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.
And Then There Were Two
"It’s nearly useless—not to mention soul-crushing!—to play full games against the top engines," says chess teacher and TD John Hartmann ... here.
Video: Top Ten World Championship Blunders
Club players may take secret delight in knowing that even world champions can make blunders, but they don't make ... here.
Video: Every Russian Schoolboy Knows
Russian GM Yermolinsky has published another Youtube lecture in his excellent "Every Russian Schoolboy Knows" series. In this one, he ... here.
Corruption: It's Not Just Soccer
Prosecutors have started investigating the Bulgarian Chess Federation for corruption. The charges include "inflated financial spendings, organization of ... here.
Carlsen Blitzes Blindfold
In an amazing exhibition match in New York, World Champion Magnus Carlsen played blindfolded in a blitz simul with three other players and ... here.
American GM Hikaru Nakamura's tie for first at last month's Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix gained him 3 Elo rating points, which doesn't sound ... here.
Some 66 combatants fought on the month-long ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60) over 5 rounds (4 Fridays) and when the dust settled two players ... here.
Caruana on the Qualification Cycle
Fabiano Caruana hated the hotel food at the recently concluded Khanty-Mansiysk Grand Prix Tournament. Who knew? He revealed that and ... here.
Lasker's Chess Wisdom
"When you see a good move, look for a better one." That is one of World Champion Emmanuel Lasker's best-known rules, and it's one many ... here.
Movie: Pawn Sacrifice
Pawn Sacrifice, the new movie about Bobby Fischer starring Tobey Maguire, is set to open in theaters on Sep. 18. Watch ... here.
Caruana and Nakamura Advance to Candidates
The fourth and final FIDE Grand Prix tournament has concluded in Khanty-Mansiysk with three players tying for first: ... here.
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.
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.
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!
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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).
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 ...