Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • DC Chess League: Sep. 5
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Sep. 20
  • Friday Action: Sep. 26

  • 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

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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.

September 12, 2014

Why Didn't Aronian Resign?

In the round 9 game between Carlsen and Aronian at the Sinquefield Cup, the computers were giving +5 to Carlsen, but Aronian just ... more.


September 10, 2014

Feat of Historic Proportions

Italian GM Fabiano Caruana achieved a remarkable feat of winning his first seven games in a row at the just-completed Sinquefield Cup. He then ... more.

September 8, 2014

Interview with Caruana's Coach

Now that we've all seen the fantastic 7-game winning streak of Fabiano Caruana, wouldn't it be nice to know how he trains? Chessbase has interviewed his ... more.

September 3, 2014

Brilliancy Prize

What does it take to win the brilliancy prize? The Singapore Chess Column just awarded one to ... more.

September 2, 2014


After six rounds at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, Italian GM Fabiano Caruana has a phenomenal 6-0 score and appears unstoppable ... more.

September 1, 2014

Millionaire Chess

Next month, a tournament with the largest prize fund in history, $1 million, will begin at the Planet Hollywood Casino in ... more.

August 31, 2014

July Wrap-Up

The club had an unusually strong turnout for the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 round, G/45) this month as over 50 players battled it out for ... more.

August 24, 2014

How Norway Filmed the Olympiad

When Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) was given the job of televising all the Olympiad games, its planners realized ... more.

August 22, 2014

FIDE Announces Next Grand Prix

The 2014-15 Grand Prix will consist of four tournaments (down from six). Sixteen players will ... more.

August 21, 2014

All Olympiad Games Are Online

In the Tromsø Olympiad, 3714 games were played in the open section and 2891 in the women's section. That's a total of ... more.

August 19, 2014

Olympiad: China, Russia Win

The 41st Chess Olympiad has concluded with 6730 games having been played. The Chinese team won the ... more.

August 17, 2014

Two Players Die at the Olympiad

Two players died within hours of each other at the recently concluded Olympiad in Norway. ... more.

August 15, 2014

Why Chess Is an Extreme Sport

After two players died at the Olympiad, Guardian writer Stephen Moss wondered if this was a coincidence. He noted that many ... more.

August 13, 2014

Olympiad Round 10 Report

With just one round to go, the Chinese team leads the men's section, and the Russians lead the women's section. The American men ... more.

August 11, 2014

Kasparov Defeated in FIDE Election

Former World Champion Garry Kasparov has been defeated in his bid to become the next FIDE president by a vote of ... more.

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