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.

ware-opening
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Amazing Ware Opening!

The Ware opening

The ware opening is an interesting approach to the opening, one of those rare moves that we wouldn’t recommend to anyone. However, it has interesting ideas, and you might for them, even if you think the opening is simply bad.

The opening choice is something the chess players definitely gives too much attention to, but is interesting. This is what grandmasters sometimes take advantage from and play weird openings that will allow them to confuse their rivals.

It’s interesting that I am here telling you not to play the ware opening when a grandmaster like Magnus Carlsen … 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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torre-attack
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Awesome Torre Attack

Torre Attack

The Torre attack is an interesting opening system that White can use to attack in the kingside mainly. You have many ways to play, and it turns out to be a really complex system.

You can compare the nature of this opening with the London system which is similar with a big difference. In reality is a good weapon that many people use in amateur chess, the Torre attack is famous for its simplicity.

If black is not well-prepared to face this Torre attack they could be in problems very soon. It involves pretty active play in the … Read more

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berlin-defense-chess
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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polish-opening
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play the Amazing Polish Opening

Polish opening

The polish opening is an interesting way to start the game with the white pieces, it offers many chances of winning. Is one of those openings that you have to be prepared for, they are very dangerous.

It will also surprise you with their weird lines and variations! But you can surely get many wins playing this against a lot of players. Even Magnus Carlsen has used this opening himself in some tournaments.

There are many ways to make your opponent go wrong. Also, this opening seems to go against the main principles of the opening. But actually, … Read more

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Play The Interesting Modern Defense!

Modern defense

Nowadays, simple systems with a lineal plan and development are getting more and more famous. You can see for example the London system, a very simple opening with a lot of poison. Today we will talk about modern defense.

The modern defense for black is one of the brand new ideas to counter white’s queen’s pawn in the opening.

It has shown to have a lot of potentials, being a defense similar to king’s Indian and Benoni with slight differences.  We could say that black’s modern defense plays with the same idea as these two openings.

But it … Read more

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bird-opening
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Unusual Bird Opening

The bird opening

The bird opening is an irregular opening that characterizes because of its weird move at the start of the game. You can learn the birds opening to surprise your opponent in the first stage.

It’s considered not to be the best option because there are other moves that may give more advantage to white. But it’s undeniable that the birds opening hides some nice ideas that can give you more than one win.

If your opponent is not well prepared to face the birds opening, you can be sure he will have a bad time. And there … 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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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

June 2021 – Opening Novelties

In June, we witnessed some interesting opening novelties that we can’t help but lower our magnifying glasses on.

Last month, we had a look at Opening Novelties in May where we looked at some instructive games from the FIDE candidates tournament 2020.

This month, we will be analyzing games from Grand Chess Tour June 2021, The Prague Festival Masters, and Gelfand Challenge 2021.

  1. Caruana vs Wesley So, Grand Chess Tour, Paris Rapid and Blitz : Opening Novelties at Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense

  1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. 0-0 Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7.
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