Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
  • DC Chess League: Aug. 14
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Aug. 15
  • Friday Action: Aug. 21

  • Friday Ladder:
    Sep. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • DC Chess League: Sep. 11
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Sep. 19
  • Friday Action: Sep. 25

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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 31, 2015


Oliver Reeh's column in Chessbase magazine helps us with our eternal quest at better use of tactics ... here.

July 24, 2015

Tigran Petrosian: Exchange Sacrifice Master

GM Daniel Naroditsky says, "It is impossible to become a world champion without mastering every facet of the game. Most champions, however, are ... here.

July 22, 2015

Biel Chess Festival

The 48th Biel Chess Festival takes place in Biel, Switzerland, July 20–30. The grandmaster section of the festival has six very strong players, including ... here.

July 20, 2015

Caruna–Carlsen: A Match Worth Paying For

Washington Post sports writer says he wouldn't pay 99 cents to watch another Mayweather–Pacquiao boxing match, but he would pay to watch a Caruana–Carlsen chess match ... here.

July 18, 2015

Benko Problems

GM Pal Benkö turned 87 this month and he is celebrating with some wonderful chess problems: positions shaped like ... here.

July 16, 2015

Movie: Dark Horse

Much attention has been given recently to the new film on Bobby Fischer to be released in September but there is another film on chess worth noting ... here.

July 15, 2015

Carlsen And Cars

On a trip to the big German automaker Volkswagen, World Champ Magnus Carlsen got to ride a 700 hp Lamborghini and visited the secret ... here.

July 9, 2015

Chess Lessons Exposed

Are you considering taking chess lessons? IM Jeremy Silman has published an interesting set of questions and answers he uses with new students to ... here.

July 8, 2015

Grace Time Controversy

Indian GM Koneru Humpy, the third highest rated female player ever, withdrew from the Commonwealth Chess Championship in New Delhi last month after ... here.

July 7, 2015

World Open: ACC Member Results

Crystal City recently hosted the World Open, a major tournament with 24 sections. The open section included 32 GMs, and eight of them tied for first. ACC Member results were as follows: ... here.

July 3, 2015

Retro Video: Bob Hope & Bobby Fischer

From one of our members, video footage of a Bob Hope skit with Bobby Fischer spoofing Bobby's recent World Champion victory ... here.

July 1, 2015

June Wrap-Up

ACC events continue to be a great value with lots of quality competition at every rating level. All of our events are ... here.

June 30, 2015

Walter Browne, 1949–2015

Six-time U.S. champion Walter Browne has died at age 66. He was a colorful character, and we honor him by offering up this ... here.

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