Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Sat. Action-Plus: CANCELLED
  • DC Chess League: Aug. 12
  • Friday Action: Aug. 19

  • Friday Ladder:
    Sep. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • DC Chess League: Sep. 9
  • Friday Action: Sep. 16
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Sep. 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.

August 18, 2016

Mate with Bishop and Knight

Could you pull off the K+B+N vs. K mate, the most difficult of the elementary mates? We have at least one ACC club member who ... here.

August 15, 2016

Wesley So Wins Sinquefield Cup

$75,000 is not bad for nine day's work. That was the size of American Wesley So's check for winning the Sinquefield Cup with ... here.

August 13, 2016

What Does Nakamura Think about the World Championship?

When world #6 Hikaru Nakamura was recently asked what he thought about the World Championship, he said he was disappointed with ... here.

August 9, 2016

Sinquefield Cup Round 4 Report

Round 4 of the Sinquefield Cup has ended with draws in all 5 games, making a total of 10 consecutive ... here.

August 8, 2016

Confirmed: World Championship in New York

The 2016 World Championship Match between champion Magnus Carlsen and challenger Sergey Karjakin will be held in the Fulton ... here.

August 5, 2016

Does Playing Chess Make Your Children Smarter?

Educational experts have long thought that chess improves concentration and confidence in children, therefore improving ... here.

August 3, 2016

Live Coverage of British Championship

Chess24 has live coverage of the 103rd British Championship. After 9 rounds, Michael Adams leads a field of ... here.

August 2, 2016

July Wrap-Up

In July, the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 rounds, G/45, d5), had to be cancelled at the last minute at the request of ... here.

July 15, 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 ... here.

August 1, 2016

5 Reasons Chess Is Better Than Pokémon Go writer "Pete" says, "Pokémon Go is the fastest-growing smartphone game in history, and it's been dominating ... here.

August 1, 2016

Kramnik Withdraws from Sinquefield Cup

Citing "health issues," world #3 Vladimir Kramnik has withdrawn from the Sinquefield Cup, which will start ... here.

August 1, 2016

Video Master Class: Korchnoi

Among the many activities and events hosted at the Biel Chess Festival were two excellent Master Classes ... here.

July 31, 2016

What GMs Fear Most (In Simuls))

Your best chance to draw or win against a grandmaster is to play one in a simultaneous exhibition. In part ... here.

July 31, 2016

Interview: Karjakin On Spain

Sergey Karjakin’s last individual tournament before his World Championship match against Magnus Carlsen didn’t ... here.

July 30, 2016

Mihalcisin: Critical Moments

The idea of critical moments is not hard to understand, and perhaps because of this is so easy to underestimate ... here.

July 27, 2016

Interview: Svidler

On his 40th birthday Peter Svidler was in Almaty to play in the Eurasian Blitz Cup and gave an interview for ... here.

July 22, 2016

Interview: Nigel Davies

Currently, Grandmaster Nigel Davies, author of 40 DVDs and 17 books, does not play in tournaments. But he ... here.

July 22, 2016

Chess Dodging Terror

The laws of probability said that even chess might someday become a casualty and today seemed like that day might have come as ... here.

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