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.
Featured Website: ChessKid.com
From time to time, we like to point out nice discoveries we've made on the internet, and this week we want to ... here.
Bilbao: World Championship Preview?
In round 8 of the Bilbao Masters, Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Carlsen played for the last time before their ... here.
The Perfect Pawn Center
Is a "perfect" pawn center, one in which your king and queen pawns are on the fourth rank, a winning advantage? As ... here.
The Big Book of World Chess Championships
During World War I, Alexander Alekhine, who would go on to become the fourth World Champion, was captured by the ... here.
** New ** ACC Club Pictures
Arlington Chess Club has uploaded a host of club pictures from the last two years including from the ... here.
Chess Informant: Annotation Symbols
Every chess player knows what ? and ! mean, but do you really know what all those other, more obscure annotation ... here.
Bilbao: Nakamura Beats Carlsen in Round 1
American Hikaru Nakamura has beaten Magnus Carlsen in round 1 of the Bilbao Masters. This is the first time Nakamura has ... here.
Picking the Correct Opening Repertoire
"You must pick an opening that gives you a sense of excitement and joy whenever that opening appears on the ... here.
Chess Masters Tackle the Gender Gap
The gender gap in chess persists: there are no women on the list of the world's top 100 rated players. No one yet ... here.
Germany Wins World Senior 50+ Team Championship
Many of us would take offense that the chess world considers you a "senior" if you're over 50, but that is how ... here.
Komodo Is World Computer Chess Champion
Komodo 10 has won the International Computer Games Association (ICGA) World Computer Chess Championship. Komodo, running on ... here.
Interview - Dvoretsky on Computers
Mark Dvoretsky is the world’s best known chess coach. In a recent interview the 68-year-old talked about how ... here.
Carlsen Drops Out of GCT
Although Magnus Carlsen is leading the Grand Chess Tour after two events, he is dropping out to start preparing ... here.
Impeachment for Ilyumzhinov?
Chess-News learnt that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov might face an impeachment procedure during the coming FIDE General ... here.
Interview - Gelfand: On Missing Baku
Boris Gelfand will not play in the 2016 Olympiad in Baku, his first absence from the world’s top team event since ... here.
June Wrap-UpIn June, the DC Chess League (DCCL) decided to hold all matches at the Arlington Chess Club for the near future. The first couple ... here.
What Is the Initiative?
We all know that having the initiative in chess is an advantage. But what is it, really? Chess teacher Jeremy ... here.
The Blindfold King
Later this year, GM Timur Gareyev is going to play 47 opponents at once while blindfolded in an attempt to break the current ... 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.
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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 ...