3. S Mariotti vs G Eppinger
||1-0||20||1969||Imperia||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|4. S Mariotti vs Gligoric
||1-0||38||1969||Praia da Rocha Zonal||E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack|
|5. M F Littleton vs S Mariotti
|| ||½-½||44||1969||Praia da Rocha Zonal||B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4|
|6. H Schaufelberger vs S Mariotti
||0-1||38||1969||Praia da Rocha Zonal||B53 Sicilian|
|7. M Bobotsov vs S Mariotti
|| ||0-1||40||1969||Praia da Rocha Zonal||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|8. Filip vs S Mariotti
|| ||½-½||24||1969||Praia da Rocha Zonal||A94 Dutch, Stonewall with Ba3|
|9. F Visier Segovia vs S Mariotti
|| ||0-1||39||1969||Praia da Rocha Zonal||E11 Bogo-Indian Defense|
|10. S Mariotti vs Minic
|| ||0-1||41||1969||Praia da Rocha Zonal||B50 Sicilian|
|11. C Micheli vs S Mariotti
||0-1||48||1969||Reggio Emilia 6970||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|12. J Kozma vs S Mariotti
|| ||½-½||15||1970||Reggio Emilia 6970||E59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line|
|13. A Planinc vs S Mariotti
||1-0||63||1970||Parcetic Memorial 4th||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|14. S Mariotti vs Ulf Andersson
||1-0||35||1970||Parcetic Memorial 4th||B06 Robatsch|
|15. S Mariotti vs M Stean
|| ||0-1||37||1970||Islington Junior A||D87 Grunfeld, Exchange|
|16. R O'Kelly vs S Mariotti
||0-1||29||1970||Islington Junior A||A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8|
|17. S Mariotti vs Nunn
||1-0||20||1970||Islington Junior A||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|18. R W L Moberly vs S Mariotti
|| ||½-½||43||1970||Islington Junior A||E82 King's Indian, Samisch, double Fianchetto Variation|
|19. S Mariotti vs R Johannes
|| ||½-½||43||1970||Islington Junior A Johannes||E22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation|
|20. Miles vs S Mariotti
|| ||0-1||36||1970||Islington Junior A||B87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5|
|21. S Mariotti vs R R Smith
|| ||1-0||54||1970||Islington Junior A||A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack|
|22. R Bellin vs S Mariotti
|| ||½-½||40||1970||Islington Junior A||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|23. S Mariotti vs D Baretic
|| ||1-0||27||1971||Bari op||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|24. S Mariotti vs R Cosulich
|| ||½-½||45||1971||San Benedetto||E45 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Bronstein (Byrne) Variation|
|25. S Mariotti vs Keene
||½-½||36||1971||Hammersmith Open||B06 Robatsch|
| page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 292
|Jan-02-05|| ||WMD: An excerpt from Jimmy Adams' article 'Meet Sergio Mariotti - The Man and His Magic' in the June 1975 BCM:|
'Out of the land of sunshine and spaghetti has suddenly appeared the chessworld's newest international grandmaster - Sergio Mariotti.
'This twenty-eight year old Italian chess star's achievement is all the more remarkable when you look at his very limited experience of international chess. Outside Italy, at grandmaster level, Mariotti has only played in a mainly-for-young-masters contest in Yugoslavia, a world championship zonal in Portugal, a small Spanish tournament and a couple of Olympiads. At home, his only really top-class practice was at Venice 1971 where his performance, in conjunction with his outstanding score on board one for Italy at the Nice Olympiads, has already earned him the GM title!
'Sergio's main source of practice has come from playing in lots of Swiss System tournaments which make up a heavy percentage of Italy's busy chess calendar.
'He learned the moves as a teenager in his home town of Florence and had the old maestro Castaldi for a chess teacher. Mariotti has a real inborn talent for chess and developed his great strength just by playing and playing. Then in 1966 he had his first major success when he won the Italian Junior Championship. He has always relied on his natural ability and never owned many chess books nor felt very much inclined to study the game that way. At the chessboard Mariotti's mind works like a souped-up electronic calculator, rattling off razzle-dazzle variations one after the other at lightning speed.
