Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Jun. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • DC Chess League: Jun. 9
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jun. 10
  • Blitz: Jun. 16
  • Friday Action: Jun. 23
  • JULY

  • Friday Ladder:
    Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • DC Chess League: Jul. 7
  • Friday Action: Jul. 7
  • Blitz: Jul. 14
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jul. 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.

June 1, 2017

May Wrap-Up; By ACC President

The club had another good turnout this month for the ACC Ladder as nearly 50 players competed for the Ladder Prize. This month, ... ... Here.

May 31, 2017

Fedoseev on crossing the 2700 barrier

22-year-old Russian Grandmaster Vladimir Fedoseev has had a great year – he won the Aeroflot Open and qualified ... Here.

May 30, 2017

Memory Techniques: An Introduction

Have you ever read about some genius who seemingly had a memory reserved for movies or fiction? Have you ever ... Here.

May 29, 2017

Chess Informant: Jubilee of Chess Studies

Older readers will remember it well: for decades the Chess Informant – Šahovski Informator – was a lifeline for ... Here.

May 27, 2017

Kupreichik: a chess eulogy

The unforgettable Viktor Kupreichik passed away a few days ago at the age of 68, and with him one of the ... Here.

May 24, 2017

How do chess engines think?

In this article we’re going to try and understand how engines function and the way in which they think. That means ... Here.

May 24, 2017

Paul Morphy: how good was he really?

Did you ever wonder who was or is the best player of all time? Who would win if all 16 World Champions ... Here.

May 24, 2017

Botvinnik and the Pirc/Modern

Continuing his look at how champions began to include new openings later in their careers, the tireless ... Here.

May 22, 2017

Paul Keres VII: Last chance in Curaçao

When Paul Keres was asked where he came closest to reaching a World Championship match against Mikhail Botvinnik, he responded ... Here.

May 10, 2017

Garry Kasparov on A.I., Chess, and the Future of Creativity

The chess grandmaster, political activist, and author joins Tyler for a conversation on artificial intelligence ... Here.

May 9, 2017

Using your home chess engine anytime, anywhere

Recently, a grandmaster was explaining that one of the biggest problems when travelling was that analyzing on ... Here.

May 8, 2017

Returning to Reyjavik

There is clearly something that works in the formula of the Reykjavik Open, which continues to attract ... Here.

May 7, 2017

Trump protesters clash with chess players

Readers may recall the astonishing accusations leveraged against Mihaela Sandu during the 2015 European Championship, ... Here.

May 5, 2017

Trump protesters clash with chess players

To be fair, the clash was not meant to be a direct confrontation, but chess players at Union Square were caught in ... Here.

May 5, 2017

Forbes: Making A Living In Chess

It is not unusual to see chess appear in the mainstream press, but the topics are usually on either a scandal, a player profile, or ... Here.

May 5, 2017

Ivanchuk: “I’d like to play Bobby Fischer”

Vassily Ivanchuk won the World Rapid Championship at the turn of the year, recently beat Hou Yifan in a match and will play ... Here.

May 4, 2017

Sigeman returns after 3 year hiatus

Even long-established tournaments sometimes vanish, and that's what appeared to have happened to the Sigeman Chess ... Here.

May 4, 2017

Scandle Over Dress Code in Malaysia

By now everyone, even those who are not primarily interested in chess, knows the story: at the National ... Here.

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