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Sicilian-najdorf
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Brutal Sicilian Najdorf Variation

Sicilian Najdorf variation

The Sicilian Najdorf is one of the most aggressive approaches to the opening with black, a good way to fight for the win. This opening was introduced by the Argentinian master Miguel Najdorf, one of the best players in chess history.

There are many different ways to play with black, the Sicilian Najdorf is known for being an extra aggressive opening. Let me tell you that is not the case, you can also get very good positional chess games with black.

Of course, that will depend on how white chooses to play, either way, you have to … Read more

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Marshall-gambit-chess
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Destructive Marshall Gambit

The Marshall Gambit

The Marshall Gambit is an interesting opening that white can choose after they have played with the queen’s pawn. This must not be confused with the “Marshall attack” in the Ruy Lopez, where black plays with an aggressive d5.

You can play the Marshall gambit with white in case you want to get an active position with white. The sacrifice consists in letting black take a pawn on the center of the board, and using the open lines to set up an attack.

Some lines are surely pretty dangerous for both sides, and white needs to be … Read more

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elephant-gambit-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Rare Elephant Gambit

The elephant gambit

The elephant gambit is one of those weird openings that makes you wonder what is going inside your opponent’s head. However, is also a very tricky line if you don’t know how to play it with white.

The elephant gambit is an opening that black can choose to go against the king’s pawn by white. It actually involves a really logical move following the principles of chess in complete stoicism.

The problem is that as it accomplishes some principles, it breaks others, so things become a little complicated. There are very few games with this opening, and … Read more

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sodium-attack-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Questionable Sodium Attack

Sodium Attack

The Sodium attack is one of those openings that will give you a lot to talk about, unfortunately not for good. The Sodium attack is a very weird opening that has rarely been playing and is interesting to see it.

Normally, we always keep the transparency first when analyzing opening, talking about the relativity of chess practically makes every move playable. This applies to chess between two kinds that barely know how to move the pieces.

But if you want to study the Sodium attack as an opening to use and get some advantage I would recommend you … Read more

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trompowski-attack-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Excellent Trompowski Attack

Trompowski attack

The Trompowski attack is an aggressive way to play for white in the queen’s gambit. This opening tries to put pressure as fast as possible in the opponent’s kingside and tries to get initiative fast.

The Trompowski attack used to be pretty popular in its days, but black has developed many weapons to fight the Trompowski. Even if black can fight it better, is still a good choice to play, and white can get really good positions out of this.

Also, black has to be prepared to face the Trompowski attack, because some key moves are not that … Read more

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spanish-opening-exchange-variation-king
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Spanish Opening Exchange Variation

Spanish opening exchange variation

The Spanish opening is one of the most solid options for masters all over the world, today we will see the Spanish opening exchange variation. It has been an opening that gave the greatest results to the greatest masters of all time, included Bobby Fischer, Magnus Carlsen, and many others.

Despite its simplicity, the Spanish opening counts with excellent weapons to get a good advantage in the game of chess. There is lots of theory about the Spanish opening and its variations because of how often it is played.

The Spanish opening exchange variation in special … Read more

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tarrash-defense-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Active Tarrash Defense!

The Tarrash defense

The Tarrash defense is an interesting way to defend in the Queen’s gambit, and although old, is a line that has its ideas. The Tarrash defense was introduced by the master with the same name Siegbert Tarrash, one of the greatest chess players of all time.

He had some interesting active ideas attacking white’s center really fast in the opening. In its time, it was a very popular way to fight the queen’s gambit, because it gave really good results.

The Tarrash defense was somewhat of a savior in those times. Before this defense was introduced, all … Read more

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Philidor-defense-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Amazing Philidor Defense!

Philidor opening

The Philidor opening is one of the most interesting king’s pawn openings there are. Nowadays, the Philidor defense is not played too often, because of the more famous moves Nf6 or Nc6.

But the Philidor opening hasn’t lost any value in chess, it still offers good play for black. You can only see the potential of this defense if you know the ideas, and that’s what we will analyze today.

The Philidor was very popular in the old school chess, the idea of this opening is to get a solid system with black. Black will try to hold … Read more

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pirc-defense
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Interesting Pirc Defense!

The Pirc Defense

The Pirc Defense is a hyper-modern opening for black, which plays with interesting ideas, and plans. Many important grandmasters have used it, like Viktor Korchnoi against Bobby Fischer.

But what makes the Pirc defense special is the opportunities it gives to black to counterattack. The thing is that this opening is not an easy one, and black has to play smartly to win with it.

That is why today we will be looking at the main ideas and lines that you can use in the Pirc defense. The Pirc defense has a structure that is very solid … Read more

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The Brutal Blackmar Diemer Gambit

Blackmar Diemer gambit

The Blackmar Diemer gambit is an interesting opening in which we sacrifice a pawn for development advantage. Of course, you can get other advantages too, but the main objective is to get black attacked fast.

Different from other gambits that we have covered so far, the Blackmar Diemer gambit is not as risky as other options. And, in most cases, you will have either your pawn back or some compensation for the material.

The Blackmar Diemer gambit can provide you many chances of winning, but you need to play your cards right. Also, we could say this … Read more

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