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The Wait Is Over: American Chess Magazine No.1

The Wait Is Over: American Chess Magazine No.1

ACMChess
Dec 25, 2016, 11:19 AM 4

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 U.S. chess since the early 1970s, when Bobby Fischer claimed the world title from Boris Spassky.

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A dream team of U.S. 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.

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 in the USA.

A Chess Magazine As It Is Meant To Be: 152 pages, large format, lavishly produced!

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!

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The ACM is powered by Chess Informant, a half-a-century "young" publisher!

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 U.S. 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!

Testimonials

  • Stuart, South Carolina: Great magazine. The right level of coverage of tournaments, great articles, perfect addition to chess.
  • James, New York: Excellent magazine. Keep up the good work!
  • Gary, Texas: The best chess magazine I've ever seen. However, it is clearly targeting higher-level players, and the price is certainly daunting.
  • Manuel, Oklahoma: Excellent production; color photographs, tournament news/updates, game annotations/analysis, endgames, studies, etc. Very in-depth.

  • James, Texas: Great articles and analysis...personal insights by top players.
  • Ray, Illinois: I really like the layout and articles you provide. Keep up the excellent work.
  • Philip, New York: The best magazine for chess that I have seen, congratulations.
  • David, Indiana: A publication devoted to American-centered chess, in this short period while we experience a surge in strength and interest in the great sport and art of chess. I love it!
  • Mark, Virginia: Production quality is very high, i.e. good authors, timely articles, good quality analysis, quality of paper/print, easy-to-read typeface, excellent photography, relatively little advertising, and volume of content (150+ pgs.).

In 2017, the ACM will be published four times per year. 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.

The goal is only one – to make it a superb international magazine, simply because we are disappointed with the offerings on the print chess magazine market today. 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.  

Contents

  • 2016 CHESS OLYMPIAD: U.S. GOLDEN DREAM TEAM
  • TROPHY FOR COACH D: Q&A with IM John Donaldson, captain of the U.S. 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
  • SERGEY KARJAKIN, 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 with contributions by GM Julio Sadorra and GM Timur Gareev
  • WHERE GRANDMASTERS ADVISE YOUNG PLAYERS: TWICE US CHAMPION, GM Patrick Wolff
  • and much more

Fabiano Caruana | Irina Krush | Sam Shankland

So, to conclude, our new magazine has arrived and is here to stay. 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!

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