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.

Hou-Yifan
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Hou Yifan

Hou Yifan is one excellent grandmaster who has been the woman world chess champion many times. Her incredible strength and capabilities for chess have allowed her to become the best woman chess player in history.

She has only been bested by Judith Polgar, the Chinese talent that took glory to her country for feminine chess. She is the third woman in history to have a rating superior to 2600, having 2657 of rating right now, and she is still active.

She is the actual woman chess champion, being 2016 the last time she defended her title against Humpy Koneru. This … Read more

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shant-Sargsyan
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Shant Sargsyan

Shant Sargsyan is a chess player who just entered the top 10 best chess junior players on the FIDE official list. Shant is definitely an incredible chess player, and one of the new talents that we have seen from this generation.

He is also the U16 world chess champion, and he has won the silver medals in other world championships. He is from Armenia, and he is also one of the best in that country, are you ready to know how he started in chess?

He became a candidate Master in 2010, and he started a great journey to learn … Read more

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Arjun-Erigaisi
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Arjun Erigaisi

His incredible arrival to elite chess was relatively recent, Arjun Erigaisi, is nowadays the 4th best player in India. But it seems he will go even further, now that his latest performance on candidates was exceptional.

This is an incredible player who surely has the strength to play at the top level of chess. And the best part is that he is just 18 years old, it looks like we have a new talent making a name for himself.

Knowing that chess is such an important game in India might give us an idea of why he is so good. … Read more

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hans-moke-niemann-playing
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Hans Moke Niemann

Hans Moke Niemann is a very Young chess player who escalated quickly in the FIDE leaderboard. He is one of the best chess players in the world he is among the top 20 best young players.

He is also a chess streamer and content creator with a great sense of humor that will make you enjoy chess a lot. You can see some hilarious content on YouTube, and you can also learn from it.

We could say he is already part of the chess top level, and he will be teaching you the best he can. It’s nice to see … Read more

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Kiril-Alekseenko
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Kiril Alekseenko

Kiril Alekseenko is one of the youngest and best players right now in Russia, boasts really high quality in his play. Nowadays he figures among the list of the best 100 players of the world, for well-earned success.

Kiril Alekseenko is a really interesting grandmaster, especially because he doesn’t keep anything to himself. He has been really straight in his interviews; he even tells us some stuff about his personal life.

Alekseenko is a regular university student with a normal life but is also a super grandmaster at the top level. His story is very interesting to hear, and there … Read more

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Duda
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Jan-Krzysztof Duda

Jan-Krzysztof Duda is one of the strongest grandmasters in today’s chess, and it will be for a long time for sure. He is known for his incredible ability to play fast time controls and his performance as a prodigy.

Jan-Krzysztof Duda, who we will call Duda as everybody lovingly calls him, has an incredible chess career. This is characterized by hard work and dedication to the game, just like any other grandmaster.

As a prodigy, he didn’t advance super-fast as other exceptions like Firouzja or Nodirbek, but he has a great progression chart. He became the second-youngest chess grandmaster of … Read more

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kiril-shevchenko
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Kiril Shevchenko

Kiril Shevchenko is a Ukrainian grandmaster who nowadays is among the top 100 best players in the world. Curious that he is only 19 years old, and he is already reaching the top level with his incredible play.

He is known to be the only top-level Ukrainian player who is not leaving Ukraine, at least for now. Not to mention of course his incredible strength as a grandmaster and his amazing chess career.

It’s always exciting to review the achievements and life of these young players stunning the world with their abilities. And it always makes us wonder how far … Read more

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keymer-Vincent
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Keymer Vincent

Keymer Vincent is undoubtedly one of the most promising chess players of this generation. It’s impressive to actually review the progress of certain chess players, and some chess promises around the world. One starts to focus so much on players like Nihal Sarin, Firouzja, or even the new champion Nodirbek.

Today we will talk a little bit about Keymer Vincent, the youngest chess player at the top level in Germany. One of the most impressive chess careers we have reviewed in this blog, and with the perspective of a chess coach, is highly interesting.

We really hope this article strikes … Read more

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parham-maghsoodloo-tournament
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Parham Maghsoodloo

Parham Maghsoodloo is probably one of the most charismatic and aggressive Iranian players in the world. Interestingly, this is one of the most proficient grandmasters when we are talking about the attack.

However, as every grandmaster, he knows how to conduct himself for the positional ways of the game too. Right now he is the 36th best player in the world, do you think he could scale on that top?

That’s what this post is all about, Parham Maghsoodloo’s progress in chess, expectations, playstyle, and more. But you have to know he is only 21 years old, still, he … Read more

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andrey-esipenko
08 Chess anecdotes ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Andrey Esipenko

Andrey Esipenko is a proficient Russian grandmaster, today it is one of the best of the world according to FIDE’s top 100 players. Andrey has shown remarkable strength in games against really strong opponents of the top level.

Andrey was really young when he started to play chess, and also young when started to accumulate successes. We will see that he was a really good player since he was young, and of course, he developed that talent.

We have to take into account that he is from Russia, in Russia, everyone takes chess so seriously, and is even taught in … Read more

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