Chess Advocate

The Chess Advocate
Designed and Published by Dwight Weaver

A special treat for all fans of the visual arts!

Here you can download all back issues of the Chess Advocate, a full-color digital magazine devoted to chess - but a magazine unlike any other. This brain-child of Mississippi resident Dwight Weaver combines old school drawings and pop-art with today's electronic publishing technology, to create a unique feel and texture. New wave nostalgia, a peek into yesteryear, all made vivid with advanced .pdf techniques.

The right words may be difficult to find, but the Chess Advocate certainly isn't a "comic book" or "cartoon" - instead it reads more like a modern graphic novel. You get games with plenty of diagrams (no board needed), items of news and history, along with chess art and inserts at every turn. There are special numbers like the "Detective Edition" and "Future Edition," clippings and photos, tournament coverage, and more. Whatever its label, this new genre of chess magazine is sure to please. And what's more, the Chess Advocate has won the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Chess Journalist of America Award in the "Best Club/Local Newsletter" category, an honor justly deserved!

The latest edition of the Chess Advocate (Issue 16) is available here, so you can have the entire collection to enjoy - every issue, and it's all absolutely free!  

Download Back Issues of Chess Advocate