Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Apr. 1, 8, (15-Closed), 22, 29
  • GM Simul (Erenberg): Apr. 2
  • DC Chess League: Apr. 8
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Apr. 16
  • Friday Action: Apr. 22
  • MAY

  • Friday Ladder:
    May 6, 13, 20, 27
  • DC Chess League: May 6
  • Sat. Action-Plus: May 14
  • Friday Action: May 20

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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.

April 30, 2016

April Wrap-Up

This month, we had the return of ACC's GM Simultaneous Exhibition Match (and lecture) this time featuring GM Sergey ... here.

April 30, 2016

Nakamura Blitz Champ!

Hikaru Nakamura dominated day two of the Ultimate Blitz. He scored 11.0/18 and finished a full point ahead of ... here.

April 29, 2016

Kasparov still has the magic!

It was exciting nine rounds of blitz chess. Day one ended with Hikaru Nakamura and Wesley So taking the lead with ... here.

April 28, 2016

Midwest Renaissance

Ashley: "Right now ... there are a few countries with a head start in chess development: China, Russia, India. But the U.S. ... here.

April 28, 2016

Interview: Gelfand

ChessBase editor Sagar Shah met Boris Gelfand at the Candidates tournament 2016 in Moscow and did an hour long ... here.

April 27, 2016

The FIDE Grand Prix, Remade

The Grand Prix series, which is part of the World Championship cycle, is increasing the number of participants and changing ... here.

April 13-26, 2016

2016 U.S. Championships

The 2016 U.S. Championship and Women's Championship was played in St. Louis. Each of the two tournaments has 12 players ... here.

April 20, 2016

Barden's Record-breaking Column

According to our calculations Leonard Barden has been at it for sixty years and seven months – making him the longest running ... here.

April 15, 2016

Interview: Carlsen

Before the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Klaudia Prevezanos interviewed Carlsen for the "Deutsche Welle" and Carlsen ... here.

April 11, 2016

Philidor Position: Moscow Turning Point

In the 2016 Candidates tournament round thirteen, Fabiano Caruana - Peter Svidler reached a position with Rook + ... here.

April 10, 2016

Speelman: Karjakin’s Decision-Making

Sergey Karjakin’s emergence as Magnus Carlsen’s challenger has sparked an intense debate of his chances ... here.

April 10, 2016

How Underrated Are Kids?

An interesting phenomenon of the ELO rating system is that when examining game outcomes for a group of lower ... here.

April 9, 2016

Movie: 'Queen of Katwe' Announced

Based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a starving Ugandan girl living in the streets who learned chess at ... here.

April 9, 2016

Interview: Karjakin

On 29th of March, one day after the Candidates tournament came to an end, our editor Sagar Shah along with two other ... here.

April 8, 2016

The Death of the Berlin Defense (?)

About the Berlin Defense, writer GM Gregory Serper writes, "Spectators hate it, most chess players hate it ... here.

April 8, 2016

3 Americans in the Top 10

In the FIDE April ratings, Americans Fabio Caruana (no. 3), Hikaru Nakamura (no. 6), and Wesley So (no. 10) are ... here.

April 8, 2016

Who Was Bobby Fischer's Father?

Love him or hate him, American chess players are still fascinated by Bobby Fischer. One of the mysteries about him is ... here.

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