CJA
Chess Journalists of America

Chess Journalist Awards 2005

(For a complete list of categories see the 13 March 2005 Press Release)

Note: A brief listing of all entries received (including print entries) is available ... click here

Internet Entries Received
(Grouped by Category)

Catagory 4: Best Chess Column, Any Media:

Novice Nook at Chess Cafe (from NM Dan Heisman)
    
Improving Analysis Skills (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman45.pdf)
    Reviewing Chess Games (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman50.pdf)
    Chess, Learning, and Fun (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman43.pdf)
The Campbell Report cols at The Campbell Report (from J. Franklin Campbell)
    (Nov-Dec 2004, Jan-Feb 2005, Mar-Apr 2005)
The Game of the Month (from A. J. Goldsby) (March 2005, April 2005, May 2005)
Lessons at World Chess Academy by A.J. Goldsby
    (Feb 2005, Mar 2005, Apr 2005)

Cat 18, Best State Web Site

Oklahoma Chess Association Website: (http://www.ochess.org/)
Georgia Chess Association Website (http://www.georgiachess.org)
Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA) Website (http://www.masschess.org/)

Cat 19, Best Internet Chess News Site

Chess News (from A. J. Goldsby): (http://www.geocities.com/lifemasteraj/chesnews.html)
The Chess Drum (News Archives 2004-2005) http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/index.html
    (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/NB_2004index.html) (2004 News Briefs)
    (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/newsbriefs.html) (2005 News Briefs)

Cat 20, Best General Chess Web Site

Kenilworth Chess Club (http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/)
The Campbell Report (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/)
A. J.s Chess Home Page (http://www.geocities.com/lifemasteraj/index.html)
1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress (http://home.wi.rr.com/etzel/cs1904.htm)
Predator at the Chessboard: A Field Guide to Chess Tactics (http://www.chesstactics.org)
The Chess Drum (http://www.thechessdrum.net)
chess reporter (http://www.chessreporter.com)

Cat 21, Best Web-based review

Re-thinking the Chess Pieces (from NM Dan Heisman): (http://www.chessville.com/reviews/RethinkingTheChessPieces.htm)
Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part III (from A. J. Goldsby) (http://www.geocities.com/lifemasteraj/mybook_rev3.html)
"Game Over for Kasparov?" (DVD review) (review by Dr. Daaim Shabazz) (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_GameOver.html)
Game Over (review by Matt Traynor) (http://www.chessreporter.com/game_over_is_coming_to_america.htm)

Cat 22, Best Web-Based Analysis

From A. J. Goldsby
    Karpov - Sax; Linares, ESP; 1983
        (http://www.lifemasteraj.com/great_chs-gms/gcg_karp-sax_lin1983.html)
    Petrosian - Unzicker; 'Nations Match' / Germany, 1960
         (http://www.lifemasteraj.com/great_chs-gms/gcg_petro-unzick_ham1960.html)

Cat 23, Best Web-based Instruction

From NM Dan Heisman
    Improving Analysis Skills (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman45.pdf)
    Reviewing Chess Games (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman50.pdf)
    The Big Five (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman47.pdf)
    A Guide to P-R3 (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman48.pdf)

From A. J. Goldsby
    A.J.'s End-Game School (http://www.angelfire.com/games4/lifemasteraj/endgames/endgame-list.html)
    "Learning Chess" column (http://www.worldchessacademy.com/LearningChess.htm)

From Ward Farnsworth
    Predator at the Chessboard: A Field Guide to Chess Tactics (http://www.chesstactics.org)

Cat 24, Best Correspondence Chess Web Site

The Campbell Report (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/)

Cat 25, Best Web-Based Interview

IM Amon Simutowe (HB Global Chess Challenge) by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://www.thechessdrum.net/tournaments/HBCC2005/audio/Simutowe.mp3)

Cat 27, Best Human Interest Story

"Chess News from the tsunami-affected Sri Lanka" by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_SriLanka2.html)
Kramnik the artist by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/hangintakeonkramnik%20theartist.htm)

Cat 28, Best Historical Article

Living the American Dream: Julius Finn 1871-1931 by Olimpiu Urcan (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skittles254.pdf)
The Process of Creation: Correspondence Play and the Growth of Chess in
    Texas a Century Ago
by Neil Brennen (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/articles/a050509.htm)
who really won the Kramnik vs. Leko match by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/who_really_won__the_kramnik_vsleko.htm)

