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.
Stalemate in the FIDE power struggle?
After the turmoil of the past weeks an Extraordinary Presidential Board meeting was held in Athens today ... Here.
Foisor triumphs as 2017 US Champ
Sabina-Francesca Foisor described herself as “sad and excited at the same time” after winning a brilliant attacking game that ... Here.
Wesley So is the 2017 US Champion
World no. 2 Wesley So got the one he wanted on Monday in St. Louis as he won the US Championship on his third attempt. Alexander ... Here.
Alexander Grischuk: Chess is “just a game”
Alexander Grischuk hasn’t been playing much of late – and is skipping the main events in the coming month – but he’s been making ... Here.
Bobby Fischer on the Dick Cavett Show
Less known than his 1971 appearance before the Petrosian match, is the fact that Fischer appeared a second time on the Dick Cavett Show ... Here.
Ilyumzhinov announces $30 million 'Kirsan Fund' for chess
The embattled FIDE President announced that he has registered a charitable foundation, the "Kirsan Fund", in the United States, and plans to invest 30 million dollars in ... Here.
Pal Benko: April Swindles – unusual chess problems
The indefatigable Pal Benko, who sent us five very unusual positions for this auspicious day. Do not expect to ... Here.
The power struggle continues: letter from Makropoulos
Georgios Makropoulos, seven time Greek Champion, is the Deputy President of FIDE, and has been in that role for twenty years now ... Here.
Power struggle at the top of the chess world
We reported yesterday: FIDE announced the resignation of President Ilyumzhinov, followed within hours by emphatic denials from Ilyumzhinov. Today there are ... Here.
Ilyumzhinov Resigns, Or Does He?
Both Ilyumzhinov and Russian Chess Federation President and FIDE VP Andrey Filatov took to Russian media to dismiss the first version of events ... Here.
Did Ilyumzhinov resign? Apparently not!; By Frederic Friedel; Chessbase
It is on the official FIDE web site: at the end of the Board meeting on the 26th March 2017, "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation ... Here.
Capablanca and the Nimzo-Indian
GM Yermolinsky noticed that right after losing his title to Alekhine in 1927, Capablanca began to play the Nimzo-Indian ... Here.
Iron Tigran: Clash of the Cavalries!
"There have been many instances in history when an inspired cavalry charge disrupts the momentum of a battle," writes IM Narayanan ... Here.
Daniel King analyzes Bobby Fischer (part 1)
If there is one player in chess, whose mystique and fascination know no bounds, it is the legendary Bobby Fischer. Ask GM Daniel King ... Here.
Computer chess history – knowledge vs brute force
There has been considerable discussion surrounding the Penrose puzzle we recently presented, where computers "falsely evaluate" a ... Here.
Maurice Ashley on One on 1
'It's hard to name something that Maurice Ashley hasn't done in the world of chess. He's played, coached, taught, created tournaments ... Here.
Which GM Said:"I was starving in the jungle"
Though a grandmaster of chess, Sam Shankland is a novice at surviving in the jungle. As such, he was one of ten novice contestants paired with ... Here.
An Evening at the UN with Judit Polgár.
As part of the ‘Planet 50/50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’ initiative, chess grandmaster and Planet 50/50 Champion Judit Polgár spoke on ... Here.
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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 ...