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.
Mate with Bishop and Knight
Could you pull off the K+B+N vs. K mate, the most difficult of the elementary mates? We have at least one ACC club member who ... here.
Wesley So Wins Sinquefield Cup
$75,000 is not bad for nine day's work. That was the size of American Wesley So's check for winning the Sinquefield Cup with ... here.
What Does Nakamura Think about the World Championship?
When world #6 Hikaru Nakamura was recently asked what he thought about the World Championship, he said he was disappointed with ... here.
Sinquefield Cup Round 4 Report
Round 4 of the Sinquefield Cup has ended with draws in all 5 games, making a total of 10 consecutive ... here.
Confirmed: World Championship in New York
The 2016 World Championship Match between champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin will be held in the Fulton ... here.
Does Playing Chess Make Your Children Smarter?
Educational experts have long thought that chess improves concentration and confidence in children, therefore improving ... here.
Live Coverage of British Championship
Chess24 has live coverage of the 103rd British Championship. After 9 rounds, Michael Adams leads a field of ... here.
In July, the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 rounds, G/45, d5), had to be cancelled at the last minute at the request of ... here.
Arlington Chess Club has uploaded a host of club pictures from the last two years including from the DC Chess League ... here.
5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go
Chess.com writer "Pete" says, "Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating ... here.
Kramnik Withdraws from Sinquefield Cup
Citing "health issues," world #3 Vladimir Kramnik has withdrawn from the Sinquefield Cup, which will start ... here.
Video Master Class: Korchnoi
Among the many activities and events hosted at the Biel Chess Festival were two excellent Master Classes ... here.
What GMs Fear Most (In Simuls))
Your best chance to draw or win against a grandmaster is to play one in a simultaneous exhibition. In part ... here.
Interview: Karjakin On Spain
Sergey Karjakin’s last individual tournament before his World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen didn’t ... here.
Mihalcisin: Critical Moments
The idea of critical moments is not hard to understand, and perhaps because of this is so easy to underestimate ... here.
On his 40th birthday Peter Svidler was in Almaty to play in the Eurasian Blitz Cup and gave an interview for ... here.
Interview: Nigel Davies
Currently, Grandmaster Nigel Davies, author of 40 DVDs and 17 books, does not play in tournaments. But he ... here.
Chess Dodging Terror
The laws of probability said that even chess might someday become a casualty and today seemed like that day might have come as ... 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 ...