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.
Learning from Kramnik
The Russian team took only third at the Olympiad, so you may not have noticed the great performance by team member and former ... here.
Anand: "In Chess, 40 Is the New 50"
Former World Champion Vishy Anand is now 46 and a new father but doesn't plan to give up the game any ... here.
Can Anyone Be an IM or GM?
The odds are very low, probably impossible if you've started as an adult. But chess coaches continue to get ... here.
USA Wins the Olympiad
The American men's team has won its first Olympiad since 1976. Ukraine came in second, Russia third, India fourth, and ... here.
How to Follow Elite Tournaments
Do you skip out on following the top GM tournaments, telling yourself, "Why bother? I'll never be able to ... here.
Playing Chess for 100 Years ?!
It is tempting to think that must be a typo. 110 years old? Or that the description is a generous exaggeration ... here.
Protest of FIDE's New Anti-Cheating Toilet Rule
Three team captains at the Olympiad are collecting signatures to protest a new anti-cheating rule in effect there: players must inform ... here.
Carlsen Opens with 1. e3
At the 42d Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, World Champion Magnus Carlsen opened his round 2 game with 1. e3, the first time he has ... here.
August Wrap-UpBig News !! While, the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 rounds, G/45, d5), was postponed again, the tournament will be returning again starting October 22, 2016 ... here.
Tactics. After thousands of books written on this concept, after the development of several excellent ... here.
FIDE Congress - New chess laws, championships and more
The Olympiad in Baku is about to start, and naturally all eyes in the chess world will turn towards ... here.
World Championship: Sponsorship Agreement
The 2016 World Championship will take place from November 11th to 30th in the Fulton Market Building in ... here.
Take a Crack at These Killer Chess Problems
For the second straight year, Polish player Kacper Piorun won the 40th World Chess Solving Championship held last month in ... here.
Chess Volunteer Gets Hit with a £300,000 Tax Bill
For 20 years, Mike Basman has organized the Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge, which includes 1200 British schools and up to 70,000 ... here.
Machine creativity: what it is and what it isn't
As technology and computer science advance, the contributions of computers to human knowledge have ... here.
40th World Chess Solving Championship – solutions
During the first week of August the city of Belgrade, famous for many notable chess events 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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We welcome players of all ages and abilities!! We strive to offer something for everyone.
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).
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.
Included in this ACC offering are instructive annotated games, tournament reviews, book reviews, website reviews, chess set buying guides and the like.
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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 ...