Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • DC Chess League: July 8
  • ** PIZZA Party: July 15 **
  • Friday Action: July 15
  • Sat. Action-Plus: July 23

  • Friday Ladder:
    Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Aug. 6
  • DC Chess League: Aug. 12
  • Friday Action: Aug. 19

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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.

June 3, 2016

Youngest IM Ever

Indian player R. Praggnanandhaa has become the youngest IM in history at the age of 10 years, 10 months, and 19 days, when ... here.

June 2, 2016

"Developing the Initiative" by Timur Gareyev

By now you have seen and read the reports on GM Timur Gareev and his blindfold chess exploits. Aside from his unique ... here.

May 30, 2016

May Wrap-Up

This month,just under 50 players battled it our in the ACC Ladder (30/90, SD/60, d5) as Josh Hiban (4/4) held off Xing Jian ... here.

May 25, 2016

New Cheating Incident

The scourge of cheating continues to threaten the integrity of our game. The prize fund for the Delhi (India) Chess Association's Under 1600 Tournament was ... here.

May 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov, the 12th World Chess Champion, turned 65 on May 23. ChessBase writer Priyadarshan Banjan provides a ... here.

May 22, 2016

The Touch-Move Rule Outbreak

There has been a recent spate of touch-move rule infractions. Or has there? Maybe it only seems like it because so many more ... here.

May 22, 2016

When Computers Used to Go Wrong

Tired of having your computer crush you at chess every time? Even when you turn on the "dumbed-down" settings? ChessBase founder ... here.

May 21, 2016

Crushing Queen Pawn Openings

Some of our club members prefer to learn chess from books, some prefer chess teachers, and other prefers learning over ... here.

May 21, 2016

Chess Progress: Making The Big Leap

Contrary to some fields where controlled steady progress is the norm, chess is dominated more often than not by timely ... here.

May 20, 2016

Hou Yifan Drops Out of the Cycle

Women's World Champ Hou Yifan has dropped out of the Women's World Championship cycle, in protest. She has been urging FIDE to adopt ... here.

May 18, 2016

Wilhelm Steinitz: A Short Tribute

In 1886 Steinitz won the first official match for the World Championship in chess against Hermann Zukertort to become the first ... here.

May 14, 2016

How Underrated Are Kids? (Part 2)

In his first article studying the ratings disparities of juniors compared to adults, Ganesh Viswanath had studied the causal ... here.

May 11, 2016

Carlsen: The Cool GM

The Norwegian has brought designer clothes and interactive apps to chess and in six months time he puts his reputation as ... here.

May 10, 2016

Ernesto Inarkiev Is the 2016 European Champion

Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev has won the European Championship with a score of 9/11 and a performance of 2882. Inarkiev is on ... here.

May 10, 2016

A Fast King in the Corner

Some endgames are just magic. Endgame guru Karsten Müller writes a weekly column for ChessBase, and this week's has a ... here.

May 9, 2016

Kramnik Puts Karjakin to Carlsen Test

An entire team of trainers has been working with Sergey Karjakin for quite some time; exactly how many new GMs have joined ... here.

May 6, 2016

In Memoriam: Dennis Strenzwilk

Denis F. Strenzwilk, Abingdon, MD, 04/14/16. He is predeceased by his parents, Frank Strenzwilk and Reca Strenzwilk of Rochester NY. He is survived by ... here.

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