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.

grob gambit
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Aggressive Grob Gambit!

The Grob gambit

The grob gambit is an interesting opening choice for white, is one variation to have fun over the board. However, the grob gambit doesn’t have a very good reputation, actually is not very good if you are going to competitive chess.

If you want to learn the grob gambit to play in a tournament you should know that there are better things to play. This doesn’t mean that is harmless, white can get a very good attack out of the grob gambit, you should treat the grob with respect.

But if you are playing someone who has … Read more

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benko gambit chess
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learn The Killer Benko Gambit!

The Benko Gambit

The Benko gambit is one of the best options to win quick initiative with black. It’s an opening that makes you feel you are playing with the white pieces instead of black. You gain a quick attack over white’s queenside in exchange for one pawn, and you get to develop your pieces harmoniously.

Playing the Benko gambit is always refreshing, one of the best things you can do with black undoubtedly. The best part is that playing the Benko gambit is really easy, the opening is linear and has many ideas.

You will always have a plan … Read more

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colle system chess
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Solid Colle System!

The Colle system

The Colle system is an interesting opening idea that involves White playing in the center slowly but surely. You can assure very good attack chances with this opening if you know what you are playing for.

The curious thing is this is not too much like an opening, this is more like an idea or setup that allows you to achieve a certain position. Having to play logic and simple moves in the first stages of the game, this system is easy for everyone.

It always sticks with the principle and is one of those openings that … Read more

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Opening novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

May 2021 – Opening Novelties

The FIDE Candidates Tournament is regarded as one of the most elite tournaments in world chess, and many rank its prestige just after the World Chess Championship. Regardless of the lengthy break, the top players in contention did not fail to provide a spectacle for their audience. In this piece, we would continue from our recently written April opening novelties and take a further look at a handful of opening novelties and the influence of these opening novelties in the games.

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learn The Chess 7 Move Checkmate!

Chess openings traps

When the game of chess is starting, there are many quick tricks players can use against each other. However, quick traps in the opening are sharp, you can get a chess 7 move checkmate or an absolute disaster.

You need to know how to play for the advantage in the opening, which already is something not so recommendable to do. If you are playing an experienced player, you can be sure he won’t fall for quick tricks in a classical game.

If not, you might stand a chance to trick a beginner into a weird opening trap … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

April 2021 – Opening Novelties

April 2021 – Opening Novelties

April was a great month for Chess since the second half of the Candidates Tournament was finally played and ended (this tournament had been stopped some months before because of the pandemic). The strong Russian Grand Master Ian Nepomniatchi won the competition and will be the challenger for the World Championship versus Magnus Carlsen.

In this tournament, there were great games and interesting Opening Novelties, so today we analyze four of these games.

 

(Opening Novelties #1)

Giri, Anish vs Ding, Liren

 

[Event “Tournament”] [Site “?”] [Date “2021.04.23”] [Round “11.4”] [White “Giri, Anish”] [Black… Read more
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chess computer
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How Do Chess Computers Work?

What are chess computers? What’s their utility?

Chess computers are machines made to play chess, analyze it, and improve variations. Chess computers play an important role in actual chess, and they are particularly interesting to study.

These computers have several purposes, play against humans, checking long and complicated variations, evaluating positions, and more. Allows players to practice chess and play with no need of another human player, and their difficulties and strength can be adjusted.

They consist of software or hardware made with the only purpose of playing chess, and it works with an algorithm. They play pretty differently than … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How To Play Chess With Friends Online

Play chess with your friends and family!

Chess is an enjoyable game for anyone, command your pieces to take over the enemy’s position is exciting. However, this game could be played with someone on a real board, which had limitations. Nowadays you can play chess with friends online.

Online gaming is taking over the world now, especially after the pandemic, so today you will learn how to play chess with friends online. You should take some of these tips so you have the best experience.

Playing chess with friends online needs to be different from playing with a stranger, otherwise, … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

 

Which were the most amazing and interesting Opening Novelties in February 2021? How to understand the new moves these Masters played? That is what we analyze in this post, also highlighting some of the most interesting and instructive moments in those games.

There is even a Novelty from the Best Player in the World, Magnus Carlsen. Enjoy these beautiful Opening Novelties!

 

Opening Novelties Game #1

Demchenko,Anton (2610) – Frey,Fabian (2106) [B40]

1st FIDE OWCCCC Pools-East 2021 Online (1.13), 19.02.2021

 

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. g3 Nc6 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. … Read more

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02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How To Study Chess Openings

How to learn and study chess openings

Studying chess openings is greatly beneficial to your play, learning how to play the opening phase of the game correctly is imperative. When the player knows the opening he is playing, it gives confidence to the player.

It can also improve the regular chess skills like positional understanding and comprehension of the game. But all of this will depend on how you study your chess openings.

Remember it’s not about the amount of time you invest in your study, it’s all about the quality of it. For the moments, we have to prepare … Read more

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