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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Levon Aronian won the third Sinquefield Cup, the second leg of the Grand Chess Tour. The top Armenian grandmaster finished ... here.
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.
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 Chess.com lists that as ... here.
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.
Sinquefield Cup Recap
Levon Aronian has won the Sinquefield Cup with a score of 6/9 and World Champion Magnus Carlsen tied for ... 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!
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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).
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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 ...