American Chess Magazine - Since 2016
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a print-only, glossy magazine about chess
Where Great Minds Meet
There is no reason why a chess magazine couldn’t be good as any golf or tennis magazine. Let’s make chess a lifestyle game that can be understood by everyone, yet without sacrificing either substance or quality. American Chess Magazine is receiving rave reviews around the world. It's a magazine, America, in its chess renaissance, deserves.
“I ordered the 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.“
We concentrate on presenting educational articles that will have value not only today but years from now.
Call us old-fashioned. We simply believe that you need to feel the superior quality of the printed copy in your hands!
The criteria for inclusion of material is that it is original, topical and of sufficient quality to be considered for publication.
YOUR NON-CHESS PLAYING FRIENDS WOULD PICK IT UP AND SAY:
“Wow! This is a Chess Magazine!?”
It’s like getting a book of instruction, news, and close-ups every other month — one you would be proud to casually lay out on your coffee table. Treat yourself to quality.
The photograph of GM Hikaru Nakamura boasts the cover of the latest issue #26.
Chess Experts at the Forefront
Our authors are world-class players – champions – but, above all, grandmasters and experts who are excited to share their knowledge within the chess community. No ghost-writers or “special” contributors, only fully committed authors, proud of their hard work.
Jennifer Yu, US Women's Chess Champion; American Chess Magazine #11
Chess magazine as it was meant to be
We are devoted to chess in America without forgetting what’s going on in the chess world at large. We cover national events and encourage reporting on chess in individual states. We do in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes reporting, and have great grandmasters writing notes that actually explain what’s going on.
Wesley So, US Chess Champion; American Chess Magazine #02
Celebrating the Resurgence of US Chess
We will consider it a great compliment if readers find it worthy to share the American Chess Magazine with their friends, exhibiting the same pride they feel in being members of the American — and indeed worldwide — chess community!
Is American Chess Magazine for me?
If you want to be entertained, instructed, and informed, this is the magazine for you. Reviewing the state of world chess every other month is a reasonable period of time to stay tuned to your beloved game.
You may be happy just to remain a keen chess enthusiast who loves the mental challenge that chess provides. Because of your busy working schedule, you cannot afford the time it takes to surf the internet in search of accurate and reliable information on current tournament play and the latest chess trends.
So why not take it easy, sit down, relax and enjoy chess at your own pace in the comfort of your own home by reading our bi-monthly publication. Reviewing the state of world chess every other month is a reasonable period of time to stay tuned to your beloved game, and without adversely impacting on your obligations to your professional work and family.
If you’re an active, titled, or expert player, then you are almost certainly looking for chess material that will give you the edge over your opponent in your next club or tournament game. Well, please be assured that each and every ACM is made up of articles written by your brothers-in-arms!
Here, delivered with honesty and integrity, you will find original ideas and instructive analysis and commentaries eminently useful for practical play. And this claim is not intended as a hyped-up commercial advertisement but merely as a statement of fact, silently endorsed by the number of very strong players included among our subscribers.
Perhaps you are a chess coach. If so, you will need to have at your fingertips up-to-date and top-notch material for everyday training, so that you can provide your students with the best possible opportunities for advancement. You may not be aware that the ACMs are packed with a wide variety of educational articles supported by games thoroughly annotated in words!
Actually, any column in American Chess Magazine can be used as a lesson, or indeed many lessons. Our contributors write with heart and soul and do not cheat their readers by artificially lowering the level of their work just to appeal to the widest possible audience.
Maybe you are a parent of an enthusiastic chess-playing boy or girl and want to provide them with self-study material to nurture their talent to the full and beyond any artificial constraints that may have been unjustly placed upon them!
Youngsters should be given the chance to embrace the winning chess techniques and ways of thinking of those who have already tried and tested them successfully in high-class competition – and this is what we aim to provide. Indeed, everything in the American Chess Magazine is presented with the learning curve in mind.
"The American Chess Magazine is the "Mercedes Benz" of chess magazines."
“The American Chess Magazine is the "Mercedes Benz" of chess magazines. There are a plethora of contributors, topics, and well-written articles....something for everybody. The organization layout and color photos are excellent.“
Cover to cover, my favorite chess publication. It has everything I want to see and the physical quality of each page is outstanding; great pictures that just jump of the page, and print that doesn't come off on your fingers.
ACM does a great job of covering American chess and Worldwide chess through an American lens.
Wanting to support American Chess, I took the leap of faith and subscribed. And I am so glad I did! This is the finest chess magazine I have ever held in my hands and I am 70 years old!
Have already shared the magazine at our local chess club. All were impressed. Arrived in stellar condition.
I love everything about it. The articles, the strategic lessons, the tournament insights are all thrilling. Can't wait for the next issue!
In general, I do not recommend things. However, I am impressed by the magazine, and I wish it continued success.
Of all the chess magazines that I have seen in the past, ACM is by far the best. Advertisements are kept to a minimum so that more space is given to the articles. It does a fantastic job of providing the arm-chair enthusiast with a lot of pertinent info in the world of chess.
Ten out of ten! Because the mag is absolutely superlative. Very educational with complexity and easier explanatory analysis. Something for everyone. Plus the stories are great.
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American Chess Magazine has been launched in November 2016 to help 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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American Chess Magazine
2028 E Ben White Blvd, Ste 240-2969
Austin, TX 78741
United States of America