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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

Content:

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!
OPENING STRATEGIES
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

READERS’ VOICES
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
Dusan Krunic

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!
India McCarty


Strategy
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

Chess tech
50 IS THE NEW 40
Jon Edwards

Carsten Hansen reviews his top ten titles 
FRESH LEAVES FROM THE BOOKSHELF
FM Carsten Hansen

Results from near and far... 
TOURNAMENT REVIEW

Where Grandmasters advise young players
GM SUSAN POLGAR

American Chess Magazine Issue 11


Pagina's: 152
Uitgever: ACM
Jaar: 2019
Type: Magazine