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AMERICAN

CHESS MAGAZINE



The American Chess Magazine comes to you at the end of 2016, on the crest of a wave that has provided the biggest boost to the US chess since the early 1970s, when Bobby Fischer claimed the world title from Boris Spassky. POWERED BY CHESS INFORMANT

Making The Right Moves For Chess in The USA

 


A dream team of US grandmasters won the gold medal at the World Chess Olympiad, ahead of Ukraine, Russia, India, and over 160 other nations, while 15–year–old Texan, Jeffery Xiong, became the new World Under–20 Champion! And now the ACM has been launched to help American readers keep in touch with all the most significant happenings in the exciting world of present day chess, both at home and abroad.


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Our goal is simple: We want to make chess attractive in terms of both its creative content and visual presentation.

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We will consider it a great compliment if readers find it worthy to share the ACM with both their chess and non–chess friends.

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We hasten to add that we welcome readers’ contributions and letters, whether they are critical or supportive!

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Tradition

The ACM is powered by Chess Informant. We have been reaching out to the entire chess world for half a century!

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4 Times Per Year

This quarterly magazine is designed to record not only the exploits of those men and women who fulfil their varied roles as star players, trainers and sponsors, but also the endeavors of the many unsung heroes who work behind the scenes in national organizations, clubs and institutions supportive of chess. Such a broad–based movement will surely play its part in “making American chess great again,” and the ACM will be committed to promoting even wider recognition and greater popularity of our beloved game.

Chess Magazine That Embraces All Generations

 

 

Celebrating The Resurgence Of US Chess

The international team that has in the last six years restored the legendary Chess Informant to its former glory, and more recently revamped the 135–year–old British Chess Magazine, has now been encouraged to celebrate the resurgence of US chess with the help of some of the finest American authors and editors.

Naturally, the success of the USA team at the Chess Olympiad comes under the spotlight in our first issue, as does Jeffery Xiong’s capture of the world junior title. There is also an in-depth preview of the forthcoming world championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin, to be staged in New York during November. Nevertheless, readers might be surprised at the number of contributed articles by writers from foreign lands. But here the ACM is only mirroring how dynamic and how global the chess scene is today.

CONTENTS


  • 2016 CHESS OLYMPIAD
    US GOLDEN DREAM TEAM
  • TROPHY FOR COACH D
    Q&A with IM John Donaldson,
    Captain of the US team
  • TOP THREE US GAMES
    by GM Ivan Sokolov
  • MY OLYMPIAD DIARY
    by GM Sam Shankland
  • I AM SO PROUD OF TEAM USA!
    by GM Jeffery Xiong,
    2016 World Junior Champion
  • 4th DIMENSION
    by GM Pentala Harikrishna
  • A BITTERSWEET FINAL ROUND
    by GM Eric Hansen
  • NEXT TIME I’LL TAKE ON h7!
    by GM David Smerdon
  • I SPRUNG A TRAP FOR NAKAMURA
    by GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili
  • THE BEST RESULT OF MY CAREER
    by GM Andrei Volokitin
  • OUR VICTORY OVER RUSSIA
    CATAPULTED US TO THE TOP, BUT...
    by GM Irina Krush
  • THE WORLD TITLE MATCH
    CARLSEN VS KARJAKIN,
    New York 2016
  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS
    by GM Boris Gulko
  • CARLSEN & KARJAKIN IN 2016,
    A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS
    by GM Mauricio Flores Rios
  • A DAY WITH THE CHALLENGER
    IN MOSCOW
    By FM Josip Asik
  • WHEN THE GOING
    GETS TOUGH...
    by GM Vassily Ivanchuk
  • NOVELTY ON MOVE 2!
    by GM Baadur Jobava
  • ENDGAME TRENCH WARFARE
    by GM Jonathan Speelman
  • MUSINGS OF AN AMERICAN GRANDMASTER
    by GM Joel Benjamin
  • CHESS.COM: BEHIND THE SCENES
    by IM Danny Rensch
  • CHESS NBA LEAGUE!?
    Q & A With IM Greg Shahade
  • BEAUTY OF CHESS COMPOSITION
    by Solving GM Piotr Murdzia,
    seven-times World Solving Champion
  • MILLIONAIRE CHESS
    by GM Mackenzie Molner
  • TOURNAMENT REVIEW
    August - October 2016
  • WHERE GRANDMASTERS
    ADVISE YOUNG PLAYERS:
    TWICE US CHAMPION,
    GM Patrick Wolff

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We cannot resist quoting the following lines, written by William Borsodi, a publisher of the ACM way back in 1897! “While the first issue of the American Chess Magazine does not in any degree approach the excellence which will mark future issues, you will admit that it is far superior to any chess periodical ever offered before, yet neither the reading matter nor the illustrations are satisfying to the high ambitions of the editor and publisher. A vast improvement in the future numbers is assured.”

Our Authors World-Class Grandmasters

Boris Gulko, Joel Benjamin, Irina Krush, Mackenzie Molner, Jon Edwards, Danny Rensch, Vassily Ivanchuk, Baadur Jobava, Rafael Leitao, Carsten Hansen

Pentala Harikrishna, David Smerdon, Andrei Volokitin, Sam Shankland, Julio Sadorra, Eric Hansen, Vladimir Georgiev, Pontus Carlsson, Jakov Geller, Alejandro Ramirez

Timur Gareyev, Jeffery Xiong, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Sarunas Sulskis, Johnathan Speelman, Slobodan Mirkovic, Piotr Murdzia, Ivan Sokolov, Surya Ganguly, John Hilbert

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