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The Top Four
Chess Journalist of the Year
Peter Doggers See here chess.com
John Hartmann See here US Chess
Vanessa West See here Vanessa West
Pete Tamburro See here Pete Tamburro
Best Story of the Year
The Long Grind: Carlsen Defeats Karjakin 17-Feb 20 FM Mike Klein US Chess
Changing of the Guard 16-Jul 28 FM Mike Klein US Chess
Chess Life Turns 70! 16-Sep 20 Al Lawrence US Chess
Caruana on the Move, But Here to Stay 17-Apr 24 Macauley Peterson US Chess
Should Women's Chess Titles Be Eliminated? 25-May Read Here Vanessa West Vanessa West
3rd Annual Port of Burlington Apr, 2017 Read Here Eric Vigil ISCA
GM Timur Gareyev Sets World Record Jan, 2017 Read Here Eric Vigil ISCA
GM Timur Gareyev Sets Blindfold Chess World Record Mar, 2017 03-2017 Chess Life p. 38 Jay Stallings & Jennifer Vallens Jennifer Vallens
Best Chess Column  
Faces Across the Board Nov 16 & Feb - 17 p11/12 Al Lawrence US Chess
My Best Move Aug 16 & Jan 17 72 Nazi Paikidze / Kenneh Rogoff US Chess
Chess to Enjoy Jun 16 & Aug 16 16 GM Andy Soltis US Chess
Looks at Books Oct 16 & Jan 17 15 John Hartmann US Chess
The Practical Endgame Jul 16 & Oct 16 p46/48 GM Daniel Naroditsky US Chess
Musings of an American Grandmaster F16/W17 & Sp17 GM Joal Benjamin ACM
Jeremy Silman's Column 2/16/17 Read Here Jeremy Silman chess.com
5/26/17 Read Here
Gregory Serper's Column 4/16/17 Read Here Gregory Serper chess.com
2/19/17 Read Here
Lubomir Kavalek Column 12/6/16 Read Here GM Lubomir Kavalek Michael Ciamarra
8/18/16 Read Here
Michael Ciamarra Column 9/11/16 Read Here Michael Ciamarra Michael Ciamarra
10/24/16 Read Here
Best State Magazine/Newsletter
Northwest Chess June 2016 - May 2017 Read Here Jeff Roland Northwest Chess
Atlantic Chess News Annual Read Here Pete Tamburro New Jersey Chess
Texas Knights June 2016 - May 2017 Read Here Jeff French Jim Hollingsworth
Iowa Chess News - En Passant July 2016 - April 2017 Read Here Mark Capron ISCA
Best Book
Best Book - Instruction
The Fighting Dragon Mongoose Press Paul Powell Mongoose Press
Active Pieces Mongoose Press Jay Bonin and Keener Mongoose Press
Maneuvering: The Art of Piece Play July, 2016 Russell Enterprises Mark Dvoretsky Russell Enterprises
Chess for Hawk's New in Chess Cyrus Lakdawala New in Chess
Best Book - Other
Najdorf x Nadjorf Nov, 2016 Russell Enterprises Liliana Najdorf Russell Enterprises
H. E. Bird: A Chess Biography wih 1,198 Games McFarland Hans Renette McFarland
Vera Menchik: A Biography of the First Women's World Chess Champion with 350 Games McFarland Robert Tanner McFarland
W. H. K Pollock: A Chess Biography with 523 Games May, 2017 McFarland Olimpiu G. Urcan & John S. Hilbert McFarland
Best Electronic Book
Visual Arts
Best Chess Magazine / Newsletter Layout
September 2016 Chess Life 16-Oct All Dan Lucas / Frankie Butler US Chess
February 2017 Chess Life 17-Feb All Dan Lucas / Frankie Butler US Chess
American Chess Magazine F16W17 All Josip Asik ACM
American Chess Magazine SPR17 All  Josip Asik ACM
Best Chess Photojournalism
David Llada: A Common Thread 16-Oct 28 David Llada US Chess
The Shaman Sees Checkmate: Teaching Chess in the Amazon 17-May Read Here Vincent Roazzi Jr US Chess.org
It Ain't Over Till It's Over F16W17 84 Josip Asik / David Llada ACM
GM Timur Gareyev Sets World Record Jan, 2017 Read Here Eric Vigil ISCA
Best Single Photo
Karjakin Set to Challenge Carlsen 16-Jun 20 David Llada US Chess
Hajib 16-Dec 9 David Llada US Chess
Nazi Pakidze 16-Aug 21 Jim Doyle US Chess
Nazi Pakidze - C 16-Aug Cover Gregory Barnes US Chess
Timur Gareyev 17-Mar Cover Lennart Ootes US Chess
Magnus Carlsen 17-Feb Cover Max Avdeev US Chess
Seth Talyansky at Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park May, 2017 Cover Roza Kotlyar NW Chess
