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Just imagine that the two newly crowned US champions are by your side, explaining their most crucial games, move by move...
Well, this is precisely what the third number of the American Chess Magazine brings you, exclusively, thanks to the contributions of Wesley So and Sabina Foisor. And there is much more...

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American Chess Magazine

Why To Choose ACM?

Our goal is only one – to make ACM a superb international magazine. There is no reason why a chess magazine couldn’t be equally good as any mainstream golf or tennis magazine. The chess public deserves the best.

What we did, based on the initial feedback, is best described as a “wow” effect – a state of the art magazine, both in terms of design and substance. And we will consider it a great compliment if readers find it worthy to share the ACM with both their chess and non–chess friends, exhibiting the same pride they feel in being members of the American – and indeed worldwide – chess community!

Educative & Entertaining

American Chess Magazine aims to present chess in all its beauty. While entertaining in typical magazine style, it is essentially focused on the educational aspect.

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American-centric

The ACM relies on many American authors, and keeps the special interest in American players and themes of significance for US chess.

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With International Value

The idea of a "chess magazine as it is meant to be" is that every theme that holds the internal spirit of chess is worthy of our attention.

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Celebrating The Resurgence Of US Chess

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.

Summer edition of the ACM boasts a beautiful cover photo of Sabina Foisor, 2017 US Women’s Champion!

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Chris Wainscott
Wisconsin

"I ordered the premier issue and eagerly awaited its arrival. I was expecting quite a lot from it, but I still was completely blown away by how good it really was."

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Two distinctive results came out of a recent survey we conducted among chess enthusiasts in the USA. First, they were overjoyed with the recent successes of American chess but, second, they had serious doubts as to whether the achievements of American chess players would ever be recognized at their true worth by the general public.

Therefore, our goal is simple; it is also one which has been amply proven in other fields of sport: We want to make chess attractive in terms of both its creative content and visual presentation. We can then hope that mainstream channels will recognize its inherent qualities and untapped potential. Let’s make chess a game that can be understood by everyone, yet without sacrificing either substance or quality!

Committed To Promoting Our Beloved Game

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 American organizations, clubs and institutions supportive of chess. The ACM will be committed to promoting even wider recognition and greater popularity of our beloved game.

American Chess Magazine

Why not digital?
Because print is the new king!

Call us old-fashioned. We simply believe that you need to feel the superior quality of the printed copy in your hands!

"The publication is a physical pleasure for those of us who still appreciate non-pixilated productions". – FM Dennis Monokroussos.

  • American Chess MagazineThe ACM is powered by Chess Informant. We have been reaching out to the entire chess world since 1966!
  • American Chess MagazineOur partnership with Chess.com ideally connects online and print around the same vision – to boost chess as a global and widely respected sport and culture discipline.
  • American Chess MagazineWhile we are not planning digital edition (PDF, Kindle and similar), database version for ChessBase or PGN readers is available – as a free bonus for our subscribers!

Proud Of Our Authors
Lineup includes world-class grandmasters

Our authors are either highly respected grandmasters or experts with a strong reputation in their field of chess expertise. We are rejecting the usual boundaries between top, local or youth chess. ACM doesn’t want to be repetitive or formulaic. It’s not about the very same games and tournaments, or closed circles of authors, as in other magazines. We wish to be creative, informative and educational.

Wesley So, Sabina Foisor, 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, Alisa Melekhina, Varuzhan Akobian, Akshat Chandra, Adrian Mikhalchishin, Dmitry Gurevich, Ilya Smirin, Vladimir Georgiev, John Fedorowicz, Michael Rohde, Pontus Carlsson, Yakov Geller, Alejandro Ramirez, Timur Gareyev, Jeffery Xiong, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Sarunas Sulskis, Jon Speelman, Sarunas Sulskis, Piotr Murdzia, Ivan Sokolov, Surya Ganguly, John Hilbert, John Donaldson, Leinier Dominguez, Alex Lenderman, Jaan Ehlvest, Hou Yifan, Denes Boros, Mihail Marin, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alex Fishbein, Brian Wall, Lior Lapid, Nikola Mitkov, Yasser Seirawan...

