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 Wrap UpOur regular monthly schedule was SHATTERED by Snowzilla. We expected five Friday club meetings and got four ... the monthly Action tournament was CANCELLED ... here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introducing the New Chess.com (Version 3)
It's been a long time coming, but a brand-new version of Chess.com is finally ready to be unveiled. In this new version 3 (v3), everything is new ... here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Chess.com's picks ... here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Please visit us any Friday or during one of our events. We look forward to seeing you!
Below are some quick links to essential info:
We welcome players of all ages and abilities!! We strive to offer something for everyone.
Please stop by and check us out on any Friday starting at 7pm!!
Listed below are tournaments sponsored by ACC over the next month or two. A complete list of additional ACC events and other area tournaments, as well as general information about ACC, can be found on our tournament webpage (link is below).
ACC offers a variety of chess-themed articles for consumption of members and visitors alike. Authors penning opening, strategy, tactics and other chess material are at least master or expert strength.
Included in this ACC offering are instructive annotated games, tournament reviews, book reviews, website reviews, chess set buying guides and the like.
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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 ...