The newsletter is about chess history, chess book publishing, chess improvement, and everything in between. I write about the chess topics that interest me and give you updates on my publishing projects (I have published 9 chess books so far).

About me

This publication is run by me, Martin B. Justesen. I started playing chess when I was around 18, now 37, so I’m a so-called adult chess improver grinding toward my goal of reaching a 2000 FIDE rating (1800’ish currently).

I live in Denmark with my wife and 3 kids (soon 4). By day I work as an archivist and I have a MA in History.

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Chess puzzle book creator. Writes about chess.