Antonio Sacconi

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Antonio Sacconi (5 October 1895 – 22 December 1968) was an Italian chess master.

Born into a noble family in Rome, he won torneo del Caffè Balbo after play-off match against Bernheimer (+3 −0 =1) in 1917, drew a match with Stefano Rosselli del Turco (+1 −1 =4) in 1918, both in Rome, and won a match against Mario Monticelli (+5 −3 =2) at Venice 1926.[1]

He won Italian Chess Championship at Florence 1935, shared 4th at Florence 1936, and took 4th at Naples 1937.[2]

In international tournaments, he won at Milan 1926 (the 4th torneo Crespi),[3] tied for 2nd-3rd with George Alan Thomas, behind Rudolf Spielmann, at Sopron 1934,[4] and took 2nd at Margate 1937 (B tournament).

Sacconi represented Italy in Chess Olympiads:

He was awarded the International Master title in 1951.[6] Sacconi died in Rome.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ sacconi
  2. ^ I campionati italiani
  3. ^ milano
  4. ^ GER-ch 2nd Aachen 1934
  5. ^ Sacconi, Antonio team chess record at olimpbase.org
  6. ^ http://www.chessmile.com/spip.php?article66
  7. ^ Gaige, Jeremy (1987), Chess Personalia, A Biobibliography, McFarland, p. 368, ISBN 0-7864-2353-6