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.

World champion Hikaru Nakamura
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

World champion: Hikaru Nakamura in Reykjavik

It seems that Reykjavik is a city that only Americans can conquer, since Hikaru Nakamura recently defeated the Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi in what was a luxurious and quite complicated final that managed to satisfy the chess world for the brilliant games exhibited by both players.

The match recalls the last world championship played in the city where Bobby Fischer would defeat Boris Spasski 50 years ago, and where only Americans can taste victory.

World Chess Championship Final 960 2022

Hikaru Nakamura would face a tough opponent, as is Nepomniachtchi, who in 2021 had already conquered the bronze medal Read more

Read More »
Understanding the openings
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Understanding the openings by Sam Collins: Wonderful book for opening preparation.

Nowadays there are thousands or millions of books related to openings, from complete repertoires to books specific to a single variation, but today's review is the book Understanding the Openings by Sam Collins.

A book that by now is quite old and you probably have not heard of, this is because it is not popular, however, this is a hidden gem and that from this moment on you should consider having in your chess library.

Understanding Sam Collins

Before talking about the book, let's know a little about the author of the book, since he is an International Read more

Read More »
My System By Aaron Nimzovich
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

My System by Aaron Nimzovich: #1 Best positional and strategic book.

Probably the best known and most popular book in the chess world is My System by Aaron Niwmzowitsch and this is because it is a book that every chess player must read at some point in his career if he wants to continue advancing in the world of chess.

The book of a legend who never became world champion, however, is an uncrowned king and who is credited with many important contributions both in openings and defenses and in modern chess.

Who was the creator of My Aaron Niwmzowitsch System?

Aaron Nimzowitch was a Danish chess player, but of Latvian … Read more

Read More »
How to raise the ELO in Lichess, Chess.com and Chess24
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to raise the ELO in Lichess, Chess.com and Chess24?

Online chess platforms are a lot of fun, in many cases they also have libraries with premium content and sometimes you can even watch the best players in the world in a match or in a titlist-only tournament, but the question here is how to raise the Elo in Lichess, Chess.com and Chess24?

So here you will learn a system that will help you to get a respectable ELO on these platforms and that will help you with your blitz chess.

Why is it so difficult to raise ELO on Chess.com, Chess24 and Lichess.org?

These websites host everything from beginners … Read more

Read More »
The Queens Gambit
Alberto Chueca

The Queen’s Gambit Netflix: The best mini-series of chess.

One of the best original series that Netflix has in its catalog is queen’s gambit, the chess series that during the pandemic popularized the science game and even to this day, continues in the minds of all people.

So, today you will have a review with everything you need to know about this mini-series that tells the fictional story of Beth Harmon, a spectacular chess player.

Review Queen's Gambit

Elizabeth Harmon is a girl who is orphaned when her mother dies in a car accident, and is taken to an orphanage where the children are given tranquilizer pills so they … Read more

Read More »
02 Chess openings ♟️
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

Read More »
online chess apps
02 Chess openings ♟️
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

Read More »
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Aleksandra Goryachkina, Sub-champion of the World! Top 100!

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

Read More »
Vladimir Fedoseev
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Vladimir Fedoseev, New Top 100 in the World!

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

Read More »
The 100 Best Players In the World ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Veselin Topalov, Absolute Top 100 of the World!

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

Read More »

The Rebel Alliance – High Performance Chess Academy

Are you a new visitor?


Download our APP to know the next tournaments close to you!

chess app

Instagram: Follow us!

The last articles

Get your Ebook here!

And YES, it’s 100% FREE!

Responsible: Alpha Centauri Tech SL being the purpose; sending my publications as well as commercial emails. The Legitimation; It’s thanks to your consent. Recipients: your data is hosted on my Active Campaign email marketing platforms located in the US and covered by the Privacy Shield. You can exercise Your Rights of Access, Rectification, Limitation or Delete your data at [email protected] For more information, see our privacy policy.