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.
This month, we had the return of ACC's GM Simultaneous Exhibition Match (and lecture) this time featuring GM Sergey ... here.
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.
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.
Ashley: "Right now ... there are a few countries with a head start in chess development: China, Russia, India. But the U.S. ... here.
ChessBase editor Sagar Shah met Boris Gelfand at the Candidates tournament 2016 in Moscow and did an hour long ... here.
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.
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.
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.
Before the Altibox Norway Chess tournament, Klaudia Prevezanos interviewed Carlsen for the "Deutsche Welle" and Carlsen ... here.
Philidor Position: Moscow Turning Point
In the 2016 Candidates tournament round thirteen, Fabiano Caruana - Peter Svidler reached a position with Rook + ... here.
Speelman: Karjakin’s Decision-Making
Sergey Karjakin’s emergence as Magnus Carlsen’s challenger has sparked an intense debate of his chances ... here.
How Underrated Are Kids?
An interesting phenomenon of the ELO rating system is that when examining game outcomes for a group of lower ... here.
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.
On 29th of March, one day after the Candidates tournament came to an end, our editor Sagar Shah along with two other ... here.
The Death of the Berlin Defense (?)
About the Berlin Defense, Chess.com writer GM Gregory Serper writes, "Spectators hate it, most chess players hate it ... here.
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.
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.
Welcome to the Arlington Chess Club, the oldest chess club in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, having been in existence since 1954! ACC is a warm and friendly place to play chess, to learn more about chess, and to watch many of the region's top players compete in a club environment.
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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 ...