Sad news reached the Dutch chess community this week: the well-known author, commentator and chess player Lex Jongsma passed away last Tuesday at the age of 75. 

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Lex Jongsma was born June 1st, 1938. In 1957 he became Dutch Youth Champion, and finished third at the World Youth in Canada. He played in the Dutch Championship three times, and was board one player for Rotterdam. In 1960 he won the Open Dutch Championship.