'And indeed it was the Zonal at Praia da Rocha in Portugal which first rocketed Mariotti to world fame, thanks to a splendid victory over grandmaster Gligoric with an incredible six-pawn attack against the Yugoslav's favourite King's Indian. This Mariotti masterpiece was published in columns and magazines around the world...'
S Mariotti vs Gligoric, 1970
|Aug-09-06|| ||BIDMONFA: Sergio Mariotti|
|Mar-03-07|| ||jmrulez2004: well, what can isay he plays chess wild and freely , like how we used to when we started...i enjoy his games,he is a good example of how chess should be oplayed|
|Aug-10-08|| ||dorsnikov: as an italian american i couldn't be more proud of Mariotti. he plays chess in the spirit of Bronstein who said chess should be played for the love of the game and not points or standings.|
|Jun-16-09|| ||jenspetersson: Does anybody have the full game Tatai-Mariotti, 1973 in which Mariotti played the lovely move ...g4+ in this position:
click for larger view
It's not available in MegaBase.
|Jun-16-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
[Event "Rome m"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.e4 0-0 5.Be2 c5 6.d5 d6 7.Bg5 e6 8.Qd2 exd5
9.exd5 Re8 10.Nf3 Bg4 11.0-0 Nbd7 12.h3 Bxf3 13.Bxf3 Qb6 14.Qc2 a6 15.a4 h6 16.Bd2 Re7
17.Rae1 Ne5 18.Bd1 Rae8 19.b3 g5 20.f4 gxf4 21.Kh1 Ng6 22.Rxe7 Rxe7 23.Bf3 Nd7 24.Ne2 Nde5
25.Nxf4 Nxf4 26.Bxf4 Ng6 27.Bd2 Qd8 28.Qc1 Kh7 29.Bg4 Qh8 30.Rf5 Qe8 31.Qf1 Kg8 32.Rf2 Re5
33.a5 h5 34.Bd1 Bh6 35.Bc3 Re3 36.Rf3 Bg7 37.Rxe3 Qxe3 38.Bxg7 Kxg7 39.Qe2 Qc3 40.Qxh5 Qxa5
41.Kh2 b5 42.cxb5 axb5 43.Bc2 Qc3 44.Bxg6 fxg6 45.Qg4 Qe5+ 46.Kh1 b4 47.Qd7+ Kf6 48.Qd8+ Qe7
49.Qh8+ Kf5 50.Qc8+ Ke5 51.Qg8 Qf6 52.Kg1 g5 53.g3 Qf5 54.h4 Qb1+ 55.Kh2 Qc2+ 56.Kh3 <g4+>
57.Qxg4 Qf5 58.h5 c4 59.h6 Qxg4+ 60.Kxg4 Kf6 61.h7 Kg7
|Jun-21-09|| ||jenspetersson: <myschkin> : Thanks! I was under the impression that older games at chesslive.de were also included in the Megabase 2008. Otherwise I would have checked there too. Apparently I was wrong. Many thanks to you for helping me out.|
|Dec-05-10|| ||wordfunph: According to Pal Benko, GM Sergio Mariotti is a very dangerous tactician but he has no stubbornness. If he does not succeed in sacrificing, if his trick does not work, if his opponent does not fall into his trap --- then he loses interest in the game. Sometimes he even resigns in adjourned positions that could be saved.|
|Jan-30-14|| ||Wyatt Gwyon: Maybe Benko had games like this in mind:
Seirawan vs S Mariotti, 1987
|Aug-10-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Sergio Mariotti.|
|Jan-11-20|| ||Fusilli: <jenspetersson: Does anybody have the full game Tatai-Mariotti, 1973 in which Mariotti played the lovely move ...g4+ in this position>|
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