All Entries Received for Chess Journalist Awards 2008


Note: This is a complete list of all entries received for the CJA Awards program. For Internet entries this listing does not necessarily indicate the entries have been properly received by the Chief Judge. Print entries listed below have been received by the Chief Judge.


(For a complete list of categories and instructions for sending entries
to the Chief Judge, see the 15 April 2008 Press Release)

All Entries Received
(Entries Below Grouped by Category)

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Category 1     Chess Journalist of the Year

See: http://www.chessjournalism.org/2008 entries/journalistofyear.htm


Category 2     Best Chess Column

28 May 08: Novice Nook by Dan Heisman on Chess Cafe site: Col 1, Col 2, Col 3
30 May 08: Tim McEntee's Column (Iowa En Passant)
2 June 08: Ask GM Joel by GM Joel Benjamin on USCF site: Col 1, Col 2, Col 3
12 June 08: “Chess to Enjoy” by GM Andy Soltis, Chess Life magazine
12 June 08: “Chess” by David Sands The Washington Times
12 June 08: “Vigorito on Chess” by David Vigorito Chess Horizons


Category 3     Best State Magazine

30 May 08: Colorado Chess Informant (Randy S. Reynolds)
12 June 08: Chess Horizons by Mark Donlan
18 June 08: Georgia Chess by David Woolf and Mark N. Taylor


Category 4     Most Notable Achievement in Correspondence Chess

12 June 08: “Team USA Makes Olympiad Finals” by FM Alex Dunne, January 2008 Chess Life, page 18
12 June 08: “1997 & 1999 Golden Knights Champions CROWNED” by FM Alex Dunne, May 2008 Chess Life, page 28
12 June 08: The Chess Correspondent by Joseph Ganem


Category 5     Best Magazine Layout

12 June 08: Chess Life
12 June 08: Chess Life for Kids


Category 6     Best Chess Art

30 May 08: Chess is Cool Comic Series (Alexandra Kosteniuk)
12 June 08: June 2007 Chess Life (cover) by Jeff Weiss and Frankie Butler (moved to Cat. 7)
12 June 08: August 2007 Chess Life (cover) by Mark Bolster and Frankie Butler
12 June 08: August 2007 Chess Life for Kids by Betsy Dynako and Frankie Butler
18 June 08: Georgia Chess Sept/Oct 2007 (cover) by David Woolf
18 June 08: "Satranc mat!" by Xander Knecht, Jan/Feb Ohio Chess Connection (page 35)


Category 7     Best Photograph

30 May 08: Chess Photo of Maryam Mansur B&W, Color (Diego Garces)
30 May 08: Championship Chess with Help from Above (Karl Heck)
12 June 08: June 2007 Chess Life (cover) by Jeff Weiss and Frankie Butler* MOVED from Category 6 to Category 7, as it is more suitably judged as photography
12 June 08: “Umbrella Boy” July 2007 Chess Life, page 30, by Betsy Dynako
12 June 08: “July-September 2007 Chess Horizons (cover)” by Tony Cortizas Chess Horizons
date unknown: "October 2007 Chess Life (cover)" by Jeffrey Weiss


Category 8     Best Tournament Report

30 May 08: 2007 Closed & Class Champs (Tim McEntee/Mark Capron)
30 May 08: Ames Futurity 4 (Mark Capron)
2 June 08: Diary of a Samford Scholar: European Fall Part I. by IM Josh Friedel on USCF
2 June 08: Diary of a Samford Scholar: European Fall Part II. by IM Josh Friedel on USCF
2 June 08: Onischuk On Biel Tiebreak by GM Alexander Onischuk on USCF
2 June 08: Morelia-Linares: The Story so Far by Macauley Peterson on USCF
2 June 08: Ian on Fischer and Forfeits in Wijk by GM Ian Rogers on USCF
12 June 08: “U.S. Championship” by IM John Watson August 2007 Chess Life, page 16
12 June 08: “Krush Wins” by Chris Bird October 2007 Chess Life, page 22
12 June 08: “Akobian Continues Stellar” by Jerry Hanken October 2007 Chess Life, page 34
12 June 08: “Gold for Naroditsky” by Aviv Friedman February 2008 Chess Life, page 32
12 June 08: “2007 U.S. Senior Championship” by Joel Johnson Chess Horizons
18 June 08: "Tulsa Here We Come" by Jerry Hanken, June 2008 Chess Life magazine


