Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Master 

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.

magnus carlsen
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Discover How Magnus Carlsen Became the World Champion!

Who is Magnus Carlsen?

Magnus Carlsen is a Norwegian chess grandmaster and currently is the chess world champion in its three modalities: Blitz, Rapid, and classic. The history of Carlsen is an interesting one, he was a prodigy who was in the frame of the best chess players of the world he was a boy.

This mastermind of chess didn’t stop surprising the chess community since he played his first tournament when he was 8 years old. From there, he started a marvelous chess career full of success and a lot of work of course.

He had a lot of … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Chinese Grandmaster Ding Liren

The Grandmaster of solidness Ding Liren

The GM Ding Liren is a Chinese prodigy that has an interesting story to tell and great talent. He is a chess player that has shown incredible strength along with his chess career.

He was also into chess at the same time he was studying laws in a Chinese university at Pekin. This is one of the strong points and something we need to acknowledge of him.

He was playing chess at a very high level of competition and in the university simultaneously. This isn’t easy to do, and you will be surprised with … Read more

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chess and maths
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess and Maths: Two Sciences, one Passion

Chess and maths

Math is the perfect science, the type of study that never fails because it uses the most precise type of calculation: Numbers. Chess and maths have many similarities, come of them you will be surprised to know.

Maths are practical calculation exercises and problems that you have to solve using a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. If you are a chess player, you will notice the similarities between each other.

Just as their practical nature, their adepts are almost equal as well, chess fanatics are compromised and comfortable with chess as a part of their lives.… Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Story of A Living Legend: Anatoly Karpov

The Beginning of Anatoly Karpov

Anatoly Karpov was a soviet chess player who was also the chess world champion, and a living legend of classic chess. He is one of the greatest players in whole chess history.

His story is pretty interesting, he had an illness that didn’t allow him to play normally in the streets with the other kids. He was in bed at the hospital the whole time, but here is where he learned to play chess with his father at the age of 4.

He continued to develop chess as he was so passionate about it, … Read more

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vladislav artemiev
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Vladislav Artemiev’s Inspiring History

Vladislav Artemiev

Studying the life of chess players can always inspire anyone, and this is not the exception. A player that has not been in everyone’s mouth, yet incredible strength has proven to be high: Vladislav Artemiev.

It looks like in this era chess prodigies are not seen the same way as before. This young man’s success is something to pay close attention to.

Vladislav Artemiev started to play chess when he was just a kid, 6 years old. His incursion to the science game was thanks to his father who taught him to play at that age.

The first … Read more

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fabiano caruana playing
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Fabiano Caruana the Chess Prodigy, What is his Story?

The life of Fabiano Caruana

Fabiano Caruana was a normal boy who started to play chess at the age of 6. He was the child of an Italian couple that was living in Miami, Florida by the time Fabiano was born.

He played his first chess tournament the same year he started playing the game in the Susan Polgar chess center in Queens. As a result of this, he got to be trained by the NM Bruce Pandolfini when he was 6 years old.

Fabiano Caruana was very fortunate to have careful parents that saw a talent in him … Read more

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is chess a sport
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Definitive Response to The Question: Is Chess a Sport?

Is chess a sport?

There has always been a huge controversy around this simple question: Is chess a sport or not?

The reason for the discussion is clear, the thing is that chess does not involve physical extortion (partly true). I think it is a very interesting question to make and is a little confusing to answer as well.

We are going to analyze the game and finally, I will let YOU decide the conclusion of this debate and finally answer the question is chess a sport once for all.

Whether you are a chess player or not, I’m pretty … Read more

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06 Online Chess, Databases and Software ♟️
Alberto Chueca

4 Reasons to Get Into Streaming in Chess! Endless Fun While You Are Improving

Streaming in chess

Streaming these days has become a great entertainment with a unique nature and mind-blowing success. The truth is that streaming in chess has taught us a revolutionary way to learn and enjoy chess.

The reach and the nature of the streaming platforms offer a lot of opportunities to do anything these days. Nowadays, we have the internet, a powerful weapon to do anything, if you know how to use it ya can conquer this world.

You can become a chess-killing machine learning from the internet, is not as easy as it sounds, but I can … Read more

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chess in spanish
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learning How to Express Your Chess in Spanish!

Expressing your chess in Spanish

Spanish is one of the most talked-about languages around the world so I understand you want to know how to talk about chess in Spanish.

Luckily for you, I am a Spanish international master of chess so of course, Spanish is my main language. Learning English is pretty much a requirement for mostly the entire population of the world.

English is an international language so this is necessary if you are going to work with people from different countries. But I still remember how to speak my language, the first chess books I read were … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

What are the Most Convenient Chessboard Dimensions?

The chessboard dimensions

There is something important that affects the people who play chess, the chessboard dimensions. The size of the chessboard and the dimensions it generally can make it uncomfortable to play with.

I have seen people who would lose focus because they are thinking about these little things. It definitely can affect the motivation and concentration of the chess player.

There is something important about these details, when you have a whole chess set you feel comfortable with it can be relaxing. So it can be important for you to feel good with your chessboard dimensions.

Even the … Read more

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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.
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.