17-year-old Jennifer Yu shines on the front cover page of ACM #11 after her amazing performance that crowned her as the 2019 U.S. Women's Champion. Exclusively for ACM, Jennifer annotates her two key Championship games and talks about her chess career.
U.S. juniors' performances at the U.S. Championships and also at the World Team Championships are presented through annotations by GMs Xiong and Sevian, with a special overview by National Team's Coach GM Alex Lenderman
GM Hikaru Nakamura wins the title after a last round win-on-demand
NAKAMURA’S PHOTO FINISH: A GREAT COMEBACK BY A GREAT MASTER!
GM Michael Rohde, GM Jeffery Xiong
When needing a massive score, opening choices matter a lot – particularly with the black pieces!
GM Alex Ipatov
The best practical way to learn and improve is by facing a strong opponent in an over-the-board game
YOUTH VS. EXPERIENCE
GM Jeffery Xiong
Xiong, Sevian and Liang under the scope of the National team’s coach: HOW DID THE JUNIORS PERFORM IN SAINT LOUIS?
GM Alex Lenderman, GM Sam Sevian,, GM Jeffery Xiong
17-year-old Jennifer Yu wins her first title 2½ points ahead of the field!
LADY WITH A TORCH
WGM Jennifer Yu
Overview of the individual performances at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Championship: A WORD FROM THE CAPTAIN
GM Melikset Khachiyan
Your views on Jennifer Yu’s convincing performance at the 2019 U.S. Women’s Championship
Fabulous finishes: QUEEN AND PAWN VS. QUEEN
By Pete Tamburro
Musings of an American Grandmaster
AMERICAN CHESS IN THE MELTING POT
GM Joel Benjamin
FIDE World Team Championships – Bright future for U.S. Juniors: BRONZE FOR SAM SEVIAN
READERS' VOICES: Fischer Random – should it be treated equally with traditional chess?
GM Jacob Aagaard invites you to his master class: ALL-ROUND TRAINING
World champion Magnus Carlsen wins Gashimov Memorial in style – two points ahead of the field!
IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN
GM John Burke
SECRETS OF SAME-COLOR BISHOP ENDINGS
GM Alex Fishbein
The Nashville Chess Center has been nurturing youngsters’ love of chess since 1995
PLAY CHESS AND EARN AN ICE-CREAM… OR EVEN BETTER – MAKE FRIENDS!
BEAUTIES OF UNDERPROMOTION
IM Boroljub Zlatanovic
The American Civil War
AN ELEGANT GAME
A dying southern diarist and a fascination with chess
Theodore P. Savas
50 IS THE NEW 40
Carsten Hansen reviews his top ten titles
FRESH LEAVES FROM THE BOOKSHELF
FM Carsten Hansen
Results from near and far...
Where Grandmasters advise young players
GM SUSAN POLGAR