the sacrifice in chess pieces
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Master the Chess Sacrifice to Become a Tactical Monster!

The sacrifice in chess

If there is something that we all love in chess is sacrificing pieces on chess. Mastering the sacrifice in chess can report many wins and improvements for your game.

Sacrificing all of your pieces and keep attacking until you checkmate the king with the 2 pieces you have left. That’s the beautiful fantasy of every chess player in the world, I can read your mind.

Even though it is very satisfactory to sacrifice your pieces is not always the best move. Some people tend to sacrifice in vain, falling for their impulses in the game.… Read more

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chess gambit tournament
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to Play Killer Chess Gambits

What are chess gambits?

There are important moves in chess, those key moves that grant the victory to one player, these can be the gambits. The chess gambit can be understood as chess sacrifice; gambit means “bet” or risk.

And those two words define perfectly the purpose of the chess gambit, which is a bet, a risk you take to win something bigger. I would say there are two kinds of gambits:

The theoretical gambit: These are the gambits that are not really a sacrifice, for example, the “queen’s gambit” is not really a gambit, because you can take … Read more

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chess queen
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to use the chess queen to take over the tournament

Chess queen: The most aggressive piece on the board

The chess queen is the most important piece in the game of chess, it provides dynamism and attacks to the position. Using the queen for the attack is always the strategy of the player who has the initiative in chess.

There are many patterns and tactics related to the chess queen, every chess player should know to start playing chess. The different ways to get synergy within the pieces and exploiting their potential at the most of it.

The thing with the chess queen is that it covers a ridiculous amount … Read more

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next chess move thinking
05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to choose the next chess move

The next chess move in the key moment

There are important moments in chess when we have to choose our next chess move, which is a decision that will affect the whole game. When we have a key position in front of us we need to objectively consider all the aspects of the position.

This process is called analysis and this is one of the most important chess skills you can develop. IM Mark Dvoretsky used to focus a great part of their training sessions on this topic.

Why we have to think so much to decide our next chess … Read more

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two chess knights
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Murderous Chess Knights Plans to Destroy your Rivals!

The all-mighty chess knight

The chess knights are indispensable pieces, they are “cheap”, I mean, sacrifice material, also pretty strong in the correct positions. Placing a knight correctly in the center of the board without an opposition can be enough advantage to win the game.

chess knight attack

This piece can make a real disaster in the position by just being in the right square. This is why masters maneuver their knights to improve their position on the board.

The great point about the knight is that is easily re-ridden to a different place. The knight is the only piece on the … Read more

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chess bishop killer strategy
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess bishop maneuvering to beat your Rivals

The powerful bishop

The bishops are strong pieces, they are incredible when it comes to defending and attacking simultaneously. They cover a wide extension of squares so a good chess bishop can be powerful when is positioned correctly.

It's well-known that an aggressive chess bishop set up is lethal in the middlegames. Is important to know a few tips so you dominate the position with your bishops.

In the Spanish opening, the white squares bishop of the white pieces is called the Spanish bishop. The reason for this is the immense play this bishop gives white, the active … Read more

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theinitiativetemplate
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
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.

Again, … Read more

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