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.
How Far Ahead Can Great Players See?
Do great players see dozens of moves ahead? Probably not. Then do they win by playing long, consistent, logical plans? Maybe. Or do the winners just find ... here.
Karsten Mueller Instructs
Halfway through the Tata Steel Tournament, expert Karsten Mueller has analyzed three instructive endgames from the tournament for ChessBase. In the Ivanchuk–Jobava game ... here.
Book of the Year Finalists
ChessCafe has announced its three finalists for the best chess book of 2014. ChessCafe's readers will vote, and the winner will be announced on Feb. 2. They are ... here.
Tata Steel Round 8 Report
After five straight wins, Magnus Carlsen has pulled into sole first place at Tata Steel with a score of 6/8. Vassily Ivanchuk, the early tournament leader, has ... here.
Featured Chess Site: Chess Corner
In case you haven't figured it out yet, chess is huge on the Internet, and we are constantly on the lookout for new ... here.
For the 77th year, the famous Tata Steel Tournament will be held in Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands, Jan. 9–25. This will be by far the strongest and most important ... here.
America's Youngest GM
13 years 10 months 27 days. That's how long it took Sam Sevian to earn his grandmaster title, beating the previous record of 14 years 11 months 16 days, set by ... here.
December was another short month where weekly club meetings were truncated by the arbitrariness of the calender. ACC only met for 3 weeks due to ... here.
The Best Chess of 2014
It's been a great year for chess. There was Fabiano Caruana's amazing winning streak at the Sinquefield Cup. There was the great ... here.
ChessBase has published the 15th installment of its annual Christmas puzzles. Even grandmasters have had ... here.
Deep Blue Revisited
In 1997, World Champion Garry Kasparov played his famous rematch with IBM's Deep Blue, a computer program that cost ... here.
2014 Book Reviews
"Maybe just one more chess book will get me to expert." Our club has many chess book addicts who talk like that, and some of them ... here.
Wesley So: America's Number 2 Player
Twenty-one-year-old GM Wesley So is on a tear. The winner of the $100,000 top prize at the Millionaire Open, he has gone ... here.
GM Maurice Ashley wants to "sell a slow game to a fast world." By promoting big events like the recent Las Vegas Millionaire Open, which ... 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!
Below are some quick links to essential info:
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).
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.
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 ...