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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Alberto Chueca

The best free chess resources to improve fast with links

Free chess resources to become a better chess player

Many books have been written about chess improvement and are amazing how big this topic can be. Playing chess is an art, that requires time and brainpower.

Improving at chess means knowing the techniques and the method to achieve that effect. Many books can actually be helpful to you, but not all of them.

Psychology plays an important role in this aspect and is important to take it into account. Because studying chess not always means better results.

Not because you spend 8 hours straight a day, it means you will … Read more

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The funniest chess variations to escape the monotony

Chess and its different variations

Chess is a game that has had great reach all over the world, and it has a community that takes chess as a culture. This is why there is no surprise many other games have been invented and based on chess.

These games are usually called chess variations because they have their foundations on original chess. And, it’s not weird to see, most of these variations keep a consistent style with regular chess.

Playing chess variations can be really fun, and there are lots of them to choose from. Chess variations also have the purpose … Read more

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Beth Harmon and her Repercussion in Chess

How Beth Harmon changed chess

Chess has been taking over slowly of all streaming platforms that are popular nowadays, first, Twitch, and now Netflix too. The amazing history of Beth Harmon is a tale that has impressed the world, to the point that it became important.

There have even been several changes in chess just because of the series, the truth is that it has shaken the world. A particular interest in chess has appeared in people who watched the series.

The reason is simple; the queen’s gambit is a Netflix mini-series that tells the story of Beth Harmon, a … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

The Best Chess YouTubers To Have Fun While Improving Your Skills

Best chess YouTubers to learn

Learning chess is easier nowadays because the internet has so much information and a lot of content. Chess YouTubers do their best to teach and to bring chess content to the public in general.

Although chess on YouTube will never replace the normal chess training as the best-improving method, chess videos have their effect. It’s a revolutionary and effective way to learn something, and it combines studying with fun very well.

Today we will give you a list of the best chess YouTubers there are, and the most instructive of all of them.


Gothamchess … Read more

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Top 10: Best Chess Streamers!

The best chess streamers

Chess has been growing progressively in the giant streaming platform: Twitch. The reality is that chess has taken some popularity because of several events that have been done.

The queen’s gambit series on Netflix, plus the pandemic (incredibly), have helped chess to get a lot more popular on the internet. Chess is an interesting game, that can be enjoyed by those who don’t know the depth concepts of the game.

This is why we bring you a list of the best chess streamers to watch on Twitch. We have a list of the funniest, and most … Read more

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Top 10: Marvelous Apps to Play Chess

The best apps to play chess

Improving in chess is a task that requires hard work, discipline, and excellent methods to learn. As a chess coach, I can tell by experience, that chess learning must be fun and progressive.

One of the best ways to combine learning with fun is by always changing the method you use to train, or by trying out different strategies.

Today we bring you the 10 best chess apps to play chess and improve your skills in the process. is a desktop ask to the webpage of, you have surely heard about … Read more

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How to Determine Your Child’s Chess level

What chess level is my child?

Parents usually worry too much about their kids’ improvement and development in chess. As a chess coach, I have seen this so many times, people asking around “what chess level is my child?”.

There are certain ways to determine the chess level of a special someone. However, people give too much importance to this matter, being something not really imperative.

I have seen many parents “worrying” about the children’s progress, and sometimes they look even more worried than the kids. We have to understand what is important about learning chess when you are young … Read more

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The Best Ways to Introduce Chess to Children

Introduce Chess to Children: A Guide for Parents

Chess is a pretty interesting game that allows people to learn a lot of practical concepts they can use, that’s why most parents introduce chess to children. The benefits of playing chess are more than what you think, it’s extremely good to learn different things.

You can compare anything to chess, the proactivity of the game is similar to pretty much anything in life. Introducing chess to children is introducing them to rational thinking and common sense.

That’s what your children will develop if they start to play chess often, which is … Read more

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Tips To Dramatically Improve In Chess

Ways to dramatically improve at chess

Everyone wants to become better at what they are doing, in this case, improve at chess. Mastering chess should definitely be a journey, is quite an experience over the years.

There are many ways to improve at chess, and they can involve topics that you would never think of. Speaking about improving at chess is speaking about discipline, consistency, and mindsets along with the correct method for you.

First, we need to know where you will not find magic tricks to beat anyone right away. However, when you apply these keys to your game … Read more

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Chess: Center & Development

Chess center and development

There are different principles or rules to play chess correctly, two of the most important are the center and development. You surely have already heard about these two, but what do chess masters mean by this.

The objective of this post is to give a practical approach to these topics, along with simple explanations and tips to apply to improve your game now.

Defining the Chess Center

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The chess center is one of the most important factors in chess, by this we mean controlling the central squares. Having control over the center in chess can give … 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.