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.
Oliver Reeh's column in Chessbase magazine helps us with our eternal quest at better use of tactics ... here.
Tigran Petrosian: Exchange Sacrifice Master
GM Daniel Naroditsky says, "It is impossible to become a world champion without mastering every facet of the game. Most champions, however, are ... here.
Biel Chess Festival
The 48th Biel Chess Festival takes place in Biel, Switzerland, July 20–30. The grandmaster section of the festival has six very strong players, including ... here.
Caruna–Carlsen: A Match Worth Paying For
Washington Post sports writer says he wouldn't pay 99 cents to watch another Mayweather–Pacquiao boxing match, but he would pay to watch a Caruana–Carlsen chess match ... here.
GM Pal Benkö turned 87 this month and he is celebrating with some wonderful chess problems: positions shaped like ... here.
Movie: Dark Horse
Much attention has been given recently to the new film on Bobby Fischer to be released in September but there is another film on chess worth noting ... here.
Carlsen And Cars
On a trip to the big German automaker Volkswagen, World Champ Magnus Carlsen got to ride a 700 hp Lamborghini and visited the secret ... here.
Chess Lessons Exposed
Are you considering taking chess lessons? IM Jeremy Silman has published an interesting set of questions and answers he uses with new students to ... here.
Grace Time Controversy
Indian GM Koneru Humpy, the third highest rated female player ever, withdrew from the Commonwealth Chess Championship in New Delhi last month after ... here.
World Open: ACC Member Results
Crystal City recently hosted the World Open, a major tournament with 24 sections. The open section included 32 GMs, and eight of them tied for first. ACC Member results were as follows: ... here.
Retro Video: Bob Hope & Bobby Fischer
From one of our members, video footage of a Bob Hope skit with Bobby Fischer spoofing Bobby's recent World Champion victory ... here.
ACC events continue to be a great value with lots of quality competition at every rating level. All of our events are ... here.
Walter Browne, 1949–2015
Six-time U.S. champion Walter Browne has died at age 66. He was a colorful character, and we honor him by offering up this ... 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 ...