Category 9     Best Regular Newspaper Column

30 May 08: Chess, Washington Post (Lubomir Kavalek)
12 June 08: “Chess: A Knight’s Tour” by Bill Cornwall Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
12 June 08: “Chess” by David Sands The Washington Times


Category 10     Best Regular Newspaper Column of Local Interest

12 June 08: “Chess: A Knight’s Tour” by Bill Cornwall Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
12 June 08: “Chess” by Stephen Dann Worcester Sunday Telegram


Category 11     Best State Website

12 May 08: Daniel DeLuca, Maine Chess Association site ChessMaine
12 June 08: Massachusetts: www.masschess.org by Tiffany Wang


Category 12     Best General Website

2 June 08: USCF - United States Chess Federation


Category 13     Best Blog renamed "Best Chess Blog, Video, or Podcast"

30 May 08: Free ChessVideo Podcasts (Alexandra Kosteniuk)* MOVED from Category 21 to Category 13 Best Chess Blog, which will be renamed "Best Chess Blog, Video, or Podcast"
30 May: Michael Goeller, The Kenilworthian: A Frequently Updated Blog for the Kenilworth Chess Club. Sample blogs:
      1) "Review of Joel Benjamin's 'American Grandmaster'"
      2) "Tim McGrew"
      3) "Chess Amateurism"
14 June 08: Watch the Amber Videos here by Macauley Peterson & Peter Doggers* MOVED from Category 21


Category 14     Best Historical Article

12 June 08: “Chess Expert Jailed” by Olimpiu G. Urcan July 2007 Chess Life, page 46
12 June 08: “Fischer: Fame to Fallout” by Al Lawrence September 2007 Chess Life, page 18
12 June 08: “Remembering Bobby Fischer” by Al Lawrence March 2008 Chess Life, page 20
18 June 08: "The Dayton Chess Club Championship: Still Going Strong After Five Decades" by David Friedman, Ohio Chess Connection (page 12)


Category 15     Best Interview

30 May 08: Interview with Randy Bauer (Robert Vance)
2 June 08: E.Vicary on Chess, Girls and Genius by Jennifer Shahade on USCF
2 June 08: Interview with Irina Krush by Betsy Dynako on USCF
12 June 08: “Searching for Josh Waitzkin” by Bruce Pandolfini August 2007 Chess Life, page 30
12 June 08: “Hoffman’s Gambit” by Howard Goldowsky October 2007 Chess Life, page 18
12 June 08: “Bronstein” by IM Anthony Saidy December 2007 Chess Life, page 25
12 June 08: “Fabulous Fabiano” by Macauley Peterson January 2008 Chess Life, page 30
18 June 08: "Interview with Robert Hess" by Jerry Hanken, June 2008 Chess Life Magazine


Category 16     Best Editorial

30 May 08: The Power of the Ballot…and the Hall (Karl Heck)
30 May 08: Eulogy for a Fallen God (Randy S. Reynolds)
2 June 08: Greg on Chess: The Swiss is Terrible by Greg Shahade on USCF
12 June 08: “Timing is Everything” by Jon Jacobs December 2007 Chess Life, page 16* MOVED from Category 21, as its purpose is primarily to present a viewpoint on a chess-related subject
18 June 08: "Chess Parasites" by Phillip Seitzer, Jan/Feb 2008 Ohio Chess Connection (page 34)


Category 17     Best Review

30 May 08: How to Use Fritz and Chessbase (Ron Nurmi)
12 June 08: “Chess as a Mirror” by Jon Jacobs October 2007 Chess Life, page 16
12 June 08: “Watson: The Sequel” by Pete Tamburro November 2007 Chess Life, page 14
12 June 08: “Tactically Toothless” by Jonathan Hilton February 2008 Chess Life, page 14
12 June 08: “Matchless Match Book” by GM Joel Benjamin May 2008 Chess Life, page 12


Category 18     Best Analysis

30 May 08: Pete Karagianis, 53rd Iowa Open
30 May 08: Crushing the Dragon
30 May 08: Deep Analysis Lecture (Huss-Kosteniuk)
12 June 08: “Korchnoi Explains the French” by Harald Fietz September 2007 Chess Life, page 36


