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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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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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Sveshnikov Sicilian – One of Top 10 openings

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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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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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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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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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Amazing Philidor Defense!

Philidor opening

The Philidor opening is one of the most interesting king’s pawn openings there are. Nowadays, the Philidor defense is not played too often, because of the more famous moves Nf6 or Nc6.

But the Philidor opening hasn’t lost any value in chess, it still offers good play for black. You can only see the potential of this defense if you know the ideas, and that’s what we will analyze today.

The Philidor was very popular in the old school chess, the idea of this opening is to get a solid system with black. Black will try to hold … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Powerful Berlin Defense

Berlin defense

The Berlin defense is one of the most popular moves against the Ruy Lopez opening for black. It’s the favorite line of pretty strong chess masters like Vladimir Kramnik, Magnus Carlsen, and others.

It has become quite usual this variation because it is known as a really solid opening for black, good defense. The masters who play the Berlin opening are always looking for specific positions.

The thing is that a low of theory has been discovered for this variation. It may look like a really simple system, but there are a lot of subtleties. You can have … Read more

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Play The Devastating Lolli Attack!

The Lolli attack

The Lolli attack is one of the most dangerous attacks for White to play, and black must definitely be prepared for that. It’s very difficult to play with black and is not an attack to be taken lightly.

Not everyone knows how to counter this kind of attack, and even so, there are a lot of chances to play. It’s one of this opening perfect for blitz, where you will encounter many types of ideas.

Playing the Lolli attack with black in a blitz game is simply suicidal. Personally, this opening is appealing but has a great … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Discover The Weird Vant Kruijs Opening

The Vant Kruijs opening

The Vant kruijs opening is one of the weirdest openings that you will encounter, is not played so often. The starting moves the enter the Vant Kruijs opening seems to go against basic principles of chess.

However, playing out of the theory has its advantages as well, if you know what you are playing you should be great. Also, trying out new things is part of the improvement in any area of chess, so we will give it a try.

There isn’t much theory about this opening because has not been researched a lot, so there … Read more

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