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.

anatoly karpov simul
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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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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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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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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chessboard dimensions squares
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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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chess reddit
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Alberto Chueca

5 Perks of the Chess Reddit Forums

The chess Reddit fórum

Reddit is the face of the internet, it is the most famous forum, public blog, news page, and many other things it could be, of the world. There is a chess Reddit forum, of course, perfect if you want to have some fun exploring chess.

Here you can find dedicated users’ content that has a growing interest in chess to the best chess influencers. It is a place to discover and explore the opinions laying there, some of them really interesting.

We already talked about how to use the chess Reddit forum to your advantage … Read more

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glass chess sets amazon
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Top 5 Magnificent Glass Chess Sets!

Stylish Glass chess sets

There is nothing that screams refined style tan a glass chess set, some people even just want it as a decoration. A chess set of this nature is not seen every day because truth is that it isn’t appropriate to play, but is an awesome piece of art.

The fanciness that you get from one of these is incredible, and don’t let the material deceive you. Even though it is still glass, the process to craft one of these is amazing and it’s done especially to avoid it getting broken.

However, a strong point we can … Read more

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kingdom hearts chess set
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Unique kingdom Hearts Chess set!

Kingdom Hearts chess set

In the original game series of kingdom hearts there is an interesting scene where we appreciate a kingdom hearts chess set:

Here we see two important characters of the series disputing a chess game of the kingdom hearts world. Nobody, except the creators of the game, know how this variation of chess is meant to be played nor any rules.

The chess set has an incredible look and the chessboard has ups and downs on the surface. The kingdom hearts chess set looks absolutely fantastic and many chess and kingdom hearts fans are dying to get … Read more

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