Midnight Mentor Nov, 2017 10 Rebecca Rutledge OCF Chess
ACM1 - C (Olympic Team) Cover ACM
ACM2 - C (Wesley So) Cover ACM
AMC2 - 8-9 (Tata Steel) p. 8 - 9 ACM
Chess/Delaware River Link Erick Hoxter New Castle Chess Club
Best Chess Art
Chess Life Turns 70! 16-Sep Cover Scott Raymond US Chess
Fabiano Caruana 17-Apr Cover Peter Shevenell US Chess
Bishop Power CLK Feb-17 Cover Alex Krivenda US Chess
Good Sportsmanship CLK Apr-17 Cover Chandler Ellison US Chess
ACM2 - C Spr 17 80-85 J. Prokopljovic ACM
Newspaper Media:
Best Regular Newspaper Column Thoughts from the champ on chess, intuition, and fashion 27-Sep-16 Read Here David Sands David Sands
Hans Berliner, the D. C. boy who conquered he postal chess world 22-Feb-17 Read Here David Sands David Sands
A Life Devoted to the Game 19-Jun-16 Read Here Bill Cornwall Bill Cornwall
The queen against the rooks 18-Sep-16 Read Here Bill Cornwall Bill Cornwall
Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local Interest
Chess 28-May-17 Bill Cornwall Bill Cornwall
News or Features - Print
Best Tournament Report - National/International
A Motion Picture: The Highlight Reel of the U.S. Open 16-Nov 30 Pete Karagianis US Chess
A Golden Age Returns 17-Jan 22 FM Mike Klein US Chess
Webster University Beside Itself to Win Largest PanAms in 35 Years 17-Apr 39 Al Lawrence US Chess
Olympiad ACM1 p. 9-64 Sam Shankland, et al ACM
Best Tournament Report - State/Local
IM's Nagle and Brooks Win 62nd Iowa Open 1-Oct Read Here Mark Capron, Sean Nagle and Joseph Wan ISCA
Brashaw Repeats as Iowa Champion!! Jul, 2016 Read Here Mark Capron ISCA
Best Features Article
A Complicated Man 16-Oct 36 GM Yasser Seirawan US Chess
The "Chess Machine" Pedals to the Record 17-Mar 38 Jay Stallings & Jennifer Vallens US Chess
The American Swiss Open and You 16-Aug 28 Pete Karagianis US Chess
Past-Peak Playing 16-Jul 20 Dr. Alexey Root, WIM US Chess
An Anti-Cheating Activist's Confession 17-May 36 FM Jon Jacobs US Chess
Best Instructive Lesson
How to Lose to a 1400 16-Aug 40 FM Jon Jacobs US Chess
Executing the Execution 17-Apr 32 GM Josh Friedel US Chess
Queen Endings Dymystified ACM2 p. 102 - 105 GM Alex Fishbein ACM
The Power of the First Estate CLK Feb, 2017 p. 10 Pete Tamburro Pete Tamburro
Best Review
Dvorestky Retrospective 16-Dec 14 John Hartmann US Chess
Everyman Roundup 16-Oct 12 John Hartmann US Chess
Best Humorous Contribution
He's Hard to Read 16-Jul 8 Colin Patterson US Chess
Damiano Defense 16-Dec 10 Colin Patterson US Chess
I WILL BE THE GREATEST CHESS PLAYER THAT GOD EVER CREATED Apr, 2017 27 Brian Berger NW Chess
How to Lose to a 1400 Aug, 2016 40 FM Jon Jacobs Jon Jacobs
Best Historical Article  
The Murky Origins of Chess 17-May 40 Dr. Gerald M. Levitt US Chess
An Anti-Cheating Activist's Confession May, 2017 36 FM Jon Jacobs Jon Jacobs
John W. Griggs, When Chess Touched Politics  Annual Read Here John Hilbert NJ Chess
Best Interview  
Stephen Moss 16-Nov 42 Dr. Alexey Root, WIM US Chess
It Ain't Over Till It's Over ACM 1 84-89 Josip Asik ACM
Best Analysis  
Botvinnik Gets Trumped 16-Dec 40 GM Pal Benko US Chess
The Nak of Gilbraltar 17-Apr 22 GM Robert Hess US Chess
David Lucky vs. Hans Morrow Aug, 2016 p. 7-8 Ralph Dubisch NW Chess
Top Three US Games ACM2 p. 14-25 Ivan Sokolov ACM
An Anti-Cheating Activist's Confession May, 2017 p. 36 FM Jon Jacobs Jon Jacobs
The Patzer's Opening Jul/Aug 2016 p. 26 - 28 Jim Hollingsworth Jim Hollingsworth
IM's Nagle and Brooks Win 62nd Iowa Open 1-Oct Read Article Here Mark Capron, Sean Nagle and Joseph Wan ISCA
Best Club Newsletter/Magazine
En Passant June 2016 - March 2017 John Barraso Pittsburgh Chess Club
Best Single Club Publication
David Elliott Memorial Cup Booklet Feb. 2017 Eric Johnson Eric Johnson
