Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • DC Chess League: Jan. 5, 26
  • Friday Action: Jan. 12
  • Blitz: Jan 19
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jan. 27

  • Friday Ladder:
    Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Blitz: Feb. 2
  • DC Chess League: Feb. 9
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Feb 17
  • Friday Action: Feb. 23

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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.

November 5, 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 Winter session ... Here.

January 3, 2017

Vladas Mikėnas, Grandmaster Killer

Vladas Mikėnas was active in top level chess for five decades. He met all the World Champions from Lasker to ... Here.

December 31, 2017

December Wrap-Up

The club held its Holiday Party on Dec 23 and over 60 members participated - a good time was had by all! As part of ... Here.

December 29, 2017

Which is the best game of 2017?

In 2017 many fantastic games were played. We have selected ten of the best. What's your pick for game of ... Here.

December 29, 2017

Which is the endgame of the year?

Vote for the best endgame of 2017! As the year comes to a close, we are once again looking for the chess ... Here.

December 28, 2017

Beware Of Undefended Pieces

Players from 1600 all the way down to beginner dream of hitting the 2000 mark but, alas, they rarely even ... Here.

December 28, 2017

What was the move of 2017?

As 2017 comes to a close, we are once again looking for the chess events and personalities of the year, more ... Here.

December 26, 2017

FIDE's Riyadh Gambit

The World Rapid Championship attracted significant international media attention as it began on Tuesday in ... Here.

December 26, 2017

John Nunn puzzles – the solutions

A little over a week ago we told you about the activities of our English friend, mathematician, grandmaster, author and ... Here.

December 25, 2017

Pal Benko's Christmas problems

Every year Pal Benko, grandmaster, former World Championship candidate, and one of the best problem composers in ... Here.

December 24, 2017

Morozevich on trying things other than chess

Alexander Morozevich is still only 40, but in recent years has been missing from the very highest level of ... Here.

December 23, 2017

A Short trip to Kyrgyzstan

Nigel Short got to cross another country off his already impressive list (now at 123 countries at last check) as he ... Here.

December 23, 2017

Mamedyarov ends 2017 on new high

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov will go into 2018 with a new lifetime best official rating of 2804 after starring as the ... Here.

December 22, 2017

The Secret of Chess (?)

Other chess reviewers have been at best dismissal and at worst harshly critical of The Secret of Chess ... Here.

December 21, 2017

Interview: Svidler

Peter Svidler recently won the Russian Championship for an 8th time, setting a record that’s going to be extremely ... Here.

December 21, 2017

Efim Geller vs Bobby Fischer

Geller was a fantastic opening theoretician and, as a result, he was a master of many openings, with the ... Here.

December 19, 2017

Vlastimil Hort remembers Vasja Pirc

Vasja Pirc was born 110 years ago today. His name is immortalised in the opening theory, but the man himself is ... Here.

December 18, 2017

Alleged Cheater Expelled From Spanish Tournament

An amateur chess player was expelled from a chess tournament in Benidorm, Spain after an electronic device similar to ... Here.

December 17, 2017

Nunn problems: solutions and compositions/p>

Last week we gave you some interesting problems to solve, today we bring you the solutions thereof. And some ... Here.

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