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.
January Wrap-Up; By ACC President
January 2017 saw the return of the blitz tournament to the Arlington Chess Club. We had an excellant turnout in our renewed ACC Blitz tournament ... Here.
Gibraltar Round 6: Short Defeats Caruana
At the end of five rounds of play, six players led the standings with 4.5/5. After a trio of bloody battles at the top ... Here.
The Day Donald Sutherland Showed Me Some Chess Moves
As a former show business journalist, I’ve met my fair share of celebrities and been invited to the glitziest parties in the A-list ... Here.
Wesley So Wins Tata Steel
Wesley So started 2017 just as he finished 2016 with a major tournament victory in the Tata Steel Masters. So was playing black ... Here.
Speelman's Agony: The Truth or Reality
In his ChessBase column this month, Jonathan Speelman analyzes a game between Arlington Chess Club members Tom Harley and Josh Hiban ... Here.
Chess In Africa
After visiting Africa on a tour, GM Maurice Ashley was deeply moved by the extreme poverty, underlying beauty, and promise of ... Here.
Conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson
The famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a tireless promoter of science, and considered by many as the spiritual ... Here.
Hans Berliner, Player and Programmer, Dies at 87
He learned chess at the age of 13, and played for the US Olympiad team and four times in the US Championship. He later ... Here.
The Tale Behind The (48) Blindfold Record
On December 4, 2016, Timur Gareyev played against 48 opponents in a blindfold simul that lasted nearly 20 hours ... Here.
Women's World Championship: Who Plays, Who Doesn't?
The Women’s World Championship 2017 will be played from 10 February to 5 March in Tehran. The decision to play in ... Here.
2017 World Chess Calendar
2017 is a chess year without a World Championship match or an Olympiad, but it’s set to be packed with events. We have the World ... Here.
Paul Keres 5: The 1948 World Championship
The death of Alexander Alekhine in 1946 left the chess world without a World Champion for the first time in 60 ... Here.
Best Move of 2016
Have a look at the spectacular, surprising, paradoxical or simply beautiful moves Oliver Reeh selected from games played ... Here.
Svidler on Carlsen–Karjakin, Computers, and More
There’s a week to go until the chess year kicks off in earnest on Saturday, 14th January in Wijk aan Zee, with Peter Svidler commentating ... Here.
In Memoriam: Gary P. Taylor, Sr.
(July 17, 1955 - September 27, 2016) Gary "Ricky" Paul Taylor Sr. was born July 17, 1955 in Washington, D.C. He faithfully attended his weekly Chess Club meetings ... Here.
The Story of Fred and Bruce
Back in 1997, after early retirement from teaching, I found myself being drawn into the world of old chess books ... Here.
Best of 2016: Best Game
2016 brought a a lot of entertaining, fascinating and amazing games. But what was the "best game" of 2016? ... Here.
Indonesia: Always the Same, Yet Always Different
With about 260 million inhabitants Indonesia is the world's fourth most populous country, and it is a land full of ... 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.
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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).
ACC offers a variety of chess-themed articles for consumption of members and visitors alike. Authors penning opening, strategy, tactics and other chess material are at least master or expert strength.
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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 ...