Be sure to pick up a copy of the Spring edition of the American Chess Magazine. If you liked the first issue, then you will like this latest one even more! 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 Hikaru Nakamura’s triumph at the Gibraltar Masters. Moreover this issue takes a very detailed look back at the Carlsen-Karjakin World Championship match in New York and even features a seven page anecdotal review of past champions and challengers, spanning two centuries of chess history.
The American Chess Magazine brings you 152 colorful pages, packed with amazing chess material, ranging from world class play to local 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 ACM has an impressive list of contributors from home and abroad, including Yasser Seirawan, 4-time U.S. Champion; Joel Benjamin, IBM’s Chess Consultant for the Deep Blue computer that defeated World Champion Garry Kasparov in a match in new York.; Alex Fishbein, Endgame Expert; Jeffery Xiong, World Junior Champion; Alex Lenderman, U.S. Olympiad Team Coach; Mackenzie Molner, active grandmaster on the US tournament scene; Jaan Ehlvest, Openings Theorist; and Nikola Mitkov, Junior Chess Trainer. More articles come from Latin American grandmasters, Cuban Leinier Dominguez; Brazilian Rafael Leitao; and Costa Rican Alejandro Ramirez, who is now resident in the U.S.A. Europe is well represented by elite grandmaster Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine; FIDE chess instructor and writer Ivan Sokolov of Holland, Olympic gold medallist Baadur Jobava of Georgia, New York Times chess commentator Denes Boros of Hungary; highly acclaimed author, Mihail Marin of Romania, International Chess Trainer, Pontus Carlsson of Sweden; and European Champion Ernesto Inarkiev of Russia. Then, from Asia, we are graced by Women’s World Champion Hou Yifan of China. And last but not least, National Master Brian Wall writes on Chess in Colorado while FIDE Master Carsten Hansen reviews new books and Jon Edwards the latest in chess technology.