wayward-queen-attack-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learn The Wayward Queen Attack!

Wayward Queen Attack!

The Wayward queen attack is also known as the Parham attack or the rookie opening. It’s one of the most polemical chess openings there are, and the reason we can see it simply in move two with white.

The thing is that the moves of the Wayward queen attack go against the main chess principles. But they also have a good idea, and many grandmasters have put their hand on the fire for it.

Masters like Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura gave it a good try for some time, obtaining decent results. Not too many people took … Read more

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ponziani-opening
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Smart Ponziani Opening

Ponziani opening

The Ponziani Opening is a good weapon against pretty much anything, and it also forces a lot of the opponent’s move. It’s one of the most straightforward, and directly approach to the king’s pawn openings.

It will also give white many attacking chances if paid correctly. The Ponziani opening is not the most famous king’s pawn opening, but its effectiveness can’t be denied. This is one of the easiest and funniest openings to play.

There are many systems that may vary out of this opening, and it offers food opportunities for both sides. The fact that is not … Read more

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Dragon Sicilian defense
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Dragon Sicilian Defense Guide!

Dragon Sicilian defense

The dragon Sicilian defense is one of the most aggressive chess openings that exist. One of the best opportunities with black to gain the advantage quickly, and the favorite of many grandmasters to play for a win.

The Dragon Sicilian tends to result in great battles to get the initiative quickly, fast attacks. If highly tactical chess openings are for your liking, you have to know the Sicilian dragon.

The dragon also has its myths, many masters say the one who starts playing the dragon can’t stop. However, there are many variations in which you reach positional … Read more

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Taimanov sicilian chess
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Crush Your Opponent with The Taimanov Sicilian!

Taimanov Sicilian Defense

The Taimanov Sicilian defense was an idea of the grandmaster Mark Taimanov many years ago. This is one of the variations that changed the Sicilian completely along with the Najdorf variation.

It’s one of the most popular Sicilian variations that exist and is known for being a solid alternative in Sicilian. However, chances are that we win an equal position very quickly, this kind of Sicilian could go in many directions.

There are many variations and transpositions on this opening, but is one of the most professional choices when it comes to the Sicilian. The good thing … Read more

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accelerated dragon sicilian king
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Master the Accelerated Dragon Sicilian!

The accelerated Dragon Sicilian

The accelerated Dragon Sicilian is one of the most interesting approaches to the Sicilian defense there are. The thing is, although it's not really that popular as other variations, it has its charm for its flexibility.

Playing the accelerated Dragon Sicilian can lead to many different variations and transpositions, so it requires some knowledge. However, it has some important differences between the normal variations of the Sicilian defense.

This is a variation that is even more aggressive than the normal dragon and has more tricks to have your opponent fall into. However, it can also give … Read more

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chess yugoslav attack
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Destroy Your Rivals: Chess Yugoslav Attack!

Chess Yugoslav attack

The chess Yugoslav attack is one of the most aggressive and sharp ideas of the Sicilian defense, it appears in the Rauzer variation. It’s characterized for being a pretty tactical and sharp position in which complications arise.

Given its nature (opposite castling), it turns out to be the best option for those who just want blood spilled over the board. Not all of the variations of the Rauzer in the Sicilian need to be that aggressive, but the Yugoslav attack is a good idea.

The chess Yugoslav attack is not the name of the variation itself, this … Read more

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Alekhine's Defense
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Alekhine’s Defense

Alekhine's Defense

Alekhine's Defense is a sharp Chess Opening, named after the World Champion Alexander Alekhine, who played it for the first time at Budapest 1921. It is considered a good variation for aggressive attack players. One of the main characteristics of Alekhine’s Defense is that it breaks the symmetry since move number 1, leading to unbalanced and dynamic positions.

We have Alekhine's Defense on the board after the moves

1.e4 Nf6

The idea with this move Nf6 is to attack the central pawn, so, White is tempted now to advance it threatening the Knight. Also, the “c”, “d” … Read more

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scotch game
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Scotch Game

Do you want to learn a new opening as White and escape out of the too well-known routine of Ruy Lopez or Italian Game? Then you are on the right site. In this post, we are going to study the dynamic and interesting Scotch Game with White pieces.

 

 

This variation was very popular in the 19th Century. However, the best players in the world stopped playing it after about 1900, because Black was getting good positions more or less easily. But this has changed in the last decades after Garry Kasparov started playing it and found some … Read more

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king's gambit
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

King’s Gambit

King's Gambit

If you like adventures, King’s Gambit is the Opening you need to play as White. In this variation, the first player is sacrificing a pawn in move number two. Usually, the middlegame will be sharp and dynamic. If you are an aggressive player who enjoys open positions, then you are on the right site.

This opening is rarely played among top masters nowadays. However, it is a very interesting option for beginners and club players.

 

Some theory and ideas in King's Gambit                               

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sicilian defense: alapin variation
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Alapin Variation

Alapin Variation

Alapin Variation is considered one of the best and most solid systems White can play against Black’s first move 1. … c5. King’s Pawn players, face Sicilian Defense very often, and when White chooses the mainline, Open Sicilian with 2.Nf3 and 3.d4 later, Black has a set of sharp and strong lines, like Najdorf, Scheveningen, Pelikan, Kan, Dragon…

1.e4 c5 2.c3

But when White plays 2. c3, all those options are off the table for Black. The game is going to be slower and quieter, which in general is annoying for Sicilian players. Not so much theory is … Read more

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