whiteshark: Hey <Ziggurat>!!!
I've read this article, too. I thought I'had posted some of his French ...Nh6 ideas somewhere around here, but can't recall where.
Some personal backround from Martens himself which given in "Over the Horizon" :
<“I was born in Norway in 1942 and have lived in Sweden since 1950. I’ve worked as a welder in relatively big industries for 24 years and also have had jobs in various other fields. I was brought up as an intellectual and have a university degree with mathematics and physics as main subjects. On the web, there are some mentions of me in connection with chess. I was Swedish champion at that game in 1967 and later, after I had learned some Marxism, made some “shocking” discoveries in its opening theory.”
Martens was so left, politically, that for some years he sympathized with the ultra-left German KPD/ML (NEUE EINHEIT), a party that followed “the political line of Marx, Lenin and Mao Zedong. Apparently, it was the only party in Europe (at least) that did this. However, at some point or other in the 1980s, it too started to degenerate”.>
More details can be found here: http://www.rolf-martens.com/rm_back...
All his 'political' writings on his homepage: http://www.rolf-martens.com/