Benoni-defense
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Play The Professional Benoni Defense

The Benoni defense

The Benoni defense is, and has been always, one of the most important openings to play aggressively against white’s queen pawn. It’s an interesting opening that will allow you some activity and asymmetrical play with black.

We could call the Benoni the Sicilian for the queen pawn, it’s even characterized by the same move (c5). And it will give you great positions for the attack, is an incredible opening that many masters like.

The reason is simple, it will allow you so many plans with black, is an opening that gives you chances to play both in … Read more

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queen's indian defense
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Excellent Queen’s Indian Defense

Queen’s Indian defense in chess!

The queen’s Indian defense is a typical response to white reactions if you know how to play against the d-pawn of white. This opening has won a great reputation among all chess players, the greatest grandmasters were to use it some time.

Playing the Queen’s Indian is exciting and stunning, is a position that may vary a lot, depending on what happens. The prophylaxis plays a fundamental role in playing this defense, which is important in all chess games of course.

But the nature of the Queen’s Indian is so deep the calculation must go … 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.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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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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study chess openings
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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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

March 2021 – Opening Novelties

In this article, we would proceed with our series of opening novelties analyses for the month of March 2021. So far, we have already looked at lots of interesting games in the  January edition and 2nd January edition of opening novelties. We would continue from the February edition of opening novelties to carry out analyses on games from tournaments such as the Cerrado GM 16 Febrero 2021, Barcelona, ARM-ch Rapid 2021, Yerevan, and 1st FIDE OWCCCC Pools-East 2021 tournament.

1.Carlsen, Magnus – Zakharov, Alexander S.

What could be better than starting out with a game by the world champion, … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

February 2021 – Opening Novelties

Last month, we started a series that explored the latest chess opening novelties made by top players in chess tournaments. Our January edition of opening novelties explored instructive games by elite chess grandmasters and in this edition, we would continue our study of interesting opening novelties gotten from the games of strong titled players.

These games were taken from recent offline and online tournaments such as the Cerrado GM 16 Febrero 2021, Barcelona, ARM-ch Rapid 2021, Yerevan, and 1st FIDE OWCCCC Pools-East 2021 tournament. These tournaments featured top-titled players, masters, and amateurs.

We are going to be analyzing three(3) … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

January 2021 – Opening Novelties 2nd

January 2021 – Opening Novelties 2nd

 

Today we continue analyzing interesting Opening Novelties that were played during January 2021. Many tournaments were analyzed, but the most amazing games (the ones that made this list of four Opening Novelties) are from the Top Level Tournament 83rd Tata Steel Masters 2021 Wijk aan Zee.

 

Opening Novelties Game 1

[Event “83rd Tata Steel Masters 2021”] [Site “Wijk aan Zee”] [Date “2021.01.18”] [Round “3.4”] [White “Caruana, Fabiano”] [Black “Duda, Jan-Krzysztof”] [Result “1/2-1/2”] [ECO “C42”] [WhiteElo “2823”] [BlackElo “2743”] [PlyCount “101”] [EventDate “2021.01.16”] [EventCountry “NED”] [Source “ChessBase”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 … Read more

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Opening Novelties
02 Chess openings ♟️
Alberto Chueca

January 2021 – Opening Novelties

January 2021 – Opening Novelties

In January 2021 there were some very interesting Opening Novelties. Today we analyze 4 interesting and beautiful new moves in the opening, which have been played by top masters. There were novelties in some high-level competitions, and we considered all of them. However, the four moves/games we found most amazing for this post are taken from the super-strong Tata Steel.

For the selection, we thought of the strength of the master who played it, the beauty of the move and the game, and how early in the game it was played (since it is … Read more

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