Alessandro Salvio

Alessandro Salvio (c. 1570 – c. 1640)[1] was an Italian chess player who is considered to be the unofficial world champion around the year 1600. He started an Italian chess academy in Naples, Italy, and wrote a book called Trattato dell'Inventione et Arte Liberale del Gioco Degli Scacchi, which was published in Naples in 1604. He also wrote Il Puttino published in 1634. According to JH Saratt's translation, Il Puttino was first published in 1604, and republished in 1634.

Alessandro Salvio
Full nameAlessandro Salvio
Country Italy
Bornc. 1570
Diedc. 1640 (aged c. 70)

Salvio GambitEdit

The Salvio Gambit is a gambit in the King's Gambit Accepted. It is as follows; 1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 g5 4.Bc4 g4 5.Ne5 Qh4+ 6.Kf1.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hooper & Whyld 1992, p. 292.
  2. ^ "Salvio Gambit".


Further readingEdit