Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


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

  • Friday Ladder:
    Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • DC Chess League: Sep. 8
  • Blitz: Sep. 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Sep. 23
  • Friday Action: Sep. 29

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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 4 – August 11, 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 challenger ... Here.

August 10, 2017

Frank Marshall's 140th Anniversary

American Frank Marshall was born 140 years ago today. Marshall was an ingenious chess gentleman who ... Here.

August 10, 2017

World Chess wants to hook up grandmasters to heart monitors to make matches ‘more exciting’

Watching two grandmasters play chess can be a tedious affair, especially for those unfamiliar with the ... Here.

August 10, 2017

Awonder Liang Now World's Youngest Grandmaster

FIDE has confirmed Awonder Liang's grandmaster title by written resolution. This makes the 14-year-old American the ... Here.

August 10, 2017

Emanuel Lasker's Greatest Hits

Though Lasker was one of the greatest tacticians in history, and though he was also one of the best ... Here.

August 4, 2017

Beat Your Opponent by Retreating!

In general, amateur chess players do their best to push their pieces forward and attack. However, sometimes they think ... Here.

August 2, 2017

7 questions before the 2017 Sinquefield Cup

Magnus Carlsen will have the black pieces against Fabiano Caruana as the 2017 Sinquefield Cup starts ... Here.

August 1, 2017

July 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), nearly 70 players competed ... Here.

August 1, 2017

Fedoseev on Dortmund and his World Cup dreams

22-year old Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Fedoseev has had a spectacular year, climbing 73 rating points and ... Here.

August 1, 2017

Alex Yermolinsky wins US Senior Open

After years of eligibility to participate in the US Senior Open, GM Alex Yermolinsky finally caved in' and ... Here.

July 31, 2017

World juniors crush the USA in St. Louis

World Junior Champion Jeffery Xiong said “they managed to blow us out of the building” as his US team ... Here.

July 27, 2017

Kasparov opens USA vs. World match in St. Louis

“Now we have the future,” said Garry Kasparov as he opened the Match of the Millennials in St. Louis. The event ... Here.

July 26, 2017

The Chess Guessing Game

In our previous installment, we discussed the concept of pattern recognition and this time we present ... Here.

July 26, 2017

Morozevich entertains at 50th Biel Chess Festival

The 50th Biel Chess Festival has brought some chess legends back into the limelight, with former champions ... Here.

July 24, 2017

“Women’s chess”: A misleading and counterproductive label

The label has settled into chess parlance, but its usage is a disservice to the inherent meritocracy of ... Here.

July 22, 2017

Awonder Liang, Akshita Gorti are U.S. Junior champs

The 2017 U.S. Junior Championship and Girls Junior Championship were held in Saint Louis, in the same hall as ... Here.

computer analysis is ... Here.

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