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    Pia Cramling to miss first Olympiad in 40 years

    t’s official. The first 2018 Calgary Chess Grand Tour is starting September 4th and will continue for 15 weeks till December 11th It will be CFC/FIDE rated tournament with 90/30 time controls and refreshments. There will be three Legs of five games each. One “Leg” is equivalent to one tournament. Only 2/3 best results will count toward the final standings. This way players will not be penalized if they miss one leg or if they have a particularly bad result in one of the Legs.

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    Steinitz: The Official World Chess Champion

    The prizes will be same as in the Grand Prix with minimum $1000 in total prizes plus $400 to the winner of the Tour. There will be separate Leg Prizes as well. The prizes will be same as in the Grand Prix with minimum $1000 in total prizes plus $400 to the winner of the Tour. There will be separate Leg Prizes as well.

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    Is Tal's Queen Worth 12 Pawns?

    The first 2018 Calgary Chess Grand Tour is starting September 4th and will continue for 15 weeks till December 11th It will be CFC/FIDE rated tournament with 90/30 time controls and refreshments. There will be three Legs of five games each. One “Leg” is equivalent to one tournament. Only 2/3 best results will count toward the final standings. This way players will not be penalized if they miss one leg or if they have a particularly bad result in one of the Legs.

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    Commonwealth 2018: A wealth of chess improvement

    To all the Members. Please note that the Annual General Meeting of the Chess Club will take place on Tuesday, September 18th at 6:15 p.m. There may be a brief discussion of topics of interest by the attending members. This will be followed by the election of President, Vice President, Secretary and three Directors. All members in good standing with a current membership, regardless of age are eligible to vote or run in the election for a position on the Board.

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    Event: Wednesday Chess
    Description: Midweek chess fix at Arby's on Graham Rd.Every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm. Infomation call David Bills 330-802-1260
    Event: USCF Rated Tournament
    Description: 4SS G/30;d5 in two sections. Open and U-1800. Round one starts promptly at 10:30. 90% payout in each section. Enter door 4.
    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!

    Quick links to essential info:

    • Contact Info & Directions to ACC
    • Who Is ACC?
    • Membership Info
    • ACC Chess Photos

    President’s Greeting:

    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!!
    Adam Smith
    CC President