Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Apr. 1, 8, (15-Closed), 22, 29
  • GM Simul (Erenberg): Apr. 2
  • DC Chess League: Apr. 8
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Apr. 16
  • Friday Action: Apr. 22
  • MAY

  • Friday Ladder:
    May 6, 13, 20, 27
  • DC Chess League: May 6
  • Sat. Action-Plus: May 14
  • Friday Action: May 20

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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.

April 7, 2016

Karjakin Withdraws from Norway Chess

Candidates winner Sergey Karjakin has withdrawn from the elite Norway Chess Tournament in Stavenger just 12 days ... here.

April 6, 2016

Blindfold King Timur Gareyev on Tour

In 2016 Timur Gareyev wants to break the world record in blindfold play by taking up 47 opponents simultaneously ... here.

April 5, 2016

Player Profile: Karjakin

In 2002, Sergey Karjakin of Russia became the youngest grandmaster ever at the age of 12 years and 7 months, a ... here.

April 4, 2016


Shogi is the Japanese variation of chess. In Shogi you can use the pieces you captured from your opponent to ... here.

April 2, 2016

Interview with Hou Yifan

In March Hou Yifan, number one on the women's ranking list, regained the world title, which she had lost when she ... here.

April 1, 2016

Giri's "60 Memorable Draws"

GM Anish Giri, the world no. 4, drew some criticism for drawing all 12 of his games at the recently concluded ... here.

March 31, 2016

March Wrap Up

This month, the club had another strong showing for the ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60, d5) as nearly 60 players battled it out over boards of 64 squares! ... here.

March 11-30, 2016 **SPECIAL** - Updated After Each Round

One-Stop Round By Round: 2016 Candidates Tournament

The Candidates Tournament began on Mar. 11 in Moscow, pitting eight players against each other to fight for the right to play ... here.

March 25, 2016

Historic Sets Auctioned at Sotheby's

When discussing expensive chess sets, the reason for their premium value usually falls into two categories: unusual ... here.

March 21, 2016

Troitsky In Memorium

Endgame studies are without a doubt that area of chess where the lines between science and art are blurred. While they ... here.

March 20, 2016

The New York Gambit

Two Americans, Hikaru Nakamura and Fabiano Caruana, both of whom grew up in New York, are currently playing in the ... here.

March 17, 2016

Kids Interview: Magnus Carlsen

In February Magnus Carlsen was in Hamburg, Germany, to play a simul. Henrike and Luis, two young chessplayers were invited by ... here.

March 16, 2016

Lombardy Faces Eviction

The New York Times has a big story on William Lombardy, a former catholic priest and strong chess grandmaster, who coached ... here.

March 2-14, 2016 **SPECIAL** - Updated After Each Round

2016 Women's World Championship: Hou Yifan Regains the Title

The 2016 Women's World Championship between current World Champion Mariya Muzychuk of Ukraine and Challenger Hou Yifan of China, herself a ... here.

March 11, 2016

Remembering Bobby – Part 1

Eight years ago Bobby Fischer, American prodigy and World Champion passed away at the age of 64 (the significance of that ... here.

March 10, 2016

Computer Beating Top Human Go Player

Remember how in 1997 World Champion Garry Kasparov lost a match to IMB's Deep Blue? That was a watershed moment in ... here.

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