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The Chess Public Deserves The Best

There is no reason why a chess magazine couldn’t be equally good as any mainstream golf or tennis magazine. We have been receiving rave reviews around the world for our quarterly that has 150+ pages of chess each issue the way chess fans want to read it. Our first issues won numerous awards from the Chess Journalists of America.


We concentrate on presenting educational articles that will have value not only today but years from now.

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

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

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Celebrating The Resurgence Of US Chess

ACM is the chess magazine America, in its chess renaissance, deserves. And 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!

Winter edition of the ACM boasts a cover photo of Fabiano Caruana and Magnus Carlsen, rivals in the World Championship match!

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"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."


Do you care about who was sitting in the tournament audience, who smiled at whom and why, and who might be the champion's new girlfriend?

If the answer is no, that's very good — you are qualified to read this publication! All the entertainment and fun a true chess fan could want is inside the games, the openings, the variations, the combinations and studies, the creative insights of our contributors.

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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.

Winter 2018/2019 | American Chess Magazine #09

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"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!"

Chess Magazine As It Was Meant To Be

Take a look for yourself in these pages: Joel Benjamin’s “Musings of an American Grandmaster” takes chess commentary to a GM level! Get almost personal coaching from Ivanchuk as he takes you through a game. Fishbein’s endgame columns have already received wide notice. Our Olympiad coverage went 57 pages (!!) in bringing you a whole staff of writers to do justice to the American championship team.

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

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"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, print that doesn't come off on your fingers, and pages that don't stick together."

Is American Chess Magazine For Me?

What Our Readers Say

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.

Angel H., Texas

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

Manuel I., Oklahoma

Excellent production; color photographs, tournament news/updates, game annotations/analysis, endgames, studies, etc.
Very in depth....

Paul D., New York

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

Melvin D., Illinois

Of all the chess magazines that I have seen in the past, ACM is by far the best. The magazine is really ABOUT chess.

David M., Massachusetts

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


In general, I do not recommend things. However, I am impressed by the magazine, and I wish it continued success.

Benjamin H., California

I like the magazine so far. Everything and so informative for my taste. So far so good. Keep up the good work.

Leo F., New Hampshire

Content, layout design, unique chess perspective, shipping quality, PGN availability.

Proud Of Our Authors

Wesley So, Shak Mamedyarov, Yuanling Yuan, Robert Hungaski, Awonder Liang, 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, Jacob Aagaard, Varuzhan Akobian, Ilya Smirin, Vladimir Georgiev, John Fedorowicz, Michael Rohde, Pontus Carlsson, Alejandro Ramirez, Timur Gareyev, Alisa Maric, Jeffery Xiong, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Sarunas Sulskis, Jon Speelman, Piotr Murdzia, Ivan Sokolov, Surya Ganguly, John Hilbert, Leinier Dominguez, Alex Lenderman, Jaan Ehlvest, Hou Yifan, Denes Boros, Mihail Marin, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alex Fishbein, Michael Brown, Praveen Balakrishnan, Alex Ipatov, Dennis Monokroussos, Ryan Velez, Nikola Mitkov, Baskiran Adhiban, Michael Adams, John Burke, Priyadharshan Kannappan, Bassem Amin, S.P.Sethuraman, Yakov Geller, Igor Khmelnitsky, Annie Wang, Susan Polgar, Zviad Izoria, Venkat Saravanan, Zoran Stamenkovic, Tatev Abrahamyan, Tibor Karolyi, Cristian Chirila, Karsten Mueller, Boris Gelfand, Elshan Moradiabadi, Jennifer Yu,Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Alina Kashlinskaya, Jorge Cori...


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