Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Nov. 6, 13, 20, (27-Closed)
  • Friday Action: Nov. 13
  • DC Chess League: Nov. 20
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Nov. 21

  • Friday Ladder:
    Dec. 4, 11, 18, (25-Closed)
  • DC Chess League: Dec. 4
  • HOLIDAY PARTY (!): Dec. 11
  • Friday Action: Dec. 11
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Dec. 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.

November 8, 2015

Warrenton Chess Club

We welcome Jon Maxwell and the newest club to the Virginia chess scene. It meets every Thursday night at the Saint James Episcopal church in ... here.

November 6, 2015

Are Time Controls Getting Too Fast?

The time control for the next Zurich Chess Challenge, one of the world's strongest tournaments, will be 40 minutes per game with an additional ... here.

November 5, 2015

FIDE Candidates 2016

FIDE has announced that the 2016 Candidates Tournament, which will decide the challenger for the World Championship, will take place in ... here.

November 3, 2015

Tournament Etiquette for Kids (and Their Parents)

When kids act up at tournaments, is it the fault of the kids, the TDs, or the parents? Following some complaints about out-of- ... here.

October 31, 2015

October Wrap-Up

This month saw nearly 60 players battle each other on the ACC Ladder (4 rounds, 30/90, SD/60, d5). Long-time member ... here.

October 30, 2015

Kasparov and the Scotch

In the latest installment of GM Bryan Smith's series on world champions and their openings, we come now to Garry Kasparov ... here.

October 28, 2015

The Minority Attack

In the days of Steinitz, "it was believed that a queenside pawn majority was an absolute, hands-down advantage to winning because ... here.

October 26, 2015

8th Grand Slam Masters

The strongest tournament currently under way is the 8th Grand Slam Masters in Bilbao, Spain. It's the latest tournament with a scoring ... here.

October 24, 2015

Going Back or Going Forward?

If you want to improve at chess, you need to solve tactics puzzles. Every day. To get you started without further procrastination, we provide ... here.

October 22, 2015

In Memoriam: IM Emory Tate (Tom Beckman)

IM Emory Tate was a madman. Where we mortals might sac a pawn, he thought nothing of sacing a piece. He was an amazing attacking player and ... here.

October 16, 2015

Fischer and the KID

With the movie Pawn Sacrifice now at theaters, Bobby Fischer is back in the news, and that makes the latest article by GM Bryan Smith timely ... here.

October 14, 2015

Nakamura Wins Millionaire Open

A $100,000 check for playing chess? This doesn't happen for us club players even in our dreams, but the picture in the link below will show you ... here.

October 12, 2015

Grischuk Wins World Blitz Championship

Maybe Magnus Carlsen is beatable after all. Last year, Carlsen won all three of the World, World Rapid, and World Blitz Championships, but not this year ... here.

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