Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • DC Chess League: July 8
  • ** PIZZA Party: July 15 **
  • Friday Action: July 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: July 23

  • Friday Ladder:
    Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Aug. 6
  • DC Chess League: Aug. 12
  • Friday Action: Aug. 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.

July 22, 2016

Featured Website:

From time to time, we like to point out nice discoveries we've made on the internet, and this week we want to ... here.

July 21, 2016

Bilbao: World Championship Preview?

In round 8 of the Bilbao Masters, Sergey Karjakin and Magnus Carlsen played for the last time before their ... here.

July 17, 2016

The Perfect Pawn Center

Is a "perfect" pawn center, one in which your king and queen pawns are on the fourth rank, a winning advantage? As ... here.

July 16, 2016

The Big Book of World Chess Championships

During World War I, Alexander Alekhine, who would go on to become the fourth World Champion, was captured by the ... here.

July 15, 2016

** New ** ACC Club Pictures

Arlington Chess Club has uploaded a host of club pictures from the last two years including from the ... here.

July 14, 2016

Chess Informant: Annotation Symbols

Every chess player knows what ? and ! mean, but do you really know what all those other, more obscure annotation ... here.

July 13, 2016

Bilbao: Nakamura Beats Carlsen in Round 1

American Hikaru Nakamura has beaten Magnus Carlsen in round 1 of the Bilbao Masters. This is the first time Nakamura has ... here.

July 12, 2016

Picking the Correct Opening Repertoire

"You must pick an opening that gives you a sense of excitement and joy whenever that opening appears on the ... here.

July 9, 2016

Chess Masters Tackle the Gender Gap

The gender gap in chess persists: there are no women on the list of the world's top 100 rated players. No one yet ... here.

July 6, 2016

Germany Wins World Senior 50+ Team Championship

Many of us would take offense that the chess world considers you a "senior" if you're over 50, but that is how ... here.

July 5, 2016

Komodo Is World Computer Chess Champion

Komodo 10 has won the International Computer Games Association (ICGA) World Computer Chess Championship. Komodo, running on ... here.

July 5, 2016

Interview - Dvoretsky on Computers

Mark Dvoretsky is the world’s best known chess coach. In a recent interview the 68-year-old talked about how ... here.

July 2, 2016

Carlsen Drops Out of GCT

Although Magnus Carlsen is leading the Grand Chess Tour after two events, he is dropping out to start preparing ... here.

July 2, 2016

Impeachment for Ilyumzhinov?

Chess-News learnt that Kirsan Ilyumzhinov might face an impeachment procedure during the coming FIDE General ... here.

July 2, 2016

Interview - Gelfand: On Missing Baku

Boris Gelfand will not play in the 2016 Olympiad in Baku, his first absence from the world’s top team event since ... here.

July 1, 2016

June Wrap-Up

In June, the DC Chess League (DCCL) decided to hold all matches at the Arlington Chess Club for the near future. The first couple ... here.

June 30, 2016

What Is the Initiative?

We all know that having the initiative in chess is an advantage. But what is it, really? Chess teacher Jeremy ... here.

June 30, 2016

The Blindfold King

Later this year, GM Timur Gareyev is going to play 47 opponents at once while blindfolded in an attempt to break the current ... here.

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