Lorenzo Lodici

Lorenzo Lodici
Lodici,Lorenzo 2019 Radenci.jpg
Lorenzo Lodici in 2019
Country Italy 22
Born (2000-04-16) 16 April 2000 (age 22)
Brescia, Italy
TitleGrandmaster (2021)
FIDE rating2559 (September 2022)
Peak rating2553 (June 2022)

Lorenzo Lodici (born 16 April 2000) is an Italian chess grandmaster. He is an Italian Champion in 2018 and winner of chess' Mitropa Cup in 2021. He represented Italian Team at Chess Olympiads in 2022[1] and at Online Chess Olympiads in 2020.[2]


Lodici was born in Brescia, but he grew up in Chioggia, a town near Venice.[3] After gaining the title of International Master in 2016, he won the Italian Junior Championship in Cosenza in 2017.

In 2018, he won the Italian Chess Championship for the first time in Salerno, defeating the Grandmaster Alberto David in the play-offs by 2-0.[4] Here he earned the first Grandmaster norm.

In 2021, he got the other two norms, gaining the Grandmaster title. The first at the Festival Holiday La Marca Open in Villorba in June,[5] the second at Italian Team Chess Championship in Montesilvano in September.[6] In April he won the Mitropa Cup with the Italian Team, playing in reserve board. He scored 4.5 out of 7 points.

In 2022, he participated at his first Chess Olympiad in Chennai, where he obtained the 19th performance rating in 3rd board,[7] defeating the Norvegian Super GM Jon Ludvig Hammer and drawing against the Indian child prodigy R Praggnanandhaa.


  1. ^ "44esime Olimpiadi degli scacchi: Chennai 2022" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Olimpiadi online: convocazioni Italia" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Lorenzo a 21 anni diventa Gran maestro di scacchi" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Lorenzo Lodici Campione Italiano 2018!" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  5. ^ "Festival Holiday La Marca - Lodici supera quota 2500 e realizza la 2ª Norma GM! Dal 2/7 WE con Valsecchi" (in Italian). 30 June 2021. Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Lorenzo Lodici Grande Maestro!" (in Italian). Retrieved 19 August 2022.
  7. ^ "44th Olympiad Chennai 2022 Open - Board-prizes". Retrieved 19 August 2022.

External links

  • Lorenzo Lodici rating card at FIDE
  • Lorenzo Lodici player profile and games at Chessgames.com
  • Lorenzo Lodici chess games at 365Chess.com