Alexei Shirov
Interesting Information for Chess Players
Alberto Chueca

“Fire on the board”, First Alexei Shirov’s book

In the history of modern chess there are few who can say that they overwhelmed their opponents in such a way that they sowed terror and fear in the eyes of other modern grandmasters, but this is the case of Alexei Shirov, who demonstrates with his book Fire on the Board, that romantic chess did not die with Mikhail Tal.

The now Spanish grandmaster Shirov, takes us to a fantasy world where the pieces are only a means to an end, in this case the end is the goal of checkmate and in many of his best … Read more

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chess fundamentals
Interesting Information for Chess Players
Alberto Chueca

Chess Fundamentals, the amazing book of Jose Raul Capablanca

Chess fundamentals is the new book by the only Spanish-speaking world champion in the history of chess so far has been Jose Raul Capablanca. A chess prodigy since he was a child, who had an intense rivalry against Alexander Alekhine, so it is always good to learn a little about him and there is no better way than reading chess fundamentals by Jose Raul Capablanca.

A book that has been passed down for generations and that manages to express the preparation of the Cuban is this one, it is not the first time that this book is … Read more

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Alexander Kotov
Interesting Information for Chess Players
Alberto Chueca

Think Like a Grandmaster by Alexander Kotov

Looking for a book related to the thought process of an elite player is difficult, however, this is where Think Like a Grandmaster by Alexander Kotov, a player from the USSR who managed to capture in his manuscripts different wonders for future chess players, stands out.

So in this review you will have what you need to know to decide if this book is what you really need and what you are looking for, besides you will be able to complement it with other books of this phenomenal writer.

Who is Alexander Kotov?

Alexander Kotov was a chess … Read more

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Lularobs
Interesting Information for Chess Players
Alberto Chueca

Lularobs, Epic Chess Streamer

Lularobs is one of the most recent, and most hilarious chess streamers you can watch in 2022. Lularobs is a 23-year-old girl who started to stream chess on Twitch in 2020 and became chess.com’s partner.

Her content is very fun to watch, and we will talk about her a little in this post. As explained in our chess streaming post about a year ago, watching chess streams can be very beneficial.

Especially because it gives you a different perspective of what chess is and how it works. It may seem a little overwhelming for certain people, but when you … Read more

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world-chess-championships
07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How do official world chess championships work?

Many people don’t understand how this works, and it is not a surprise, knowing that it is a bit too complicated. Maybe you heard here that Magnus Carlsen is the world chess champion, but you read that Maxime Vachier was the world champion.

The events held by FIDE are a bit complicated if you are not acquainted with the rules or how it works. In this post, we will explain how the world chess championships take place, and how the world champion is decided.

Information that can help you have a better track of the world chess championships when they … Read more

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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.Read more

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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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