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! :)

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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chess bishop tactics
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Bishop Chess Killer Strategy to Win Games like a Grandmaster

The importance of the bishop

Knowing how to seize the art of the chess bishop coordination is key to getting crushing attacking positions.

The bishop is a minor piece in chess, differently from the knights, bishops cover a lot of squares simultaneously. They don’t need to be in the center to be effective, a bishop controls a bunch of squares, even if it’s in the corner.

This piece tends to be dangerous for both players, a well-positioned bishop causes so much trouble because is an excellent attacker. There are chess openings and ideas dedicated exclusively to counter bishop activity or … Read more

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Isolated Pawn
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to handle the Isolated Pawn in Chess

Isolated Pawn Definition

A pawn is said to be isolated if there are no pawns of the same color beside it. In other words, the isolated pawn is a lonely pawn that does not have support from neighboring pawns and can be a worrisome weakness depending on the nature of the position.

The concept of the isolated pawn is very important because most beginners, intermediate, and even advanced players in chess having such pawns in their games lose regularly due to improper handling of the position.

Isolated pawns can arise from different openings such as the Queen’s gambit, Tarrasch … Read more

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strategy template
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
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 ♟️
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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