Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

June 2021 – Opening Novelties

In June, we witnessed some interesting opening novelties that we can’t help but lower our magnifying glasses on.

Last month, we had a look at Opening Novelties in May where we looked at some instructive games from the FIDE candidates tournament 2020.

This month, we will be analyzing games from Grand Chess Tour June 2021, The Prague Festival Masters, and Gelfand Challenge 2021.

  1. Caruana vs Wesley So, Grand Chess Tour, Paris Rapid and Blitz : Opening Novelties at Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense

  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7.
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Opening novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

May 2021 – Opening Novelties

The FIDE Candidates Tournament is regarded as one of the most elite tournaments in world chess, and many rank its prestige just after the World Chess Championship. Regardless of the lengthy break, the top players in contention did not fail to provide a spectacle for their audience. In this piece, we would continue from our recently written April opening novelties and take a further look at a handful of opening novelties and the influence of these opening novelties in the games.

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chess show
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Find the Best Chess Shows!

Enjoy the best chess show

Chess has become a tendency lately, truly is one of the most fun entertainment there is and is healthy too! Chess shows are arising on all platforms, for those who understand chess it can be pretty fun.

This game is beautiful, and its nature can passionate anyone, we will go over the different kinds of chess shows to enjoy and where. You don’t need to spend money to watch a good chess show, depending on what kind of show of course.

If you are a newcomer to chess, you should try out watching one … Read more

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in chess can a king kill a king queen
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

In Chess Can a King Kill a King?

The King in chess

The king is the most important piece in chess, you can continue the game without the other pieces, but not without the king. The king functions as a commander of the troops, if it’s missing, the troops are like a headless chicken. In chess can a king kill a king in chess?

If the king is trapped the game automatically ends, granting victory to the player who has trapped the opponent’s king. However, we never see the king captured, when the king is on checkmate the game ends.

This means both white and black kings remain … Read more

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is chess com down
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Is Chess.Com down?

Chess.com and its great advantages and disadvantages

Chess.com has always been one of the best sites to play chess, and it has been for a long time. That won’t change quickly in the future, this was one of the pioneer chess sites of the world. Is chess.com down?

Also, one of the most worked up sites, the tools, and the features this page has are unique and quite useful. Many chess players in the world approve of chess.com’s excellent training tools to learn chess.

And the community of this site is great, which makes it the site with the most … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

April 2021 – Opening Novelties

April 2021 – Opening Novelties

April was a great month for Chess since the second half of the Candidates Tournament was finally played and ended (this tournament had been stopped some months before because of the pandemic). The strong Russian Grand Master Ian Nepomniatchi won the competition and will be the challenger for the World Championship versus Magnus Carlsen.

In this tournament, there were great games and interesting Opening Novelties, so today we analyze four of these games.

 

(Opening Novelties #1)

Giri, Anish vs Ding, Liren

 

[Event “Tournament”] [Site “?”] [Date “2021.04.23”] [Round “11.4”] [White “Giri, Anish”] [Black… Read more
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chess grandmaster salary
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess Grandmaster Salary: How Much They Earn?

How much the chess grandmaster salary is?

Chess is a sport like any other, and playing chess is not easy, requires dedication and a lot of effort. This is why people who play chess have great opportunities to work, and if you play chess very well you’re worth gold.

However, how much can you make from playing chess? This is a good question, and, how much money can a regular chess grandmaster earn?

The amount of money you can earn is relative, of course, a chess grandmaster salary is juicy, but it can change incredibly. For example, you … Read more

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is playing chess online safe PC
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Is Playing Chess Online Safe?

Playing chess online

Playing chess online is fun, but the communities are not the same, and you can encounter people from all around the world. For parents worried about their children playing online, or people who are not familiar with it, is playing chess online safe?

For some, the question may seem ridiculous, but it actually needs a coherent response, along with an explanation. However, if you think playing online is dangerous you should definitely calm down.

It’s not like the cyber-criminals are chasing you, but it’s true sometimes it needs some precaution, as long as you follow the rules … Read more

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is lichess better than chess com king
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Is Lichess Better Than Chess.com?

What’s the best chess server to play?

There are millions of chess websites on the internet, which one you should use? Undoubtedly, the two favorites websites are chess.com and lichess.org. today, both offering excellent features, and competing to provide the best experience

Is lichess better than chess.com? Both sites have different features, and I think that the websites are not intended for the same public. This is why, which server is best will depend on what the user is looking for.

In reality, many factors come into play, and is hard to say, the comparison isn’t even fair. This post … Read more

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lichess or chess com king
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Should I Play On Lichess or Chess.com

Lichess or chess.com?

We have talked a lot about both sites, chess.com is an incredible platform that offers a lot of content, and lichess.org is not bad either. But which one is the best? Today we will end the discussion.

First of all, we have to mention that this post is not intended to make you abandon or enter one of these platforms. Both have good qualities, you must choose the one you feel better with.

I think these sites are intended for different publics, their nature is different and they have different policies. I must say, which site is … Read more

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