The extra team

Lennart Ootes

Lennart Ootes is from the Netherlands and he is one of the really skilled and creative people in the chess world. He has worked for many major tournaments and can cover different roles. He is a skilled producer of live videos, a photographer and a web designer.

Altibox Norway Chess got the pleasure of having Lennart on the team in 2017, where he was both a photographer and producer for the live broadcast that goes out to the whole world. Lennart is easy to recognize with his colorful hair.

You can follow Lennart’s chess and travel experiences on Twitter (https://twitter.com/lennartootes) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/lennartootes).

Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam

Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam is a chess writer, commentator and organizer. He is the editor-in-chief of New In Chess, an international chess magazine with readers in 116 countries.

Ten Geuzendam graduated from Groningen University, where he studied English Language and Literature and General Literature. He lives in The Hague, the Netherlands. 

His books include Finding Bobby Fischer (1994, second edition 2015), The Day Kasparov Quit (2006) and Linares! Linares!, A Journey into the Heart of Chess (2001), a romantic account full of stories (but no games) of the legendary chess tournaments in Linares, Spain.

Representing the Monaco-based Association Max Euwe of chess benefactor Joop van Oosterom, Ten Geuzendam was tournament director of the final four editions of the prestigious Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament (2008-10 in Nice, 2011 in Monaco) and the final three editions of the NH Rising Stars vs. Experience tournaments in Amsterdam.

Ten Geuzendam made his debut as commentary host for the English live transmission at the 2012 World Championship match between Vishy Anand and Boris Gelfand in Moscow. Following this debut he hosted the live commentary at top tournaments such as the 2013 Alekhine Memorial in Paris and St. Petersburg, the 2013 Tromsø World Cup, the 2015 Baku World Cup and the 2016 Tal Memorial in Moscow. He has been involved in Norway Chess right from the start and was on the commentary team in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

Camille Victor Prunier

Camille Victor Prunier launched a web agency called “Pnkt” in 2015 with Daniel Skogly and Bjørn Fjellstad. Since then, they have been working with over 30 Norwegian clients, including several chess projects such as Play Magnus, The Fischer Random match and of course Norway Chess. Since 2017, they have been designing new features for the Norway Chess website as well as the players’ portraits. For the 2018 edition, Camille will also be handling social media during the tournament.