Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Master

fide

The Rebel Alliance. We improve together! In this community, you will find very interesting chess articles with my best tips to improve chess properly and how to get the correct methodology.

And the best of this, it’s free! If you want to improve your chess seriously, you have reached the best site. I will do my best to help you to improve.

This category (The Rebel Alliance) is a VIP selection of the best chess articles written in this blog. If you like the content you can share it also! :)
Start reading the articles.

You will discover the last novelties in openings, the explanation of concepts, curiosities about chess, puzzles, strategy, endgames, the benefits of chess and much more!

I will inform you also about the activities that we do in the community and the results of my students.

The Rebel Alliance was created thinking in helping chess players to be updated, informed sharing a bit of the knowledge I have acquired during these years.

I hope you enjoy and became a chess rebel soon! :)

Alekhine's Defense
01 VIP - The Rebel Alliance โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Alekhine’s Defense

Alekhine’s Defense

Alekhine’s Defense is a sharp Chess Opening, named after the World Champion Alexander Alekhine, who played it for the first time at Budapest 1921. It is considered a good variation for aggressive attack players. One of the main characteristics of Alekhineโ€™s Defense is that it breaks the symmetry since move number 1, leading to unbalanced and dynamic positions.

We have Alekhine’s Defense on the board after the moves

1.e4 Nf6

The idea with this move Nf6 is to attack the central pawn, so, White is tempted now to advance it threatening the Knight. Also, the โ€œcโ€, โ€œdโ€ … Read more

Read More ยป
Grรผnfeld Defense
01 VIP - The Rebel Alliance โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Grรผnfeld Defense

Grรผnfeld Defense

 

In this post, we analyze an aggressive variation against Queenโ€™s Pawn: Grรผnfeld Defense. This is a sharp asymmetric line for aggressive players. Something interesting about this line is the fact that the Game of the Century, between Donald Byrne and Bobby Fischer (who was 13 years old at the moment of this game) in 1956 was a Grรผnfeld Defense by transposition.

It is not so good about Grรผnfeld Defense, that White can play so many different variations and sidelines more or less interesting and strong. However, the good news is that usually the general ideas for … Read more

Read More ยป
king's indian attack
01 VIP - The Rebel Alliance โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

King’s Indian Attack

King’s Indian Attack

In this post, we will analyze a really special opening: Kingโ€™s Indian Attack. More than an opening variation, this is an interesting and easy to learn system for White. As it is stated in the name, the main goal is to create a powerful attack on the Kingside against the black King. In general, when Black knows the theory very well, they can manage to get a balanced middlegame, but the good news is that this does not happen very often among beginners or club players.

The name Kingโ€™s Indian Attack is related to Kingโ€™s Indian DefenseRead more

Read More ยป
โ–ท"Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites"
01 VIP - The Rebel Alliance โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites

“Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites”

 

Do you like open and dynamic positions? Are you a tactic and an aggressive player? This time we analyze what we consider ย “Top 10 aggressive chess openings for black and whites”. There might be some other interesting attack variation we didnโ€™t include here, but we can say for sure that these 10 openings have killer instincts. :)

 

King’s Indian Attack (KIA)

ECO A07-A08

This is a very nice and strong attack. Since the beginning, White is driving the pieces to the kingside, because at some point they get some … Read more

Read More ยป
King's Indian Defense in chess
02 Chess openings โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

King’s Indian Defense In Chess – A Guideline

King’s Indian Defense In Chess

Now is my time to introduce to you, the King’s Indian Defense in chess!

As we all know, 1. d4 as the first move for White is getting very popular. It leads to a different type of game rather than 1. e4 which many players like. As Black, it can be a struggle to find a solid defense to 1. d4.

What if there was an opening, and I told you Garry Kasparov, Anatoly Karpov, and Bobby Fischer all used it? That would honestly be hard to pass up!

How to arrive at the King’s

Read more
Read More ยป
Sicilian Defense In Chess
02 Chess openings โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Sicilian Defense Opening In Chess

The Sicilian Defense Opening In Chess

If you’re looking for that type of exciting opening line, the Sicilian Defense Opening in chess may be perfect for you!

We all know that 1. e4 is one of the top moves we are taught as a beginner. We learn techniques, for example, to control the center, develop Nf3, Bc4, etc. When we teach beginners, we simulate Black doing the same; e5, Bc5, Nf6, etc… Doesn’t that sound pretty boring as Black?

Finding a Black opening repertoire can be a daunting challenge. As White, your play is easier, as you get the first … Read more

Read More ยป
Spanish Opening in chess
02 Chess openings โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Spanish Opening In Chess – Plans and Strategies

Ruy Lopez Opening – Plans and Strategies

The next opening we are going to learn about is the Spanish Opening in chess, also known as the Ruy Lopez. The Ruy Lopez name is named after 16th-century Spanish priest Ruy Lopez de Segura. The Spanish opening is one of the principled openings we teach to beginners, as the emphasis is on controlling the center, piece development, and early King safety. It’s very similar to the Italian Opening, as the same principles are applied there.

The difference between the Italian and the Spanish is that the Bishop develops to c4 in … Read more

Read More ยป
petrov defense
02 Chess openings โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Chess Openings: The Petrov’s Defense

Petrov’s Defense, Petroff’s Defense or Russian Defense.

We have the Petrov’s Defense on the board after the moves 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6. This defense has the reputation of being very passive, but this is a little relative, it depends on the variation. People say Sicilian (1. e4 c5) is a sharp Defense, however, if White plays Alapin (c3 in the second move), then it wonโ€™t be that sharp.

Above all, when you play Petrov’s Defense, you will get some solid positions, without weaknesses and with a balanced game or in the worst case with a very small advantage … Read more

Read More ยป
chesslang
06 Online Chess, Databases and Software โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Chesslang – Tools for Online Chess Academies (I).

Tools for Online Chess Academies: Chesslang.

Are you finding a powerful software to help you to have online chess lessons and train your students? Then, you must discover Chesslang. I will show you the pros and contras that it has this software.

Chesslang is one of the tools that I use as a coach in my Online Chess Academy. Let me show you Chesslang in-depth.

What can you do in Chesslang?

  1. Train your students, having the possibility to upload pgns and load them in the lesson. In addition, the microphone and the webcam are incorporated.
  2. Give them assignments to
Read more
Read More ยป
topchessplayersintheworld
07 Chess Tournaments โ™Ÿ๏ธ
Alberto Chueca

Top Chess Players In The World – The Best 100

Top Chess Players In The World – The Best 100

Chess is by far the top intellectual game in the world. People who don’t play chess perceive chess players as “smart people”. And there is no doubt truth to that, chess requires critical thinking, decision making, memorization, etc. Therefore, we must salute and recognize the best chess players in the world. There are estimates that 600 million people worldwide play chess.

The top 100 chess players account for such a tiny percentage of players almost unfathomable. So let’s give these heroes their due, and count down the top … Read more

Read More ยป

IM Alberto Chueca

Follow me on Instagram!

Become a better player

Are you a new visitor?

Pranav Sathish, US

pranav

Alberto has helped me improve a lot in chess. He shares interesting and creative ideas. Alberto makes chess fun and keeps challenging me with more advanced concepts every week.ย  He analyzes my games and helps me make fewer mistakes with each tournament.5 stars

Kingshuk Das Chowdhury

kingshuk

Albertoยดs coaching of Kingshuk has been excellent. Kingshuk has improved immensely in his chess games. We cannot thank Alberto enough for his dedication to teaching Kingshuk, and his commitment to the game of chess for young people.

5 stars

Web Hosting at the best price:

webhosting