Discover the most interesting chess tournaments to play. Read about my last performance in the tournaments that I’m playing or keep yourself informed about the top tournaments that are being played.

I like to share with all of you the experience I get playing tournaments. Additionally, keep you informed about the last novelties that appear in them.

Train hard to prepare properly the tournaments. All the players are training also.

And I like to recommend the tournaments that combine chess with other activities where you can enjoy after the games and are well organized. If you’ve got suggestions also they will be welcomed!

I hope you enjoy.

07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Candidates Tournament 2022

The candidates tournament 2022 is one of the most important events for chess the winner will play the world champion! It’s also the highest level of competition in chess that we will have, interesting to learn.

That’s why here we will give you all the details about the candidates tournament in 2022. We will go over the most important things like schedules, pairings, the candidates, prizes, and others.

This is going to be one great competition; the top of the top players will go for the crown. You can see for example preparing in his Twitch channel, and the other … Read more

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07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Magnus Carlsen in Titled Tuesday for the first time in years!

We all know Magnus Carlsen is such an eccentric character, he decided to surprise us by popping up in the Titled Tuesday! Almost 10 years being the world champion and the surprises can’t stop coming. Magnus Carlsen in Titled Tuesday decided to show up for the first time in years!

As soon as everyone noticed Magnus Carlsen was playing the Titled Tuesday, the tournament immediately heated up. Carlsen doesn’t play in the Titled Tuesday usually, this is the first time in years it has happened.

And the Titled Tuesday is a massive open blitz tournament hosted on It … Read more

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07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Carlsen vs Firouzja: The Rivalry of this millennium

Alireza Firouzja is probably the best player in the world right now, and a serious candidate to world champion. The matches Carlsen vs Firouzja have been really interesting and surprising. This is what this post is all about, how the story repeats and we are living chess history right now.

Although he has had the opportunity, he hasn’t overcome his last obstacle. And this is the current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen. In this post, we will try to explain the nature of these matches, and the possible future outcome.

Alireza Firouzja has stated several times that he wants to … Read more

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07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Ezequiel Alejandro Landaeta

Ukraine imposes in solidarity match against Norway

A friendly match was arranged between Norway and Ukraine, a very interesting match that Ukraine ended up winning! The lead of the Norwegian team was Magnus Carlsen, while the veteran Vasyl Ivanchuk was the head of the Ukrainian team.

Various important chess institutions organized an initiative to prepare for this event. The good knight chess club, Offerspill chess club, chess teach, And Lviv chess federation joined in this case.

Several grandmasters were on the Norwegian team, Aryan Tari, Lars Oskar Hauge, and Johan-Sebastian Christiansen. And among the Ukrainian team were incredibly strong masters like Kirill Shevchenko, Alexander Moiseenko, and Yuriy … Read more

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chess grandmaster list
07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Ultimate Chess Grandmaster List: Top 10

Chess grandmaster list: Top 10 best players

Mastery in chess has always been incredibly respected, and pretty hard to earn a place among the chess elite. This is a chess grandmaster list, where you will find the best chess players in the world, the ones still active.

These players have achieved an excelling chess level and demonstrated an understanding of chess above average. There is no order for these masters, and, of course, they are not the only ones, but some of the best for sure.

They conform to the chess elite, and are the most famous, skilled, and peculiar … Read more

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chess database engines
06 Online Chess, Databases and Software ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to Use A Chess Database To Improve?

What is a chess database?

This is a regular question many chess players do, and it’s an interesting one, a database is important for a chess player. It provides you with relevant information about chess and gives you material to study and improve their play.

A chess database consists of a large number of chess games organized for people to review. Databases usually are divided into categories, for example, a database with chess games of the Sicilian opening only.

The databases can also be prepared to focus on a player, for example, Magnus Carlsen’s games chess database. A chess database … Read more

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ian nepomniachtchi
07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Alberto Chueca

GM Ian Nepomniachtchi Wins the Cadidates 2021!

Ian Nepomniachtchi

Ian Nepomniachtchi is the official challenger of the world champion Magnus Carlsen, and it will be a great encounter. This player’s name has been appearing a lot since he won the candidates 2020.

Ian is an interesting chess player with a very reckless style that is also a Dota 2 streamer. This guy has been preparing for the candidate’s tournament for more than a year!

Looks like his efforts gave him a good result because now he is the number one candidate for the world champion. After beating Anish Giri and achieving some hard draw with MLV, he … Read more

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chess 2700
03 Chess middlegame ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess 2700+ Rating

Chess 2700+ ELO: The combinative and analytic chess

Some people might not understand that how the chess 2700+ ELO works and is very interesting. If you don’t know it, the chess at 2700 ELO rating becomes a lot different, since the level of play becomes very high.

We already covered this topic, in the 2700 chess blog post, where we made a little research on chess 2700+ rating. Nonetheless, we never discussed the differences between amateur chess and 2700 chess.

The reality is that chess at this level turns into something very precise and the playstyle plays a fundamental role. … Read more

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competition chess results
07 Chess Tournaments ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learn how to get better chess results in tournaments!

Improving your tournaments’ chess results

Playing chess tournaments is a beautiful and challenging moment for us chess-lovers. The chess tournament player needs to have certain habits to get their chess results better.

To have good chess results in competitions we need a certain level of preparation. This preparation is following practices intended to train different points, like opening repertoire.

This may be important but is not essential, there are some techniques to train many points in a chess player. Some could be intended to sharpen the tactical vision, for example, others may be to reinforce our motivation or mindset to Read more

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Top-Class Chess Competitions
Alberto Chueca

The Truth about 2700 Chess. They are not invincible

Success starts in the mind

2700 chess-rated players are conceived as “unbeatable” for most of the chess communities, (especially online). Having a 2700 chess rating indeed demonstrates you have a great understanding of chess, if not, you wouldn’t be at that level.

The problem comes with most people having the strong belief that 2700 chess-rated players are like chess “gods”.

The average chess player takes the ELO rating too seriously, I mean, it is an objective approach to the chess “level” of chess. However, all of us, humans, can’t be “objectively” measured in strength or capability.

That’s exactly … Read more

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