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acm_01_spred_g08The 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.

  • The large-format, 152-page print issue is available for $29.95
  • FREE US Shipping
  • SPECIAL BONUS for iChess community – free CBH and PGN files of the ACM!

We are proud of our authors. Lineup includes world-class grandmasters:  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, Johnathan Speelman, Sarunas Sulskis, Piotr Murdzia, Ivan Sokolov, Surya Ganguly, John Hilbert…



“Simply a fantastic magazine.”Rick Romero, California

“Glossy, just beautiful.”Greg Cimmarrusti, Georgia

“Many contributors, lots of games and analysis.”David Parker, Rhode Island

“Well put together, beautiful magazine style. A little expensive but still worth it.”David Stewart, Oregon

“Great cover, great stories, great photos, what more to say except – bravo!!!”Gregory Bradley, Wisconsin


Why Choose American Chess Magazine?

American Chess MagazineOur 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.
  • American-centric – The ACM relies on many American authors, and keeps the special interest in American players and themes of significance for US chess.
  • 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.

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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Committed To Promoting Our Beloved Game

This quarterly magazine is designed to record not only the exploits of those men and women who fulfill 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.

Why not digital? Because print is the new king!

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

  • Powered by Chess Informant. We have been reaching out to the entire chess world since 1966!
  • Endorsed by Our partnership with ideally connects online and print around the same vision – to boost chess as a global and widely respected sport and culture discipline.
  • Ready for ChessBase. While 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 – and iChess community!


What Others Say About Us

“The editorial team behind the iconic Chess Informant has just launched the handsome new American Chess Magazine. Based just on the first issue, the quarterly ACM looks to be the most ambitious new U.S. chess publication since the demise of GM Yasser Seirawan’s late, lamented Inside Chess in 2000.”
The Washington Times

“The large, beautifully produced magazine not only brings a slew of articles on events with deeply commented games but comes also with columns by names such as Baadur Jobava and Vassily Ivanchuk. This new publication comes from the venerable Informant now celebrating 50 years of existence.”
ChessBase News

“The issue is a monster. The pages are just short of A4 size – 8.3″ x 11″, the same as contemporary issues of New in Chess Magazine (NICM). Like NICM it is a full-color magazine, but where NICM has “only” 106 pages per issue, ACM weighs in at a hefty 152 pages. The magazine looks nice, and more importantly, is packed with content; there is very little filler, nor are the pages littered with ads.”
The Chess Mind Blog

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!

Take your chance and order the first issue of the American Chess Magazine for $29.95 – and get a special bonus, CBH, and PGN files for use by ChessBase and PGN readers (computers/tablets/smartphones)

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