Marco Fornasir

Full Name: Marco Fornasir

Date of Birth: January 29, 1956

Birth Place: Gorizia, Italy

Current City of Residence: Sesto Calende, Varese – Italy

Marital Status: Married

Children: 3

Occupation: Journalist

How I started playing Backgammon: When I was 18 years old on the beach of Grado on a hot and sunny August afternoon.

Backgammon Nickname: FORNA

Current Skill Level: Intermediate

Number of years playing Backgammon live: 20

Favorite Tournament Venue: All the venues that hosting my tournaments, as Cannes, Crans-Montana, Kranjska Gora, Marbella, Menton, Nizza, Nova Gorica, Sanremo, Seefeld, St. Maarten, and Velden.

Titles won:

– 2003 – Rome Spring Open – Intermediate winner

– 2006 – Milan 2° Madonnina Tournament – Intermediate winner

– 2006 – Turin – Team Tournament – winner Team WBF Milan (Renato Bertini, Massimo Cucchiaro, Marco Fornasir, Riccardo Percacciolo, Jack Zybert)

– 2007 – Milan 3° Madonnina Tournament – Intermediate winner

Favorite Backgammon book: Backgammon by Paul Magriel

Favorite Music: Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, TSOP

Favorite Film: Something Change

Favorite Food: home cooking

Other Interests & Hobbies: Gardening, Books, History

Person I’d like most to meet: Carlitos de la Serna

Favorite Celebrity: Elle McPherson

If I could change anything in the world, I would… have the best for everybody

If I could change anything in the Backgammon world, I would… always have the best atmosphere possible. If everyone does their best, it’s possible.

Additional comments: Thanks.

As journalist, I wrote many articles and surveys for Italian magazines and newspapers. I wrote also part of books (the Backgammon part) of Games Encyclopedia. I have to finish a new book regarding the Backgammon for neophytes.