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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.here.
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.
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.
What does it take to win the brilliancy prize? The Singapore Chess Column just awarded one to ... more.
After six rounds at the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, Italian GM Fabiano Caruana has a phenomenal 6-0 score and appears unstoppable ... more.
Next month, a tournament with the largest prize fund in history, $1 million, will begin at the Planet Hollywood Casino in ... more.
Welcome to the Arlington Chess Club, the oldest chess club in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, having been in existence since 1954! ACC is a warm and friendly place to play chess, to learn more about chess, and to watch many of the region's top players compete in a club environment.
Please visit us any Friday or during one of our events. We look forward to seeing you!
Below are some quick links to essential info:
We welcome players of all ages and abilities!! We strive to offer something for everyone.
Please stop by and check us out on any Friday starting at 7pm!!
Listed below are tournaments sponsored by ACC over the next month or two. A complete list of additional ACC events and other area tournaments, as well as general information about ACC, can be found on our tournament webpage (link is below).
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Play on the "Ladder" and in the "Action" (see next event)!
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ACC offers a variety of chess-themed articles for consumption of members and visitors alike. Authors penning opening, strategy, tactics and other chess material are at least master or expert strength.
Included in this ACC offering are instructive annotated games, tournament reviews, book reviews, website reviews, chess set buying guides and the like.
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The Arlington Chess Club (ACC) was founded in 1954 and is currently the longest continuously meeting club in the D.C. area. When it began, that honor belonged to the Washington Chess Divan, which had its origins in the late 19th or early 20th century.
The Divan closed for good in the early 1980's, leaving ACC to carry on the chess tradition in the Washington metropolitan area. ACC is not only one of the largest clubs in the area and the country, it has the distinction of having the longest active weekly ladder tournament in the nation.
The club has more than 200 active members. To play on the club’s ladder or ...
For over 2700 Fridays, members have fought on the ACC ladder. Play a rated ...
Try your hand at a 3-round G/30 Action or a 5-round G/5 Blitz conducted every ...
Club teams compete against teams from other DC area clubs ...
Grand Masters usually give an hour lecture and then take on ...
Just drop on by and play for fun with friends!!
Kids of all ages can learn and improve from a variety of ...