Di Bona, Giovanni Leonardo (1542–1597)

Giovanni Leonardo da Cutri (Picture by Rock house chess community: http://www.rookhouse.com/leonardo-di-cutri/)

Alternative last name spellings: Da Cutri.
Alternative first name spellings: Leonardo Giovanni.
Alias: Il Putino.



Description: Giovanni Leonardo di Bona was an Italian chess player considered the second unofficial world champion in history. After finishing his studies in law, he decided improve his technique in chess and in 1575 he became the strongest chess master of the time.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Chess player.
Place of Birth / Death: Cutro, Calabria, Italy / ¿? Country Tags: Italy.
Centuries: XVII. Title: Unofficial World Champion.
World Champion: – School: –
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External links



  • Averbakh, Yuri. (2012). A history of chess. From Chaturanga to the present day. Milford, USA: Russel enterprises Inc.
  • Eales, Richard. (2002). Chess: The history of a game. Glasgow, Scotland: Hardinge Simpole Publishing.
  • Elo, Arpad E. (2008). The rating of chess players, Past and Present. New York: Ishi Press.
  • Hooper, David. Whyld, Kenneth. (1992). The Oxford companion to chess. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Murray, H. J. R. (1913). A history of chess. New York: Oxford University Press.