Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • DC Chess League: May 5
  • Sat. Action-Plus: May 13
  • Friday Action: May 19
  • JUNE

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

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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.

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.

May 3, 2017

Learning from an epic endgame defense

When faced with a very bad or lost endgame, it is sometimes hard to muster the strength, much less the resources, to ... Here.

May 1, 2017

The hour of the holy men

GM Jan Timman, in his work as a chess composer, is a fan of checkmates with the bishop. He may be pleased to see ... Here.

April 30, 2017

April Wrap-Up; By ACC President

Again this month, the club had another large turnout for the ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60, d5), as over 50 players competed for ... Here.

April 29, 2017

Baden-Baden claim 11th Bundesliga in 12 years

Baden-Baden have won the 2016-7 German Chess League with two rounds to spare, after the team that boasts ... Here.

April 27, 2017

Ranking chess players according to the quality of their moves

How do you rate players from different periods? An AI researcher has undertaken to do it based not on the ... Here.

April 25, 2017

Why Postal Chess Was Banned During Wartime

The United States banned postal chess during WWII because it feared the game was being used to send secret ... Here.

April 25, 2017

The Link Between Chess and Options Trading

Hikaru Nakamura, one of the top chess players in the world (number 7 right now), joined Bloomberg's Joe Weisenthal on ... Here.

April 24, 2017

On human and computer intelligence in chess

In March there was an international furore over a chess position, published by famous mathematics professor ... Here.

April 23, 2017

Kasparov Chess Foundation promotes chess education in Asia

In conjunction with the Foundation's 15th Anniversary Celebration, the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific proposed ... Here.

April 19, 2017

Morozevich: “There are players more talented than Carlsen”

Alexander Morozevich has somewhat dropped off the chess radar recently, but at his peak he was not only ... Here.

April 16, 2017

Nihal Sarin announces his arrival

Nihal Sarin has announced his arrival and how! It is true that he had already started making a name for himself as a ... Here.

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