Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • GM Lesson (!!): Oct. 4
  • Blitz: Oct. 13
  • DC Chess League: Oct. 20
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Oct. 21
  • Friday Action: Oct. 27

  • Friday Ladder:
    Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24
  • DC Chess League: Nov. 3
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Nov. 4
  • Friday Action: Nov. 10
  • GM BlindFold Simul (!!): Nov. 11
  • Blitz: none

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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 10, 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 Summer session and (finally!) from the club Simul with GM Sergey Erenberg from last year ... Here.

October 4, 2017

Karjakin: “I’m simply a fighter”

Sergey Karjakin was knocked out of the Tbilisi World Cup by Daniil Dubov in Round 2, but says in a new interview that ... Here.

September 31

September Wrap-Up

In big news, the club was visited twice by the BlindFold Simul King, GM Timur Gareyev. Reminder: On Saturday November 11th, Timur will play a BlindFold Simul at the Arlington Chess Club ... Here.

September 28, 2017

Investigating Hou's pairings

There is a bit of déjà vu in the current controversy surrounding Hou Yifan's pairings Isle of Man. Readers will recall how ... Here.

September 27, 2017

Forgetting our Intention

The practical point of this article is to minimise certain errors. Standard chess mistakes usually occur when a player misses ... Here.

September 27, 2017

Hou mystified by pairings, sits out round five

Since round four ended with the four leaders drawing their respective games, now seven share first with 3.5/4, from Magnus Carlsen to ... Here.

September 26, 2017

Chess photography: Do's and Don'ts

Photography, and notably chess photography, is a tricky thing, since on the one hand it seems so simple, while on the other it is ... Here.

September 24, 2017

Key Players Respond To Kovalyov Incident

Two weeks after the most famous missing fabric in chess, the principal participants and some associated parties have ... Here.

September 24, 2017

World Solving Championship solutions

This Problem Solving event took place in Dresden, Germany, in early August. We reported extensively on it and gave you eight ... Here.

September 23, 2017

Armenian Lion vs Chinese Dragon and tour of Tbilisi

Both of them have qualified for the Candidates 2018 by reaching the finals of the World Cup 2017. But as Aronian put it ... Here.

September 23, 2017

Reconstructing Turing's "Paper Machine"

Can you guess when the first chess program was written – relative to the invention of computers? Ten years later? ... Here.

September 22, 2017

"All my life I try to improve my chess level"

Interviews with Vassily Ivanchuk are rare. The man is happy playing chess and would rather find new ideas, or indulge in ... Here.

September 21, 2017

Has The King's Indian Attack Been Forgotten?

The member Kingdom_chess2 asked: “Why is the King’s Indian Attack less popular at the top level? Is there any specific ... Here.

September 15, 17, 2017

Grivas teaches: Rook vs Bishop

Like to earn some extra rating points? Or progress one more round in the World Cup? Last Friday in Tbilisi the young Hungarian ... Here.

September 15, 2017

Noticing Change Or Opportunity On The Chessboard

At the beginning of a game the professional chess player understands the ins and outs of the opening he plays which, of course, has ... Here.

September 14, 2017

CHESS Magazine: That missed draw

While reading the chess column in The Times, Jonathan Speelman realised that Wolfgang Unzicker might have drawn a famous ... Here.

September 13, 2017 Announces Computer Chess Championship

The world's strongest computer engines will compete in a first-of-its-kind speed chess tournament on this November, the site ... Here.

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