Alberto Chueca, FIDE Trainer & International Master 

Would you like to know all the ways to improve in chess? I must admit that improving in chess is hard.

If you haven’t a methodology, you can get lost, confused and you can be wasting much of your time. But don’t worry!

I want to help you by showing you the tested ways that I have used in my Academy to improve in chess. You will get all the ways to progress in chess in different articles and tips to help you.

Then, if you want to optimize your time to learn chess rapidly, here you will find good techniques about how to do it.

I hope you find it interesting!

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Best Tactics Trainer of The Whole Internet On tactics

The tactics in chess are one of the most important factors of the game, also one of the funniest. The tactics trainer is the best, and with great renown on the internet.

Training tactics are very important, so it’s to expect that you want to choose the best option. Of course, I will always recommend books over a traditional tactical trainer on the internet.

But if you don’t like books it’s ok, you can use the internet to find what you need.

Some of these trainers have features and commodities that compete with each other to appeal … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Improve Your Skills 100% With The Chess Puzzle Rush

What is the chess puzzle rush?

One thing that every chess player in the world love is the chess puzzle rush. One of the most interesting chess mini-games that exists is related to tactics.

You may be wondering: But, how is the chess puzzle rush played?

Its name explains itself, it’s a game in which you will be given several chess tactical puzzles one after another to solve in the least time possible. The more puzzles you can solve in a pre-determined time; the more points you will win.

You can play by yourself or with a friend or rival … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Brilliant Combination in Chess: How to Never Miss Them

How to Play Brilliant combinations in chess

The one factor that makes everyone’s nerve shake a little are the incredible combinations we see in master’s games. The brilliant combinations in chess played by grandmasters were so exciting to see.

I wouldn’t be surprised if that was one important factor that got you more into chess.

Well, I don’t blame you, tactics are one of the sunniest parts of chess, and are exciting to execute a combination correctly.

Grandmasters have a superb ability to detect the moves that are likely to work as a combination, this is what we call intuition. Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Master the Chess Sacrifice to Become a Tactical Monster!

The sacrifice in chess

If there is something that we all love in chess is sacrificing pieces on chess. Mastering the sacrifice in chess can report many wins and improvements for your game.

Sacrificing all of your pieces and keep attacking until you checkmate the king with the 2 pieces you have left. That’s the beautiful fantasy of every chess player in the world, I can read your mind.

Even though it is very satisfactory to sacrifice your pieces is not always the best move. Some people tend to sacrifice in vain, falling for their impulses in the game.… Read more

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Alberto Chueca

10 Tips on How to Improve in Chess Quickly

Imagine how amazing would be if you were a chess grandmaster, you can be one, but you will have to take care of some stuff first.

Chess is a complex game that involves a lot of mental energy and time to master in its entirety. You want to know how to improve in chess quickly, there are no magic pills, but sure there are some practical tips you can use.

Here I will leave you with 5 keys on how to improve in chess quickly that you can start using right now, to improve your chess immediately and assure improvement … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How the Recognition of Chess Patterns Will make You a Grandmaster

Chess patterns

There is something that helps the chess player understand when there is a combination over the board, a chess pattern. It is something almost invisible, if you are an amateur chess player, you will surely understand me.

Nobody tells you, but you know it, you can smell something, what is it? Here I can surely get an advantage by a combination. The chess patterns are a configuration of pieces that tells us, there is something important we need to pay attention to.

Your mind can remember more things than what you think, you are not conscious of the … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to Play Killer Chess Gambits

What are chess gambits?

There are important moves in chess, those key moves that grant the victory to one player, these can be the gambits. The chess gambit can be understood as chess sacrifice; gambit means “bet” or risk.

And those two words define perfectly the purpose of the chess gambit, which is a bet, a risk you take to win something bigger. I would say there are two kinds of gambits:

The theoretical gambit: These are the gambits that are not really a sacrifice, for example, the “queen’s gambit” is not really a gambit, because you can take … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

The Monster Stockfish 13 to Improve your Chess!

Stockfish: The best chess engine in the world

Today we are going to talk about Stockfish, the chess source for everyone, that will allow you to analyze chess positions. The Stockfish configuration, download, and usage will be explained in detail today.

Quick disclaimer: This isn’t really the “best chess engine” it’s the second-best chess engine created, with GoogleDeepMind’s Alpha-Zero being the first one, but not being available for everyone.

Nevertheless, Stockfish has a great strength to play chess, having the insane amount of 3560 ELO rating, you can view the stockfish configurations for the skill level.

Recently, on February 19… Read more

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Alberto Chueca

The Secrets of The Chess Psychology

The Psychology in Chess

Chess is not just a board game, but a mind game, a fierce battle of minds and emotions (yes, emotions). It all comes down to a beautiful science that has been neglected by most, the psychology in chess.

Chess psychology can get really complex, considering this is the science that studies human natures and behaviors. In chess, psychology is important has a fundamental role in your chess performance.

Let’s explain the psychology in chess the easier we can for you to understand how it affects your game (and you in general).

  1. Studying psychology will help you
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5- ideas to not be a beginner in chess
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Alberto Chueca

5 Ideas to Not Be a Beginner in Chess

5 ideas to not be a beginner in chess

Getting better at chess is not an easy task, it requires work and effort, but you have a lot of fun along the way to mastery. For those who are starting we bring 5 ideas to stop being a beginner in chess.

This is the most difficult stage because we are still adjusting and getting used to nature to such a complex game as chess.

Fortunately, is the easiest to get over, and I’m pretty sure you will completely fall in love with this game while you give your first steps.… Read more

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Alberto is giving me step by step guidance on how to progress in chess. Because of his strong repertoire and game analysis support I was able to get an initial rating of 2148. My sincere thanks to my mentor Alberto who constantly supports me in my game analysis and helps me strengthen my game before going to the next rounds. He has a huge database of knowledge that caters to the beginner up to the master level. Thank you, Alberto, for being there throughout my chess journey.
Vyom and Omya have been learning from Coach Alberto since they were USCF rated ~1500 & ~1000 respectively. Coach Alberto played a critical role in understanding Vyom’s weaknesses and helped him overcome them. He has been an exceptional chess coach with a lot of patience with my kids. He played an instrumental role in teaching them different openings for both black and white. He is always available to help/guide them. He helps to analyze the games and suggest good moves. Our kids are very comfortable with the teaching style of Coach Alberto. He being an active player also helps as he shares what he learns from his games and experience as well.