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TOP FIVEBEST BOOKVISUAL ARTSNEWSPAPER MEDIANEWS or FEATURES, PRINT (open to journalist and publications in print)NEWS or FEATURES, ONLINE (open to journalist and publications found online)ELECTRONIC MEDIA (open only to online journalist and their websites)CRAMER AWARDSJUNIOR AWARDS
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Chess Journalist of the YearWinnerJohn Hartmann (https://new.uschess.org/author/jhartmann)Best Book - Instructional (paper copy)WinnerIn the Zone: The Greatest Winning Streaks in Chess History by Cyrus LakdawalaBest Chess Magazine/Newsletter LayoutWinnerBest Regular Newspaper ColumnWinnerChess - Bill Cornwall - L. A. TimesBest Tournament Report - National/InternationalWinnerA Spectacular Finish; Chess Life, October 2019, pg. 24 - WGM Tatev AbrahamyanBest Tournament Report - National/International - OnlineWinnerAagaard on the Candidates ,John HartmannBest [USCF] State Chapter Website (CRAMER AWARDS)Winnerhttp://www.montanachess.org, Kevin Kuehnel, Montana ChessState Championship ReportWinnerNearly Killed on Cloud Nine: My 2019 Alabama State Championship, Scott Varagona, Alabama Chess AnticsBest Junior Chess Print ArticleWinner4 Steps That Changed the World , John Burke, ACM
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Best Story of the YearWinner80 Years of US Chess - Al LawrenceBest Book - Other (paper copy)WinnerThe Best I Saw in Chess -Stuart RachelsBest Chess PhotojournalismWinnerCote d'Ivore through a Newcomer's Lens - WFM Maria Emelianova -Chess Life, August 2019, pg. 44Best Regular Newspaper Article of Local InterestWinnerInside Sullivan: Chess in Sullivan County - Patricio Robayo - Sullivan County Democrat
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Isle of Man; Enter the Dragon - Michael Rohde -- American Chess MagazineBest Online Chess NewsWinnerCLO , uschess.comHonorable Mention ChesMaine.net, Daniel DeLuca, Chess MaineScholastic Coverage in StateWinnerMagnus Chess League, Season Seven: 2019-2020, www.magnusleague.orgHonorable Mention Not So Wide Yet Quite Deep, John Burke, ACM
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Honorable Mention May I Have the Envelope, Please? Chess Life, February 2020, pg. 22 - Jon Crumiller and GM Lev AlburtBest Self PublishedWinnerHumor in Chess - Ralph Bowman and Dewain Barber, editorsBest Tournament Report - State/LocalWinnerChess in Brownsville - Bartek Macieja - ACMOnline State/Local Newsletter or MagazineWinnerChess Advocate (Memphis Chess) , Dwight Weaver, Memphis ChessBest General Chess WebsiteWinneruschess.comState Magazine/Newsletter - PrintWinnerNW Chess Print, Jeffrey Roland, ed., NorthWest ChessJunior Chess Online ArticleWinnerChristopher Yoo Goes Online at Sunway Sitges Online at Su , Christopher Yoo, USChess
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Best Chess ColumnWinnerAlex Fishbein's Endgame Column - ACMBest Single PhotoWinnerJennifer Yu; Chess Life, January 2020, cover - Myles Katherine Photography
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Texas and Missouri - Alex Ipatov - ACMHonorable Mention Mechanics' Institute Newsletter ,Abel Talamantez, Mechanics' InstituteBest Twitter FeedWinnerUS ChessHonorable Mention ACN - 50th USATE, Alessandro De Marchi-Blumenstein, New Jersey State Chess FederationHonorable Mention Tucson's Carlos Boteo Wins 2019 Amateur West Championship, Jonathan Martinez, USChess Online
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Honorable Mention Faces across the Board - Al LawrenceBest Features ArticleWinnerMay I Have the Envelope, Please? Chess Life, February 2020, pg. 22 - Jon Crumiller and GM Lev AlburtBest Features Article - OnlineWinnerHow the Beauty of Chess as Art Takes Many Forms , Ray LinvilleBest Chess BlogWinnerLearning from Each Game , Ray LinvilleState Magazine/Newsletter - OnlineWinnerColorado Chess Informant, Fred Spell, ed., Colorado Chess Informant (July 2019 - April 2020)Junior Personal NarrativeWinnerChess Adventures with WGM Carissa Yip , Carissa Yip
