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.

english opening pawn
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Exciting English Opening!

English opening

The English opening is one of the most interesting openings in chess there are, and one of the most flexible. This opening can lead to infinite variations, and there are so many transpositions that it seems to be a labyrinth.

Playing the English opening means that you will normally go into positional and highly precise variations. However, if you know the plans and ideas, the English opening becomes so easy to play, you can confuse your opponent really quickly.

Plays with one of these long term ideas of giving up a little of central control for a better … 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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vant kruijs opening chess
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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mieses opening
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learn The Interesting Mieses Opening!

The Mieses opening

The Mieses opening is one of those openings that look questionable, but actually involves a lot of ideas. This is included as an irregular opening in the chess openings encyclopedia.

It starts with a weird movie, and so many players, masters or not, could say there are better moves to go on the position. But this didn’t stop so many popular players to try it out against other masters of great caliber.

Garry Kasparov himself tried out the Mieses opening against Deep Blue in the famous “man vs machine match”. The Mieses opening can lead to other … Read more

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abhimanyu-mishra
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

12 year old GM Abhimanyu Mishra!

The new youngest chess grandmaster of the world!

Now, the record of the youngest chess grandmaster of chess has been broken! The chess youngest grandmaster was the Ukrainian chess grandmaster Sergei Karyakin, not anymore though. Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest chess grandmaster of chess in 2021!

This is late new, because actually, this is not the only great achievement of the prodigy Mishra:

  • He became the youngest chess expert player obtaining a +2000 ELO rating in the U.S Chess federation at the age of 7 years, 6 months, and 22 days.
  • Abhimanyu Mishra became the youngest chess national master
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Hungarian-defense
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learn Surprising Hungarian Opening!

The Hungarian opening

The Hungarian opening is an interesting opening line that starts with a very flexible move for White: 1.g3. This opening is also known as the Benko opening, and it has very good ideas behind it.

It’s called the Benko opening too because Pal Benko used this opening to beat Bobby Fischer and Mikhail Tal in the candidates’ tournament of 1925. It’s a move that is listed as one of the “unusual moves” which is weird because it is the fifth most popular move of the world.

This can give you an idea that is perfectly playable and … 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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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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halloween-gambit
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Scary Halloween Gambit!

Halloween Gambit

The Halloween Gambit is a daredevil’s opening that will allow you to scare the soul out of your opponents! The name of this opening goes very well with its nature, it is really spooky to play against the Halloween gambit.

However, is not that spooky when you know the theory and the lines and moves to avoid being lost in the first move. The best player of France Maxime Vachier Lagrave recognizes the power of the Halloween gambit.

This is one of a good opening to try, and it’s sure very risky, but it can also give very … Read more

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saragossa-opening
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Strange Saragossa Opening!

Saragossa Opening

The Saragossa opening is one of the most interesting openings there are to try out. It may seem normal and simple, but it has a little hidden trick that you can use to get some advantage.

As always, we have to understand that every opening in the book has value, and can be pretty useful to know. We have given too much importance to chess openings in contemporary chess, and that can play against us or without us.

We can simply play the normal variations that we see, the regular Sicilian, queen’s gambit, and etcetera. But if you … Read more

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