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 :)
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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Hybrid Chess’ Revolution!

Hybrid chess

The covid-19 lockdown has driven the world to come up with different things, it has changed our lives, and also chess. But probably, not for something bad, thanks to the pandemic, we have now the new chess modality: hybrid chess.

Hybrid chess is a new modality to play chess that was recognized by FIDE recently, as a good measure to compete in chess during the lockdown.

It consists of holding a chess tournament online, but in a different place. Online tournaments were something that everyone expected, in the pandemic times, everything became online.

Of course, the first question … Read more

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GM Yasser Seirawan
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

GM Yasser Seirawan: The Master Of Chess Study

GM Yasser Seirawan

The Syrian chess grandmaster Yasser Seirawan is an outstanding chess tournament player, chess coach, and writer. He was born in 1960 in Syria, but he moved to the U.S. eventually, where he learned how to play chess.

Yasser Seirawan continued to play chess as he was studying, and he developed an incredible talent and passion for the game. Later on, he started to play at a higher level, he participated in chess competitions and tournaments.

He became the state champion of Washington where he was studying at the age of 12. Later on, he showed an excelling … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How To Study Chess Openings

How to learn and study chess openings

Studying chess openings is greatly beneficial to your play, learning how to play the opening phase of the game correctly is imperative. When the player knows the opening he is playing, it gives confidence to the player.

It can also improve the regular chess skills like positional understanding and comprehension of the game. But all of this will depend on how you study your chess openings.

Remember it’s not about the amount of time you invest in your study, it’s all about the quality of it. For the moments, we have to prepare … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

 

Which were the most amazing and interesting Opening Novelties in February 2021? How to understand the new moves these Masters played? That is what we analyze in this post, also highlighting some of the most interesting and instructive moments in those games.

There is even a Novelty from the Best Player in the World, Magnus Carlsen. Enjoy these beautiful Opening Novelties!

 

Opening Novelties Game #1

Demchenko,Anton (2610) – Frey,Fabian (2106) [B40]

1st FIDE OWCCCC Pools-East 2021 Online (1.13), 19.02.2021

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How To Choose the Best Chess Forums

Chess forums on the internet

There are many spaces where you can discuss topics relative to chess in all its forms. These websites are forums, the most specialized webs to discuss any topics.

You first need to know, there are many types of forums relative to almost any topic you can think of. And these sites could adapt to what you are looking for or not.

This will depend on your intentions with the forum, ask yourself, what do you want to do in the forum?

You can have a good time, chilling, telling jokes with strangers through the internet, … Read more

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GM Vladimir Malakhov
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Chess Grandmaster Who is Also A Nuclear Physicist: Vladimir Malakhov

GM Vladimir Malakhov

Vladimir Malakhov is a professional Russian chess player, he is a great player who comes from a totally different frame. The concepts and opinions of this player are simply incredible and realistic.

Some people have had the pleasure of knowing him to watch his interviews, you can find some interviews on google. But what is amazing is to hear these grandmasters’ shocking opinions about chess in the elite.

Another important aspect about Malakhov is that, although he is not a famous chess player, he is one strong master. The uniqueness of his style and ways … Read more

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Yasser Seirawan Classes
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The USCF Chess Rating Lookup

The USCF

The USCF is the United States Chess Federation, is the institution in charge of representing the U.S. in FIDE. Also, it confirms the team with the responsibility of arranging chess tournaments and competitions.

They have their own ELO rating system for national tournaments, and they grant the National Chess Master title (NM).

This the federation you have to attend if you want to be part of chess competitions and tournaments if you are in the U.S.

The federations are the main organizers of international chess competitions, and also are responsible for selecting the players for these competitions.… Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess And Poker

The cute relationship between chess and poker

Chess and poker are two table games that are connected for a narrow string. The playing experience that both games offer is so similar to each other.

Both games are incredibly complex, more than what you can even think of. And they have a lot in common, which is the reason why there are many chess and poker players that interest in the other game.

Many chess masters are also into poker, more than the poker players’ interest in chess. They are completely different games, but the skills you need to have … Read more

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alphazero openings thinking
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Favorite Openings of AlphaZero

What is AlphaZero?

That is a quite interesting question that is actually very difficult to answer, but I’ll do my best. AlphaZero is a chess engine developed by Google’s DeepMind, a project of the main company Google.

We all thought that the creators of the program Stockfish were the best in what they do, but we were wrong. The programmers of Google’s DeepMind showed the world how to create a chess machine.

This goes to a whole another level, because AlphaZero is not even a chess engine, is more of a chess artificial intelligence. AlphaZero wasn’t nurtured with … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

30 Chess Influencers To Follow On Twitter

The 30 influencers you must follow in Twitter if you’re a chess player

Chews news, chess novelties, and information in general about chess, the best way to stay updated on this topic is the internet. You can see all of this in this chess blog, or chess influencers, here we have 30 influencers you must follow on Twitter if you are a chess player.

Definitely, the best way to know everything that happens in the world of chess.

Viswanathan Anand @vishy64theking

The Indian ex-world chess champion is on Twitter! He is always uploading content to his thousands of fans that … 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.