Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Friday Blitz: Oct. 10
  • DC Chess League: Oct. 17
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Oct. 25
  • Friday Action: Oct. 31
  • Pizza Party!!: Oct. 31

  • Friday Ladder:
    Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Friday Action: Nov. 14
  • DC Chess League: Nov. 21
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Nov. 22

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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.

October 20, 2014

World Juniors

More than 200 players from 45 countries took part in the World Juniors, which concluded on Oct. 19 in Pune, ... here.

October 19, 2014

Millionaire Chess

GM Wesley So has taken the top prize of $100,000 in the Millionaire Chess Tournament in Las Vegas. The tournament had ... here.

October 18, 2014

When to Break Rules in Chess

Everybody knows that you shouldn't move the pawns around your king, right? Sometimes it's okay, says GM Gregory Serper, who ... here.

October 17, 2014

Houdini vs. Komodo

After 10 rounds, Houdini 4 is in the lead at TCEC, now renamed the Top Computer Chess Championship. Houdini 4 has ... here.

October 10, 2014

The 10 Chess Pieces Least Likely to Survive a Game

Which chess piece is least likely to survive a chess game? White's d-pawn, which has only a ... here.

October 8, 2014

World Junior Championship

In what may be the strongest World Junior Championship ever, this year's tournament got under way on Oct. 5 in Pune, India. ... here.

October 6, 2014

What's Your Morphy Number?

We chess players are easily amused by such weighty questions. Paul Morphy (1837-1884) was unbeatable in his day and would have ... here.

October 4, 2014

Baku Grand Prix

The world's strongest tournament now under way is the Baku Grand Prix. Twelve of the world's top players are taking part, including American ... here.

October 2, 2014

October Ratings: Caruana and Hou Yifan Move Up

With Fabiano Caruana's recent incredible winning streak, it should come as no surprise that he has moved up to the no. 2 spot on ... here.

October 1, 2014

September Wrap-Up

Watch for the return of the ACC Blitz in October! Another strong turnout for the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 round, G/45) this month as nearly 60 players battled ... here.

September 30, 2014

Shirov-Sveshnikov Match

These days it seems only the super-GM tournaments with lots of players get any attention, but the more traditional matches pitting just two players in a fierce duel are fun too ... here.

September 29, 2014

Choosing a Chess Engine

Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish are the three strongest chess engines today. John Hartmann has tested all three against a test suite with known ... here.

September 28, 2014

Women's World Championship Postponed

FIDE has announced that this year's Women's World Championship, which was to start on Oct. 11, has been postponed for ... here.

September 27, 2014

Experts Comment on the Carlsen-Anand Rematch

The next World Chess Championship which begins Nov. 7 will be a rematch between Vishy Anand and Magnus Carlsen. Many experts are saying it will be ... here.

September 22, 2014

ACC Has *New* Photos!

We have dozens of new batches of photos - from the DC Chess League, World Open, VA Senior Open, and the Cherry Blossom events. See photos here.

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