trompowski-attack-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Excellent Trompowski Attack

Trompowski attack

The Trompowski attack is an aggressive way to play for white in the queen’s gambit. This opening tries to put pressure as fast as possible in the opponent’s kingside and tries to get initiative fast.

The Trompowski attack used to be pretty popular in its days, but black has developed many weapons to fight the Trompowski. Even if black can fight it better, is still a good choice to play, and white can get really good positions out of this.

Also, black has to be prepared to face the Trompowski attack, because some key moves are not that … Read more

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tarrash-defense-play
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Active Tarrash Defense!

The Tarrash defense

The Tarrash defense is an interesting way to defend in the Queen’s gambit, and although old, is a line that has its ideas. The Tarrash defense was introduced by the master with the same name Siegbert Tarrash, one of the greatest chess players of all time.

He had some interesting active ideas attacking white’s center really fast in the opening. In its time, it was a very popular way to fight the queen’s gambit, because it gave really good results.

The Tarrash defense was somewhat of a savior in those times. Before this defense was introduced, all … 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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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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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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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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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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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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Bogo-Indian Defense
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Bogo-Indian Defense

Bogo-Indian Defense

Bogo-Indian Defense is an interesting variation Black can play against Queen’s Pawn. It is named after the strong master Efim Bogoljubov. Since the beginning, the second player develops the pieces on the Kingside very quickly, and very often they can misplace some white minor piece on the Queenside.

We have Bogo-Indian Defense on the board after the moves

 

  1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Bb4+

 

This is the main position in the theory of Bogo-Indian Defense. When White plays 3.Nf3, they intend to avoid Nimzo-Indian Defense, since after 3.Nc3 Black can play 3 … Bb4, … Read more

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Réti Opening
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Réti Opening

Réti Opening

Réti Opening is a solid, flexible, and interesting system for White. It is named after the great master Richard Reti. Something good is that as this is not such a popular variation, very often Black does not know the theory and it could be confusing for the second player.

We have Réti Opening on the board after the moves

 

1.Nf3 d5 2.c4

Usually, this is followed by a Kingside Fianchetto, although, in general, it is said we are in Réti Opening when White plays Nf3 and c4 to face d5 by Black, and in the next moves … Read more

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