Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • DC Chess League: May 8
  • **Pizza Party**: May 15
  • Friday Action: May 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: May 30
  • JUNE

  • Friday Ladder:
    Jun. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Friday Action: Jun. 5
  • DC Chess League: ???
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Jun. 20

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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.

May 4, 2015

Play Top GM Anish Giri To Support Nepal

More than 7,000 people died in the Nepal earthquake. You can both help the recovery effort and play chess: On ... here.

May 2, 2015

April Wrap-Up

Surprise! This month's Action tournament (3 round G/30) had a record 24 players battle it out over a board of 64 squares. Pablo Martini, returning to ... here.

May 1, 2015

Brazen Cheating

In the recent incident, the player who was caught during the fifth round of the inaugural Dr. Hedgewar Open Chess Tournament in New Delhi, was rated ... here.

April 29, 2015

ChessBase Apps For The Web

Over the last couple of years, ChessBase released various apps that run exclusively in the browser, and thereby on any operating ... here.

April 28, 2015

Wall Street Journal: Chess Culture Shock

In the last decade, the U.S. has seen a surge in the number of foreign chess players attending American universities and settling in the ... here.

April 27, 2015

Final Report: World Team Championship

The World Team and the Women's Team have both concluded. See brief reports ... here.

April 26, 2015

Battle of the Legends

It was a match between two of the best players in history. Garry Kasparov played like the young champion of old. Nigel Short put up his ... here.

April 25, 2015

ChessBase's Free Tactics Training

Strategy collapses if the tactics are flawed - this point is relentlessly pounded into students. After releasing a slew of ... here.

April 24, 2015

New Million Dollar Grand Chess Tour Announced

Garry Kasparov and Nigel Short were on hand for a press conference that announced the launch of a "Grand Chess Tour" featuring Magnus Carlsen and ... here.

April 23, 2015

World Team Championship

Ten teams are taking part in the World Team Championship in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, and after three rounds, there are some surprises ... here.

April 21, 2015

Shamkir, Round 5 Report

The strongest tournament now under way in the world is the Vugar Gashimov Memorial taking place in Shamkir, Azerbaijan, Apr. 17–26 ... here.

April 19, 2015

Vive la Différence!

GM Nigel Short has waded into the contentious waters of why men continue to outperform women at chess and is now taking quite a beating for it in ... here.

April 16, 2015

GM Caught Cheating

The reigning Georgian chess champion, 25-year-old GM Gaioz Nigalidze, has been caught using a cell phone with a chess engine at the Dubai Open ... here.

April 14, 2015

Nakamura, Krush Win U.S. Championships

As expected, the top seeds won in both the men's and women's championships this year in St. Louis. GM Hikaru Nakamura is the new men's champion ... here.

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