Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Friday Action: Aug. 8
  • DC Chess League: Aug. 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Aug. 16

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

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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.

August 24, 2014

How Norway Filmed the Olympiad

When Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) was given the job of televising all the Olympiad games, its planners realized ... more.

August 22, 2014

FIDE Announces Next Grand Prix

The 2014-15 Grand Prix will consist of four tournaments (down from six). Sixteen players will ... more.

August 21, 2014

All Olympiad Games Are Online

In the Tromsø Olympiad, 3714 games were played in the open section and 2891 in the women's section. That's a total of ... more.

August 19, 2014

Olympiad: China, Russia Win

The 41st Chess Olympiad has concluded with 6730 games having been played. The Chinese team won the ... more.

August 17, 2014

Two Players Die at the Olympiad

Two players died within hours of each other at the recently concluded Olympiad in Norway. ... more.

August 15, 2014

Why Chess Is an Extreme Sport

After two players died at the Olympiad, Guardian writer Stephen Moss wondered if this was a coincidence. He noted that many ... more.

August 13, 2014

Olympiad Round 10 Report

With just one round to go, the Chinese team leads the men's section, and the Russians lead the women's section. The American men ... more.

August 11, 2014

Kasparov Defeated in FIDE Election

Former World Champion Garry Kasparov has been defeated in his bid to become the next FIDE president by a vote of ... more.

August 9, 2014

Judit Polgar to Retire

Judit Polgar, the world's highest rated female chess player, has announced her retirement from competitive chess at age 38 ... more.

August 8, 2014

Breaking Black

How are the hyper-solid openings for Black faring at the Olympiad? Chess writer Mihail Marin says, not so well. He has annotated ... more.

August 6, 2014

Chess Olympiad: Round 4 Report

After four rounds at the world's largest chess event, the 8th-seeded Azerbaijan team is in the lead in the open section. The U.S. is ... more.

August 4, 2014

Putin's Chess-Master Nemesis

Last Sunday's New York Times Magazine had a fascinating article about the increasingly nasty politics leading up to the Aug. 11 election in ... more.

July 31, 2014

July Wrap-Up

Unlike with other summer chess events, July continues to be a great month for attendence at ACC chess tournaments ... more.

July 30, 2014

Olympiad: Two Days to Go

Did you know that Norway is the only country where a national chess champion became prime minister? In just two days, the 41st World Chess Olympiad will ... more.

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