Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • DC Chess League: May 8
  • **Pizza Party**: May 15
  • Friday Action: May 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: May 30
  • JUNE

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

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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.

May 20, 2015

The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines

Computer chess engines have long passed the point of being able to crush even the best human players, and their play is now so strong ... here.

May 18, 2015

16th European Women's Championship

The 16th European Women's Championship will take place in Chakvi, Georgia, May 19-30. Ninety-eight players, including Nana ... here.

May 17, 2015

6-Year-Old Girl Defeats GM

Six-year-old Like-Merlo Heliesen defeated GM Simen Agdestein, a seven-time Norwegian chess champion who was conducting a simul exhibition with ... here.

May 16, 2015

Khanty-Mansiysk: Round 5 Report

The fourth and final FIDE Grand Prix tournament is under way in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. After five rounds, Fabiano Caruana is leading with ... here.

May 12, 2015

Caruana Switching Back to USA

GM Fabiano Caruana, the world's third-highest-ranked player, has announced that he is rejoining the U.S. Chess Federation and will play ... here.

May 9, 2015

Mate in 203 Moves

Do you think you could find the winning line in a 203-move combination in which every move is forced? In 1976, Danish composer Walther Jörgensen published a mate in ... here.

May 8, 2015


GM Daniel Naroditsky says there is one quality that all elite GMs have: tenacity. In an article on, he says, "At an elite level, dogged resistance is ... here.

May 4, 2015

Play Top GM Anish Giri To Support Nepal

More than 7,000 people died in the Nepal earthquake. You can both help the recovery effort and play chess: On ... here.

May 2, 2015

April Wrap-Up

Surprise! This month's Action tournament (3 round G/30) had a record 24 players battle it out over a board of 64 squares. Pablo Martini, returning to ... here.

May 1, 2015

Brazen Cheating

In the recent incident, the player who was caught during the fifth round of the inaugural Dr. Hedgewar Open Chess Tournament in New Delhi, was rated ... here.

April 29, 2015

ChessBase Apps For The Web

Over the last couple of years, ChessBase released various apps that run exclusively in the browser, and thereby on any operating ... here.

April 28, 2015

Wall Street Journal: Chess Culture Shock

In the last decade, the U.S. has seen a surge in the number of foreign chess players attending American universities and settling in the ... here.

April 27, 2015

Final Report: World Team Championship

The World Team and the Women's Team have both concluded. See brief reports ... here.

April 26, 2015

Battle of the Legends

It was a match between two of the best players in history. Garry Kasparov played like the young champion of old. Nigel Short put up his ... here.

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