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.
How to Play Plus-Equals Mode
In his very popular book, The Seven Deadly Chess Sins, GM Jonathan Rowson presented a way of transforming small advantages to maintain ... here.
Is Chess a Sport?
The English Chess Federation's John Foley says, "There is probably no sporting activity in which two people are locked in a competitive ... here.
With eight of the world's top ten players entered, the Sinquefield Cup is by far the strongest tournament under way right now. After five rounds, ... here.
Fear of Losing Rating Points
Are you sometimes afraid to play for fear of losing rating points? According to NM Julian Lin, that's what keeps most people from ... here.
TCEC Season 8
On Aug. 21, the Top Computer Chess Championship (TCEC) Season 8 will start. A few chess engines have been left out because of software glitches during ... here.
Tomashevsky and Goryachkina Win Russian Superfinals
Both Evgeny Tomashevsky and Aleksandra Goryachkina drew in their final rounds, but that was enough to win the men's and women's ... here.
Jonathan Hawkins Wins British Championship
Three-time-winner David Howell was the favorite going in, but GM Jonathan Hawkins has won the 2015 British Championship with ... here.
Because 15-year-old Junior Champion Akshat Chandra likes to write articles, Garry Kasparov once nicknamed him "the journalist," and the name has ... here.
World Champion Openings
Do you choose your opening based on the talent of your opponent or the level of your opponent's computer preparation? Do you play different openings based on ... here.
The Kazakh Prodigy
Dinara Saduakassova had a problem. She was so gifted at so many things she couldn't make up her mind which one to concentrate on. Attending a school for ... here.
This month, we had 45 players enter the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 rounds, G/45, d5) with Mahbub Shahalam creaming the competition to take 1st prize (5/5) followed by ... here.
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.
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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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).
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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 ...