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.
Warrenton Chess Club
We welcome Jon Maxwell and the newest club to the Virginia chess scene. It meets every Thursday night at the Saint James Episcopal church in ... here.
Are Time Controls Getting Too Fast?
The time control for the next Zurich Chess Challenge, one of the world's strongest tournaments, will be 40 minutes per game with an additional ... here.
FIDE Candidates 2016
FIDE has announced that the 2016 Candidates Tournament, which will decide the challenger for the World Championship, will take place in ... here.
Tournament Etiquette for Kids (and Their Parents)
When kids act up at tournaments, is it the fault of the kids, the TDs, or the parents? Following some complaints about out-of- ... here.
This month saw nearly 60 players battle each other on the ACC Ladder (4 rounds, 30/90, SD/60, d5). Long-time member ... here.
Kasparov and the Scotch
In the latest installment of GM Bryan Smith's Chess.com series on world champions and their openings, we come now to Garry Kasparov ... here.
The Minority Attack
In the days of Steinitz, "it was believed that a queenside pawn majority was an absolute, hands-down advantage to winning because ... here.
8th Grand Slam Masters
The strongest tournament currently under way is the 8th Grand Slam Masters in Bilbao, Spain. It's the latest tournament with a scoring ... here.
Going Back or Going Forward?
If you want to improve at chess, you need to solve tactics puzzles. Every day. To get you started without further procrastination, we provide ... here.
In Memoriam: IM Emory Tate (Tom Beckman)
IM Emory Tate was a madman. Where we mortals might sac a pawn, he thought nothing of sacing a piece. He was an amazing attacking player and ... here.
Fischer and the KID
With the movie Pawn Sacrifice now at theaters, Bobby Fischer is back in the news, and that makes the latest Chess.com article by GM Bryan Smith timely ... here.
Nakamura Wins Millionaire Open
A $100,000 check for playing chess? This doesn't happen for us club players even in our dreams, but the picture in the link below will show you ... here.
Grischuk Wins World Blitz Championship
Maybe Magnus Carlsen is beatable after all. Last year, Carlsen won all three of the World, World Rapid, and World Blitz Championships, but not this year ... here.
Welcome to the Arlington Chess Club, the oldest chess club in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, having been in existence since 1954! ACC is a warm and friendly place to play chess, to learn more about chess, and to watch many of the region's top players compete in a club environment.
Please visit us any Friday or during one of our events. We look forward to seeing you!
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Listed below are tournaments sponsored by ACC over the next month or two. A complete list of additional ACC events and other area tournaments, as well as general information about ACC, can be found on our tournament webpage (link is below).
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The Arlington Chess Club (ACC) was founded in 1954 and is currently the longest continuously meeting club in the D.C. area. When it began, that honor belonged to the Washington Chess Divan, which had its origins in the late 19th or early 20th century.
The Divan closed for good in the early 1980's, leaving ACC to carry on the chess tradition in the Washington metropolitan area. ACC is not only one of the largest clubs in the area and the country, it has the distinction of having the longest active weekly ladder tournament in the nation.
The club has more than 200 active members. To play on the club’s ladder or ...
For over 2700 Fridays, members have fought on the ACC ladder. Play a rated ...
Try your hand at a 3-round G/30 Action or a 5-round G/5 Blitz conducted every ...
Club teams compete against teams from other DC area clubs ...
Grand Masters usually give an hour lecture and then take on ...
Just drop on by and play for fun with friends!!
Kids of all ages can learn and improve from a variety of ...