Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Masterย 

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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08 Chess anecdotes โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Antonio Gude

Wesley So: 1.000.000$ boy. Discover the story of this talent!

Wesley So: a chess prodigy!

A chess prodigy child, Wesley So in 2008 became the youngest player to cross the threshold of Elo 2600. He broke the record established by none other than Magnus Carlsen. Four years later he would do the same with the bar of 2700. And by February of that year, he was among the top ten worldwide.

His debut in international chess happened during Summer Olympics at Turin (2006) when he was 13 years old. And in 2007 he gained the Grandmasterโ€™s title.

But this new GM from the Philippines reached some impressive results even before … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Antonio Gude

47 chess anecdotes. Will you know the 32th? Humor

Chess anecdotes (I): The professional chess player: Pillsbury

Let’s start with some anecdotes about chess. From all indignities that a professional chess player must go through to earn a living, one of the worst would be getting inside a cubicle full of gadgets. Getting inside? Hiding. That was what the great American champion Harry Nelson Pillsbury had to do in one of the โ€œTurkishโ€ Ajeeb. A chess automaton-like many others did before him.

Our man spent some time like that, in the Chinese Museum in Philadelphia. Pillsbury, the professional chess player, moved the pieces that were supposed, moved

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08 Chess anecdotes โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Antonio Gude

6 anecdotes about chess openings

Anecdotes about chess openings (I): Trend and research

Let’s start with some anecdotes about chess openings. Back in the 1950s, the soon-to-be world champion Vasily Smyslov considered the Kingโ€™s Indian Defense as incorrect. Playing the Scandinavian was seen as folly, not to say absurd. And because of that, there were no signs of it in the high competition. A man named Tigran Petrosian responded to all the openings for semi-open with a 2.d3 and the Kingโ€™s Indian Defense. There was no news of the Giuoco Piano (or Italian chess opening) and its variant โ€˜pianissimoโ€™.

A few decades later, … Read more


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Alberto has helped me improve a lot in chess. He shares interesting and creative ideas. Alberto makes chess fun and keeps challenging me with more advanced concepts every week.ย  He analyzes my games and helps me make fewer mistakes with each tournament.5 stars

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