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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.
In Memoriam: Gary P. Taylor, Sr.
(July 17, 1955 - Sept. 27, 2016) Gary "Ricky" Paul Taylor Sr. was born July 17, 1955 in Washington, D.C. He faithfully attended his weekly Chess Club meetings ... Here.
Best of 2016: Best Game
2016 brought a a lot of entertaining, fascinating and amazing games. But what was the "best game" of 2016? ... Here.
Who Was the Best World Champion in History?
What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together ... Here.
Seirawan: A Radical Solution, Final Thoughts
I really must beg for your indulgence. When I wrote my original article, “A Radical Solution,” it was a ... Here.
Ivanchuk, Karjakin Win World Rapid and Blitz Championship
Vassily Ivanchuk edged out Alexander Grischuk and Magnus Carlsen to take the rapid title after they all scored ... Here.
Kasparov on the Future of Artificial Intelligence
"You will go down in history as the first person to be beaten by a machine in an intellectual pursuit where you were ... Here.
Another year passes, and we end it with our traditional Christmas puzzles – this year for the seventeenth ... Here.
Who Is the World's Best Junior?
Wei Yi and Richard Rapport are the world's top two juniors and both are known for their entertaining and uncompromising ... Here.
Caruana's Queen Sacrifice
Caruana's positional queen sacrifice in his game against Hikaru Nakamura at the London Chess Classic fascinated the ... Here.
Kavalek: 50 Years Of Chess
His graduation from National Master and International Master to full GM took just seven months and happened 51 ... Here.
Paul Keres IV: The War Years
In our previous article marking the centenary of the great Paul Keres, we saw him win the Avro Tournament but have ... Here.
The Americans Love Wesley So; By Sabrina Chevannes, ChessBase
Wesley So might be the newest member of the U.S. Chess team, and many may consider him to be a “transfer," but he is slowly ... Here.
Caruana's Brilliancy: The Engine Challenge; By ChessBase
When a grandmaster analyzing a game, professes a move or type of move as exceptionally challenging for an engine, it is obviously ... Here.
Maurice Ashley: 12 Games Are Enough!
Yasser Seirawan did not like the format in Carlsen vs Karjakin and proposed a "Radical Solution." Now Maurice Ashley disagrees ... Here.
Carlsen vs Karjakin: Missed opportunities
In his three-part review of the Carlsen vs Karjakin match in New York, Yasser Seirawan first criticizes that a lot of ... Here.
Post Match GM Analyses
Post mortem: before the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin we asked experts for ... Here.
Championship match format: Sutovsky
Yasser Seirawan does not like the current format of the World Championship Now, Emil Sutovsky, President of the Association of Chess Professionals, counters ... Here.
Another world record: simul match
Timur Gareyev used the weekend to set a new world record in Las Vegas by playing 48 games blindfold simultaneously ... Here.
Gareyev breaks blindfold record
On December 3, at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas Timur Gareyev made an attempt to break the world record in blindfold simultaneous play ... Here.
**SPECIAL** 2016 World Chess Championship (Updated After Each Round)
The World Championship began on Nov. 11 in New York between World Champion Magnus Carlsen and Challenger Sergey Karjakin. We are providing round-by-round one-stop coverage of the match from across the Internet ... 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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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).
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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 ...