Links to APCT Material
You can find all "The Campbell Report" columns from the APCT News
Bulletin from Jan-Feb 1994 to present here.
The First National Team
Sites Concentrating on Correspondence
Here's a complete tournament report on the only National Team Championship ever
held in the USA. The ICCF-U.S. office directed this event which invited all the
major USA cc organizations to compete on 50 boards for the USA
One of the best collections of cc sites on the web. If you enjoy correspondence
chess you must visit chess journalist and CCLA Master John Knudsen's
gift to the cc world.
Correspondence Chess Message Board (TCCMB) [updated
An important site where cc enthusiasts can share their opinions and
Correspondence Chess News
An excellent on-line correspondence chess magazine/
The Campbell Report
Articles, news and features about correspondence chess by regular APCT News
Bulletin columnist J. Franklin Campbell (also Webmaster of this APCT
site). The last six years of Campbell's APCT column are available here,
crosstables of the USCCC (USA Championship) events and a regular column on
openings by USCF Senior Master Mark Morss.
Ralph Marconi's Chess Page
This is the excellent cc site created and maintained by International Arbiter,
tournament director, cc Master and APCT member Ralph Marconi. He's a
regular columnist for Check! and The Chess
Correspondent and the team captain for the Canadian Olympiad
Tim Harding's cc magazine is perhaps the best cc publication is the
world, certainly the best cc magazine published in English. Harding brings us
the latest news and a lot of great information and you'll frequently find new
material here ... news, games, reviews, photos. This is one of the biggest
correspondence chess sites on the web.
ICCF-US official site.
The home of the USA office of the International Correspondence Chess Federation
(ICCF). APCT is represented by the ICCF-U.S. office and ICCF-U.S. Secretary Max
Zavanelli in international correspondence chess affairs. APCT members (along
with CCLA and USCF members) are automatically qualified to play in ICCF postal
and email events.
Main site for the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) with
frequent updates concerning the world of International competition and a
comprehensive rating list. The web site was recently completely redone by new
ICCF Webmaster Evelin Radosztics.[updated
CC GM Dr. Stephan
Dr. Stephan Busemann is a Grandmaster of correspondence chess. A small
site with and interesting section on
computers in CC - Opinions".
This is the homepage of Jaap van der Kooij, a Dutch cc master and a
collector of cc games. Here he provides hundreds of games for downloading in
ChessBase and NicBase formats.
Bösenberg's home page
He's a Master Class ICCF cc player and tournament director in Germany. There
are some ICCF crosstables and a selection of his games in PGN.
ICCF Deputy President Ragnar
USA Correspondence Chess Rating
Not much chess but some good "New Age" links. It may be worth
checking occasionally for something new.
Note that these links are subject to change.
All of these organizations use basically the same rating system and the numbers
should be roughly comparable. However, many players in one organization have
substantially different ratings in other organizations (due to inactivity or
differences in attitude in competitions). If you know your opponent's main cc
organization, you can probably get his rating from the appropriate list
APCT Rating List
The current ratings of APCT players at this APCT site.
You'll find information about the rating of players in the International
Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) here. Click on the "Ratings &
Titles" link in the top navigation bar. For a complete rating list you'll
need to download either the PDF list or the excellent "Eloquery"
There are several U. S. Chess Federation cc rating lists available here
covering 6-month periods. Just scroll down the page to "CC Ratings"
and select the list to view.
CCLA Rating List
Sites By APCT Members
This is a recent rating list for the Correspondence Chess League of America
Chess is Fun [updated
APCT and 10th USA cc Champion IM Jon Edwards web page dedicated
to teaching chess to beginners. He has recently created additional pages
(actually a new web site linked
to the old one) providing book reviews and a games collection for those
just learning chess. If you are a new student of the game or provide
instruction to others then you may find this site most useful. Just
click the link Book Reviews and Great
Game Archive to get to the new section and Free
Chess instruction to go back to the original pages. Update: Jon
Edwards now posts material almost daily in his new Chess
Blog. Highly recommended! .