News or Features - Online
Best Tournament Report - National/International
A WinnerÕs Tale: GM Chirila on Millionaire Chess 2016 16-Oct Read Article Here GM Cristian Chirila USChess.org
KostyaÕs Magical Reykjavik Open: A Recap! 17-May Read Article Here Kostya Kavutskiy USChess.org
Webster U. Ties Itself for First Place at the Pan-Ams 2-Jan Read Article Here Al Lawrence Al Lawrence
Webster Wins 5th College Championship in a Row 2-Apr Read Article Here Al Lawrence Al Lawrence
Carlsen Beats Nakamura To Win GM Blitz Battle 27-Oct Read Article Here Mike Klein chess.com
Carlsen Wins Rapid Playoff, Defends World 30-Nov Read Article Here Mike Klein chess.com
Best Tournament Report - State/Local
Amsterdam Pub Crawl Tournament Marks 25th Anniversary 17-May-17 Read Here Peter Doggers chess.com
Play to the Beat: When Dance and Chess Collide - US Chess 12-Oct-16 Read Here Jamaal Abdul-Alim Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Reunions and Victories at the Chesapeake Open 18-Jan-17 Read Here Jamaal Abdul-Alim Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Lucky and Good: Lenderman and Yip Score at Eastern Open - US Chess 1-Jan-17 Read Here Jamaal Abdul-Alim Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Best Features Article
An American Chess Resurgence!? 23-Nov-16 Read Here Vanessa West Vanessa West
How I Learned My 1st Chess Openings 17-May-17 Read Here Louisa Thomas chess.com
Inventions, Part I - III:  June 27-29, 2016 Part I Jamaal Abdul-Alim Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Part II
Part III
Best Instructive Lesson
What is Your Goal in Chess? 16-Jun Read Here Vanessa West USChess.org
Spring Ahead by Improving Your Endgame 17-Apr Read Here Bryan Castro USChess.org
How to Study Chess 1-Nov Read Here Vanessa West Vanessa West
How to Study Chess: A Method for Amateurs 8-Jul Read Here Eric Kurtz New Castle Chess
Best Review
Magnus Carlsen on the Simpsons: The Portrayal of Chess in Pop Culture 17-Mar Read Here Vanessa West USChess.org
Chess Tech University: Philosophy and Game Analysis  - Part I & II 17-Mar Part I John Hartmann USChess.org
Part II
Five Chess Tech Tips for the New Year Jan 11-12, 2017 Column I John Hartmann John Hartmann
Column II
How to Really Learn an Opening - Review: First Steps the French 29-Sep Read Here Vanessa West Vanessa West
Best Humorous Contribution
Twenty, Twenty, Twenty-Four Hours to go 6-Apr-17 Read Here Jiten Patel MNChess.org
US Chess Launches Dating App To Bring Like-Minded Couples Together, Promoting the Romance of Chess 1-Apr-17 Read Here Bill Feldman www.il-chess.org
Pete's Pathetic Chess: The Worst Move Imaginable 22-Feb-17 Read Here Pete Cilento chess.com
Best Historical Article
The Forgotten Wizard: Reshevsky in Tulsa, 1921 May, 2017 Read Here Tom Braulich OCFChess
Inventions, Part I - III:  June 27-29, 2016 Part I Jamaal Abdul-Alim Jamaal Abdul-Alim
Part II
Part III
Best Interview
Ousted Iranian Player: 'My Wardrobe Should Not Be Anyone's Business!' 2/28/17 Read Here Mike Klein chess.com
Best Analysis
Best Club Newsletter/Magazine
Off da Rook 1-Jun-16 Read Here Jennifer Vallens Jennifer Vallens
Best Article in Mainstream Publication          
Blindfold Chess King Reveals His Memory Tricks 4/6/17 Read Here Gus Lubin Jennifer Vallens
Electronic Media
Best [USCF] State Chapter Website
www.il-chess.org Bill Feldman www.il-chess.org
www.chessmaine.net Daniel DeLuca www.chessmaine.net
www.iowa-chess.org Bethany Carson IASCA
Best General Chess Website
Best Chess Blog
Best Electronic State Newsletter
Oklahoma Chess Monthly Jun, 2016 - May, 2017 Read Here Tom Braunlich OCF Chess
 http://www.iowa-chess.org/en-passant July, 2016 - April, 2017 Mark Capron ISCA
Colorado Chess July, 2016 - April, 2017 Read Here Paul Covington Paul Covington