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.

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Alberto Chueca

12 year old GM Abhimanyu Mishra!

The new youngest chess grandmaster of the world!

Now, the record of the youngest chess grandmaster of chess has been broken! The chess youngest grandmaster was the Ukrainian chess grandmaster Sergei Karyakin, not anymore though. Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest chess grandmaster of chess in 2021!

This is late new, because actually, this is not the only great achievement of the prodigy Mishra:

  • He became the youngest chess expert player obtaining a +2000 ELO rating in the U.S Chess federation at the age of 7 years, 6 months, and 22 days.
  • Abhimanyu Mishra became the youngest chess national master
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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Amazing Chess Movies & Series To Watch!

Stunning chess movies you must watch

Chess is a game that has arisen intrigue among spectators and has its own kind of emotion and thrill. Incredibly, there is a good movie about chess, but the drama and complications get along with the game. Maybe that’s why there are many good chess movies.

If you want to see the most magic chess films keep reading and pay close attention, this will be a checkmate!

Amazing chess movies!

As chess lovers, we all like the art that has to do with sport/science, and the cinematographic world hasn’t forgotten about us. Here … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Is Playing Chess Online Safe?

Playing chess online

Playing chess online is fun, but the communities are not the same, and you can encounter people from all around the world. For parents worried about their children playing online, or people who are not familiar with it, is playing chess online safe?

For some, the question may seem ridiculous, but it actually needs a coherent response, along with an explanation. However, if you think playing online is dangerous you should definitely calm down.

It’s not like the cyber-criminals are chasing you, but it’s true sometimes it needs some precaution, as long as you follow the rules … Read more

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Chess Terms Chess Glossary
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess Glossary & Chess Terms

Choose the chess term you want to see from the table of contents or chess glossary:

Chess terms and their definitions

Chess is a game that has a vast terminology and “special words” if we could call it that. Every game, culture, or community has its own terms to define the things that form part of its theme.

A whole topic that can be defined with words from something like a special language. At the same time, knowing these words will tell the people around you that you know what you are talking about.

Using the language will make you … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The magic of chess and eSports

What is eSports?

ESports is the name given to all of the sports that are played on electronic devices or portals. That’s why the “e” on eSports stands for “electronic”, so chess and eSports, what they have in common?

In reality, eSports and chess have a fine relationship with each other, even more during the pandemic. Some of the most popular eSports that exist are the CS:GO, Dota 2, and LOL competitions.

The eSports have an incredible amount of public and they can get great crowds going to see them live. Chess and eSports can be compared because chess has … Read more

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history of chess play
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Inspiring History Of Chess

The beginnings of chess

Chess is a mysterious game, and it’s presumed that it started many years ago. Nobody really knows the age of chess, or where it was created, there are many theories about the history of chess.

However, the most accepted says it was created in India, around 2000 years ago, and it was nothing like chess nowadays. By that time, it was called “Shatranj”, kings were not facing chess these times, the white king started on e1, while the black king started on d8.

Also, the pieces moved differently, pawns could not move two squares ahead in … Read more

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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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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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FIDE rating meeting
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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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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