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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

Queen Isabella, I from Spain might have created modern chess!

Well, not exactly that she invented or created chess, more like Queen Isabella had a huge influence over the game…

Spain is and has always been an important place for chess, some important characters for chess are from there too, like Ruy Lopez. Chess was not always as we know it today, the queen did not exist in chess, and pieces moved differently and had other names.

Chess is a millenary game, and it’s a game that portrays reality as it was known for mankind at that age. Pieces did not represent magical or mythical creatures, they represented soldiers, … Read more

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Alexander Grischuk
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Alexander Grischuk, New Top 100 Best Chess Players!

Alexander Grischuk is one of the most important chess players at the top level now, and one of the most interesting as well. Today we are so focused on the new promises like Nihal Sarin, Firouzja, and others that we forget about players like this.

 Alexander Grischuk was also a chess prodigy of his time, and one with the most impressive progress charts in the world. As at age 16 or 17, Alexander was already a solid part of the chess elite, among the best of the best.

We could also mention that he is a professional poker player as … Read more

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The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Maxime Vachier Lagrave, Latest top 100 in the world!

Maxime Vachier Lagrave is the best player in France, and he was the second-best of the world in his best moments. Still today, he is one of the players who belong to the closed group of elite chess masters.

Maxime Vachier Lagrave has a very instructive player, with a stiff yet correct style that reminds of Akiba Rubinstein. He has been at the top level for quite a long time and is part of the best players the world has seen in this generation.

He is actually the ninth player with the higher rating FIDE of the entire history, and … Read more

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The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Richard Rapport, Top 100 chess players!

Richard Rapport is one of the best players in the world, and he is especially known for being a chess prodigy in the past. He sure still is, but he is 26 years old now, and one of the top 20 best players according to FIDE.

However, we should mention this grandmaster obtained his GM title when he was 13 years and 11 months old. That makes him the youngest person in getting the GM title in Hungary, and one of the youngest in the world.

Today you will learn a little about his life and will learn from the … Read more

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Anish Giri
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Anish Giri, Surprising Top 10 player!

Anish Giri is an elite chess player from the Netherlands, and one of the best of the game. He is one of the top 10 best players in the world, and he is a fun and happy character as well.

That is probably the reason why people love him so much, as he is always so caring and with these good vibes. This is not the case for every chess player, but he makes sure to give this good view to the people who root for him.

Anish Giri has had some interesting participations too in different events, and he … Read more

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Ian Nepomniachtchi
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Ian Nepomniachtchi, number 3 in the world!

Ian Nepomniachtchi is one of the most impressive chess players of all time, a super grandmaster from Russia. The interesting thing to know is his constant, unstoppable, and very impressive progression in the stages of the game.

Ian Nepomniachtchi knows how to play chess since a child, and he liked it the first time he played it. That took him so far that he was about to become the world chess champion in 2020.

His learning and improving rating compare his results with the player Sergei Karyakin, one of the best grandmasters too. Nowadays, Ian Nepomniachtchi is part of the … Read more

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shakhriyar mamedyarov
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Sensational Top 15 chess player!

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is one of the best chess players in the world, and someone you can learn a lot from. His game is very interesting in its own way, and he is one great plan creator, as creativeness floods his games.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is the best 6th player in the world currently to be precise, and the best of his country. He has participated in all the important tournaments you can imagine, getting a decent scores in most of them.

He won the 2003 World Youth Chess Championships, and the European World Cup in 2005. In this tournament, … Read more

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The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Levon Aronian, Top 100 player today!

Former world chess champion, the blitz killer, and one of the most creative chess players of the world, Levon Aronian. This is a player many in the community love and appreciate, and sure there are many things to admire about Levon.

He has won many tournaments like Tata Steel, Gibraltar Open, FIDE world cup, and many others in the past. And still today, he is the 17th best player in the world and the best player of all Armenia.

Levon Aronian excels in chess for his incredible creativity and approach to chess that can’t be described with another word … Read more

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zhu jiner
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Zhu Jiner, WGM and Top 100 of the world!

Zhu Jiner is a Chinese WGM, a talented girl who has been the World Youth Chess Champion in 2017. But that was not her start in chess, of course, she has been playing a lot more than that.

Little information is found about her on the net, but what you do know is that she started to pick everyone’s attention since that tournament. After the World Youth Championships, she earned the possibility to play in the Women’s World Chess Championships.

The same year she got her WIM FIDE title and started her career as a chess player. She has … Read more

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Yakubboev Nodirbek
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Yakubboev Nodirbek, Top 100 chess player!

Yakubboev Nodirbek is one of the most proficient junior chess players nowadays and has a great strength to show off. This is one interesting player that you would like to see playing, as there are many things we can learn from his game.

This young player is from Uzbekistan, and he has entered the top 10 best junior players on the FIDE official list. Although he hasn’t received the attention he deserves, he is a pretty rough player to face.

Today you will see some of his best games on official tournaments, and the reason why he has gotten so … Read more

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