This is a new chess site – or rather an offspring of the existing German Schachticker. Content will gradually appear – primarily edited/abridged translations of selected articles previously published in German. The reader shouldn’t expect very frequent updates: for the time being, there is only one author – an amateur with a regular paid job who does this in his spare time next to other chess writing! The first article, to appear soonish, will be “Wijk aan Zee in quotes”, one outcome of six days in Wijk aan Zee with access to the press area.
The title photo shows the author (jeans, black jackett and red shirt) “at work”, together with some other people he brings down the Elo average in the analysis room. Readers may find out on their own how many people they recognize on the photo. Just two hints: the grey-haired person at the very left is not Jan Timman who was still playing when the photo was taken. The hidden person at the very right is IM Robert Ris – briefly more clearly visible in one of the tournament videos on round 11. For today, just a few words on the author: