Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Master 
I am International Master and Chess coach. I like to help people to improve their chess level. Starting teaching them the basic concepts and adding more complexity to every lesson. I have designed a special methodology to improve in chess which we are using in the lessons with very good results. If you are finding how to improve your chess level, I recommend you to check The Chueca Method to see how I work :)
GM Vidit Gujrathi
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

One Of The Best Indian Players: GM Vidit Gujrathi

GM Vidit Gujrathi

This is the name of an Indian chess grandmaster that has an incredible level in his play. GM Vidit Gujrathi has been compared to many of the top-level players and has shown to be a greatly strong chess player.

He has made the struggle a lot of different chess players in pretty hard chess competitions, he is a stiff defender as well. He started to play chess since he was very young, as almost every chess grandmaster in the world.

His passion and incredible talent were given shape by incredibly recognized chess coaches from India. This led … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess: Open Files

What is an open file?

An open file in chess is a file in which there aren’t any pawns or pieces blocking the way. So the major pieces, especially rooks and queens, can get activity through these files.

Having an open file under your control can report a lot of benefits to you. So is like this, that the open file is one factor that can completely give you the game if you know how to exploit it.

Yet, there are two types of open files, offering different advantages, that you have to know how to seize:

The fully open Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Chess: Center & Development

Chess center and development

There are different principles or rules to play chess correctly, two of the most important are the center and development. You surely have already heard about these two, but what do chess masters mean by this.

The objective of this post is to give a practical approach to these topics, along with simple explanations and tips to apply to improve your game now.

Defining the Chess Center

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The chess center is one of the most important factors in chess, by this we mean controlling the central squares. Having control over the center in chess can give … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Tips To Dramatically Improve In Chess

Ways to dramatically improve at chess

Everyone wants to become better at what they are doing, in this case, improve at chess. Mastering chess should definitely be a journey, is quite an experience over the years.

There are many ways to improve at chess, and they can involve topics that you would never think of. Speaking about improving at chess is speaking about discipline, consistency, and mindsets along with the correct method for you.

First, we need to know where you will not find magic tricks to beat anyone right away. However, when you apply these keys to your game … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

7 Things to Consider Before You Let Your Child Play Chess Online

Let your children play chess online!

If you have kids interested in chess, as a parent, you are worried about your child playing chess online with strangers!

The truth is that is quite normal, and the platforms to play chess online like chess.com are pretty secure. Even, there is a special site called chesskid.com which is for kids only.

Playing chess brings several benefits for everyone, not just kids, that is the factor that makes chess a glorious sport. It’s difficult to say, but once you learn chess, if you develop an interest in it, it will become part of … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Most Efficient Way to Improve at Chess

How to improve in chess

Getting better at something is mostly achieved just by practice. Do it more and more until you are a pro at doing it. Experience is your best friend, in this case, that’s how you improve in chess.

In the case of chess, is a discipline like anyone else, and that is the most important part to understand. Did you think there are “secrets” to become a chess master?

I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there isn’t such a thing. The only secret there is that people don’t want to understand the only way to do … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess: Passed Pawns

What is a passed pawn in chess?

The passed pawn is chess is the pawn that has no opposition to advance and has a freeway until the promoting square. Children usually mistake thinking the pawn is the pawn past the fifth rank of the board.

This is not true, a passed pawn could be on a2 with white, but even so, if there is not a pawn on the a-file or b-file it’s a passed pawn.

A passed pawn can give a lot of opportunities to one of the players, which is a factor of weight that can be easily … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Define You Plans: The Pawn Chain in Chess

Why is the pawn chain important in chess?

The pawn chain is an incredibly important positional factor in chess, that every chess player needs to know. Philidor used to say pawns are the soul of chess, and e wasn’t wrong.

This beautiful game starts with a pawn move, they are, in fact, the most important piece. The major pieces do the hard job, they attack and checkmate the King. But, How that queen got to the enemy castle? they got there thanks to the Little pawn who sacrificed himself to get an attack.

Knowing how to correctly control the pawns … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi Wins the Cadidates 2021!

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi is the official challenger of the world champion Magnus Carlsen, and it will be a great encounter. This player’s name has been appearing a lot since he won the candidates 2020.

Ian is an interesting chess player with a very reckless style that is also a Dota 2 streamer. This guy has been preparing for the candidate’s tournament for more than a year!

Looks like his efforts gave him a good result because now he is the number one candidate for the world champion. After beating Anish Giri and achieving some hard draw with MLV, he … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

How to Get Official FIDE Rating

What is the FIDE rating or ELO rating?

For the new blood in the chess community, there is always a question that makes doubt beginners. How to get FIDE rating, or even what it is and how it works.

It’s a chess term that is pretty commonly used because it is so important for any serious chess player. It is an approximation of any player’s chess level, it is used for ranking and matchmaking.

The way ELO rating (FIDE rating is the same) is simple, if you win a game you win FIDE rating, if you lose, you lose … Read more

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SHIV SHOME India
Alberto is giving me step by step guidance on how to progress in chess. Because of his strong repertoire and game analysis support I was able to get an initial rating of 2148. My sincere thanks to my mentor Alberto who constantly supports me in my game analysis and helps me strengthen my game before going to the next rounds. He has a huge database of knowledge that caters to the beginner up to the master level. Thank you, Alberto, for being there throughout my chess journey.
ARVIND VIDYARTHI USA
Vyom and Omya have been learning from Coach Alberto since they were USCF rated ~1500 & ~1000 respectively. Coach Alberto played a critical role in understanding Vyom’s weaknesses and helped him overcome them. He has been an exceptional chess coach with a lot of patience with my kids. He played an instrumental role in teaching them different openings for both black and white. He is always available to help/guide them. He helps to analyze the games and suggest good moves. Our kids are very comfortable with the teaching style of Coach Alberto. He being an active player also helps as he shares what he learns from his games and experience as well.