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.
Petrosian on talent, character and near misses
Arshak Petrosian has had a highly successful coaching career, leading the tiny Armenian nation to an astonishing hat-trick of ... Here.
Women World Championship: Looking back
After a thrilling Women World Championship that provided entertaining chess rife with drama and excitement, a new World ... Here.
Oxford defeats Cambridge in 135th Varsity Match
In a centuries-old rivalry, Oxford and Cambridge Universities squared off over the weekend for an 8-board match at ... Here.
Learning from Kramnik
Dr. Chandramallika Basak is one of the leading researchers in the area of working memory and cognitive ... Here.
Chess and comics at the World Chess Hall of Fame
Did you know that Superman plays chess? Well he does. Not only that, he appeared as a chess piece 70 years ago ... Here.
Interview with "celebrity oldie" Nigel Short
He is the oldest player in the world's top 100, and last December he won the British Knockout Championship ... Here.
International Women's Day
Today, March 8th, is International Women's Day and at chess24 we want to contribute to awareness of the occasion ... Here.
Iran ban on chess players revisited
Iran, the country that has just finished hosting the 2017 Women's World Championship, has been in the mainstream news ... Here.
Chess and Physics in the classroom
While comparisons between chess and mathematics and chess and science are not new, here is yet another comparison ... Here.
Chess podcasts, then and now
When you think "chess", you probably don't think "on the radio". A handful of chess fans and professionals are ... Here.
Tan Zhongyi is the new Women's World Chess Champion
Tan Zhongyi became the new Women's World Champion after defeating Anna Muzychuk in tiebreaks. The 25-year-old has kept ... Here.
AMD releases new Ryzen processor
One of the most important days in years for computer consumers was the launch yesterday of AMD’s newest microprocessor ... Here.
Febuary saw another excellant turnout in our renewed ACC Blitz tournament (5 double-rounds [10 games] at a G/3 +2 time control), as 16 players ... Here.
What went wrong in Sharjah?
The Sharjah FIDE Grand Prix ended fittingly with Alexander Grischuk and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave signing a quick ... Here.
The power of chess!
Chess is a powerful game. It has the ability to transform lives. But what happens when the inmates of a high security prison ... Here.
Match of the Millennials
There's going to be an extraordinary event in July in Saint Louis: eight American players will face some of the best juniors from ... Here.
Memories of Salo Flohr
Before World War II Salo Flohr was one of the world's best players. In 1939 Flohr was to play a World Championship match against ... Here.
Iran bans teenage chessplayers for "harming national interests"
Dorsa Derakhshani is a talented teenaged chessplayer residing in Spain, originally from Tehran, Iran. She is only ... 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 ...