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.

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

5 Excellent Wooden Chess Sets to Fall in Love with Chess!

The Best Wooden Chess sets to Fully Enjoy Your Games

The work of a wooden chess set and the art take place in the wood as it doesn’t do in any other piece of art. The passion that some carpenters put into their work is invaluable, the wooden pieces are done with a very harsh job!

A wooden chess set can even inspire people to study or play, nothing like a good game of chess in an incredible chessboard. Playing in a tournament with a thick, beautiful, and well-polished chessboard doesn’t have a price.

Just sliding the pieces on the … Read more

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no chess castling
05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Kill the Monotony Avoiding Chess Castling!

Is chess castling really necessary?

A very important move is the chess castling, it is a special move, the only one that moves two pieces at the same time. It grants security to the king and puts a rook into play easily.

Not many chess players know that chess castling was not part of the game originally. The castling in chess was introduced in the 15th century, back then chess castling rule did not exist.

Know every beginner in chess is religiously taught that castling is absolutely necessary, but is it?

It is true that castling makes chess … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Join Marshall Chess Club’s Exciting Events and Learn From Grandmasters!

About the Marshall Chess club

The Marshall Chess club is a chess institution located in New York City, this is a center of study dedicated to chess. This is a sanctuary for any chess players, and definitely a Brain Gym.

The Marshall Chess club was founded in 1922 by Frank J. Marshall, who was the Chess world champion from 1909 to 1935. This is one of the most important chess clubs in the world, and one of the bests you can find these days.

This is a nonprofit institution where you can play and also learn chess at … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Zelda chess sets that will make you remember the good times

The legend of the chessboard

A Zelda chess set is something a little difficult to find (there are not so many of them) but the ones that exist are well-made. Some people take Zelda pretty seriously, and that’s expectable.

The legend of Zelda is one of those “perfect” game series since 1986, all of their games have been amazing and the community has always been so excited about it.

That’s why a legend of Zelda chess set has to exist, someone needs to have the idea… I hope…

It was actually pretty surprising that I found almost no Zelda … Read more

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bughouse chess teammate
05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess in Teams! Play Bughouse Chess With a Friend!

What is bughouse chess?

The craziest and funniest of chess games variations is bughouse chess, undoubtedly, Or at least that I what some people think about it. For those who don’t know this mode in chess, prepare yourselves, any chess-lover will stick around with this game.

Bughouse chess is a variation of normal chess, but it’s played in teams, two versus two. This game is played with partners and is legal to talk during the game, so you both can set strategies together.

One bughouse chess game is played with two boards at the same time, and you can … Read more

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dragon chess set beast
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Superb Dragon Chess sets You Must See!

Turn your chess game into a mythological war!

It would be cool for any chess-lover to have a mythological creature form part of his Dragon chess set!

Dragons are the kind of thing that we would think and talk about every day in primary school. It’s known to all of us as the powerful monster that lives in a cave, is bad-tempered, and spits fire.

Pretty cool, right? This is exactly what makes the dragon chess set the perfect Christmas gift for your son. Even if it’s not for a child you have to admit they are awesome.

Anyone interested … Read more

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marble chess set
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

No Stress Chess: The Most Practical Way to Learn!

Learn how to play no stress chess

Chess is the game of king’s and is actually a little hard to play and is a complicated game. Chess can be a little difficult, to the point that can be overwhelming for some new-comers to know all the rules.

Especially the strategic concepts and the tactical approach to the game, decision-making analysis, and etcetera. In no stress chess, this problem doesn’t exist, the game brings cards that tell you the moves!

This makes the game very easy and chill, something that could be good for some players.

The game is meant to … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Civil War Chess Sets To Remember The Fallen

Civil War Chess set: History brought into Chess

Civil wars are events that every country has had, it is an unforgettable episode of human history. The essence of the war is the same to find in a civil war chess set, find the strategy to win the battle.

The historic value that these events are unmeasurable, is considered to be a necessary step to take for different societies. It’s not weird to see people who want to have something that recalls these episodes.

Depending on the country you live in, you have a different approach to it and a different … Read more

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lord of the rings chess set
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

These Lord of The Rings Chess Sets will Transport You to the Middle-earth!

The lord of the chess sets

A lord of the rings chess set is something every true fan of the trilogy should want to have. It’s incredible how creativity has no limits, and how there is space for everything on the internet.

This beautiful saga has formed a very loyal community around the magical world of The shire. This is why a lord of the rings chess set is now on-demand, like every good movie or series.

This is why, today, we will review the best lord of the rings chess sets that I could find on the internet just … Read more

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08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Instant Chess: The Revolutionary Way to Enjoy Chess

What is instant chess?

Instant chess is a revolutionary way to play chess which includes Internet chess servers and chess-lovers from the entire world. This is a way to play chess online against another player in real-time, without meeting in the same place and time.

This is so exciting because you can encounter any player in any part of the world so you never know what to expect! This amazing feature of chess has brought a lot of changes to the worldwide chess community.

Now, playing an instant chess game with anyone in the world is easy fun … 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.