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
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.
– 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.