Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Masterย 

I will explain the main concepts you need to know about chess middlegame to play better and improve your level.

It will include the strategy and technique that you acquire learning the basic concepts. For example, they can be pawn structures or typical ideas like: Domination, bishop vs knight, the bishop pair, the squares, the weaknesses in chess…

They are very instructive concepts to help you to progress in chess.

In general, the concepts explained in the chess middlegame are the concepts that are going to help you to improve more your chess level. Put much attention to them.

Sure you will want more! :)

Lichess Puzzles Benefits, Is it for you?

The internet has so many great resources to practice puzzles. The key is finding a platform that you like, as well as an effective one. Remember, that the main point of puzzles is to give you practice positions. You determine what move or sequence of moves you would play if you were actually playing the game. It’s also great for recognizing common patterns.

With that out of the way, let’s make the judgment on if Lichess puzzles are good for you or not!

Signing up for a Lichess account

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03 Chess middlegame โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Chess strategy tips for beginners — Play better chess!

Maximize your chess using chess strategy

Do you know how the best chess players in the world win their games? It’s generally not hanging mate in ones or simple tactics. Although, miscalculations do happen every now and then. Generally, the top chess players are able to accumulate small advantages, and simply win games from there, making no mistakes. Magnus Carlsen is notorious for that style of play.

You even notice at 1600-1800 ELO, if neither side makes any major mistakes, the game may be decided by who makes the best strategic decisions. That takes patience, as chess strategy is not … Read more

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03 Chess middlegame โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

How to Castle in Chess — A complete guide

How does one Castle in chess?

We’ve learned about how the pieces move, their values, special rules, etc. One of the special rules is castling. How to castle in chess is one of those chess moves that many beginners have serious trouble understanding. It’s the only move in chess where you can move two pieces in one turn, and it just seems very illegal! Today’s lecture will be focused on how does one castle, why do we castle, and making sure you understand the concept by the time you are done reading this article!

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03 Chess middlegame โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

The Chess Blunder – Why We Blunder And Fixing It

The Chess Blunder

Practicing tactics is a critical way to improve at chess, on top of studying chess books, finding the right coach, playing practice games, etc. However, it is important to realize that no chess player is perfect. We all have this disease holding us back from that rating goal we’ve been reaching for, or from beating your arch-nemesis once and for all. The curse that is eminent in all of our chess games at some point or another is the chess blunder.

Why Do We Blunder In Chess?

Blunders are 100% psychological. That is why computers play flawless … Read more

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03 Chess middlegame โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

The Tactic In Chess – Improve your chess level to win more games

The tactic in chess

The starting chess player learns chess in basic concepts. We must know the board, the light, and dark squares. Our focus shifts to the warriors of the chessboard. The tactic in chess is very important.

We learn how the Bishop moves this “diagonal” route, the Rook straight up and down, the Queen like a Rook and a Bishop, the Knights these cool though potentially awkward “L-shapes”, etc. What many beginners struggle with is “strategy”… how to formulate a plan and win the game.

For players rated above 1200 ELO, strategy correlates to positional chess. Speaking … Read more

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03 Chess middlegame โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

The Initiative In Chess – How To Use It Effectively

The Initiative in chess

The Initiative in chess sounds like one of those terms only Grandmasters use for commentary. Is this a concept that beginner and intermediate players can pick up as well? Absolutely!

What is this concept that many players struggle to understand? The initiative in chess is the act of creating consecutive threats at your opponent, forcing them to respond. The advantage of having the initiative in your chess games is that when your opponent reacts to your threats, he has no time to formulate a plan of his own, which can give you an overwhelming advantage.

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Pranav Sathish, US

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Alberto has helped me improve a lot in chess. He shares interesting and creative ideas. Alberto makes chess fun and keeps challenging me with more advanced concepts every week.ย  He analyzes my games and helps me make fewer mistakes with each tournament.5 stars

Kingshuk Das Chowdhury

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Albertoยดs coaching of Kingshuk has been excellent. Kingshuk has improved immensely in his chess games. We cannot thank Alberto enough for his dedication to teaching Kingshuk, and his commitment to the game of chess for young people.

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