Joseph Hitselberger's Chess
APCT member Joseph Hitselberger's web page with information about the
Wisconsin cc championship.
Sacramento Chess Club
APCT member John McCumiskey's web page dedicated to the activities of
the Sacramento Chess Club.
Ralph Marconi's Chess Page
APCT member Ralph Marconi. He's also ICCF North America/Pacific Zone
APCT'er John Knudsen created this domain full of correspondence chess
sites, including his own.
The Campbell Report
APCT member Franklin Campbell's web site, including on-line versions of
his APCT column by the same name.
Keith Hayward's Home Page
"Live" Coverage of CC
APCT member Keith Hayward has found a new home for his chess
13th USCCC Final -
Diary of Mark Morss
Here are the moves and positions of all 13 games of USCF Senior Master Mark
Morss in the 13th U. S. Correspondence Chess Championship Final
Round updated as they are being played. Mark plays an aggressive and
entertaining style of chess so this is definitely a page to check frequently.
14th USCCC Diary
J. Franklin Campbell's coverage of his games in the 14th U. S.
Correspondence Chess Championship (14th USCCC). These games are being
played by postal delivery, so new moves appear about weekly for most games.
However, most of the games are already finished.
This strong German ICCF Master (2460) displays his current crosstables plus a
selection of games being played by email. I note that Herbert Bellmann
doesn't lose many games.
Ralph Marconi has been documenting the email match between USCF Senior
Master Steve Ham and a consultation team of Master players from
NOST. The game has finished with Steve Ham winning with strong play. The
resulting report contains a deeply annotated game with comprehensive notes by
Ham and numerous additional comments by members of the losing team of master
GSF vs IM Hans
Herbert Bellmann's coverage of a match between IM Hans Klarenbeek and
the GSF (GambitSoft Computerschach-Forum).
Tinture's PGN Viewer
Laurent Tinture, a strong French cc competitor (2430 in John Knudsen's Exclam!
rating list), presents a dozen of his current games using the Misty Beach PGN
Viewer, so you can play over his entire game (up to the current move). Very
nice, if you have a modern browser.
A more complete list go to The
Campbell Report 'Live' Chess Links. I would like to create links
to additional pages where we can watch cc games being played "live."
Please send me any URL's of sites with "live" coverage of
cc games in progress. Contact
Other Recommended Sites
Chess Journalists of America (CJA)
The CJA publishes a quarterly journal and conducts the annual competition for
the best chess journalism for the year. This web site provides information on
the organization, how to join, sample magazine articles and resources for the
working chess journalist.
Grandmaster Chess School
This is an interesting site, particularly for those who follow OTB chess. They
offer free downloads of large collections of games arranged by player and
coverage of major OTB events, in addition to their training programs available
for a fee. FIDE World Champion GM Alexander Khalifman is the director
and ICCF GM Gennady Nesis is on the staff.
Interesting coverage of some major OTB events. I recommend a visit. If you have
a modern browser you can follow events "live." They also have a
number of tournaments archived so that you can play through all the games move
TWIC - The Week in Chess by
The best source for current chess news and games. Mark Crowther is one
of the great chess enthusiasts on the web and constantly updates the news on
this site. He also provides many recently played games for downloading.
One of the most professional and informative sites on the web for chess
enthusiasts. Hanon Russell hosts a number of regular columns by
well-known chess jounalists, including cc authority Tim Harding. There is a
huge amount of material at this site.
The Former World OTB champ Garry Kasparov is opinionated and always
presents his own viewpoint as the only "correct" one, but it's big
news when such a player presents his own web site. Popular chess journalist
Michael Greengard (Mig) and a number of top players participate in this site.
USCF Master Randy
Bauer's Chess Site
An outstanding OTB site. Master Randy Bauer presents thoughtful reviews
of a number of chess books, and his carefully annotated games are excellent.
His annotated game vs. IM Mike Brooks, with additional commentary from GM Alex
Yermolinsky, is particularly interesting and educational. Also read "Chess
Tips" (Playing To Win With "Your" Defense).
