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.
More than 200 players from 45 countries took part in the World Juniors, which concluded on Oct. 19 in Pune, ... here.
GM Wesley So has taken the top prize of $100,000 in the Millionaire Chess Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament had ... here.
When to Break Rules in Chess
Everybody knows that you shouldn't move the pawns around your king, right? Sometimes it's okay, says GM Gregory Serper, who ... here.
Houdini vs. Komodo
After 10 rounds, Houdini 4 is in the lead at TCEC, now renamed the Top Computer Chess Championship. Houdini 4 has ... here.
The 10 Chess Pieces Least Likely to Survive a Game
Which chess piece is least likely to survive a chess game? White's d-pawn, which has only a ... here.
World Junior Championship
In what may be the strongest World Junior Championship ever, this year's tournament got under way on Oct. 5 in Pune, India. ... here.
What's Your Morphy Number?
We chess players are easily amused by such weighty questions. Paul Morphy (1837-1884) was unbeatable in his day and would have ... here.
Baku Grand Prix
The world's strongest tournament now under way is the Baku Grand Prix. Twelve of the world's top players are taking part, including American ... here.
October Ratings: Caruana and Hou Yifan Move Up
With Fabiano Caruana's recent incredible winning streak, it should come as no surprise that he has moved up to the no. 2 spot on ... here.
Watch for the return of the ACC Blitz in October! Another strong turnout for the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 round, G/45) this month as nearly 60 players battled ... here.
These days it seems only the super-GM tournaments with lots of players get any attention, but the more traditional matches pitting just two players in a fierce duel are fun too ... here.
Choosing a Chess Engine
Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish are the three strongest chess engines today. John Hartmann has tested all three against a test suite with known ... here.
Women's World Championship Postponed
FIDE has announced that this year's Women's World Championship, which was to start on Oct. 11, has been postponed for ... here.
Experts Comment on the Carlsen-Anand Rematch
The next World Chess Championship which begins Nov. 7 will be a rematch between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen. Many experts are saying it will be ... here.
ACC Has *New* Photos!
We have dozens of new batches of photos - from the DC Chess League, World Open, VA Senior Open, and the Cherry Blossom events. See photos 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 ...