Selection of studies out of more than 250 composed by

Marco Campioli

(Italy (Sassuolo), 10.6.1954 - 17.10.2021)



 He was an office worker.

In his spare time devoted to chess and to poetry (poetry, following poets of the last century and haiku = Japanese Poetry).

Here his achievement in Haiku:

OTB Candidate Master
Correspondence (ICCF) Master

He also was a Judge for Endgame studies.

"He was the first Italian of all time to be included in the official international studistics ranking, as well as having edited the 'studies' section of the magazine 'Rook & Knight: Checkmate' for years. He was twice Italian composition champion, winner of more than 165 awards and numerous mentions in specialist chess magazines, as well as President of the jury of countless international composition competitions. From 1995 to 1997, he also coached the world correspondence chess champion, Alessandra Riegler. He loved to distinguish studies from problems, specifying that it was mainly the former that fascinated him as, he said, 'they represent the search for the beauty of chess'. Those who knew him appreciated his reserve and humility, to which, however, he combined a great passion for studying, to which he dedicated his entire life."

Source Website 

See also these 2 Italian articles about him:


(All his studies, more exact dates, possible corrections or cooks and exact details about sources can be found in the

Harold van der Heijden (HHdbVI))