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American Chess Magazine No. 1 from 1897

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The Spirit of 1897!

American Chess Magazine No. 1 from June 1897

The year 2022 marks the 125th anniversary of one of the most influential chess publications in American history, The American Chess Magazine. We present an unabridged version, after making an effort to improve the readability up to 21st century standards!

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a 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 everyone can understand, yet without sacrificing either substance or quality. 

“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.“

Chris W.


Learn and Improve

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!

Credible Source

The criteria for inclusion of material is that it is original, topical and of sufficient quality to be considered for publication.

American Chess Magazine #27


“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. American Chess Magazine is receiving rave reviews around the world. It's a magazine that America, in its chess renaissance, deserves.  

The cover of our latest issue, number 27, boasts a photograph of grandmaster Illia Nyzhnyk. 

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

Jennifer Yu, 2019 US Women's Chess Champion
Wesley So, 2021 US Chess Champion

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.

I am a chess enthusiast

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.

I am an expert player

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.

I am a chess coach

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.

I am a parent of a chess-playing kid

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.“

Manuel I.


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.

David K.


American Chess Magazine does a great job of covering American chess and Worldwide chess through an American lens.

Steve C.


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!

Richard A.


Have already shared the magazine at our local chess club. All were impressed. Arrived in stellar condition.

Paul D.

New York

I love everything about it. The articles, the strategic lessons, the tournament insights are all thrilling. Can't wait for the next issue!

Angel H.


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.

Melvin D.

New York

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.

Rick R.


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Our Authors

The job of our team of experienced editors is merely to create a supportive environment where the work of our chess heroes can shine in full splendor.

Wesley So, Shak Mamedyarov, Jeffery Xiong, Irina Krush, Vassily Ivanchuk, Leinier Dominguez, Susan Polgar, Baadur Jobava, Yuanling Yuan, Pentala Harikrishna, Sam Sevian, Robert Hungaski, Sabina Foisor, Boris Gulko, Joel Benjamin, Alex Fishbein, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Mackenzie Molner, Jon Edwards, Alex Lenderman, Danny Rensch, Rafael Leitao, Carsten Hansen, David Smerdon, Awonder Liang, Jennifer Yu, Andrei Volokitin, Sam Shankland, Julio Sadorra, Eric Hansen, Alisa Melekhina, Jacob Aagaard, Boris Gelfand, Annie Wang, Alex Ipatov, Varuzhan Akobian, Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Ilya Smirin, Vladimir Georgiev, John Fedorowicz, Michael Rohde, Pontus Carlsson, Alejandro Ramirez, Timur Gareyev, Alisa Maric, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Sarunas Sulskis, Jon Speelman, Ivan Sokolov, Surya Ganguly, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, John Hilbert, Jaan Ehlvest, Hou Yifan, Denes Boros, Mihail Marin, Ernesto Inarkiev, Michael Brown, Praveen Balakrishnan, James Tarjan, Nikola Mitkov, Baskaran Adhiban, Michael Adams, John Burke, Priyadharshan Kannappan, Bassem Amin, S.P. Sethuraman, Yakov Geller, Boroljub Zlatanovic, Igor Khmelnitsky, Piotr Murdzia, Zviad Izoria, Venkat Saravanan, Tatev Abrahamyan, Dennis Monokroussos, Ryan Velez, Tibor Karolyi, Cristian Chirila, Karsten Mueller, Elshan Moradiabadi, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Alina Kashlinskaya, Jorge Cori, Dr. Frank Brady, Romain Edouard, Carla Heredia, Johan Hellsten, Bartek Macieja, Justin Sarkar, Maurice Ashley, Magesh Panchanathan, Alexander Mista, Francesco Rambaldi, Illia Nyzhnyk, Vladimir Belous, Zurab Javakhadze, Patrick McCartney, Grayson Rorrer, Dr. Alexey Root, Christopher Yoo, Peter Prohaszka...


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. 

Greg Shahade
Greg Shahade
Irina Krush
Irina Krush
Sam Shankland
Sam Shankland
Fabiano Caruna
Fabiano Caruna
Michael Adams
Michael Adams
Yuanling Yuan
Yuanling Yuan
Nazi Paikidze
Nazi Paikidze
Alexander Morozevich
Alexander Morozevich
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Sabina Foisor
Sabina Foisor
Alejandro Ramirez
Alejandro Ramirez
Tamaz Gelashvili
Tamaz Gelashvili

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American Chess Magazine 125th Anniversary


American Chess Magazine
2028 E Ben White Blvd, Ste 240-2969
Austin, TX 78741
United States of America