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Lennart Ootes

Creative Chess Professional

I have a passion for chess coverage. Since 2012 I have provided services for chess events, including many of the most prestigious tournaments in the world. By attending over 25 tournaments a year, I am the most experienced chess broadcaster on the circuit. 

My specialities include:

  • DGT Boards & Live Game Transmission
  • Chess Photography
  • Live Video Broadcasts
  • Tournament Websites
  • Digital Publishing
  • Consultation for Chess Tournaments

I've been an active chess player with a peak rating of 2217 and I hold the title of FIDE International Organizer. 

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Photo Galleries:

I have a photo collection from over 65 chess tournaments. Please don't hesitate to contact me for any inquiries.

Below you can find a number of selected photo albums.


06 June 2018
Chess broadcasts are generally produced by strong chess players and the live commentary is aimed at serious chess players. Most chess commentators are Grandmasters, and they speak for an audience… Read more
09 May 2018
I have been following a lot of chess tournaments up close in the past 6 years or so – and I enjoy all of them. The current state of chess is quite okay as there are plenty of top level events with a… Read more
28 April 2018
This letter has been sent to Only some minor spelling corrections have been applied. With huge skepticism, I took notice of the Draft "FIDE LIVE MOVES BROADCASTING POLICY", in which… Read more
13 May 2015
It was only a couple of years ago when the live transmission of chess tournaments were - lets say -  still in development. Most websites were a mess, live games had some glitches here and there, live… Read more
29 July 2013
Sometimes I really wonder why I spend so much time in chess. Many people may recall the musty chess scene: old grandpa's smoking a pipe, in deep thought, pondering about their next move. Making their… Read more


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I am considering to open a webshop relatively soon. 


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Do you want to learn what I can do for your chess tournament? Do you want to get in touch about my photography? Don't hesitate to contact me through this form or via!

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