Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Friday Action: (none)
  • DC Chess League: Feb. 5, 19
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Feb. 13

  • Friday Ladder:
    Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Friday Action: Mar. 4
  • DC Chess League: Mar. 25
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Mar. 26

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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 31, 2016

January Wrap Up

Our regular monthly schedule was SHATTERED by Snowzilla. We expected five Friday club meetings and got four ... the monthly Action tournament was CANCELLED ... here.

January 29, 2016

Chess24 Video: Q&A GM Peter Svidler

World Championship Candidate Peter Svidler answered questions from chess24 Premium Members on their live Q&A show hosted by Jan Gustafsson on ... here.

January 28, 2016

Interview: Longtime Tata Steel TD

The interview of course covered the Tata Steel Chess Tournament itself but van den Berg also discussed the future of ... here.

January 24, 2016

Top Saudi Cleric Says Chess Is Forbidden

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdelaziz Al Sheikh, Saudi Arabia's top cleric, has said the game of chess is "the work of Satan" because it "wastes ... here.

January 22, 2016

Carlsen: "Ignorance Is Bliss!"

In the 6th round of Tata Steel Chess Masters, World Champion Magnus Carlsen seemingly crushed Evgeny Tomashevsky taking only 25 moves to ... here.

January 21, 2016

Introducing the New (Version 3)

It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of is finally ready to be unveiled. In this new version 3 (v3), everything is new ... here.

January 21, 2016

Sanchez: Capablanca Biography

Cuban writer Miguel Angel Sánchez has published a new book about Raul Capablanca which is an update on his original biographical work from ... here.

January 17, 2016

10 Chess Lowlights of 2015

Fiona Steil-Antoni of Chess24 says that not all of 2015 was just great results and remarkable moves. In the following, she highlights ... here.

January 13, 2016

In Memoriam: Hal Mouzon

Harold Alwyn “Hal” Mouzon, 86, died of natural causes on December 15, 2015. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Mr. Mouzon lived ... here.

January 12, 2016

Carlsen Leads Tata Steel

Tata Steel, the world's strongest tournament, is taking place in Wijk ann Zee, Netherlands. The tournament has two sections ... here.

January 10, 2016

More Best of the Year

What was the best game of 2015? And how about best player, best chess engine, best move, best tournament, best up-and-coming player? See's picks ... here.

January 9, 2016

Game, Endgame, and Opening of the Year

ChessBase is holding a vote for the best game and endgame of 2015, as well as the most popular opening. The final results have ... here.

January 8, 2016

ChessBase's New Year's Puzzle

ChessBase finished its annual Christmas series of puzzles with an especially hard "proof" one on New Year's Day. The problem, labeled QM3 ... here.

January 7, 2016

Great Chess Minds Think Alike

Lubomir Kavalek has written an article for the Huffington Post about the fascinating parallels between Carlsen's play and that of two great players ... here.

January 5, 2016

Fritz 15 - Q&A

The new engine has come with a large number of questions have arisen regarding its strength, its origin, and its future ... here.

January 4, 2016

Interview: Boris Gelfand

Boris Gelfand ended 2015 on a high with the best performance in the Nutcracker Battle of the Generations. However, it was otherwise a year to forget ... here.

January 3, 2016

More Best of the Year

What was the best game of 2015? And how about best player, best chess engine, best move, best tournament? Find out ... here.

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