Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Jul. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • DC Chess League: Jul. 11
  • Friday Action: Jul. 18
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jul. 26

  • Friday Ladder:
    Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Friday Action: Aug. 8
  • DC Chess League: Aug. 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Aug. 16

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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.

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July 17, 2014

Russian Women's Team Is Out

In a shocking development, the reigning champion Russian Women's team has apparently failed to meet the entry deadline for ... more.

July 16, 2014

Current Top-Level Tournaments

There are three high-level tournaments under way right now. In Dortmund, Germany, GM Fabiano Caruana of Italy is leading the ... more.

July 15, 2014

The 10,000-Hour Rule

Emmanuel Lasker, the second world champion, famously said in his Manual of Chess that it should only take 200 hours to become ... more.

July 11, 2014

ACC at the World Open

The 42nd World Open was held in Arlington, VA, from June 30 to July 6. GM Ilya Smirin won the open section with a score of 7/9. Many ACC members took ... more.

July 9, 2014

Mixed Pairs Chess

The International Star Mixed Pair Tournament was recently held in Chengdu, China. Six teams, each made up of a ... more.

July 7, 2014

Profile of a (New) Prodigy

Kayden Troff, the new U.S. junior champion, learned chess at age 3 and by 16 is now the youngest GM in ... more.

July 5, 2014

Kayden Troff Is U.S. Junior Champ

GM Kayden Troff has won the U.S. Junior Closed Championship with a score of 7/9, beating out nine other players. There were only ... more.

July 4, 2014

Deception in Chess

Lasker was supposedly a master at the psychological aspects of chess, but with all the pieces in full view by both players, is it ... more.

July 3, 2014

5 Qualities Every Chess Star Has

Are you physically fit? Can you bounce back after a demoralizing loss? Do you have what it takes? offers this list of ... more.

July 2, 2014

Health Benefits of Playing Chess

We're always looking for excuses to justify the enormous time we spend on chess, and here's a really good one. ... more.

July 1, 2014

Hou Yifan Wins Lopota

Hou Yifan of China has won the fifth Women's Grand Prix tournament with a dominating score of 9/11, although Humpy Konera ... more.

June 29, 2014

June Wrap-Up

This month on the ACC Ladder, Michael Hiban continued his improvement with four straight wins and breaking the 1200 rating level while picking up ... more.

June 26, 2014

The 10 Most Amazing Chess Combinations Ever

Yury Markushin writes, "Tactics decide most of the games of chess . . . amazing sacrifices, forced checkmates, and clever ... more.

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