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The American Chess Magazine comes to you 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.

Be sure to pick up a copy of the Spring edition. If you liked the first issue, then you will like this latest one even more!

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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.

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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.

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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!

  • 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.

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, 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 02 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.


  • THE RISE OF WESLEY SO
    Q&A with Wesley
  • WHY WESLEY WON WIJK
    GM Ivan Sokolov
  • WESLEY AHEAD OF MAGNUS
    GM Leinier Dominguez
  • HE'S SO FINE
    GM Alex Lenderman, TEAM USA coach
  • TEXAN LONE STAR SHINES IN EUROPE
    GM Jeffery Xiong, World Junior Champion
  • CHAMPION ON THE ROPES
    GM Ivan Sokolov
  • AN EXPLOSION OF OPENING NOVELTIES
    GM Jaan Ehlvest
  • EXCHANGING CAN BE EXCITING
    GM Rafael Leitao
  • NAKAMURA TOP OF THE ROCK IN GIBRALTAR MASTERS
    GM Hou Yifan, Women's World Champion

  • AN AWESOME ATTACK AND A FEARSOME FIRESTORM
    GM Alejandro Ramirez
  • HOW TO WIN POSITIONALLY WITH BLACK
    GM Vassily Ivanchuk, World Rapid Champion
  • GAME OF THRONES
    GM Denes Boros
  • BLITZ AND BLUNDERS
    GM Baadur Jobava
  • AN ANECDOTAL REVIEW OF THE WORLD TITLE MATCHES
    GM Mihail Marin
  • NEW YORK: CARLSEN–KARJAKIN MATCH
    GM Ernesto Inarkiev, European Champion
  • QUEEN ENDINGS DEMYSTIFIED
    GM Alex Fishbein
  • MUSINGS OF AN AMERICAN GRANDMASTER
    GM Joel Benjamin
  • THERE IS CHESS IN COLORADO!
    NM Brian Wall & NM Lior Lapid

  • FRESH LEAVES FROM THE BOOKSHELF
    FM Carsten Hansen
  • CHESS IS NOW AN E-SPORT!
    IM Danny Rensch
  • CHESS TECH AT THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
    Jon Edwards
  • HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR CHESS
    GM Pontus Carlsson
  • A BIG OPEN ADVENTURE
    GM Nikola Mitkov
  • FABULOUS FINISHES IN AMERICAN CHESS
    Pete Tamburro
  • CHESS ACROSS AMERICA
    GM Mackenzie Molner
  • TOURNAMENT REVIEW USA & Abroad
  • WHERE GRANDMASTERS ADVISE YOUNG PLAYERS
    GM Yasser Seirawan

Pricing

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

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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price: $29.95

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Letter From The Editor

The ACM is not an overnight wonder. 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. We hasten to add that we also welcome readers’ contributions and letters, whether they are critical or supportive!

As a CEO of Chess Informant, I am directly responsible for all actions our company is taking – in both the managing and editorial area. For my part, being the editor-in-chief of the American Chess Magazine represents the greatest challenge of a 25 year career in sports journalism.

FM Josip Asik, Editor

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