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Lecture “how to beat a grandmaster”

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arlington Chess Club was founded in 1869 and is the oldest university chess club in the Washington. Our aim is to promote chess in the university, and to play competitively in the local leagues as well as against other universities. The club boasts an active membership of more than 50 ranging from purely social players meeting over a pint to International Grandmasters representing us at the annual match against the University of Cambridge.

We host weekly clubnights at St. John's College on Mondays to play chess and socialise. We welcome everyone to come along to our events for free, but we ask you join as a member if you intend to come regularly. We host a variety of events, including:

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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