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Macauley is currently Chief Editor at ChessBase GmbH in Hamburg, Germany, and producer of The Full English Breakfast chess podcast. He was an Associate Producer of the 2016 feature documentary, Magnus. From April 2013 to June 2017 he was the Content Director at He is also the founder and President of Chess Digital Strategies LLC, which provides media production, consulting and web services for companies and organizations involved in professional chess.

Macauley has been too busy to update his website lately, and it's due for a complete overhaul. He does however respond to e-mail via the Contact link above.

During his time with the Internet Chess Club and Chess.FM (2007-2010), he was voted 2008 "Chess Journalist of the Year" by the Chess Journalists of America. His written work has appeared in Chess Life, Chess Life Online (U.S.A.), New in Chess (Netherlands), "64" (Russia), Chess (U.K.), and elsewhere.

In 2006, he completed work as an editor on Adam Nemett's independent feature film, The Instrument, which appeared at the 2005 Dances With Films festival, in L.A., and was part of New York's Anthology Film Archives' New Filmmakers series, and he has produced the DVD releases of A Turnpike Runs Through It (2008), and Excess Hollywood (2006), for the Princeton Triangle Show.

Princeton University - A.B. Philosophy, 2001
University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) - M.A. Film Studies, 2007


Selections from my reel:


2013 FIDE World Cup, Tromsų [Live show replay]


The Resolute Grandmaster (Chess Life Magazine - April, 2013)

Kasparov on Fostering American Talent (VIDEO) (Chess Life Online - 03.19.2009)

Kasparov's Curriculum (Chess Life Magazine - 02.20.2009)

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