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.
The 5 Best Computer Chess Engines
Computer chess engines have long passed the point of being able to crush even the best human players, and their play is now so strong ... here.
16th European Women's Championship
The 16th European Women's Championship will take place in Chakvi, Georgia, May 19-30. Ninety-eight players, including Nana ... here.
6-Year-Old Girl Defeats GM
Six-year-old Like-Merlo Heliesen defeated GM Simen Agdestein, a seven-time Norwegian chess champion who was conducting a simul exhibition with ... here.
Khanty-Mansiysk: Round 5 Report
The fourth and final FIDE Grand Prix tournament is under way in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. After five rounds, Fabiano Caruana is leading with ... here.
Caruana Switching Back to USA
GM Fabiano Caruana, the world's third-highest-ranked player, has announced that he is rejoining the U.S. Chess Federation and will play ... here.
Mate in 203 Moves
Do you think you could find the winning line in a 203-move combination in which every move is forced? In 1976, Danish composer Walther Jörgensen published a mate in ... here.
GM Daniel Naroditsky says there is one quality that all elite GMs have: tenacity. In an article on Chess.com, he says, "At an elite level, dogged resistance is ... here.
Play Top GM Anish Giri To Support Nepal
More than 7,000 people died in the Nepal earthquake. You can both help the recovery effort and play chess: On ... here.
Surprise! This month's Action tournament (3 round G/30) had a record 24 players battle it out over a board of 64 squares. Pablo Martini, returning to ... here.
In the recent incident, the player who was caught during the fifth round of the inaugural Dr. Hedgewar Open Chess Tournament in New Delhi, was rated ... here.
ChessBase Apps For The Web
Over the last couple of years, ChessBase released various apps that run exclusively in the browser, and thereby on any operating ... here.
Wall Street Journal: Chess Culture Shock
In the last decade, the U.S. has seen a surge in the number of foreign chess players attending American universities and settling in the ... here.
Final Report: World Team Championship
The World Team and the Women's Team have both concluded. See brief reports ... here.
Battle of the Legends
It was a match between two of the best players in history. Garry Kasparov played like the young champion of old. Nigel Short put up his ... 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 ...