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.
Women's Grand Prix Update
After seven rounds, World Champion Hou Yifan is undefeated and leading with a score of 6/7. The tournament is being held ... more.
What's Carlsen Been Up To?
This Sunday World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be playing in the Gashimov Memorial in Azerbaijan, his first tournament since ... more.
Turmoil for Ukrainian Chess
The crisis in Ukraine is taking a toll on the chess scene there. A major tournament to have included top players such as ... more.
Take Notice: Aravindh Chithambaram
You'll be hearing more of Aravindh Chithambaram, a 14-year-old Indian player who beat a field of GMs at the ... more.
It's the Women's Turn
Round 4 of the Women's Grand Prix is taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, the same site as the recently concluded ... more.
Chessvibes Video: Anand Is Back in the Game
Fresh from his undefeated win at the Candidates, Vishy Anand has returned home to India and is giving interviews to ... more.
College Chess Final Four
Basketball is not the only sport with a Final Four. This year's President's Cup, informally known as the College Chess Final Four, took place at ... more.
World Champions Before Steinitz
William Steinitz is considered to be the first world chess champion, crowned in 1886 after winning his match against Johannes Zuckertort. Yet ... more.
Beautiful Chess Photos
Beautiful chess photos? Are you kidding me? No, we're not. Take a look at the photographs taken by Kirill Merkuriev of ... more.
In Memoriam - Bill Mason (Wash. Post Obit.)
Bill R. Mason of Bethesda, MD, left this earth March 16, 2014, two days shy of his 50th birthday. Bill was an avid chess player, ... more.
Study Master Games!
To improve, experts admonish us to study games by the masters. Well, here's your chance. The recently concluded Candidates Tournament gave ... more.
For Beginners: En Passant
Beginners are often confused by the en passant rule. Mark Donlan clears everything up, as wells as tells us why the rule came about ... more.
Nigel Davies: Advice for Vishy
GM Nigel Davies thinks Vishy Anand has a chance against Carlsen in the next World Championship, but only if Anand ... more.
Anand Wins the Candidates
The 2014 World Championship will be a rematch between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Anand has won the Candidates Tournament with ... more.
Anand Proved Them Wrong
After Magnus Carlsen crushed Vishy Anand in the last World Championship, the critics were rough on Anand, and some said ... more.
Komodo and Stockfish Lead TCEC
While the world's top human players fight it out at the Candidates Tournament, the world's best chess engines are fighting it out at TCEC ... more.
Carlsen's Q&A with Fans
"How many beers would you need to drink for a master to be able to beat you?" That's what one fan asked in a recent online Q&A with World Champion Magnus Carlsen ... more.
Candidates Round 9
It is starting to look like the next World Championship will be a rematch between Anand and Carlsen. After nine rounds, Anand leads the pack ... more.
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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Listed below are tournaments sponsored by ACC over the next month or two. 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 ...