Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Sep. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • DC Chess League: Sep. 9
  • Friday Action: Sep. 16
  • Sat. Action-Plus: POSTPONED

  • Friday Ladder:
    Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Friday Action: Oct. 7
  • DC Chess League: Oct. 14
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Oct. 22

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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.

July/August, 2016

** New ** ACC Club Pictures

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.

September 19, 2016

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.

September 15, 2016

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.

September 15, 2016

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.

September 13, 2016

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.

September 3, 2016

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.

September 3, 2016

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.

September 3, 2016

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.

September 2, 2016

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.

September 1, 2016

August Wrap-Up

Big 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.

August 31, 2016

Tactical Detector

Tactics. After thousands of books written on this concept, after the development of several excellent ... here.

August 31, 2016

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.

August 31, 2016

World Championship: Sponsorship Agreement

The 2016 World Championship will take place from November 11th to 30th in the Fulton Market Building in ... here.

August 29 & 27, 2016

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.

August 29, 2016

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.

August 28, 2016

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.

August 27, 2016

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.

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