Cat 30, Best Editorial

Anand wins a 4th Chess Oscar by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/anand_wins_4th_chess_oscar.htm)
"Chess is Dead" Ö Is Nakamura Right? by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_ChessDead.html)

Cat 34: Best Humorous Contribution

Twas the Night Before the World Open by NM Dan Heisman (http://mywebpages.comcast.net/danheisman/Articles/Poem_twas_the_night_before_the_world_open.htm)
Irish Chess Blessing by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/hanginirishchessblessing.htm)
Anandís steamroller blues by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/anand_steamroller_blues.htm)
Putting the question to the bishop by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/hangin_puts_the_question_to_the_bishop.htm)

Cat 38, Best General Chess Article

Computers in the World of Correspondence Chess by J. Franklin Campbell
       (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/articles/a050531.htm)
Nakamura dives into 'The Matrix' by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_TheMatrix.html)
what if Fischer played Karpov by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/hangin_weighs_in__on_the_fischervskarpov75.htm)
The Drive by Matt Traynor (http://www.chessreporter.com/thedrive_leko.htm)


Internet Entries Received
(Grouped by Date/Name of submitter)

From NM Dan Heisman (8 April 2005)

Catagory 4: Best Chess Column, Any Media: Novice Nook at Chess Cafe
    
Improving Analysis Skills (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman45.pdf)
    Reviewing Chess Games (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman50.pdf)
    Chess, Learning, and Fun (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman43.pdf)
Cat 21, Best Web-based review: Re-thinking the Chess Pieces (http://www.chessville.com/reviews/RethinkingTheChessPieces.htm)
Cat 23, Best Web-based Instruction (4 entries):
    Improving Analysis Skills (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman45.pdf)
    Reviewing Chess Games (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman50.pdf)
    The Big Five (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman47.pdf)
    A Guide to P-R3 (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/heisman48.pdf)
Catagory 34: Best Humorous Contribution: Twas the Night Before the World Open (http://mywebpages.comcast.net/danheisman/Articles/Poem_twas_the_night_before_the_world_open.htm)

From Olimpiu Urcan (20 May 2005)

Cat 28, Best Historical Article: Living the American Dream: Julius Finn 1871-1931 (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skittles254.pdf)

From Michael Goeller (3 June 2005)

Cat 20, Best General Chess Web Site: Kenilworth Chess Club (http://www.kenilworthchessclub.org/)

From Olimpiu Urcan (20 May 2005)

Cat 28, Best Historical Article: Living the American Dream: Julius Finn 1871-1931 (http://www.chesscafe.com/text/skittles254.pdf)

From J. Franklin Campbell (12 June 2005)

Cat 4, Best Chess Column, Any Media: The Campbell Report (Nov-Dec 2004, Jan-Feb 2005, Mar-Apr 2005)
Cat 20, Best General Chess Web Site: The Campbell Report (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/)
Cat 24, Best Correspondence Chess Web Site: The Campbell Report (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/)
Cat 28, Best Historical Article: The Process of Creation: Correspondence Play and the Growth of Chess in
Texas a Century Ago
by Neil Brennen (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/articles/a050509.htm)
Cat 38, Best General Chess Article: Computers in the World of Correspondence Chess by J. Franklin Campbell (http://correspondencechess.com/campbell/articles/a050531.htm)

From A. J. Goldsby (15 June 2005)

Cat 4, Best Chess Column, Any Media: The Game of the Month (March 2005, April 2005, May 2005)
Cat 19, Best Internet Chess News Site: Chess News (http://www.geocities.com/lifemasteraj/chesnews.html)
Cat 20, Best General Chess Web Site: A. J.s Chess Home Page (http://www.geocities.com/lifemasteraj/index.html)
Cat 20, Best General Chess Web Site: 1904 Cambridge Springs International Chess Congress (http://home.wi.rr.com/etzel/cs1904.htm)
Cat 21, Best Web-Based Review: Garry Kasparov on My Great Predecessors, Part III (http://www.geocities.com/lifemasteraj/mybook_rev3.html)
Cat 22, Best Web-Based Analysis: Karpov - Sax; Linares, ESP; 1983 (http://www.lifemasteraj.com/great_chs-gms/gcg_karp-sax_lin1983.html)
Cat 22, Best Web-Based Analysis: Petrosian - Unzicker; 'Nations Match' / Germany, 1960 (http://www.lifemasteraj.com/great_chs-gms/gcg_petro-unzick_ham1960.html)
Cat 23, Best Web-Based Instruction: A.J.'s End-Game School (http://www.angelfire.com/games4/lifemasteraj/endgames/endgame-list.html)
Cat 23, Best Web-Based Instruction: "Learning Chess" column (http://www.worldchessacademy.com/LearningChess.htm)

