Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Friday Action: Oct. 7
  • DC Chess League: Oct. 14
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Oct. 22

  • Friday Ladder:
    Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25(none)
  • DC Chess League: Nov. 11
  • Friday Action: Nov. 18
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Nov. 19
  • Friday Blitz: Nov. 25 ???

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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.

July/August, 2016

** New ** ACC Club Pictures

Arlington Chess Club has uploaded a host of club pictures from the last two years including from the DC Chess League. All the older pictures are still available as well ... Here.

October 5, 2016

Why bother to bone up on Steinitz? (1/2)

"I have always been hooked on the game’s history," writes IM Craig Pritchett, a leading Steinitz authority, in the British ... Here.

October 5, 2016

Financial Times: Inside the Home of Magnus Carlsen

Did you ever wonder how World Champion Magnus Carlsen lives? The "Financial Times" did, and asked journalist ... Here.

October 5, 2016

Millionaire Chess: an interview with Maurice Ashley

On 6th October the 3rd Millionaire Chess tournament starts in Atlantic City. And again it is a tournament ... Here.

October 2, 2016

September Wrap-Up; By ACC President

Big News! The ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 rounds, G/45, d5) will be returning again starting October 22, 2016! ... Here.

September 30, 2016

An Interview with Chess Legend Judit Polgar

Judit Polgar was a chess prodigy and is the only woman who has ever made it to the top ten in chess. After the Olympiad in 2014 ... Here.

September 30, 2016

World Youth Championships: a perspective by a coach

The World Youth Championships U14, U16 and U18 are played from 20th September to 4th October in Khanty-Mansiysk ... Here.

September 29, 2016

Protest against playing the Women's World Championship in Iran

During the Chess Olympiad 2016 in Baku the General Assembly of FIDE made two important decisions which concern major ... Here.

September 28, 2016

Timur Gareyev Breaks World Consecutive Blindfold Chess Record

GM Timur Gareyev is a man with a mission: the man who likes to call himself "Blindfold King" wants to set records in ... Here.

September 28, 2016

How Anand trounced Mamedyarov's speculative sacrifice

Vishy Anand joined the lead at the 2016 Tal Memorial in a stylish manner. He fended off a sacrificial attack by ... Here.

September 27, 2016

Carlsen wins Handicap simul 11-0

Maybe Magnus Carlsen took it as a good omen. On 22nd September 2016, 50 days before his World Championship match against ... Here.

September 26, 2016

Mark Dvoretsky passes away at 68

Today, the Russian Chess Federation announced that the well-known Russian chess coach and author Mark Dvoretsky had died ... Here.

September 25, 2016

Spassky stars as Mamedyarov crushes Tal blitz

Boris Spassky was the surprise revelation of the opening day of the 2016 Tal Memorial. The 79-year-old ... Here.

September 22, 2016

Baku Olympiad 2016 - an insider's guide

It has now been a week since I came back from Baku and there has been plenty of time to reflect on what made this Olympiad special ... Here.

September 20, 2016

Carlsen-Nakamura Blitz Championship Set For October 27

You can't afford to miss it, so mark your calendar right now. It's the match everyone has been waiting for ... Here.

September 19, 2016

Best game in the Bundesliga

In Germany's first league, the "Bundesliga", 16 teams with eight players each play a 15-round round-robin team tournament ... Here.

September 19, 2016

Learning from Kramnik!

Among the many brilliant performances turned in at the Baku Olympiad was Vladimir Kramnik's gold medal performance on ... Here.

September 15, 2016

Nigel Short calls anti-cheating rule “anti-chess”

Nigel Short’s greatest moment of the Olympiad – a match-winning victory over China’s Li Chao – almost turned to disaster ... Here.

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