Entries Received for Chess Journalism Awards 2014

Category Entry Submittor
THE TOP FIVE:    
   Chess Journalist of the Year    
  Brian Jerauld Saint Louis Chess Club
     
   Best Story of the Year    
  A Life in American Chess by Frank Niro USCF
  Don't Doubt Danya by Brian Jerauld USCF
  Sinquefield Cup by FM Mike Klein USCF
  Irina on Baku: Water From a Stone by GM-elect Irina Krush USCF
  More Than a Game Alive
  Don't Doubt Danya by Brian Jerauld Saint Louis Chess Club
     
   Best Chess Column    
  Chess to Enjoy by GM Andy Soltis USCF
  Back to Basics by GM Lev Alburt USCF
  Novice Nook Dan Heisman
  On Chess by Brian Jerauld Saint Louis Chess Club
  David Sands David Sands
     
     
   Best State Magazine/Newsletter    
  Northwest Chess Eric Holcomb
  Colorado Chess Informant Paul Covington
  Louisiana Chess Adam Caveney - Louisiana Chess
   Best Book    
  Mikhail Botvinnik: The Life and Games of a World Chess Champion by Andrew Soltis McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
  The Improving Chess Thinker - 2nd Edition - by Dan Heisman Mongoose Press
  Openings for Amateurs by Pete Tamburro Mongoose Press
  Tactics Time by Tim Brennan & Anthea Carson New In Chess
  Magnus Force: How Carlsen Beat Kasparov's Record by Colin Croch Everyman Chess
  Finding Chess Jewels by Michal Krasenkow Everyman Chess
     
VISUAL ARTS:    
   Best Chess Magazine/Newsletter Layout    
  Chess Life, July 2013 USCF
  Chess Life, August 2013 USCF
  Chess Issue Alive
     
   Best Chess Photojournalism    
 
" Oh no, a blunder!" bottom rt corner, p. 29, Chess Life July 2013 by Jorge Barrera
USCF
  Awonder Liang by Mary Sweeney USCF
     
   Best Chess Art    
  Endgame by Zena Fairwether USCF
  "The Game is Rigged: by Steve Chellis and Frankie Butler USCF
     
NEWSPAPER MEDIA:    
   Best Regular Newspaper Column    
  A Knight's Tour Bill Cornwall
  Altamont Enterprizes Peter Henner
  David Sands David Sands
   Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local Interest    
  Southern Cal Attracts Megastar Bill Cornwall
  Nine-year-old plays world-class chess Peter Henner
  The best of tournaments, the worst of tournaments: Reykjavik diary Peter Henner
  Strong inmate players play for stamps Peter Henner
     
     
NEWS or FEATURES:    
   Best Tournament Report Article    
  Candidate's Tournament by GM Ian Rogers USCF
  U. S. Championship by FM Mike Klein USCF
  Sinquefield Cup by FM Mike Klein/GM Ben Finegold USCF
  World Championship by GM Ian Rogers USCF
  Irina on Baku: Water From a Stone by GM-elect Irina Krush USCF
  Nakamura vs. Carlsen: The Musical by GM Ian Rogers USCF
   "Hartmann's Corner: The US Open" John Hartmann - The Gambit
  "Nakamura Clear First at Halfway Point of Sinquefield Cup" by Brian Jerauld Saint Louis Chess Club
  "This is Why We Play Chess: The 2013 Louisiana State Championship" Adam Caveney - Louisiana Chess
  "Webster Wins Again: Final Four of College Chess" by Jamaal Abdul-Alim USChess Online
  "Akobian Atop Ten-Way World Open Tie" by Jamaal Abdul-Alim USChess Online
     
   Best Features Article    
  A Level Playing Board (Disabilities) by Christen McCurdy USCF
  The Game byPaul Karrer USCF
  Pop Chess by FM Mike Klein USCF
  "10 Things We Learned From the 2013 Sinquefield Cup" by GM Ian Rogers USChess Online
  Changing of the Guard Matt Traynor
  Hangin the Greek's Keys to Victory Matt Traynor
  More Than a Game Alive
  Don't Doubt Danya by Brian Jerauld Saint Louis Chess Club
  There are None So Blind Hadiyah Abdul-Alim
     
   Best Instructive Lesson    
  "The Importance of the pawn structure in chess" by GM Lars Bo Hansen Harvey Lerman - Florida Chess
  "Before and After" (Compensation for Inferior Pawns) USCF
  The Fischer Ending by IM Danny Kopec and Daniel Kostovetsky USCF
  How Much Strategy to Start Dan Heisman
  What is a Backward Pawn? Dan Heisman
  Filters and Masks Dan Heisman
     
   Best Review    
  Spiritual Pursuits or Wordly Success (Lisa) by Mark Taylor USCF
  The Millenial Importance of Chess (Chess in the Middle Ages) by Dr. Tim Redman USCF
  The Soviet Chess Patriarch (Botvinnik Books) by John Hartmann USCF
  "Dinos to the Slav: Silman on Apple Apps" by IM Jeremy Silman USChess Online
  The Book of the Year? John Hartmann
     
   Best Humorous Contribution    
  Posing USCF
  Philly Predicts the World Chess Championships from the US Chess Scoop" USChess Online
  Honest Abe vs. Tricky Dick Robert Basalla
  Chess vs Checkers Alive
     
   Best Historical Article    
  Changing of the Guard Matt Traynor
  "The Turk" Alive
  Fischer's Legacy and the 50th Anniversary of a Superhuman Feat Mike Wilmering
   A Rocky-like chess bout from the Romantic Era David Sands
     
   Best Interview    
  Don't Doubt Danya by Brian Jerauld Saint Louis Chess Club
     
   Best Analysis    
  Sinquefield Cup Games USCF
  Craig Hilby Rank and File - Randall Hough - Southern California
     
     
ELECTRONIC MEDIA:    
   Best [USCF] State Chapter Website    
  www.chessmaine.net DeLuca
     
   Best General Chess Website    
  www.uschess.org USCF
  www.worldchesshof.org Saint Louis Chess Club
     
   Best Chess Blog    
  http://kenilworthian.blogspot.com Michael Goeller
  chessbookreviews.wordpress.com John Hartmann
     

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