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.
One-Stop Round By Round: 2013 World Championship
We are providing round by round one-stop coverage of the World Championship from the official site and all of the major chess news websites ... here.
Game 9: Quick Draw
Game 8: Simple Draw
Game 7: 2nd Longest WC Draw Ever
Game 6: Carlsen Strikes!
Game 5: Another Draw
Game 4: Quiet Draw
Game 3: Anand Crushes Back!
Game 2: Carlsen Crushes!
Game 1: Anand's Lost Chances
World Championship Preview (Video)
"You never know. Anand could easily win if Carlsen is not on absolutely top form, and in 2014 we haven't really seen ... here.
World Championship Preview
A year ago, Magnus Carlsen won his match desisively against Vishy Anand and became the second youngest World Champion ... here.
Tashkent Grand Prix
While you wait for the World Chess Championship to start on Nov. 7, the strongest tournament under way that you ... here.
How Much Is a Ticket to the World Chess Championship?
35,000 Russian rubles. That's how much a ticket to the upcoming World Chess Championship will cost you. That's 827 U.S. dollars ... here.
10 Things Good Chess Players Don't Do
"Good chess players don't look for training shortcuts," says Yuri Markushin, writing on The ChessWorld site. Nor are they ... here.
Is Chess Solvable?
The game of checkers has been completely solved, but is that possible for chess? Murray Campbell, one of the developers of Deep Blue, ... here.
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.
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 ...