Monticelli Mario (16.03.1902 – 30.06.1995)

Monticelli-MarioItalian International Grandmaster (honoris causa in 1985) and journalist. Italian Champion in 1929, 1934 and 1939. He became a national Master in 1924.

Best results: Budapest 1926, 1st-2nd; Barcelona 1929, 4th-5th; Milan 1938, 1st-2nd; Venice 1947, 4th

A participant in the Olympiads in 1927, 1928, 1931, 1933 and 1935.

Monticelli was a foreign correspondent for “Corriere della Sera” 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.