From Ward Farnsworth (16 June 2005)

Cat 23, Best Web-Based Instruction: Predator at the Chessboard: A Field Guide to Chess Tactics (http://www.chesstactics.org)
Cat 20, Best General Chess Web Site: Predator at the Chessboard: A Field Guide to Chess Tactics (http://www.chesstactics.org)

From Mike A Swatek, OCA/OSCO Webmaster (20 June 2005)

Cat 18, Best State Web Site: Oklahoma Chess Association Website (http://www.ochess.org/)

From Dr. Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum (22 June 2005)

Cat 38, Best General Chess Article: Nakamura dives into 'The Matrix' by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_TheMatrix.html)
Cat 19, Best Internet News Site: The Chess Drum (News Archives 2004-2005) http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/index.html
    (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/NB_2004index.html) (2004 News Briefs)
    (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/newsbriefs.html) (2005 News Briefs)
Cat 20, Best General Chess Website: The Chess Drum (http://www.thechessdrum.net)
Cat 21, Best Web-Based Review: "Game Over for Kasparov?" (DVD review by Dr. Daaim Shabazz) (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_GameOver.html)
Cat 25, Best Web-Based Interview: IM Amon Simutowe (HB Global Chess Challenge) by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://www.thechessdrum.net/tournaments/HBCC2005/audio/Simutowe.mp3)
Cat 27, Best Human Interest Story: "Chess News from the tsunami-affected Sri Lanka" by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_SriLanka2.html)

From Daniel Lucas (23 June 2005)

Cat 18, Best State Web Site: Georgia Chess Association Website (http://www.georgiachess.org), Bill Noyes, Webmaster

From Dan Thomasson, President, World Chess Academy (23 June 2005)

Catagory 4: Best Chess Column, Any Media: Lessons at World Chess Academy by A.J. Goldsby
    (Feb 2005, Mar 2005, Apr 2005)

From Matt Traynor (24 June 2005)

Cat 20, Best General Chess Web Site: chess reporter (http://www.chessreporter.com)
Cat 21, Best Web-based review: Game Over (http://www.chessreporter.com/game_over_is_coming_to_america.htm)
Cat 27, Best Human Interest Story: Kramnik the artist (http://www.chessreporter.com/hangintakeonkramnik%20theartist.htm)
Cat 28, Best Historical Article: who really won the Kramnik vs. Leko match (http://www.chessreporter.com/who_really_won__the_kramnik_vsleko.htm)
Cat 30, Best Editorial: Anand wins a 4th Chess Oscar (http://www.chessreporter.com/anand_wins_4th_chess_oscar.htm)
Cat 34, Best Humorous Contribution: Irish Chess Blessing (http://www.chessreporter.com/hanginirishchessblessing.htm)
Cat 34, Best Humorous Contribution: Anandís steamroller blues (http://www.chessreporter.com/anand_steamroller_blues.htm)
Cat 34, Best Humorous Contribution: Putting the question to the bishop (http://www.chessreporter.com/hangin_puts_the_question_to_the_bishop.htm)
Cat 38, Best General Chess Article: what if Fischer played Karpov (http://www.chessreporter.com/hangin_weighs_in__on_the_fischervskarpov75.htm)
Cat 38, Best General Chess Article:
The Drive (http://www.chessreporter.com/thedrive_leko.htm)

From Dr. Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum (25 June 2005)

Cat 30, Best Editorial: "Chess is Dead" Ö Is Nakamura Right? by Dr. Daaim Shabazz (http://www.thechessdrum.net/newsbriefs/2005/NB_ChessDead.html)

From ??? (late entry)

Cat 18, Best State Web Site: Massachusetts Chess Association (MACA) Website (http://www.masschess.org/)


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