Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Sep. 4, 11, 18, 25
  • DC Chess League: Sep. 11
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Sep. 19
  • Friday Action: Sep. 25

  • Friday Ladder:
    Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • DC Chess League: Oct. ??
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Oct. 24
  • Friday Action: Oct. 30

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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 28, 2015

How to Play Plus-Equals Mode

In his very popular book, The Seven Deadly Chess Sins, GM Jonathan Rowson presented a way of transforming small advantages to maintain ... here.

August 26, 2015

Is Chess a Sport?

The English Chess Federation's John Foley says, "There is probably no sporting activity in which two people are locked in a competitive ... here.

August 24, 2015

Sinquefield Cup

With eight of the world's top ten players entered, the Sinquefield Cup is by far the strongest tournament under way right now. After five rounds, ... here.

August 21, 2015

Fear of Losing Rating Points

Are you sometimes afraid to play for fear of losing rating points? According to NM Julian Lin, that's what keeps most people from ... here.

August 19, 2015

TCEC Season 8

On Aug. 21, the Top Computer Chess Championship (TCEC) Season 8 will start. A few chess engines have been left out because of software glitches during ... here.

August 17, 2015

Tomashevsky and Goryachkina Win Russian Superfinals

Both Evgeny Tomashevsky and Aleksandra Goryachkina drew in their final rounds, but that was enough to win the men's and women's ... here.

August 15, 2015

Jonathan Hawkins Wins British Championship

Three-time-winner David Howell was the favorite going in, but GM Jonathan Hawkins has won the 2015 British Championship with ... here.

August 7, 2015

Winner's Impressions

Because 15-year-old Junior Champion Akshat Chandra likes to write articles, Garry Kasparov once nicknamed him "the journalist," and the name has ... here.

August 6, 2015

World Champion Openings

Do you choose your opening based on the talent of your opponent or the level of your opponent's computer preparation? Do you play different openings based on ... here.

August 5, 2015

The Kazakh Prodigy

Dinara Saduakassova had a problem. She was so gifted at so many things she couldn't make up her mind which one to concentrate on. Attending a school for ... here.

August 1, 2015

July Wrap-Up

This month, we had 45 players enter the ACC Action-Plus tournament (5 rounds, G/45, d5) with Mahbub Shahalam creaming the competition to take 1st prize (5/5) followed by ... here.

July 31, 2015


Oliver Reeh's column in Chessbase magazine helps us with our eternal quest at better use of tactics ... here.

July 24, 2015

Tigran Petrosian: Exchange Sacrifice Master

GM Daniel Naroditsky says, "It is impossible to become a world champion without mastering every facet of the game. Most champions, however, are ... here.

July 22, 2015

Biel Chess Festival

The 48th Biel Chess Festival takes place in Biel, Switzerland, July 20–30. The grandmaster section of the festival has six very strong players, including ... here.

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