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 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.

September 20, 2014

Fischer-Spassky Movie

The 1972 World Championship between Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky was a major front-page Cold War event, one that got many of us ... more.

September 18, 2014

FIDE's Anti-Cheating Law

Based on a recommendation by its Anti-Cheating Committee, FIDE has modified the wording of Law 11.3b, which now starts out with the wording, ... more.

September 16, 2014

The Future of Chess, Not FIDE

After his painful loss to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov for the presidency of FIDE, Garry Kasparov has written a closing essay on his campaign website. In it, he writes, ... more.

September 14, 2014

Bilbao Masters

Four of the world's top players are taking part in the super-GM Bilbao Masters from Sep. 14 to Sep. 20. This will be Anand's last tournament before ... more.

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.

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