Learn new chess openings and discover the main ideas of them. You mustn’t memorize the moves.

I will show you how to understand them learning the main concepts of each one.

Additionally, I will suggest you the proper chess openings you should play according to your level.

Of course, all the openings are playable but depending on the time you’ve got to study them and the rating that you’ve got, there are openings that have got more theory than others and are harder to learn them properly.

If you’ve got suggestions about openings you can write to me and I will do an article about them to explain the pros and the contras.

I think this section can be very useful to learn properly how to start in chess. I hope you like it.

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Alberto Chueca

Is there betting in chess?

The chess game that we all know and love is born out of the Indian game chaturanga which dates back to the 600s AD. This game quickly spread across the world, coming to Europe when it evolved into what we know it today in the 16th century.
Throughout the years, chess has managed to attract quite a bit of attention, and it is now played as a global game by professional players that have specific chess tournaments.
Since chess is now a game that everyone knows and is played professionally, does this mean that you can bet on chess games?… Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Top 5 advanced positional chess principles you must know

Chess principles in positional chess are as beautiful as combinative chess if played correctly, also a very important part of chess. As there are players whose style is more combinative, positional chess also occupies a special place.

If we talk about positional chess, we have to talk about Anatoly Karpov, whose style was purely positional. Positional chess is all about restricting your opponent’s move and improving your position.

This article is meant for the advanced players because as you know, chess has many exceptions. The regular player knows about the king’s safety and piece activity, but these concepts are … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Francisco Vallejo Pons

Francisco Vallejo Pons is one of the best international grandmasters in the FIDE top standings. He is currently among the best 20 best players in the world, and he is practically retired from elite chess.

Francisco Vallejo Pons is an excellent grandmaster, who we can see usually playing and teaching in Chess24. Today, we will learn a thing or two about Francisco Vallejo Pons and his interesting playstyle.

His story is incredible, and it is the perfect example of well shaped talent for sure. Even though his golden years were a little while ago, he is still playing in top-class … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

What Are The Best Online Chess Apps on The Internet?

Are you looking for the best online chess apps on the web or on your smartphones?

Before the advent of popular chess servers like lichess and chess.com, chess players played chess online on platforms like yahoo chess, but yahoo chess is no more today because of some major changes that took place at Yahoo in 2014.

Yahoo chess gained a lot of traction when it was active but today, we have new players in the game.

In this article, you’ll find a list of the current top five best online chess apps to learn, socialize, play with friends and family … Read more

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Aleksandra-Goryachkina
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Alberto Chueca

Aleksandra Goryachkina

Aleksandra Goryachkina is one of the best woman chess players in the world, with an interesting back story. Aleksandra Goryachkina was the youngest woman chess grandmaster, the first is Hou Yifan.

And she is the highest-rated ever woman in the Russian Federation, a chess prodigy since the beginning.

The interesting thing is that Aleksandra Goryachkina has beaten most of the best women rivals in the world. This means that show still has time to keep improving her chess and be the women’s world chess champion some time.

As she was still breaking records in 2021 when she became the first … Read more

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Vladimir-Fedoseev
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Alberto Chueca

Vladimir Fedoseev

Vladimir Fedoseev is one of the best players in the world in the actuality, and one of the most interesting. It looks like this player has chess in his blood, to the way he plays and the incredible talent he showed to have.

Vladimir Fedoseev shares his birthplace with masters like Boris Spassky and Victor Korchnoi. That’s how he has such a great chess culture, and now he is among the best players in the world.

He is currently top 20 in all-time controls FIDE 100 best players list, and he is a young player still. Although he is not … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Veselin Topalov

Veselin Topalov was and still is one of the best players in the world, with an excellent career and tremendous strength. Although he already has one great chess career, is not clear if it is already over, as he is still pretty high among the top 20.

He has been one of the strongest grandmasters of the elite for a very long time. Veselin Topalov is a player as respected as Levon Aronian, and Hikaru Nakamura. Not only a GM with great talent and passion for chess but also a career that earns him a reputation.

Veselin Topalov was a … Read more

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Wei-yi
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Alberto Chueca

Wei Yi

Wei Yi is one of the most proficient chess players in the world, holding still today some of the most impressive achievements. Studying the life of a chess player like this is not easy, but very interesting at the same time.

His progression chart in chess is something pretty unique, chess players like this appear once in every 10 years. He is one of the youngest chess players in joining the elite, and regardless the age, he seems to fear nothing against grandmasters.

He is also known for coming up with complicated, really elaborated, and coldly calculated combinations. Usually, this … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Smith Morra Gambit

The Smith morra gambit is one of the most popular gambits there are, and rarely, one of the most solid! Many proficient masters have used this gambit and are an important piece of theory to know.

The Smith Morra gambit can be very dangerous for one opponent who is not updated in theory. You can win really fast and is a pretty straight gambit that will provide you with lineal and effective play.

Playing this gambit is incredibly easy, you will find a very comfortable way to develop your position in most cases. However, You must be prepared to face … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Sicilian Defense: Bowdler attack

The Bowdler attack is one of the most popular responses to the Sicilian defense by black. It starts by putting pressure on the f7 point, which in some variations can cause a lot of problems to black, who has to play carefully here.

However, this move is considered no good against the Sicilian defense, the Bowdler attack is a little dubious. But as with all the dubious openings, they have a certain level of ideas and is not like black has a way to win right away.

So there are chances for both sides, but the Bowdler attack is almost … Read more

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