Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Apr. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • DC Chess League: Apr. 11 ??
  • Friday Action: Apr. 18
  • GM Lecture Series: Apr. 22
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Apr. 26
  • MAY

  • Friday Ladder:
    May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • DC Chess League: May 2
  • GM Lecture Series: May ??
  • Friday Action: May 23
  • Sat. Action-Plus: May 31

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Latest News

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.

April 16, 2014

Women's Grand Prix Update

After seven rounds, World Champion Hou Yifan is undefeated and leading with a score of 6/7. The tournament is being held ... more.

April 15, 2014

What's Carlsen Been Up To?

This Sunday World Champion Magnus Carlsen will be playing in the Gashimov Memorial in Azerbaijan, his first tournament since ... more.

April 13, 2014

Turmoil for Ukrainian Chess

The crisis in Ukraine is taking a toll on the chess scene there. A major tournament to have included top players such as ... more.

April 12, 2014

Take Notice: Aravindh Chithambaram

You'll be hearing more of Aravindh Chithambaram, a 14-year-old Indian player who beat a field of GMs at the ... more.

April 10, 2014

It's the Women's Turn

Round 4 of the Women's Grand Prix is taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, the same site as the recently concluded ... more.

April 9, 2014

Chessvibes Video: Anand Is Back in the Game

Fresh from his undefeated win at the Candidates, Vishy Anand has returned home to India and is giving interviews to ... more.

April 8, 2014

College Chess Final Four

Basketball is not the only sport with a Final Four. This year's President's Cup, informally known as the College Chess Final Four, took place at ... more.

April 7, 2014

World Champions Before Steinitz

William Steinitz is considered to be the first world chess champion, crowned in 1886 after winning his match against Johannes Zuckertort. Yet ... more.

April 6, 2014

Beautiful Chess Photos

Beautiful chess photos? Are you kidding me? No, we're not. Take a look at the photographs taken by Kirill Merkuriev of ... more.

April 5, 2014

In Memoriam - Bill Mason (Wash. Post Obit.)

Bill R. Mason of Bethesda, MD, left this earth March 16, 2014, two days shy of his 50th birthday. Bill was an avid chess player, ... more.

April 3, 2014

Study Master Games!

To improve, experts admonish us to study games by the masters. Well, here's your chance. The recently concluded Candidates Tournament gave ... more.

April 2, 2014

For Beginners: En Passant

Beginners are often confused by the en passant rule. Mark Donlan clears everything up, as wells as tells us why the rule came about ... more.

April 1, 2014

Nigel Davies: Advice for Vishy

GM Nigel Davies thinks Vishy Anand has a chance against Carlsen in the next World Championship, but only if Anand ... more.

March 30, 2014

Anand Wins the Candidates

The 2014 World Championship will be a rematch between Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand. Anand has won the Candidates Tournament with ... more.

March 28, 2014

Anand Proved Them Wrong

After Magnus Carlsen crushed Vishy Anand in the last World Championship, the critics were rough on Anand, and some said ... more.

March 25, 2014

Komodo and Stockfish Lead TCEC

While the world's top human players fight it out at the Candidates Tournament, the world's best chess engines are fighting it out at TCEC ... more.

March 22, 2014

Carlsen's Q&A with Fans

"How many beers would you need to drink for a master to be able to beat you?" That's what one fan asked in a recent online Q&A with World Champion Magnus Carlsen ... more.

March 19, 2014

Candidates Round 9

It is starting to look like the next World Championship will be a rematch between Anand and Carlsen. After nine rounds, Anand leads the pack ... more.

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