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.
Karjakin Withdraws from Norway Chess
Candidates winner Sergey Karjakin has withdrawn from the elite Norway Chess Tournament in Stavenger just 12 days ... here.
Blindfold King Timur Gareyev on Tour
In 2016 Timur Gareyev wants to break the world record in blindfold play by taking up 47 opponents simultaneously ... here.
Player Profile: Karjakin
In 2002, Sergey Karjakin of Russia became the youngest grandmaster ever at the age of 12 years and 7 months, a ... here.
Shogi is the Japanese variation of chess. In Shogi you can use the pieces you captured from your opponent to ... here.
Interview with Hou Yifan
In March Hou Yifan, number one on the women's ranking list, regained the world title, which she had lost when she ... here.
Giri's "60 Memorable Draws"
GM Anish Giri, the world no. 4, drew some criticism for drawing all 12 of his games at the recently concluded ... here.
March Wrap Up
This month, the club had another strong showing for the ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60, d5) as nearly 60 players battled it out over boards of 64 squares! ... here.
One-Stop Round By Round: 2016 Candidates Tournament
The Candidates Tournament began on Mar. 11 in Moscow, pitting eight players against each other to fight for the right to play ... here.
Historic Sets Auctioned at Sotheby's
When discussing expensive chess sets, the reason for their premium value usually falls into two categories: unusual ... here.
Troitsky In Memorium
Endgame studies are without a doubt that area of chess where the lines between science and art are blurred. While they ... here.
The New York Gambit
Two Americans, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, both of whom grew up in New York, are currently playing in the ... here.
Kids Interview: Magnus Carlsen
In February Magnus Carlsen was in Hamburg, Germany, to play a simul. Henrike and Luis, two young chessplayers were invited by ... here.
Lombardy Faces Eviction
The New York Times has a big story on William Lombardy, a former catholic priest and strong chess grandmaster, who coached ... here.
2016 Women's World Championship: Hou Yifan Regains the Title
The 2016 Women's World Championship between current World Champion Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine and Challenger Hou Yifan of China, herself a ... here.
Remembering Bobby – Part 1
Eight years ago Bobby Fischer, American prodigy and World Champion passed away at the age of 64 (the significance of that ... here.
Computer Beating Top Human Go Player
Remember how in 1997 World Champion Garry Kasparov lost a match to IMB's Deep Blue? That was a watershed moment in ... 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.
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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 ...