Lisa, a new chess novel

This week, I’d like to update you on GM Jesse Kraai, who has been on sabbatical from chess for about two years now. He has been working on a novel, involving chess (including the fascinating personality of the late GM Igor Ivanov). The novel, “Lisa”, is being published next week – on October 14th – and he is now doing a book tour and giving readings to promote it.

Please check it out on his new web site, at We’re proud to see his progress, and are looking forward to his forthcoming return to chess.

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