Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Master 

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.

Opening Novelties
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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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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How To Study Chess Openings

How to learn and study chess openings

Studying chess openings is greatly beneficial to your play, learning how to play the opening phase of the game correctly is imperative. When the player knows the opening he is playing, it gives confidence to the player.

It can also improve the regular chess skills like positional understanding and comprehension of the game. But all of this will depend on how you study your chess openings.

Remember it’s not about the amount of time you invest in your study, it’s all about the quality of it. For the moments, we have to prepare … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

10 Tips on How to Improve in Chess Quickly

Imagine how amazing would be if you were a chess grandmaster, you can be one, but you will have to take care of some stuff first.

Chess is a complex game that involves a lot of mental energy and time to master in its entirety. You want to know how to improve in chess quickly, there are no magic pills, but sure there are some practical tips you can use.

Here I will leave you with 5 keys on how to improve in chess quickly that you can start using right now, to improve your chess immediately and assure improvement … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to Play Killer Chess Gambits

What are chess gambits?

There are important moves in chess, those key moves that grant the victory to one player, these can be the gambits. The chess gambit can be understood as chess sacrifice; gambit means “bet” or risk.

And those two words define perfectly the purpose of the chess gambit, which is a bet, a risk you take to win something bigger. I would say there are two kinds of gambits:

The theoretical gambit: These are the gambits that are not really a sacrifice, for example, the “queen’s gambit” is not really a gambit, because you can take … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Exciting Life Of Garry Kasparov

Who was Garry Kasparov?

Garry Kasparov is a Russian politician and chess living legend that marked every chess player that is getting into chess. Many people, related or not to chess, will recognize the name of the great master, for his chess or political career.

This man is really a man of surprises and an authentic revolutionary, he is involved in many great changes in the world relating to his country. There is a lot of controversy around this man, and his chess career is something to admire.

Undoubtedly, Garry Kasparov is one of the greatest chess players in 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
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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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the psychology in chess
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Secrets of The Chess Psychology

The Psychology in Chess

Chess is not just a board game, but a mind game, a fierce battle of minds and emotions (yes, emotions). It all comes down to a beautiful science that has been neglected by most, the psychology in chess.

Chess psychology can get really complex, considering this is the science that studies human natures and behaviors. In chess, psychology is important has a fundamental role in your chess performance.

Let’s explain the psychology in chess the easier we can for you to understand how it affects your game (and you in general).

  1. Studying psychology will help you
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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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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Top 5 best Chess Tables That You Will Love!

The most luxurious chess tables to find on the internet

We know how important it you is to have your chess table to play comfortably and nicely. A chess table can be a lot of help for anyone who wants to play outside of their houses.

Some street chess players carry around their own tables so they can just get in the first spot they like to play. It is very nice that people are willing to do that, it provides a better space to play chess.

There are many types of tables specialized for playing, normally you can find … Read more

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