The Queens Gambit
Gambits
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

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smith-morra-gambit
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Smith Morra Gambit – Amazingly solid 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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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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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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The Brutal Blackmar Diemer Gambit

Blackmar Diemer gambit

The Blackmar Diemer gambit is an interesting opening in which we sacrifice a pawn for development advantage. Of course, you can get other advantages too, but the main objective is to get black attacked fast.

Different from other gambits that we have covered so far, the Blackmar Diemer gambit is not as risky as other options. And, in most cases, you will have either your pawn back or some compensation for the material.

The Blackmar Diemer gambit can provide you many chances of winning, but you need to play your cards right. Also, we could say this … Read more

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englund-gambit
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Aggressive Englund Gambit!

Englund Gambit

The Englund Gambit is an interesting opening that black can use to face white’s queen pawn. It’s similar to the Budapest gambit with certain differences, the opening is really unusual to see at the top level.

Playing the Englund gambit can take you into interesting tactical lines out of a queen’s pawn opening. This is really convenient if you want to take your opponent out of his playstyle and opening regular theory.

Although the Englund gambit may seem weird at the beginning it can be a really good weapon. It’s pretty much the same history as other rare … Read more

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evans gambit trap
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Unexpected Evans Gambit!

The Evans gambit

The Evans gambit is one of the multiple choices that white has to play in the Italian game. The Evans gambit is played to avoid those quiet and equal symmetric positions that may arise on the Italian game.

It actually involves some good ideas, along with traps that may destroy more than one that has never studied this opening. The Evans gambit is perfect if you want to have some exciting variations and look for attacking chances.

It’s also very impressive to play this, the move that defines this gambit achieves many things and has many hidden … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Crush White With The Albin Counter Gambit!

The Albin Counter gambit

The Albin Counter gambit is an interesting way to respond to the queen’s gambit by black. The move that involves this opening is rather interesting, if you are an aggressive player you should definitely like it.

The Albin Counter gambit is not the most popular response to the queen’s gambit. However, it’s been proved by the theory that black stands good chances of winning if using this opening.

You could even ask the Russian grandmaster Alexander Morozevich, who has been using this opening with good success lately. If a player who doesn’t know the theory goes … Read more

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budapest-gambit-black
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Brutal Budapest Gambit!

Budapest gambit

The Budapest Gambit is an interesting variation for black in which he rapidly plays for more than an equal position. This kind of position is always somewhat risky, and this strategy will not always be the best for black.

But in case you need to play for a win, this is a good way to confuse your opponent a little bit and winning an advantage quickly. The Budapest gambit has been cataloged as suspicious for many masters.

But many of them have also approved of his ways, and some masters have taken this opening to succeed. You need … Read more

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