Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30(closed)
  • DC Chess League: Dec. 9
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Dec. 17
  • Friday Action: Dec. 23
  • Holiday Party (!!): Dec. 23

  • Friday Ladder:
    Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • DC Chess League: Jan. 6
  • Friday Action: Jan. 20
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jan. 28

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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 11-30, 2016

**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.

July/August, 2016

** New ** ACC Club Pictures

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.

Nov. 29, 2016

Yasser Seirawan: A Radical Solution

Still reeling from the 35-minute punch of Game 12 of the “Classical” World Chess Championship match, I am writing this ... Here.

Nov. 28, 2016

In Memoriam Mark Taimanov (1926–2016)

In the night between Sunday and Monday, Mark Taimanov died in St. Petersburg at the age of 90. He was a world-class player for ... Here.

Nov. 23, 2016

An American Chess Resurgence?

Is chess really thriving in the U.S.? Is the game really moving forward between New York City and Los Angeles after ... Here.

Nov. 10, 2106

Mark Dvoretsky's final interview—Part III

Part III, the finale of Mark's interview, deals with his current students, his favourite chess books and what prophylaxis ... Here.

Nov. 10, 2016

What the Experts Say

Magnus Carlsen vs Sergey Karjakin - who will win the match in New York? Is there a clear favorite? What are strengths ... Here.

Nov. 9, 2016

Remembering Mihail Tal

Tal's World Championship match against Mihail Botvinnik in the spring of 1960 was one of the most interesting ... Here.

Nov. 7, 2016

A Baby-Faced Chess Grandmaster Meets His Match

Perhaps surprisingly, being an international chess superstar comes with many of the same perks as Hollywood A-listers, including ... Here.

Nov. 6, 2016

Queen of NY: Judit Polgar Talks about Analyzing the Match

After officially retiring from professional play, many fans might have worried the Hungarian star would drop out of ... Here.

Nov. 6, 2016

Carlsen vs. Karjakin: The Final Countdown

The most awaited chess event of the year is right in front of us, and there is definitely no lack of forecasts ... Here.

Nov. 4, 2016

World Class Smackdown on South Street!

In the other big showdown this coming week, two guys will play chess at the South Street Seaport. It’s a match for ... Here.

November 1, 2016

October Wrap-Up; By ACC President

For a returning event after a period of inactivity, we had a solid turnout with nearly 40 players matching wits on ... Here.

October 31, 2106

Mark Dvoretsky's final interview—Part II

In Part II of our interview with Dvoretsky we go into more specifics. We ask Mark how can we improve at tactics and ... Here.

October 25, 2106

Mark Dvoretsky's final interview—Part I

It was 15th of March 2016, the fourth round at the Candidates tournament 2016, Moscow. Sitting in the press room, I was working on ... Here.

October 19, 2016

New York chess hustlers get pwned by Magnus

No, it's not a typo! Background: there is vigorous chess activity in New York's Washington State Park, and plenty of ... Here.

October 16, 2016

Why Bother to Bone Up on Steinitz?

"I have always been hooked on the game’s history," writes IM Craig Pritchett, a leading Steinitz authority, in the ... Here.

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