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Alberto Chueca

Chess Glossary & Chess Terms

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Chess terms and their definitions

Chess is a game that has a vast terminology and “special words” if we could call it that. Every game, culture, or community has its own terms to define the things that form part of its theme.

A whole topic that can be defined with words from something like a special language. At the same time, knowing these words will tell the people around you that you know what you are talking about.

Using the language will make you … Read more

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Yasser Seirawan Classes
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The USCF Chess Rating Lookup

The USCF

The USCF is the United States Chess Federation, is the institution in charge of representing the U.S. in FIDE. Also, it confirms the team with the responsibility of arranging chess tournaments and competitions.

They have their own ELO rating system for national tournaments, and they grant the National Chess Master title (NM).

This the federation you have to attend if you want to be part of chess competitions and tournaments if you are in the U.S.

The federations are the main organizers of international chess competitions, and also are responsible for selecting the players for these competitions.… Read more

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09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How To Choose the Best Chess Forums

Chess forums on the internet

There are many spaces where you can discuss topics relative to chess in all its forms. These websites are forums, the most specialized webs to discuss any topics.

You first need to know, there are many types of forums relative to almost any topic you can think of. And these sites could adapt to what you are looking for or not.

This will depend on your intentions with the forum, ask yourself, what do you want to do in the forum?

You can have a good time, chilling, telling jokes with strangers through the internet, … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

 

Which were the most amazing and interesting Opening Novelties in February 2021? How to understand the new moves these Masters played? That is what we analyze in this post, also highlighting some of the most interesting and instructive moments in those games.

There is even a Novelty from the Best Player in the World, Magnus Carlsen. Enjoy these beautiful Opening Novelties!

 

Opening Novelties Game #1

Demchenko,Anton (2610) – Frey,Fabian (2106) [B40]

1st FIDE OWCCCC Pools-East 2021 Online (1.13), 19.02.2021

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. … Read more

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chess academy student
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Power Of A Chess Academy!

How important is it to be in a chess academy?

Studying in a chess academy is one of the most important experiences of the chess player. Being in a chess club, which is almost the same, can be pretty beneficial to your chess.

Let us state the difference between a chess academy and a chess club before we dive into the topic.

A chess academy is a place where you go to learn everything related to chess, take lessons and assist in classes, like the school. On the other hand, a chess club is a place where you go … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

March 2021 – Opening Novelties

In this article, we would proceed with our series of opening novelties analyses for the month of March 2021. So far, we have already looked at lots of interesting games in the  January edition and 2nd January edition of opening novelties. We would continue from the February edition of opening novelties to carry out analyses on games from tournaments such as the Cerrado GM 16 Febrero 2021, Barcelona, ARM-ch Rapid 2021, Yerevan, and 1st FIDE OWCCCC Pools-East 2021 tournament.

1.Carlsen, Magnus – Zakharov, Alexander S.

What could be better than starting out with a game by the world champion, … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

Last month, we started a series that explored the latest chess opening novelties made by top players in chess tournaments. Our January edition of opening novelties explored instructive games by elite chess grandmasters and in this edition, we would continue our study of interesting opening novelties gotten from the games of strong titled players.

These games were taken from recent offline and online tournaments such as the Cerrado GM 16 Febrero 2021, Barcelona, ARM-ch Rapid 2021, Yerevan, and 1st FIDE OWCCCC Pools-East 2021 tournament. These tournaments featured top-titled players, masters, and amateurs.

We are going to be analyzing three(3) … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

January 2021 – Opening Novelties 2nd

January 2021 – Opening Novelties 2nd

 

Today we continue analyzing interesting Opening Novelties that were played during January 2021. Many tournaments were analyzed, but the most amazing games (the ones that made this list of four Opening Novelties) are from the Top Level Tournament 83rd Tata Steel Masters 2021 Wijk aan Zee.

 

Opening Novelties Game 1

[Event “83rd Tata Steel Masters 2021”] [Site “Wijk aan Zee”] [Date “2021.01.18”] [Round “3.4”] [White “Caruana, Fabiano”] [Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “C42”] [WhiteElo “2823”] [BlackElo “2743”] [PlyCount “101”] [EventDate “2021.01.16”] [EventCountry “NED”] [Source “ChessBase”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 … Read more

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09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

What are the Most Convenient Chessboard Dimensions?

The chessboard dimensions

There is something important that affects the people who play chess, the chessboard dimensions. The size of the chessboard and the dimensions it generally can make it uncomfortable to play with.

I have seen people who would lose focus because they are thinking about these little things. It definitely can affect the motivation and concentration of the chess player.

There is something important about these details, when you have a whole chess set you feel comfortable with it can be relaxing. So it can be important for you to feel good with your chessboard dimensions.

Even the … Read more

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chess reddit
09 Chess novelties ♟️
Alberto Chueca

5 Perks of the Chess Reddit Forums

The chess Reddit fórum

Reddit is the face of the internet, it is the most famous forum, public blog, news page, and many other things it could be, of the world. There is a chess Reddit forum, of course, perfect if you want to have some fun exploring chess.

Here you can find dedicated users’ content that has a growing interest in chess to the best chess influencers. It is a place to discover and explore the opinions laying there, some of them really interesting.

We already talked about how to use the chess Reddit forum to your advantage … Read more

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