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.
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.
Why bother to bone up on Steinitz? (1/2)
"I have always been hooked on the game’s history," writes IM Craig Pritchett, a leading Steinitz authority, in the British ... Here.
Financial Times: Inside the Home of Magnus Carlsen
Did you ever wonder how World Champion Magnus Carlsen lives? The "Financial Times" did, and asked journalist ... Here.
Millionaire Chess: an interview with Maurice Ashley
On 6th October the 3rd Millionaire Chess tournament starts in Atlantic City. And again it is a tournament ... Here.
September Wrap-Up; By ACC President
Big News! The ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 rounds, G/45, d5) will be returning again starting October 22, 2016! ... Here.
An Interview with Chess Legend Judit Polgar
Judit Polgar was a chess prodigy and is the only woman who has ever made it to the top ten in chess. After the Olympiad in 2014 ... Here.
World Youth Championships: a perspective by a coach
The World Youth Championships U14, U16 and U18 are played from 20th September to 4th October in Khanty-Mansiysk ... Here.
Protest against playing the Women's World Championship in Iran
During the Chess Olympiad 2016 in Baku the General Assembly of FIDE made two important decisions which concern major ... Here.
Timur Gareyev Breaks World Consecutive Blindfold Chess Record
GM Timur Gareyev is a man with a mission: the man who likes to call himself "Blindfold King" wants to set records in ... Here.
How Anand trounced Mamedyarov's speculative sacrifice
Vishy Anand joined the lead at the 2016 Tal Memorial in a stylish manner. He fended off a sacrificial attack by ... Here.
Carlsen wins Handicap simul 11-0
Maybe Magnus Carlsen took it as a good omen. On 22nd September 2016, 50 days before his World Championship match against ... Here.
Mark Dvoretsky passes away at 68
Today, the Russian Chess Federation announced that the well-known Russian chess coach and author Mark Dvoretsky had died ... Here.
Spassky stars as Mamedyarov crushes Tal blitz
Boris Spassky was the surprise revelation of the opening day of the 2016 Tal Memorial. The 79-year-old ... Here.
Baku Olympiad 2016 - an insider's guide
It has now been a week since I came back from Baku and there has been plenty of time to reflect on what made this Olympiad special ... Here.
Carlsen-Nakamura Blitz Championship Set For October 27
You can't afford to miss it, so mark your calendar right now. It's the match everyone has been waiting for ... Here.
Best game in the Bundesliga
In Germany's first league, the "Bundesliga", 16 teams with eight players each play a 15-round round-robin team tournament ... Here.
Learning from Kramnik!
Among the many brilliant performances turned in at the Baku Olympiad was Vladimir Kramnik's gold medal performance on ... Here.
Nigel Short calls anti-cheating rule “anti-chess”
Nigel Short’s greatest moment of the Olympiad – a match-winning victory over China’s Li Chao – almost turned to disaster ... 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.
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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 ...