Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Sep. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • DC Chess League: Sep. 8
  • Blitz: Sep. 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Sep. 23
  • Friday Action: Sep. 29

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

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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.

July 4 – September 7, 2017

Bobby Fischer in Iceland – 45 years ago

In the final week of June 1972 the chess world was in turmoil. The match between World Champion Boris Spassky and his challenger ... Here.

August 31

August Wrap-Up

The club had a great turnout in our events this month. In the ACC Blitz tournament (5 double-rounds [10 games] at a G/3 +2 time control) ... Here.

August 30

Chess Olympiads: Havana '66

A look at the Chess Olympiad held in Havana in 1966. Amongst a slew of photographs, it includes a history of chess sponsorship ... Here.

August 30

Averbakh, Spassky, Karjakin & 4-year-old Misha

The world’s oldest grandmaster, 95-year-old Yuri Averbakh, played 4-year-old child star Misha Osipov yesterday, while Sergey ... Here.

August 29

Chess without borders

"Schach ohne Grenzen" ("Chess without limits" or "Chess without borders") is the confident name and motto of a young club from ... Here.

August 28

Play Chess, Win Wine, And 9 Other Stories You Missed

Summer is not the time for pros to take a vacation. With tournaments everywhere, the news section has been crowded with ... Here.

August 27

Why Was Kasparov Deep Thinking?

In last week's article we stated the obvious fact that the Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament was effectively ... Here.

August 26

The World Cup starts in 1 week! Predictions?

World Champion Magnus Carlsen tops the 128-player field for the most enjoyable and democratic event in the chess calendar when ... Here.

August 24

Kasparov in St. Louis: a Closer Look

In 2005 Garry Kasparov, World Champion from 1985 to 2000 and arguably the best player of all times, withdrew from ... Here.

July 6 - August 23, 2017

World Champions: Exercises in Style

World Champions have style. At least, this is often claimed. Kasparov loved to attack, Karpov excelled in ... Here.

August 20

Remembering Rudolf Spielmann

The Austrian Rudolf Spielmann was a brilliant attacking player and a predecessor of Mihail Tal. His book "Richtig Opfern!" ... Here.

August 17

Reader Questions, Gripes, And Advice

I used to do a lot of reader question columns but, for some reason, I haven’t done it in a long time. Why, I don’t ... Here.

August 16

The Man Who Built The Chess Machine

If anyone has a claim to be considered the founder of the information age, Claude Shannondoes. In his groundbreaking ... Here.

August 15

All Sinquefield Cup interviews

Ever wanted to see what the players said on the live commentary, but didn't have the time to go searching for their ... Here.

August 14

U.S. Open: It's Lenderman!

Lenderman wins the U.S. Open in Norfolk, Virginia, with 8.0/9. From considering quitting professional chess a few months ... Here.

August 13

Indian 12-year-old prodigy crosses 2500

On 10th of August, R. Praggnanandhaa turned 12 years old, and crossed 2500 FIDE Elo. He has an opportunity to go after Sergey ... Here.

August 10, 2017

Frank Marshall's 140th Anniversary

American Frank Marshall was born 140 years ago today. Marshall was an ingenious chess gentleman who ... Here.

August 10, 2017

World Chess wants to hook up grandmasters to heart monitors to make matches ‘more exciting’

Watching two grandmasters play chess can be a tedious affair, especially for those unfamiliar with the ... Here.

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