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.
Mastering Squares, Part 7
To improve at chess, you must understand the concept of weak squares. IM Jeremy Silman has published a series of articles for ... here.
Najer Wins European Chess Championship
Russian GM Evgeniy Najer is the 2015 European Chess Champion with an 8.5/11 score. The tournament was held in Jerusalem and included ... here.
India–China Chess Summit
India and China are rising chess powerhouses that have become fierce rivals. For the first time, they are taking each other on in an exclusive ... here.
First, please note that there will NOT be an Action (3 rd G/30) tournament in March due to the plethora of other regional events. This month's Action had ... here.
ChessCafe's Book of the Year
ChessCafe's readers have selected John Nunn's Chess Course as the 2014 Chess Book of the Year. Nunn calls his book "a complete chess ... here.
Karpov Tells All (Conclusion)
These kids today! Anatoly Karpov says, "The representatives of the current generation are weaklings in terms of endurance, and cannot fathom the ... here.
Battle of the Chess Generations
The young are taking over chess. Just look at the result of the recent Wijk aan Zee Tournament: Magnus Carlsen (age 24) won, the next four players were ... here.
Cloud Database: saving/updating your games
After a reader's question, Chessbase shows how players can create a database of their own games in the Cloud Database, and transfer them ... here.
Interviews with chess great Viktor Korchnoi are no longer easy to convey and understand due to the difficulty the grandmaster has with ... here.
What's Next for Nakamura?
Hikaru Nakamura, back on top of the U.S. rankings, is much happier these days. In an interview for Chess.com, he says he will play ... here.
Nakamura Wins Gibraltar
GM Hikaru Nakamura, America's top-rated player, has won the Gibraltar Masters Tournament with an amazing ... here.
Karpov Tells All
Did you know that the U.S. Air Force helped Anatoly Karpov during the 1978 World Championship? Karpov tells the story and others in ... here.
Carlsen Wins GRENKE
Magnus Carlsen has squeaked out a win in the GRENKE Classic, but he had to go all the way to an Armageddon tie-break to do so, after a ... 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.
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 ...