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.
Youngest IM Ever
Indian player R. Praggnanandhaa has become the youngest IM in history at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days, when ... here.
"Developing the Initiative" by Timur Gareyev
By now you have seen and read the reports on GM Timur Gareev and his blindfold chess exploits. Aside from his unique ... here.
May Wrap-UpThis month,just under 50 players battled it our in the ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60, d5) as Josh Hiban (4/4) held off Xing Jian ... here.
New Cheating Incident
The scourge of cheating continues to threaten the integrity of our game. The prize fund for the Delhi (India) Chess Association's Under 1600 Tournament was ... here.
Happy Birthday, Anatoly Karpov
Anatoly Karpov, the 12th World Chess Champion, turned 65 on May 23. ChessBase writer Priyadarshan Banjan provides a ... here.
The Touch-Move Rule Outbreak
There has been a recent spate of touch-move rule infractions. Or has there? Maybe it only seems like it because so many more ... here.
When Computers Used to Go Wrong
Tired of having your computer crush you at chess every time? Even when you turn on the "dumbed-down" settings? ChessBase founder ... here.
Crushing Queen Pawn Openings
Some of our club members prefer to learn chess from books, some prefer chess teachers, and other prefers learning over ... here.
Chess Progress: Making The Big Leap
Contrary to some fields where controlled steady progress is the norm, chess is dominated more often than not by timely ... here.
Hou Yifan Drops Out of the Cycle
Women's World Champ Hou Yifan has dropped out of the Women's World Championship cycle, in protest. She has been urging FIDE to adopt ... here.
Wilhelm Steinitz: A Short Tribute
In 1886 Steinitz won the first official match for the World Championship in chess against Hermann Zukertort to become the first ... here.
How Underrated Are Kids? (Part 2)
In his first article studying the ratings disparities of juniors compared to adults, Ganesh Viswanath had studied the causal ... here.
Carlsen: The Cool GM
The Norwegian has brought designer clothes and interactive apps to chess and in six months time he puts his reputation as ... here.
Ernesto Inarkiev Is the 2016 European Champion
Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev has won the European Championship with a score of 9/11 and a performance of 2882. Inarkiev is on ... here.
A Fast King in the Corner
Some endgames are just magic. Endgame guru Karsten Müller writes a weekly column for ChessBase, and this week's has a ... here.
Kramnik Puts Karjakin to Carlsen Test
An entire team of trainers has been working with Sergey Karjakin for quite some time; exactly how many new GMs have joined ... here.
In Memoriam: Dennis Strenzwilk
Denis F. Strenzwilk, Abingdon, MD, 04/14/16. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank Strenzwilk and Reca Strenzwilk of Rochester NY. He is survived by ... 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!
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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).
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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 ...