Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Jun. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Friday Action: Jun. 12
  • DC Chess League: Jun. 19
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jun. 20
  • JULY

  • Friday Ladder:
    Jul. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Friday Action: Jul. 10
  • DC Chess League: Jul. 24
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jul. 25

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Club Newswire

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.

June 12, 2015

And Then There Were Two

"It’s nearly useless—not to mention soul-crushing!—to play full games against the top engines," says chess teacher and TD John Hartmann ... here.

June 11, 2015

Video: Top Ten World Championship Blunders

Club players may take secret delight in knowing that even world champions can make blunders, but they don't make ... here.

June 10, 2015

Video: Every Russian Schoolboy Knows

Russian GM Yermolinsky has published another Youtube lecture in his excellent "Every Russian Schoolboy Knows" series. In this one, he ... here.

June 4, 2015

Corruption: It's Not Just Soccer

Prosecutors have started investigating the Bulgarian Chess Federation for corruption. The charges include "inflated financial spendings, organization of ... here.

June 3, 2015

Carlsen Blitzes Blindfold

In an amazing exhibition match in New York, World Champion Magnus Carlsen played blindfolded in a blitz simul with three other players and ... here.

June 2, 2015


American GM Hikaru Nakamura's tie for first at last month's Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix gained him 3 Elo rating points, which doesn't sound ... here.

May 31, 2015

May Wrap-Up

Some 66 combatants fought on the month-long ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60) over 5 rounds (4 Fridays) and when the dust settled two players ... here.

May 28, 2015

Caruana on the Qualification Cycle

Fabiano Caruana hated the hotel food at the recently concluded Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix Tournament. Who knew? He revealed that and ... here.

May 27, 2015

Lasker's Chess Wisdom

"When you see a good move, look for a better one." That is one of World Champion Emmanuel Lasker's best-known rules, and it's one many ... here.

May 26, 2015

Movie: Pawn Sacrifice

Pawn Sacrifice, the new movie about Bobby Fischer starring Tobey Maguire, is set to open in theaters on Sep. 18. Watch ... here.

May 25, 2015

Caruana and Nakamura Advance to Candidates

The fourth and final FIDE Grand Prix tournament has concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk with three players tying for first: ... here.

May 20, 2015

The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

Computer chess engines have long passed the point of being able to crush even the best human players, and their play is now so strong ... here.

May 18, 2015

16th European Women's Championship

The 16th European Women's Championship will take place in Chakvi, Georgia, May 19-30. Ninety-eight players, including Nana ... here.

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