Marostica, September 7th 1997 , for the 8th International
Chess Festival, a special cancel and a special card (1000 copies)
In august the "living match" moved to Toronto, this post-card
has been issued for this event
Cutro (KR), May 1st 1997 , "3rd
International chess tournament" the special cancel dated 1.5 and the nice official
card printed in 1500 copies
The first of may 1997 , on the occasion of the 3° International Chess
Tournament and of the 1° stamps exhibition, has been used a cancel regarding Gio.
Leonardo Di Bona (1552 - 1597) born in Cutro (Calabria), named "IL PUTTINO"
because he was a short man, excellent chess player celebrated all over Europe.
This picture, "Sfida scacchistica alla corte del Re di
Spagna" painted by Luigi Mussini in 1886, represents the match between "IL
PUTTINO" and Monsignor Ruy Lopez in the presence of the King of Spain Filippo II.