Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Blitz: Dec. 1
  • DC Chess League: Dec. 8
  • Sat. Action-Plus: * Postponed *
  • Friday Action: Dec. 22
  • Holiday Party (!!): Dec. 22

  • Friday Ladder:
    Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • DC Chess League: Jan. 5, 26
  • Friday Action: Jan. 12
  • Blitz: Jan 19
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jan. 27

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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.

November 5, 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 Winter session ... Here.

December 1, 2017

Leko on surviving the "Swiss ping-pong"

Vincent Keymer is 13 years old and the youngest International Master Germany has ever had. But playing the World ... Here.

December 1, 2017

Carlsen and Kasparov in clash of the GOATs

Magnus Carlsen and Garry Kasparov, rivals for the chess title of Greatest Of All Time, met on Thursday in the Pro-Biz ... Here.

November 31, 2017

November Wrap-Up

Most notably this month, the club held a Blindfold Simulultaneous Matchon November 11, 2017, with ... Here.

November 29, 2017

World Championship 2018 to be in London

Magnus Carlsen will defend his World Championship title in a 12-game match to be held in London from ... Here.

November 27, 2017

Players Suspended In Italian Cheating Scandal

Four chess players have been convicted by an Italian federal court for their involvement in rigging games and ... Here.

November 27, 2017

The man who was Dr. Zhivago: Fedor Bohatirchuk

Even chess players hardly remember Fedor Bohatirchuk although the Ukrainian-Canadian doctor and chess master led ... Here.

November 27, 2017

Building a $500 chess machine

We recently published an article on the ultimate PC for chess, designed for the pro on the road, or the enthusiast seeking ... Here.

November 27, 2017

Mamedyarov & Grischuk take final Candidates spots

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Alexander Grischuk have qualified for the 2018 Candidates Tournament after their rivals ... Here.

November 26, 2017

Tari & Abdumalik 2017 World Junior Champions

18-year-old Aryan Tari has won the 2017 World Junior Championship in Tarvisio, Italy so that we now have two Norwegian ... Here.

November 24, 2017

Anand on the psychology of chess

Vishy Anand recently spent 90 minutes talking to Deepak Jayaraman for the Play to Potential podcast. The 47-year-old ... Here.

November 23, 2017

TCEC: Superfinal Houdini vs Komodo

Over the years the "Thoresen Chess Engines Competition" (TCEC) has become the unofficial Computer World ... Here.

November 23, 2017

Give thanks for a chess cake

For those who don't give a fig for pumpkin pie this Thankgiving, here's a dessert treat even your grandmaster will love ... Here.

November 23, 2017

Were Players In The 1800s Terrible?

To belittle those chess masters that came before us is the height of egotism or stupidity. Nowadays people ... Here.

November 22, 2017

Kasparov Chess Foundation turns 15

The Kasparov Chess Foundation celebrated 15 years of global chess outreach with a gala reception and dinner at ... Here.

November 21, 2017

The Deadly Pawn Sacrifice

In last week's article we learned some of the favorite chess patterns of super-GM Ding Liren. As you probably remember, ... Here.

November 18, 2017

Stockfish Wins Computer Championship

The powerful, open-source chess engine Stockfish narrowly beat out two strong commercial engines to win the first ... Here.

November 17, 2017

Tania Sachdev's Twelfth Knight

Simultaneous events, the battle of one player against many, are fun, fascinating and exciting. Sometimes they are ... Here.

November 17, 2017

12-year-old beats top GM

The World Junior Chess Championships is considered one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world – great ... Here.

November 16, 2017

Evaluating our favourite brain boosters

Most parents want their children to reach their academic potential, and they’re willing to go through great ... Here.

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