Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • DC Chess League: Jan. 23
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jan. 24
  • Friday Action: Jan. 30

  • Friday Ladder:
    Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Friday Action: Feb. 13
  • DC Chess League: Feb. 20
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Feb. 28

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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.

January 19, 2014

How Far Ahead Can Great Players See?

Do great players see dozens of moves ahead? Probably not. Then do they win by playing long, consistent, logical plans? Maybe. Or do the winners just find ... here.

January 18, 2014

Karsten Mueller Instructs

Halfway through the Tata Steel Tournament, expert Karsten Mueller has analyzed three instructive endgames from the tournament for ChessBase. In the Ivanchuk–Jobava game ... here.

January 17, 2014

Book of the Year Finalists

ChessCafe has announced its three finalists for the best chess book of 2014. ChessCafe's readers will vote, and the winner will be announced on Feb. 2. They are ... here.

January 16, 2014

Tata Steel Round 8 Report

After five straight wins, Magnus Carlsen has pulled into sole first place at Tata Steel with a score of 6/8. Vassily Ivanchuk, the early tournament leader, has ... here.

January 8, 2014

Featured Chess Site: Chess Corner

In case you haven't figured it out yet, chess is huge on the Internet, and we are constantly on the lookout for new ... here.

January 7, 2014

Tata Steel

For the 77th year, the famous Tata Steel Tournament will be held in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, Jan. 9–25. This will be by far the strongest and most important ... here.

January 6, 2014

America's Youngest GM

13 years 10 months 27 days. That's how long it took Sam Sevian to earn his grandmaster title, beating the previous record of 14 years 11 months 16 days, set by ... here.

January 3, 2014

December Wrap-Up

December was another short month where weekly club meetings were truncated by the arbitrariness of the calender. ACC only met for 3 weeks due to ... here.

December 31, 2014

The Best Chess of 2014

It's been a great year for chess. There was Fabiano Caruana's amazing winning streak at the Sinquefield Cup. There was the great ... here.

December 30, 2014

Christmas Puzzles

ChessBase has published the 15th installment of its annual Christmas puzzles. Even grandmasters have had ... here.

December 29, 2014

Deep Blue Revisited

In 1997, World Champion Garry Kasparov played his famous rematch with IBM's Deep Blue, a computer program that cost ... here.

December 22, 2014

2014 Book Reviews

"Maybe just one more chess book will get me to expert." Our club has many chess book addicts who talk like that, and some of them ... here.

December 21, 2014

Wesley So: America's Number 2 Player

Twenty-one-year-old GM Wesley So is on a tear. The winner of the $100,000 top prize at the Millionaire Open, he has gone ... here.

December 20, 2014

Pushing Wood

GM Maurice Ashley wants to "sell a slow game to a fast world." By promoting big events like the recent Las Vegas Millionaire Open, which ... here.

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