Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24
  • DC Chess League: Feb. 3
  • Blitz: Feb. 10
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Feb. 18
  • Friday Action: Feb. 24

  • Friday Ladder:
    Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • DC Chess League: Mar. 3, 31
  • Friday Action: Mar. 10
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Mar. 18

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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.

Feb. 1, 2016

January Wrap-Up; By ACC President

January 2017 saw the return of the blitz tournament to the Arlington Chess Club. We had an excellant turnout in our renewed ACC Blitz tournament ... Here.

Jan. 30, 2017

Gibraltar Round 6: Short Defeats Caruana

At the end of five rounds of play, six players led the standings with 4.5/5. After a trio of bloody battles at the top ... Here.

Jan. 29, 2017

The Day Donald Sutherland Showed Me Some Chess Moves

As a former show business journalist, I’ve met my fair share of celebrities and been invited to the glitziest parties in the A-list ... Here.

Jan. 29, 2017

Wesley So Wins Tata Steel

Wesley So started 2017 just as he finished 2016 with a major tournament victory in the Tata Steel Masters. So was playing black ... Here.

Jan. 26, 2017

Speelman's Agony: The Truth or Reality

In his ChessBase column this month, Jonathan Speelman analyzes a game between Arlington Chess Club members Tom Harley and Josh Hiban ... Here.

Jan. 25, 2017

Chess In Africa

After visiting Africa on a tour, GM Maurice Ashley was deeply moved by the extreme poverty, underlying beauty, and promise of ... Here.

Jan. 24, 2107

Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson

The famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a tireless promoter of science, and considered by many as the spiritual ... Here.

Jan. 16, 2107

Hans Berliner, Player and Programmer, Dies at 87

He learned chess at the age of 13, and played for the US Olympiad team and four times in the US Championship. He later ... Here.

Jan. 14, 2107

The Tale Behind The (48) Blindfold Record

On December 4, 2016, Timur Gareyev played against 48 opponents in a blindfold simul that lasted nearly 20 hours ... Here.

Jan. 12, 2017

Women's World Championship: Who Plays, Who Doesn't?

The Women’s World Championship 2017 will be played from 10 February to 5 March in Tehran. The decision to play in ... Here.

Jan. 11, 2017

2017 World Chess Calendar

2017 is a chess year without a World Championship match or an Olympiad, but it’s set to be packed with events. We have the World ... Here.

Jan. 9, 2017

Paul Keres 5: The 1948 World Championship

The death of Alexander Alekhine in 1946 left the chess world without a World Champion for the first time in 60 ... Here.

Jan. 6, 2017

Best Move of 2016

Have a look at the spectacular, surprising, paradoxical or simply beautiful moves Oliver Reeh selected from games played ... Here.

Jan. 6, 2017

Svidler on Carlsen–Karjakin, Computers, and More

There’s a week to go until the chess year kicks off in earnest on Saturday, 14th January in Wijk aan Zee, with Peter Svidler commentating ... Here.

Jan. 5, 2017

In Memoriam: Gary P. Taylor, Sr.

(July 17, 1955 - September 27, 2016) Gary "Ricky" Paul Taylor Sr. was born July 17, 1955 in Washington, D.C. He faithfully attended his weekly Chess Club meetings ... Here.

Jan. 4, 2017

The Story of Fred and Bruce

Back in 1997, after early retirement from teaching, I found myself being drawn into the world of old chess books ... Here.

Jan. 4, 2017

Best of 2016: Best Game

2016 brought a a lot of entertaining, fascinating and amazing games. But what was the "best game" of 2016? ... Here.

Jan. 3, 2017

Indonesia: Always the Same, Yet Always Different

With about 260 million inhabitants Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, and it is a land full of ... Here.

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