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.

smith-morra-gambit
02 Chess openings ♟️
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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bowdler-attack
02 Chess openings ♟️
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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urusov-gambit
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learn The Killer Urusov Gambit!

The Urusov Gambit is an interesting way to play the game in which we want to get a development advantage with white. It will require your opponent to be prepared, or lose in a few moves if he isn’t prepared.

Be aware that there are some transpositions and some moves we need to know about as well. White should be prepared to play some positions from the Scotch game as well, to avoid getting a bad position quickly.

The Urusov is a pretty effective weapon, especially in blitz, and you can actually accept the gambit, but the practice has shown … Read more

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grand-prix-attack
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Sicilian Defense: The Grand Prix Attack

The Sicilian defense’s variation “grand Prix attack” is one of the most popular responses against black’s c5. It’s known as one excellent anti-Sicilian weapon and has proved to be effective in many games.

If you are looking for something to counter the Sicilian defense this is one of the best options, you can choose. Not everyone is prepared to face the Grand Prix attack with black, it is not as popular as other open Sicilian variations with d4.

But this can also grant you the advantage easily over your opponent if you know how to play it correctly. This opening … Read more

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sicilian-sveshnikov
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Sveshnikov Sicilian

The Sveshnikov Sicilian is one of the most interesting openings there are, and very special! Must be played very precisely The Sveshnikov is one of those Sicilian variations where you must know how to play, or you can get destroyed in the opening.

The Sveshnikov Sicilian hides some of the most aggressive lines of the Sicilian, and there are many opportunities with black. As you will see, the Sveshnikov has danger all over the place! But the chances and patterns are beautifully hidden all around.

You will surely enjoy playing the Sveshnikov Sicilian, this opening can offer you many wins … Read more

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Sicilian-najdorf
King's Pawn
Alberto Chueca

The Brutal Sicilian Najdorf Variation

Sicilian Najdorf variation

The Sicilian Najdorf is one of the most aggressive approaches to the opening with black, a good way to fight for the win. This opening was introduced by the Argentinian master Miguel Najdorf, one of the best players in chess history.

There are many different ways to play with black, the Sicilian Najdorf is known for being an extra aggressive opening. Let me tell you that is not the case, you can also get very good positional chess games with black.

Of course, that will depend on how white chooses to play, either way, you have to … Read more

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sodium-attack-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Questionable Sodium Attack

Sodium Attack

The Sodium attack is one of those openings that will give you a lot to talk about, unfortunately not for good. The Sodium attack is a very weird opening that has rarely been playing and is interesting to see it.

Normally, we always keep the transparency first when analyzing opening, talking about the relativity of chess practically makes every move playable. This applies to chess between two kinds that barely know how to move the pieces.

But if you want to study the Sodium attack as an opening to use and get some advantage I would recommend you … Read more

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elephant-gambit-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Rare Elephant Gambit

The elephant gambit

The elephant gambit is one of those weird openings that makes you wonder what is going inside your opponent’s head. However, is also a very tricky line if you don’t know how to play it with white.

The elephant gambit is an opening that black can choose to go against the king’s pawn by white. It actually involves a really logical move following the principles of chess in complete stoicism.

The problem is that as it accomplishes some principles, it breaks others, so things become a little complicated. There are very few games with this opening, and … Read more

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Marshall-gambit-chess
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Destructive Marshall Gambit

The Marshall Gambit

The Marshall Gambit is an interesting opening that white can choose after they have played with the queen’s pawn. This must not be confused with the “Marshall attack” in the Ruy Lopez, where black plays with an aggressive d5.

You can play the Marshall gambit with white in case you want to get an active position with white. The sacrifice consists in letting black take a pawn on the center of the board, and using the open lines to set up an attack.

Some lines are surely pretty dangerous for both sides, and white needs to be … Read more

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spanish-opening-exchange-variation-king
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Spanish Opening Exchange Variation

Spanish opening exchange variation

The Spanish opening is one of the most solid options for masters all over the world, today we will see the Spanish opening exchange variation. It has been an opening that gave the greatest results to the greatest masters of all time, included Bobby Fischer, Magnus Carlsen, and many others.

Despite its simplicity, the Spanish opening counts with excellent weapons to get a good advantage in the game of chess. There is lots of theory about the Spanish opening and its variations because of how often it is played.

The Spanish opening exchange variation in special … Read more

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