Testimonials

"Simply a fantastic magazine." — Rick Romero, CA
"Glossy, just beautiful." — Greg Cimmarrusti, GA
"Many contributors, lots of games and analysis." — David Parker, RI

We are thankful to so many early adopters, the majority of whom surprisingly chose subscription over a single issue. If the response by our readers would continue to be so great as it is in the first days of the magazine, we will expand our presence in the years that follow.

Contents

The American Chess Magazine 03 brings you 152 colorful pages, packed with amazing chess material, ranging from world class play to local and state news and games. Instructive and entertaining games from recent events are presented with outstanding annotations, while special attention is given to overviews of latest trends in the openings, and explanations of practical endgame techniques.


  • WESLEY ON US CHAMPIONSHIP WIN
    GM Wesley So
  • TOP THREE US CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
    GM Ivan Sokolov
  • HOW TO UPSTAGE THE BIG GUYS
    GM Varuzhan Akobian
  • OPENING REPORT ON THE US CHAMPIONSHIP
    GM Jaan Ehlvest
  • A CINDERELLA STORY
    FM Alisa Melekhina
  • SABINA ON US WOMEN’S
    CHAMPIONSHIP WIN
    GM Sabina Foisor
  • B2 OR NOT B2 - THAT IS THE QUESTION!
    GM Vassily Ivanchuk
  • THE NEW ART OF POSITIONAL PLAY:
    THE BENONI KNIGHT
    GM John Fedorowicz
  • LEGENDARY DVORETSKY
    GM Karsten Mueller

  • MIND TRICKS IN THE ENDGAME
    GM Alex Fishbein
  • THE GREAT AMERICAN CHESS MAGAZINE WAR
    John S. Hilbert
  • BEST GAMES FROM NEW YORK:
    CARLSEN - KARJAKIN - PART TWO
    GM Ernesto Inarkiev
  • FRESH LEAVES FROM THE BOOKSHELF 3
    FM Carsten Hansen
  • A TOUR OF CHESS24
    Jon Edwards
  • INTERNET IS MADE FOR CHESS!
    IM Danny Rensch
  • THINGS I LIKE, AND THINGS I DON’T LIKE
    GM Joel Benjamin
  • “PARTIE” IN THE USA
    GM Michael Rohde
  • CAROLINA IN MY MIND -
    REPORT FROM CHARLOTTE
    GM Alex Fishbein

  • CHESS ACROSS AMERICA
    GM Mackenzie Molner
  • CHICAGO! MY KIND OF TOURNEY...
    Daniel Parmet with GM Akshat Chandra,
    GM Dmitry Gurevich & FM Joshua Collas
  • INSPIRED TO WIN
    GM Ilya Smirin
  • WOODSTOCK OF CHESS
    Pete Tamburro
  • THE WINNING COACH’S INSIDE SCOOP
    GM Gennady Sagalchik
  • INTERVIEW: 25 QUESTIONS FOR STEVE DOYLE
    Pete Tamburro
  • FABULOUS FINISHES IN AMERICAN CHESS
  • TOURNAMENT REVIEW
    USA & Abroad
  • WHERE GRANDMASTERS ADVISE YOUNG PLAYERS
    GM Adrian Mikhalchishin

Pricing

Quarterly magazine • Free US shipping • Large format • 152 pages per issue

Issue No.3

Just imagine that the two newly crowned US champions are by your side, explaining their most crucial games, move by move... Well, this is precisely what the third number of the American Chess Magazine brings you, exclusively, thanks to the contributions of Wesley So and Sabina Foisor.
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price: $29.95

Issue No.2

The magazine turns the spotlight on the fantastic winning streak of Wesley So at the Wijk Aan Zee and London super-tournaments, as well as reporting on Nakamura’s triumph in Gibraltar. Moreover this issue takes a very detailed look back at the Carlsen-Karjakin match...
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price: $29.95

Issue No.1

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 world championship match between Carlsen and Karjakin in New York...
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Letter from the Managing Editor

I’m writing to you to invite you to participate in an exciting venture for American chess. The first issues have been greeted with enthusiasm. Over a dozen American grandmasters are writing for the magazine. Here’s hoping that you will see that this is a magazine American chess deserves in this renaissance we are experiencing.

Pete Tamburro

It’s a chess adventure. Read the magazine. Get in touch. I’d love to hear your thoughts and get your contributions. Be part of something special!

Pete Tamburro, Morristown, NJ

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