Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • DC Chess League: Jul. 7
  • Blitz: Jul. 14
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jul. 22
  • Friday Action: None

  • Friday Ladder:
    Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Friday Action: Aug. 11
  • DC Chess League: Aug. 18
  • Blitz: Aug. 25
  • Sat. Action-Plus: none

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Club Newswire

Our newswire covers club news and local tournaments as well as any particularly unique or interesting chess articles, videos and other items from around the web. We leave coverage of most other national and international events to TWIC, Chessbase and others, though we do cover really big events.

July 10, 2017

** NEW Club Photos **

The club's photo gallery on our About ACC webpage has been updated with photos from the last DCCL match (Rd 2 of the 2017 Summer session and (finally!) from the club Simul with GM Sergey Erenberg from last year ... Here.

July 6, 2017

Garry Kasparov returns to chess for US tournament

Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov is coming out of retirement to play in a US tournament next month, organisers have ... Here.

July 6, 2017

Exercises in style: from Steinitz to Carlsen

World Champions have style. At least, this is often claimed. Kasparov loved to attack, Karpov excelled in prophylaxis, Capablanca ... Here.

July 5, 2017

Pattern recognition and pawn structures

In the recent issue of New in Chess magazine GM Matthew Sadler, having switched jobs and looking for a low-effort way to ... Here.

July 4, 2017

Bobby Fischer in Iceland – 45 years ago

In the final week of June 1972 the chess world was in turmoil. The match between World Champion Boris Spassky and his ... Here.

July 4, 2017

Controversial Finish To Canadian Championship

The 2017 Canadian Chess Championship was turned upside down this weekend, literally. Black advanced several ... Here.

July 2, 2017

When Chess Legends Play Against Their Own Openings

There are many openings in chess that were named after chess players who invented or make them popular. But what happens when ... Here.

July 1, 2017

June Wrap-Up; By ACC President

The club had a great turnout in our events this month. In the ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60, d5), over 60 players ... Here.

June 29, 2017

I’m Still Passionate About Squares

In my first “Passionate About Squares” article I demonstrated how important it is to create weak squares in the ... Here.

June 25, 2017

Kramnik on Carlsen’s slump & the Candidates Race

Vladimir Kramnik turned 42 today, and the former World Champion did so as the no. 2 rated player on the live rating list after ... Here.

June 22, 2017

I’m Passionate About Squares

Many chess players have a limited understanding of the game. They think it’s all about mating the enemy king. They think ... Here.

June 20, 2017

Kasparov on hand for Paris Grand Chess Tour launch

Garry Kasparov was again on hand as the 2017 Grand Chess Tour was launched in Paris on Tuesday. Magnus Carlsen tops the ... Here.

June 20, 2017

Chess moves help Iraqi refugees

For over a year the city of Mosul, a major city in northern Iraq, has been under siege by the Iraqi army, which is trying to ... Here.

June 20, 2017

Interview: 12-yr old Nihal Sarin

"I had the pleasure of first meeting Nihal in Stockholm at the end of last year," writes John-Paul Wallace. "He looked ... Here.

June 17, 2017

Bringing a smile on the faces of children with disabilities

When the second leg of the FIDE Grand Prix 2017 was in progress in Moscow, a group of children with disabilities ... Here.

June 16, 2017

Jon Speelman's Agony Column #54

This week's games come from ACC Member Jim Guill who is 61 and retired in 2015. A USCF A grade player (i.e. between 1800 and 1999) ... Here.

June 1, 2017

Bisguier's Greatest Hits

Quite a few obituaries have appeared, so I’m not going to do a study on Bisguier’s life. And, for personal details, ... Here.

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