Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


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

  • Friday Ladder:
    Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Blitz: Dec. 1
  • DC Chess League: Dec. 8
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Dec. 16
  • Friday Action: Dec. 22
  • Holiday Party (!!): Dec. 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.

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.

November 1, 2017

Remembering Alexander Alekhine

Alexander Alekhine himself thought that he was born on November 1, 1892, but historians checked again and concluded ... Here.

October 31, 2017

October Wrap-Up

In big news, on Saturday November 11th, Timur will play a BlindFold Simul at the Arlington Chess Club ... Here.

October 27, 2017

East or West

In the November issue of CHESS Magazine, International Master and organiser Malcolm Pein shares his views regarding ... Here.

October 24, 2017

Opening trends

The Reti retains its seemingly inexorable grip on the top of our chart, while that club player favourite, ... Here.

October 20, 2017

Vladimir Kramnik gets Candidates wild card

Vladimir Kramnik has been nominated as the wild card to play the Candidates Tournament in Berlin next March to ... Here.

October 19, 2017

The Eternal Battle: Bishops vs Knights

An examination of each piece's strengths and weaknesses ... Here.

October 18, 2017

50 games you should know

Occupying the center, developing pieces, opening lines, mating the enemy king: Paul Morphy knew how to ... Here.

October 18, 2017

Stockfish & Komodo lead as TCEC Season 10 starts

The Stockfish and Komodo chess engines have taken an early lead on 3.5/4 as the 10th season of TCEC, the unofficial World ... Here.

October 17, 2017

Aronian: “We should be like wolves”

Levon Aronian has had a fantastic year, both on and off the chessboard. The world no. 2 won the ... Here.

October 17, 2017

Kramnik and the Reti

Among the top active players, few if any can claim to have made as many powerful contributions to ... Here.

October 14, 2017

In Memoriam: William Lombardy (1937-2017)

Grandmaster Bill Lombardy died in California on Friday morning, of a likely heart attack. Lombardy was the ... Here.

October 13, 2017

Memory Techniques: the chess equation

Concluding the series on memory techniques, after detailed tutorials on how to create a Memory Palace ... Here.

October 10, 2017

Remembering Milan Vidmar

Milan Vidmar was a phenomenom: Despite being an amateur, between 1910 and 1930 he was one of the world's ... Here.

October 8, 2017

What Is The Best Move?

All chess players encounter this situation in every single game. You are considering your next move and ... Here.

October 7, 2017

Kovalyov case moves to Ethics Commission

It's tempting to make light of this affair by, for instance, referring to it as "the short(s) report" ... Here.

October 6, 2017

Find the winning moves

Test your tactical ability with these positions grouped in rough order of difficulty. The games come from ... Here.

October 5, 2017

How To Improve Your Calculation

Everyone wants to be able to calculate. Of course, there are those that are gifted ... 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.

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