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.

Alireza Firouzja
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Chess Promise Alireza Firouzja

The Chess promise: Alireza Firouzja

A new chess promise has appeared in the frame, Alireza Firouzja, the Iranian chess top-player that is 17 years old.

Alireza Firouzja is a young Iranian player that made his way into top-level chess, with a dramatic entrance. This promise is advancing constantly and with an intimidating pace to be the best of the best.

This player has been beating records since a while ago, and his progress is evident and pretty fascinating!

He was able to achieve the IM title in 2016 when he was 14 and the GM title in 2018 when Read more

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chess influencers
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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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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chess and poker
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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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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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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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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ding liren
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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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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