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 Norway Filmed the Olympiad
When Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) was given the job of televising all the Olympiad games, its planners realized ... more.
FIDE Announces Next Grand Prix
The 2014-15 Grand Prix will consist of four tournaments (down from six). Sixteen players will ... more.
All Olympiad Games Are Online
In the Tromsø Olympiad, 3714 games were played in the open section and 2891 in the women's section. That's a total of ... more.
Olympiad: China, Russia Win
The 41st Chess Olympiad has concluded with 6730 games having been played. The Chinese team won the ... more.
Two Players Die at the Olympiad
Two players died within hours of each other at the recently concluded Olympiad in Norway. ... more.
Why Chess Is an Extreme Sport
After two players died at the Olympiad, Guardian writer Stephen Moss wondered if this was a coincidence. He noted that many ... more.
Olympiad Round 10 Report
With just one round to go, the Chinese team leads the men's section, and the Russians lead the women's section. The American men ... more.
Kasparov Defeated in FIDE Election
Former World Champion Garry Kasparov has been defeated in his bid to become the next FIDE president by a vote of ... more.
Judit Polgar to Retire
Judit Polgar, the world's highest rated female chess player, has announced her retirement from competitive chess at age 38 ... more.
How are the hyper-solid openings for Black faring at the Olympiad? Chess writer Mihail Marin says, not so well. He has annotated ... more.
Chess Olympiad: Round 4 Report
After four rounds at the world's largest chess event, the 8th-seeded Azerbaijan team is in the lead in the open section. The U.S. is ... more.
Putin's Chess-Master Nemesis
Last Sunday's New York Times Magazine had a fascinating article about the increasingly nasty politics leading up to the Aug. 11 election in ... more.
Unlike with other summer chess events, July continues to be a great month for attendence at ACC chess tournaments ... more.
Olympiad: Two Days to Go
Did you know that Norway is the only country where a national chess champion became prime minister? In just two days, the 41st World Chess Olympiad will ... 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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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.
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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 ...