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.
European Individual Championship
The 15th European Individual Championship has gotten under way in Yerevan, Armenia, with 259 players entered, including 120 ... more.
Nakamura: Ask Me Anything
Hikaru Nakamura took part in a recent Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) in which fans were allowed to ask him questions on any topic ... more.
John Nunn Wins Problem Solving Championship
For the seventh time, GM John Nunn has won the British Chess Problem Solving Championship, which was held this year at ... more.
February ACC Wrap-up
Another month and another awesomne GM Lecture from Larry Kaufman. This month the topic was on "Open/Closed Files & Weak/Strong Squares and attendees raved again ... more.
2014 Candidates Preview #1
The 2014 Candidates Tournament to decide the challenger for the next World Championship takes place from Mar. 11 to Apr. 1 in ... more.
We've said this before, and we'll say it again: to improve in chess, you must learn endgames. Here's five lessons for free from ... more.
Garry Kasparov's Next Move
In an interview in Smithsonian Magazine, Garry Kasparov does not hold back. He calls President Putin "evil" and says, ... more.
The Elementary Mate with King and Rook
For those of you without lots of money to buy chess books, there are many good learning websites out there. For example, ... more.
The Einstellung Effect
You may have never heard of the Einstellung effect, but trust us, it affects your chess game. The Einstellung effect is ... more.
Carlsen: How Does He Do It? Part 2
In part 2 of a ChessBase series on Carlsen, Frederic Friedel relates how, at age 13, Magnus Carlsen beat Karpov and drew against ... more.
Working with Chess Engines
GM Rafael Leitao offers two methods on Chess.com about how to use chess engines to help build your ... more.
Chess Work Ethic
How much time do you spend on chess? Half an hour? Two hours? If so, you're not going to become ... more.
Carlsen: How Does He Do It?
Magnus Carlsen is known for playing on relentlessly in dead-drawn endgames until his opponent makes a mistake, but ... more.
Gibraltar GM Masterclass Lectures
Last year, the Association of Chess Professionals voted the Gibraltar Chess Festival the best open tournament of the ... more.
Zurich 2014: Caruana Wins Rapids, Carlsen Wins Overall
World Champ Carlsen scored only 2/5 in the rapids portion of the tournament but had a big enough lead from the classical portion to ... more.
Chess Puzzles (Very Hard)
Has chess gotten too easy for you? Here's a challenge. John Nunn selected seven entries for a Chrismas chess puzzle contest ... more.
The Kalashnikov Sicilian
ChessCafe publishes a great set of monthly columns that you ought to be taking advantage of. For example, Abby Marshall (VA native) ... more.
Zurich 2014: Carlsen Wins Classical Portion
World Champion Magnus Carlsen has won the classical portion of the Zurich Chess Challenge with a score of 8/10. The rest of ... more.
January ACC Wrap-up
Do you know what you missed last month? GM Kaufman's excellent (!!) lecture on pawn structures. Everyone who attended came away raving ... more.
ChessBase Online Database Now Available for Free
ChessBase has released an invaluable resource for free on the internet: its database of 6.5 million games. It includes ... more.
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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Listed below are tournaments sponsored by ACC over the next month or two. 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 the membership and visitors alike. Authors penning opening, strategy, tactics and other chess material are at least master or expert strength.
Included in this ACC offering are instructive annotated games, tournament reviews, book reviews, website reviews, chess set buying guides and the like.
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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 ...