Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


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

  • Friday Ladder:
    Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
  • DC Chess League: Feb. 3
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Feb. 18
  • Friday Action: Feb. 24

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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/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.

Jan. 5, 2017

In Memoriam: Gary P. Taylor, Sr.

(July 17, 1955 - Sept. 27, 2016) Gary "Ricky" Paul Taylor Sr. was born July 17, 1955 in Washington, D.C. He faithfully attended his weekly Chess Club meetings ... Here.

Jan. 4, 2017

Best of 2016: Best Game

2016 brought a a lot of entertaining, fascinating and amazing games. But what was the "best game" of 2016? ... Here.

Jan. 3, 2017

Who Was the Best World Champion in History?

What if we had a time machine? What if we could bring all the greatest chess players in history together ... Here.

Dec. 31, 2016

Seirawan: A Radical Solution, Final Thoughts

I really must beg for your indulgence. When I wrote my original article, “A Radical Solution,” it was a ... Here.

Dec. 30, 2016

Ivanchuk, Karjakin Win World Rapid and Blitz Championship

Vassily Ivanchuk edged out Alexander Grischuk and Magnus Carlsen to take the rapid title after they all scored ... Here.

Dec. 29, 2016

Kasparov on the Future of Artificial Intelligence

"You will go down in history as the first person to be beaten by a machine in an intellectual pursuit where you were ... Here.

Dec. 25, 2016

Christmas puzzles

Another year passes, and we end it with our traditional Christmas puzzles – this year for the seventeenth ... Here.

Dec. 22, 2016

Who Is the World's Best Junior?

Wei Yi and Richard Rapport are the world's top two juniors and both are known for their entertaining and uncompromising ... Here.

Dec. 22, 2016

Caruana's Queen Sacrifice

Caruana's positional queen sacrifice in his game against Hikaru Nakamura at the London Chess Classic fascinated the ... Here.

Dec. 20, 2016

Kavalek: 50 Years Of Chess

His graduation from National Master and International Master to full GM took just seven months and happened 51 ... Here.

Dec. 20, 2016

Paul Keres IV: The War Years

In our previous article marking the centenary of the great Paul Keres, we saw him win the Avro Tournament but have ... Here.

Dec. 16, 2016

The Americans Love Wesley So; By Sabrina Chevannes, ChessBase

Wesley So might be the newest member of the U.S. Chess team, and many may consider him to be a “transfer," but he is slowly ... Here.

Dec. 16, 2016

Caruana's Brilliancy: The Engine Challenge; By ChessBase

When a grandmaster analyzing a game, professes a move or type of move as exceptionally challenging for an engine, it is obviously ... Here.

Dec. 12, 2016

Maurice Ashley: 12 Games Are Enough!

Yasser Seirawan did not like the format in Carlsen vs Karjakin and proposed a "Radical Solution." Now Maurice Ashley disagrees ... Here.

Dec. 7,10,13, 2016

Carlsen vs Karjakin: Missed opportunities

In his three-part review of the Carlsen vs Karjakin match in New York, Yasser Seirawan first criticizes that a lot of ... Here.

Dec. 7, 2016

Post Match GM Analyses

Post mortem: before the World Championship match between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin we asked experts for ... Here.

Dec. 6, 2016

Championship match format: Sutovsky

Yasser Seirawan does not like the current format of the World Championship Now, Emil Sutovsky, President of the Association of Chess Professionals, counters ... Here.

Dec. 5, 2016

Another world record: simul match

Timur Gareyev used the weekend to set a new world record in Las Vegas by playing 48 games blindfold simultaneously ... Here.

Dec. 5, 2016

Gareyev breaks blindfold record

On December 3, at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas Timur Gareyev made an attempt to break the world record in blindfold simultaneous play ... Here.

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.

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