Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam
Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam is editor-in-chief of New In Chess, the international chess magazine with readers in 116 countries. He graduated from Groningen University, where he studied English Language and Literature and General Literature. He lives in The Hague, the Netherlands.
Dirk Jan is also a prolific writer, commentator and organizer. His best known books are Linares! Linares!, a romantic account full of stories (but no games) of the legendary chess tournaments in Linares, Spain, Finding Bobby Fischer and The Day Kasparov Quit, the last two being collections of his interviews with the famous and fabled of chess.
Representing the Monaco-based Association Max Euwe of chess benefactor Joop van Oosterom, he was tournament director of the final four editions of the prestigious Amber Rapid and Blindfold Chess Tournament in Monaco and Nice, and the final three editions of the NH Rising Stars vs. Experience tournaments in Amsterdam.
Dirk Jan 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 was a commentator at top tournaments such as the Alekhine Memorial in Paris and St. Petersburg (2013), the Tromsø World Cup (2013), the Baku World Cup (2015), the Tal Memorial in Moscow (2016) and the first three editions of Norway Chess (2013-15).
His spare time is dedicated to art and music, collecting antiquarian chess literature and anything else that makes life fascinating.