Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Master 

Learn the most typical chess endgames that you can play in a game and save points playing them properly.

I don’t know why but for many chess players the endgames are one of the main weaknesses when they can be very interesting! I love to analyze them.

Mainly, the games against players of a similar rating are decided in endgames.

In my Academy, the endgames are one of the first lessons that we’ve got. They are one of the main keys to progress quickly.

Finally, I hope to share with you a bit of the passion that I’ve got analyzing the endgames.

I hope you enjoy learning them :)

the psychology in chess
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Secrets of The Chess Psychology

The Psychology in Chess

Chess is not just a board game, but a mind game, a fierce battle of minds and emotions (yes, emotions). It all comes down to a beautiful science that has been neglected by most, the psychology in chess.

Chess psychology can get really complex, considering this is the science that studies human natures and behaviors. In chess, psychology is important has a fundamental role in your chess performance.

Let’s explain the psychology in chess the easier we can for you to understand how it affects your game (and you in general).

  1. Studying psychology will help you
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chess en passant
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Chess en Passant Move Secrets for Advanced Players

The chess en passant move!

We have already talked about the unusual capture in chess in other blog posts, but the interesting chess en passant capture needs to be well-explained.

It is not easy to understand because the topic is very rich and has a great history behind it. The chess en passant has become so important in the development of chess.

Chess has suffered a lot of changes in the entire history that makes it difficult to really know how chess was before. The en passant chess move is something that was not very well-received by the masters of … Read more

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chess 2700
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess 2700+ Rating

Chess 2700+ ELO: The combinative and analytic chess

Some people might not understand that how the chess 2700+ ELO works and is very interesting. If you don’t know it, the chess at 2700 ELO rating becomes a lot different, since the level of play becomes very high.

We already covered this topic, in the 2700 chess blog post, where we made a little research on chess 2700+ rating. Nonetheless, we never discussed the differences between amateur chess and 2700 chess.

The reality is that chess at this level turns into something very precise and the playstyle plays a fundamental role. … Read more

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knight chess piece
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Own Chess Knowledge: Knight Chess Piece

Knight Chess piece Meaning, movement, and placement

One of the most special pieces in the game of chess is the knight chess piece. The knight is one of the oldest pieces in the original chess (Shatrangj) invented in India a long time ago.

The knight is one of those chess pieces we all love, it may seem cute but it’s very dangerous when placed correctly. The knight chess piece is the only piece with the ability to move over other pieces (your pieces and the opponent’s as well).

Each player starts with two knights on their side, being the only … Read more

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bishop chess piece
04 Chess endgames ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Bishop Chess Piece Interesting History

What is the bishop chess piece?

The most aggressive attacking minor piece in strategic games is the bishop chess piece. The bishop is an important piece in chess that can accomplish many roles depending on the positioning and activity.

The bishop chess piece could be your best friend as it can be your worst ally if you don’t pay attention to it. We have already talked about the bishop chess piece strategies to win at chess in a different blog post, make sure you check that out.

I will explain the definition and main ideas of the bishop simply so … Read more

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quality chess book
05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

High-level Quality Chess Books to Become a Chess Machine

Choose high-quality chess books

Quality chess books are the oldest way to research or learn chess to dominate the practical tools the book is trying to teach you. There are tons of books of any kind about the topic you like, with great content that represents an artwork of creativeness.

Every book in the world deserves to be read, just because of the work that the authors put into it. It requires an incredible effort to put your ideas into words so others understand and ideas.

This is why I’d like to explain what I really mean by “quality … Read more

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chess king
04 Chess endgames ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The King Chess Piece – It’s the most important of all of them

Chess pieces – The king

What is the goal of the game of chess? Have you ever really thought about that, when you watch others play a game of chess, and you want to do the same? What if I told you the goal of the game is to slay the enemy chess King? You’re probably thinking, “Wow, that’s mean!”.

Yes, chess is a mean game sometimes. In honor of the most important piece on the board, we are going to devote this whole article to studying and admiring the King chess piece.   From the looks, some history, … Read more

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the opposition in chess king and pawn vs. king
04 Chess endgames ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Opposition In Chess – King and Pawn vs. King

The Opposition in Chess

Many chess games go down to that final moment. For example, you played a hard-fought game, with a theoretical opening stage, smart planning by both sides, and some tactical shots by both players. The game transitions into the endgame. The player with the most knowledge and willpower will come out on top. In fact, several games come down to only a single King each, with only one pawn remaining for one side. Whether you can promote the pawn to a Queen is the difference between a win and a draw. Therefore, it’s vital to know these … Read more

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SHIV SHOME India
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.
ARVIND VIDYARTHI USA
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.