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Best State MagazineWinnerBest Chess ArtWinnerScholastic Nationals; Chess Life, August 2019, cover - James OsesBest Chess Club NewsletterWinnerChess Advocate (Memphis Chess) - Dwight WeaverBest Tournament Report - State/Local - OnlineWinnerThe 2019 Denver Open , IM John WatsonBest Chess PodcastWinnerLaides Knight , Jennifer ShahadeHonorable Mention NW Chess Online, Jeffrey Roland, ed., NorthWest Chess
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Honorable Mention Single Chess Magazine CoverWinnerPal Benko; Chess Life, November 2019, cover - Patrick MoralesBest Instructive Lesson - PrintWinnerTop Ten Endgames of 2019 - Alex Fishbein-ACMBest Instructive Lesson - OnlineWinnerShlyakhtenko on Winning at Dreaming King ,Robert ShlyakhtenkoHonorable Mention One Move at a Time, Dan LucasPersonal NarrativeWinnerPersonal Narrative, Cramer Award, John Brezina, Colorado Chess Informant - October, 2019, p. 18
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Best Overall Chess MagazineWinnerAmerican Chess MagazineBest CartoonWinner"You Say Rad2, I Say R2-D2", Chess Life, February 2020, pg. 12 - Idea: Dan Lucas; Art: Matt SattelBest InterviewWinnerWith John Donaldson - Dusan Krunic - American Chess MagazineBest Humorous Contribution OnlineWinnerhttp://www.memphischess.com/Chess_Advocate_Vol_4_No_1__2019_Battlewise_Edition__MCC_Copy.pdf - p.22 , Diego Delgado, Memphis ChessBest Single Podcast EpisodeWinnerLaides Knight , Jennifer ShahadeHonorable Mention Nearly Killed on Cloud Nine: My 2019 Alabama State Championship., Scott Varagona, Alabama Chess Antics
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Deep Dive; Chess Life, January 2020, pg. 32 - GM Maurice Ashley - USChessHonorable Mention The Five Barber Bishop Brouhaha , Eric Vigil, USChess
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Best Humorous ContributionWinnerDid This Man Save the 1972 World Championship?; Chess Life, January 2020, pg. 40 - Menachem Wecker - USChessHistorical Article - OnlineHonorable Mention How the Marshall Attack Came to Prominence in an Earlier Pandemic, Ray Linville
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Best ReviewWinnerLessons Learned; Chess Life, December 2019, p.20. - John Hartmann- US CHESSBest AnalysisWinnerYip Annotates Thrilling World Women's Finale , IM Carissa Yip
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Best Personal NarrativeWinner (Tie)Remembering My Great Predecessors - Joel Benjamin - ACMBest Online InterviewWinnerGM Aagard on the Candidates: Post Postponment - John Hartmann
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Winner (Tie)Excellence in the Face of Adversity - Justin Sarkar - ACMPersonal Narrative - OnlineWinnerTime to Take Up Correspondence Chess?, Michael Buss
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Dear Diaries; Chess Life, July 2020, pg. 28 - GM Sam Shankland and WGM Tatev AbrahamyanBest Educational Lesson onlineWinnerHow to Teach Your Kids to Play Chess , Ray Linville
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Best AnalysisWinner2019 Opening Trends - Ivan Sokolov - ACMBest Non Instructive Chess VideoWinnerThe Magic of Chess, Jenny Schweitzer, Director
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Best Historical ArticleWinner (Tie)Lost & Found; Chess Life, May 2020, pg. 30 - John Hartmann
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Winner (Tie)"80 Years of US Chess," December 2019 CL, pp. 40-49 - Al Lawrence
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The Magic Year of 1971 - John Donaldson - Northwest Chess
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