New web editor: Jean Olivier Leconte

Jean Olivier Leconte
Jean Olivier Leconte

As already described in the article CH&LS with a new board, we have a new web editor. He introduces himself with a few lines:

Jean Olivier Leconte, 53 years old, I live just outside Paris in the small town of Saint-Mandé and I work in a bank as a database administrator.

I have been playing chess for over 40 years ... I am a FIDE Master, Senior International Correspondence Master, and President of a chess club.

For a little over 10 years, I have been writing articles (in French and Russian) for my website on the history of the Café de la Régence and more generally on the history of chess in Paris:

I also wrote a book in two volumes in French about the history of the Café de la Régence, and co-author of the book of the 100th anniversary of the French Chess Federation (see Special offer for members: La France et son apport dans le jeu d'échecs).

Frank Hoffmeister asked me to be a member of the board of the CH&LS. And so I became the web editor of our association.

If you want to publish an article on our site, you can write to me at

Thank you, and see you in Marostica in September 2022!

Jean Olivier Leconte

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