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**SPECIAL** 2016 World Chess Championship (Updated After Each Round)
The World Championship began on Nov. 11 in New York between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger Sergey Karjakin. We are providing round-by-round one-stop coverage of the match from across the Internet ... Here.
Arlington Chess Club has uploaded a host of club pictures from the last two years including from the DC Chess League. All the older pictures are still available as well ... Here.
Yasser Seirawan: A Radical Solution
Still reeling from the 35-minute punch of Game 12 of the “Classical” World Chess Championship match, I am writing this ... Here.
In Memoriam Mark Taimanov (1926–2016)
In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for ... Here.
An American Chess Resurgence?
Is chess really thriving in the U.S.? Is the game really moving forward between New York City and Los Angeles after ... Here.
Mark Dvoretsky's final interview—Part III
Part III, the finale of Mark's interview, deals with his current students, his favourite chess books and what prophylaxis ... Here.
What the Experts Say
Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin - who will win the match in New York? Is there a clear favorite? What are strengths ... Here.
Remembering Mihail Tal
Tal's World Championship match against Mihail Botvinnik in the spring of 1960 was one of the most interesting ... Here.
A Baby-Faced Chess Grandmaster Meets His Match
Perhaps surprisingly, being an international chess superstar comes with many of the same perks as Hollywood A-listers, including ... Here.
Queen of NY: Judit Polgar Talks about Analyzing the Match
After officially retiring from professional play, many fans might have worried the Hungarian star would drop out of ... Here.
Carlsen vs. Karjakin: The Final Countdown
The most awaited chess event of the year is right in front of us, and there is definitely no lack of forecasts ... Here.
World Class Smackdown on South Street!
In the other big showdown this coming week, two guys will play chess at the South Street Seaport. It’s a match for ... Here.
October Wrap-Up; By ACC President
For a returning event after a period of inactivity, we had a solid turnout with nearly 40 players matching wits on ... Here.
Mark Dvoretsky's final interview—Part II
In Part II of our interview with Dvoretsky we go into more specifics. We ask Mark how can we improve at tactics and ... Here.
Mark Dvoretsky's final interview—Part I
It was 15th of March 2016, the fourth round at the Candidates tournament 2016, Moscow. Sitting in the press room, I was working on ... Here.
New York chess hustlers get pwned by Magnus
No, it's not a typo! Background: there is vigorous chess activity in New York's Washington State Park, and plenty of ... Here.
Why Bother to Bone Up on Steinitz?
"I have always been hooked on the game’s history," writes IM Craig Pritchett, a leading Steinitz authority, in the ... Here.
Welcome to the Arlington Chess Club, the oldest chess club in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, having been in existence since 1954! ACC is a warm and friendly place to play chess, to learn more about chess, and to watch many of the region's top players compete in a club environment.
Please visit us any Friday or during one of our events. We look forward to seeing you!
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Please stop by and check us out on any Friday starting at 7pm!!
Listed below are tournaments sponsored by ACC over the next month or two. A complete list of additional ACC events and other area tournaments, as well as general information about ACC, can be found on our tournament webpage (link is below).
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ACC offers a variety of chess-themed articles for consumption of members and visitors alike. Authors penning opening, strategy, tactics and other chess material are at least master or expert strength.
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The Arlington Chess Club (ACC) was founded in 1954 and is currently the longest continuously meeting club in the D.C. area. When it began, that honor belonged to the Washington Chess Divan, which had its origins in the late 19th or early 20th century.
The Divan closed for good in the early 1980's, leaving ACC to carry on the chess tradition in the Washington metropolitan area. ACC is not only one of the largest clubs in the area and the country, it has the distinction of having the longest active weekly ladder tournament in the nation.
The club has more than 200 active members. To play on the club’s ladder or ...
For over 2700 Fridays, members have fought on the ACC ladder. Play a rated ...
Try your hand at a 3-round G/30 Action or a 5-round G/5 Blitz conducted every ...
Club teams compete against teams from other DC area clubs ...
Grand Masters usually give an hour lecture and then take on ...
Just drop on by and play for fun with friends!!
Kids of all ages can learn and improve from a variety of ...