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.
Russian Women's Team Is Out
In a shocking development, the reigning champion Russian Women's team has apparently failed to meet the entry deadline for ... more.
Current Top-Level Tournaments
There are three high-level tournaments under way right now. In Dortmund, Germany, GM Fabiano Caruana of Italy is leading the ... more.
The 10,000-Hour Rule
Emmanuel Lasker, the second world champion, famously said in his Manual of Chess that it should only take 200 hours to become ... more.
ACC at the World Open
The 42nd World Open was held in Arlington, VA, from June 30 to July 6. GM Ilya Smirin won the open section with a score of 7/9. Many ACC members took ... more.
Mixed Pairs Chess
The International Star Mixed Pair Tournament was recently held in Chengdu, China. Six teams, each made up of a ... more.
Profile of a (New) Prodigy
Kayden Troff, the new U.S. junior champion, learned chess at age 3 and by 16 is now the youngest GM in ... more.
Kayden Troff Is U.S. Junior Champ
GM Kayden Troff has won the U.S. Junior Closed Championship with a score of 7/9, beating out nine other players. There were only ... more.
Deception in Chess
Lasker was supposedly a master at the psychological aspects of chess, but with all the pieces in full view by both players, is it ... more.
5 Qualities Every Chess Star Has
Are you physically fit? Can you bounce back after a demoralizing loss? Do you have what it takes? Chessblog.com offers this list of ... more.
Health Benefits of Playing Chess
We're always looking for excuses to justify the enormous time we spend on chess, and here's a really good one. ... more.
Hou Yifan Wins Lopota
Hou Yifan of China has won the fifth Women's Grand Prix tournament with a dominating score of 9/11, although Humpy Konera ... more.
This month on the ACC Ladder, Michael Hiban continued his improvement with four straight wins and breaking the 1200 rating level while picking up ... more.
The 10 Most Amazing Chess Combinations Ever
Yury Markushin writes, "Tactics decide most of the games of chess . . . amazing sacrifices, forced checkmates, and clever ... 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).
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 ...