Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • DC Chess League: Oct. ??
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Oct. 24
  • PIZZA PARTY (!): Oct. 30
  • Friday Action: Oct. 30

  • Friday Ladder:
    Nov. 6, 13, 20
  • DC Chess League: Nov. ??
  • Friday Action: Nov. 13
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Nov. 21

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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.

October 3, 2015

Bobby Fischer's Boys' Life Article

Bobby Fischer once wrote an article for Boys' Life. It appeared in the October 1969 issue, and in it, he analyzed a game from the U.S. Junior Championship ... here.

October 1, 2015

September Wrap-Up

This month saw the return of ACC President Adam Chrisney to active duty after a 7-week hiatus. On the ACC Ladder (4 rounds, 30/90, SD/60, d5), some 55 players fought over ... here.

September 30, 2015

Yeltsin Appointed Ilyumzhinov?

On a Russian radio show, Echo of Moscow, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov claims he was appointed to his current position by none other than ... here.

September 27, 2015

World Cup Tactics

How many can you see? Over hundreds of World Cup games, there has been a lot of spectacular play. Following is a selection of moments from ... here.

September 22, 2015

Giri: "I Didn't Behave ..."

Anish giri told Chess-News about an incident that took place in the second rapid tiebreak of the World Cup. "I didn't behave myself during the tiebreak ... here.

September 21, 2015

"Pawn Sacrifice" Review

The new chess movie "Pawn Sacrifice," starring Toby Maguire as Bobby Fischer, is at theaters now, so it will be interesting to see how true ... here.

September 19, 2015

World Cup Report

Round 4.2 of the World Cup has proved to be bad news for top players Topalov, So, Adams, and Caruana, all of whom were eliminated. Twelve players remain ... here.

September 17, 2015

Nepomniachtchi Loses Appeal Against Nakamura

In round 3 of the World Cup, American Hikaru Nakamura used both hands to castle in the final armageddon tiebreak game. His opponent, Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi noticed ... here.

September 9, 2015

Aronian's Comeback

Levon Aronian won the third Sinquefield Cup, the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. The top Armenian grandmaster finished ... here.

September 8, 2015

World's Longest-Running Chess Column

Leonard Barden's chess column ran in the printed London Evening Standard from 1956 to 2010, a run of 54 consecutive ... here.

September 7, 2015

The 7 Most Amazing Chess Records

Did you know that a game was once played that went for 94 moves without a capture? "Pete" of lists that as ... here.

September 6, 2015

World Junior U20 Championship

The FIDE World Junior U20 Championship takes place from Aug. 31 to Sep. 16 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. There are two ... here.

September 5, 2015

Sinquefield Cup Recap

Levon Aronian has won the Sinquefield Cup with a score of 6/9 and World Champion Magnus Carlsen tied for ... here.

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