Would you like to read the best anecdotes in chess?

Antonio Ventura Gude is one of the most famous chess writers. He shows us incredible stories about tournaments, anecdotes of chess players and unusual experiences.

In addition, you find articles about chess history, the matches that were played many years ago…

And the activities that the best players in the world were doing also!

And you can enjoy reading the connection of chess with other cultural activities like art or the cinema also… because chess has been used in many different worlds!

It’s a different view of chess but a very interesting one. I hope you enjoy reading them.

08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Blitzstream chess streamer

Blitztream is a French chess streamer and an excellent player that you should start watching. You can view the Blitzstream Twitch channel here, following him can provide you with excellent chess content.

It’s an excellent chess coach that usually makes lessons for the people on chess.com. As he is also a partner from chess.com and a recognized chess player. Most of his content is instructive-oriented and explained in a very good way.

If you don’t mind listening to a French voice with English captions, you may find it very beneficial. Also, Blitzstream is one of the highest-rated players on … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Eric Hansen (Chessbrah)

Eric Hansen is a Canadian chess grandmaster, one of the best in Canada, and also a Twitch streamer. He has been a grandmaster since 2013, and he represents Canada in the international championships.

Eric Hansen is a great player that we can all learn from and he is very open to talking to his spectators. He is the CEO of chess YouTube and whose channel is named “Chessbrah” running the “Chessbrahs” community.

Eric Hansen has been playing chess ever since he was a kid, and he fell in love for the rest of his life. He usually makes up events … Read more

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Dmitry-Andreikin-interview
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Dmitry Andreikin

Dmitry Andreikin is a successful chess grandmaster and gained some popularity as a prodigy in his time. Nowadays, he is one of the strongest chess grandmasters in the entire world, a player that you must know.

He is Russian, and learned chess in his country, becoming a great player quickly. He has won the world youth chess tournament and Russia’s chess championships. Among other important tournaments that he has also won with excellent performance.

He is also active on social media; you can check out Dmitry Andreikin’s Instagram right here. He is currently the top 21 highest rated player … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Wang Hao

Wang Hao is one of the most interesting and impressive chess players in the world. He has a unique and powerful talent for chess, that took him to the top quickly.

Sadly, he has abandoned chess by now for some reasons that we will discuss in this post further. However, he is still in the chess world working as a chess trainer, and surely one of the best.

Wang Hao had excellent results in practically all the tournaments that he played. Also showed the awesome distance between him in the early stages of his chess and the regular chess … Read more

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Ju-Wenjun-interview
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Ju Wenjun

Ju Wenjun is the current feminine world chess champion, and one of the best chess players in the world. Also, one of the most constant chess players that we have seen because her history is very interesting.

She was a chess genius from the beginning, and she has shown her talent in different competitions all around the world. Recently she earned a convincing victory over Nigel Short, a great grandmaster.

Ju Wenjun interested herself in chess when she was 7 years old, and that was when she learned the rules. She tried to play big from the beginning, ignoring the … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Vladimir Kramnik

Vladimir Kramnik is a player who ascended his career incredibly fast, with awesome speed and skills. By that we mean, he was able to be part of the chess elite, in a time computers weren’t as used as now for chess.

Of course, there are important aspects about the chess career Kramnik has, and it is its formation. Vladimir Kramnik was born in 1995 and was part of the famous soviet chess school, he was one of the best players of all time.

Vladimir Kramnik is especially renowned for being the player that, at a very young age, was able … Read more

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Javokhir-Sindarov
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Javokhir Sindarov

Javokhir Sindarov is a young chess player, and one of the best in the world. There is no doubt he belongs to the new generation of chess players, and there are many reasons to believe he could be the next world champion.

We will analyze the player Javokhir Sindarov, and see what we can learn from him at 16 years old! It’s incredible to see how the most proficient grandmasters nowadays are all underage!

He is an Uzbek chess prodigy along with his fellow champion Nodirbek Abdussattorov. He became grandmaster when he was 12 years and 10 months old, which … Read more

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D-Gukesh
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

D Gukesh

D Gukesh is the new Indian chess talent that just placed himself among the top ten best Junior players in the world. Just when players like Nihal Sarin, Firouzja, and Hand Moke enter the field, surprisingly D Gukesh made an entrance.

It becomes necessary to talk about the youngest new chess prodigy from India that is coming to stay it would seem. His real name is Dommaraju Gukesh, but the fanatics kindly call him D Gukesh as a friendly nickname.

Different from all regular chess players, he learned chess when he was 7 years old, and started to become good … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Capablanca and his ideal of chess

Ex-world chess champion Jose Raul Capablanca was a Cuban master that took the title from Emanuel Lasker in 1920. The way Capablanca won the world champion title was rather unusual.

In his time, he was referred to as “the Mozart of chess” as his superiority over their rivals was brutal. Capablanca was special, he did something that not all chess players in history do.

Jose Raul let his ideas flow, he had a straightforward way of thinking and was very secure in himself. He would even bring new ideas o chess, with a completely logical way to play, that was … Read more

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Chess-players
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Are some chess players egocentric?

The personalities of the chess players are always a little impregnated with egocentrism. At the top level, or even at lower levels as well, you can see that all chess players at some point, show it.

Defines egocentrism as the concentration on just oneself, and not thinking about anyone else. Sometimes, this can translate into thinking that your opponent is always inferior to you.

Maybe through a comment, maybe through their action, or simply by an opinion on a certain moment. You know that, usually, their comments could result disrespecting for some, or at least, cause concern.

We will not … Read more

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