Arlington Chess Club

Brief Calendar


  • Friday Ladder:
    Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
  • Blitz: Feb. 2
  • DC Chess League: Feb. 9
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Feb 17
  • Friday Action: Feb. 23

  • Friday Ladder:
    Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (closed)
  • Friday Action: Mar. 2
  • DC Chess League: Mar. 9
  • Blitz: Mar. 16
  • Sat. Action-Plus: Mar. 31

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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.

February 7, 2018

In Memoriam: John T. Campbell

In solemn news, ACC President Emeritus John T. Campbell passed away at 7am Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018, after ... Here.

November 5, 2017

** NEW Club Photos **

The club's photo gallery on our About ACC webpage has been updated with photos from the last DCCL match - Rd 2 of the 2017 Winter session ... Here.

January 31, 2017

January Wrap-Up

The club had a great turnout in our events this month. In the ACC Blitz tournament, 20 players crossed swords ... Here.

January 31, 2018

The final years of Zukertort

In 1886 Johann Hermann Zukertort played the first official match for the World Championship and lost to ... Here.

January 30, 2018

Changing the Rules (FIDE)

Recently a World Championship blitz game between Magnus Carlsen and Ernesto Inarkiev ended in bizarre fashion: ... Here.

January 29, 2018

Rediscovering Morphy

Review: Certain legendary champions form the foundation on which every player should learn and improve ... Here.

January 29, 2018

Lewis Carroll envisioned his Alice playing chess

If we were to create a list of notable writers who made significant contributions to chess, along with Alfonso X ... Here.

January 26, 2018

Remembering Karel Treybal

Karel Treybal was a strong Czech player but an amateur and a judge by profession. However, he could beat ... Here.

January 26, 2018

The Art Of Looking At Your Opponent

After looking at a lot of amateur games (on and also in tournaments)—and at those by titled players—I see (sadly) ... Here.

January 25, 2018

Solutions: Benko's Christmas problems

Every year Pal Benko, grandmaster, former World Championship candidate, and one of the best problem composers ... Here.

January 24, 2018

What is Garry up to?

Kasparov has been making the media rounds as he does, but lately he's been fielding questions on ... Here.

January 24, 2018

An amusing problem from Zukertort

Johannes Zukertort (1842-1888) was a student of Adolf Anderssen and one of the world's best players of his ... Here.

January 23, 2018

How God plays chess

In the early 1980s Ken Thompson, working at the Bell Laboratories, generated one of the world’s first ... Here.

January 21, 2018

Carlsen's Biggest Secret

When I analyzed Carlsen's games from the World Rapid and Blitz championships in Saudi Arabia, I indeed ... Here.

January 20, 2018

Learning to play blindfold

The overriding theme of Fritz 16’s new functions is chess improvement, and among them is a special ... Here.

January 19, 2018

Mamedyarov's recent rise

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov has been a regular feature of elite tournaments for a decade, and yet he seems to ... Here.

January 17, 2018

1/17/1951: Bobby Fischer's first simul

Ten years ago, on January 17, 2008, Bobby Fischer died at the age of 64 in Reykjavik, Iceland. It is a strange coincidence ... Here.

January 17, 2018

Bobby Fischer’s final days

Today, ten years ago, one of the greatest chess players of all time, Robert James Fischer, passed away ... Here.

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