Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Apr. 7, 14 (CLOSED), 21, 28
  • Blitz: Apr. 7
  • DC Chess League: Apr. 21
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Apr. 22
  • Friday Action: Apr. 28
  • MAY

  • Friday Ladder:
    May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • DC Chess League: May 5
  • Sat. Action-Plus: May 13
  • Friday Action: May 19

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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.

April 10, 2017

Stalemate in the FIDE power struggle?

After the turmoil of the past weeks an Extraordinary Presidential Board meeting was held in Athens today ... Here.

April 10, 2017

Foisor triumphs as 2017 US Champ

Sabina-Francesca Foisor described herself as “sad and excited at the same time” after winning a brilliant attacking game that ... Here.

April 10, 2017

Wesley So is the 2017 US Champion

World no. 2 Wesley So got the one he wanted on Monday in St. Louis as he won the US Championship on his third attempt. Alexander ... Here.

April 7, 2017

Alexander Grischuk: Chess is “just a game”

Alexander Grischuk hasn’t been playing much of late – and is skipping the main events in the coming month – but he’s been making ... Here.

April 7, 2017

Bobby Fischer on the Dick Cavett Show

Less known than his 1971 appearance before the Petrosian match, is the fact that Fischer appeared a second time on the Dick Cavett Show ... Here.

April 5, 2017

Ilyumzhinov announces $30 million 'Kirsan Fund' for chess

The embattled FIDE President announced that he has registered a charitable foundation, the "Kirsan Fund", in the United States, and plans to invest 30 million dollars in ... Here.

April 1, 2017

Pal Benko: April Swindles – unusual chess problems

The indefatigable Pal Benko, who sent us five very unusual positions for this auspicious day. Do not expect to ... Here.

March 29, 2017

The power struggle continues: letter from Makropoulos

Georgios Makropoulos, seven time Greek Champion, is the Deputy President of FIDE, and has been in that role for twenty years now ... Here.

March 28, 2017

Power struggle at the top of the chess world

We reported yesterday: FIDE announced the resignation of President Ilyumzhinov, followed within hours by emphatic denials from Ilyumzhinov. Today there are ... Here.

March 27, 2017

Ilyumzhinov Resigns, Or Does He?

Both Ilyumzhinov and Russian Chess Federation President and FIDE VP Andrey Filatov took to Russian media to dismiss the first version of events ... Here.

March 27, 2017

Did Ilyumzhinov resign? Apparently not!; By Frederic Friedel; Chessbase

It is on the official FIDE web site: at the end of the Board meeting on the 26th March 2017, "Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced his resignation ... Here.

March 27, 2017

Capablanca and the Nimzo-Indian

GM Yermolinsky noticed that right after losing his title to Alekhine in 1927, Capablanca began to play the Nimzo-Indian ... Here.

March 22, 2017

Iron Tigran: Clash of the Cavalries!

"There have been many instances in history when an inspired cavalry charge disrupts the momentum of a battle," writes IM Narayanan ... Here.

March 21, 2017

Daniel King analyzes Bobby Fischer (part 1)

If there is one player in chess, whose mystique and fascination know no bounds, it is the legendary Bobby Fischer. Ask GM Daniel King ... Here.

March 21, 2017

Computer chess history – knowledge vs brute force

There has been considerable discussion surrounding the Penrose puzzle we recently presented, where computers "falsely evaluate" a ... Here.

March 19, 2017

Maurice Ashley on One on 1

'It's hard to name something that Maurice Ashley hasn't done in the world of chess. He's played, coached, taught, created tournaments ... Here.

March 18, 2017

Which GM Said:"I was starving in the jungle"

Though a grandmaster of chess, Sam Shankland is a novice at surviving in the jungle. As such, he was one of ten novice contestants paired with ... Here.

March 17, 2017

An Evening at the UN with Judit Polgár.

As part of the ‘Planet 50/50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’ initiative, chess grandmaster and Planet 50/50 Champion Judit Polgár spoke on ... Here.

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