Category 19     Best Instructive Lesson

30 May 08: The Scholastic Column: Tactics (Karl Heck)
30 May 08: Crushing the Dragon (Jason Juett)* MOVED from Category 21, as its nature does not make it suitable for the Special Recognition Award, and it has already been entered into Category 18, Best Analysis
28 May 2008: Novice Nook by Dan Heisman on Chess Cafe site (four entries):
      Beginner Misconceptions
      Trading When Ahead or Behind
      Don't Allow the Floobly
      Getting the Edge
2 June 2008: How Wojo Won: The Sicilian by Jonathan Hilton on US Chess
2 June 2008: How Wojo Won: Part VI, the King's Indian Defense by Jonathan Hilton on US Chess
12 June 08: “Hook and Ladder” by Dana Mackenzie July 2007 Chess Life, page 44
12 June 08: “Implode” by Dana Mackenzie May 2008 Chess Life, page 37


Category 20     Best Humorous Contribution

2 June 08: Diary of a Samford Scholar: European Fall Part I. by IM Josh Friedel on USCF
2 June 08: Diary of a Samford Scholar: European Fall Part II. by IM Josh Friedel on USCF
12 June 08: “WWBD?” by Stephen Goodman September 2007 Chess Life, page 22
12 June 08: “Larry Potzer and the Sorcerer’s Start” by Lawrence Cohen Illinois Chess Bulletin
12 June 08: “Zaria” by Rosalyn B. Katz Chess Life for Kids
12 June 08: “Thoughts on Lasker, Among Others” by Ronald Wieck Chess Horizons
18 June 08: "The Fogarty View" by Joe Fogarty, May/Jun 2008 Ohio Chess Connection (page 17)
18 June 08: "East and West" by Jerry Hanken, May 2008 Chess Life magazine (page 22)
26 June 08: "We Had Such a Wonderful Time" by Harold Dondis, January 2008 Chess Horizons


Category 21     Special Recognition Award

30 May 08: Chess Fest - Gary Public Library
30 May 08: Free ChessVideo Podcasts (Alexandra Kosteniuk) (moved to Cat. 13)
30 May 08: Crushing the Dragon (Jason Juett) (moved to Cat. 19)
2 June 08: Fantasy Chess 2008! by Arun Sharma on USCF
2 June 08: 64 Square Tour by Bart Gibbons on USCF
2 June 08: 64 Square Problem Tour by Gary Kevin Ware on USCF
2 June 08: E.Vicary Previews Nationals by Elizabeth Vicary on USCF
12 June 08: “Get Ready for the Next Generation” by Macauley Peterson June 2007 Chess Life, page 16
12 June 08: “Timing is Everything” by Jon Jacobs December 2007 Chess Life, page 16 (moved to Cat. 16)
12 June 08: “Sunday in the Park” by C. K. Damrosch December 2007 Chess Life, page 32 (moved to Cat. 23)
12 June 08: “Chess on a Plane” by Mike Klein January 2008 Chess Life, page 15
12 June 08: “Developing Pieces” by Andy Ramos Miami-Dade County Public Schools Chess Newsletter
12 June 08: “Make it Legal-Lobby for Chess” by Rosalyn B. Katz (Printed as a stand-alone)
12 June 08: “As Real as it Gets” by Mark Donlan Chess Horizons
12 June 08: “In Memoriam: Gilbert F. Gosselin” by George Mirijanian Chess Horizons (moved to Cat. 23)
14 June 08: Watch the Amber Videos here by Macauley Peterson & Peter Doggers (moved to Cat. 13)


Category 22     Excellence in Chess Writing, Mainstream Media


Category 23     Best Human Interest

12 June 08: “Sunday in the Park” by C. K. Damrosch December 2007 Chess Life, page 32* MOVED from Category 21 to Category 23, Best Human Interest, newly created due to the number of entries in Category 21 that would better suit a human-interest category
12 June 08: “In Memoriam: Gilbert F. Gosselin” by George Mirijanian Chess Horizons* MOVED from Category 21
18 June 08: "Farewell to Boris" by Jerry Hanken, May 2008 Chess Life magazine


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