Nick Pope's site is devoted to accurate and entertaining explorations of
the history of chess. Here you'll find articles about significant chess matches
of the past as well as photos, drawings, game collections and references. Nick
Pope is also the webmaster & historian for the
Michigan Chess Association.
Of 1001 Knights
A fascinating site by chess enthusiast S.F.Strahan. I suggest dropping
by and browsing through her material for some interesting reading. She offers
essays on various topics and on a few top players, as well as games from
various events (including many opportunities to go over the games using a Java
La Mecca - Chess Encyclopedia
An interesting site with chess news, links, definitions and apparently much
more. My best recommendation is to visit it for yourself and take a look
around. Check out the Blitz Chess Releases and What's New pages first.
EN PASSANT -
Nørresundby Chess Club
This Danish Chess Club page features software, chess fonts, chess graphics and
selected links ... well worth visiting.
According to the Chess-L chess discussion list moderator Frank Maximus this web
site contains the archives of the discussion group from February 1994 to the
present. While the mix of comments by the list contributors spans the spectrum
from intelligent observation to the studiply inane, there's little doubt an
interested reader could spend many hours at this site.
Jon Levitt's Chess Pages
English GM Jon Levitt's personal web site. There's not a lot of material here
yet but it's worth a visit and holds promise for the future.
Fide - World
Chess Federation (OTB)
This site carries the official FIDE news and announcements.
This is a good source for USCF OTB ratings.
GM Alex Yermolinsky's web site. I particularly recommend reading his
monthly Diary. He is outspoken about his opinions and has some very interesting
The Retrograde Analysis
A neat site devoted to retrograde analysis. Even if you don't normally care for
chess problems you should check out this site. Like me you may find this kind
of chess problem especially enjoyable.
University of Pittsburgh Chess Page
THE site for downloading masses of games. There are also some chess utilities
here. Check the "Chess Archives" for games to download.
200,000 games neatly organized by ECO code (with common names also given). A
good source for downloading games of particular opening lines.
I don't have any experience with this one but it looks useful. It claims to
have access to 2,000,000 games which you can search on-line.
Again, I don't have direct experience with this one. However, it looks quite
useful to ChessBase users with various collections of games. Of particular
interest are the collections from specific books, such as Nimzo's "My
System" and Euwe/Kramer's "The Middle Game" where the games are
in the same order as in the book.
Blackmar-Diemer Gambit Pages
Any BDG enthusiast will want to visit the web site of Tom Purser, one on
the chief proponents of this exciting opening.
New In Chess
By the publishers of the superb New In Chess magazine.
Donald Maddox's site for his ChessBase USA operation. If you're a
ChessBase user, as I am, you may want to visit occasionally for new product
information. The T-Notes column provides news and advice on using
ChessBase International Site (Germany)
This much improved site for the International office of ChessBase will be
mostly of interest to ChessBase users.
Colin Carroll of Yorkshire, England offers a low-cost but full-featured
chess database alternative. I have no opinion on this product, having never
used it personally, but you may find it worthwhile to check it out for
Alpine Chess and Game
The late Steve Smith's chess fonts are the best I've seen. Contact his
son Adrian Smith if you need to print or display chess diagrams or FAN
notation. I use them with ChessBase as well as with my printing.
Chess Puzzle Series for Kids and
Chess tutorial software and training simulators for beginners and tournament
chess players. [added
How to move the pieces, chess lessons, free chess downloads, recommended books,
etc. A neat little site with some interesting features.
Other Lists of Chess Links
Writes and sells books dedicated to specific openings.
Originally created by Harris Nizel, this collection of chess links
appears to be one of the best on the web.
This is another excellent source for chess links.
Brain Games Web Guide -
Michael Curl's link to correspondence chess sites. From this page you
can travel to his other pages of selected chess links ... well thought out and
Chess Club Links
Another good source for chess links.
Chess Links [added 1-May-2004]
A set of chess links. Check the list at the left for specific types
of links, such as cc links. This is part of the GamesTalks.COM
web site, which covers a variety of games.
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