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!

bughouse chess teammate
05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess in Teams! Play Bughouse Chess With a Friend!

What is bughouse chess?

The craziest and funniest of chess games variations is bughouse chess, undoubtedly, Or at least that I what some people think about it. For those who don’t know this mode in chess, prepare yourselves, any chess-lover will stick around with this game.

Bughouse chess is a variation of normal chess, but it’s played in teams, two versus two. This game is played with partners and is legal to talk during the game, so you both can set strategies together.

One bughouse chess game is played with two boards at the same time, and you can … Read more

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marble chess set
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Alberto Chueca

No Stress Chess: The Most Practical Way to Learn!

Learn how to play no stress chess

Chess is the game of king’s and is actually a little hard to play and is a complicated game. Chess can be a little difficult, to the point that can be overwhelming for some new-comers to know all the rules.

Especially the strategic concepts and the tactical approach to the game, decision-making analysis, and etcetera. In no stress chess, this problem doesn’t exist, the game brings cards that tell you the moves!

This makes the game very easy and chill, something that could be good for some players.

The game is meant to … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

High-level Quality Chess Books to Become a Chess Machine

Choose high-quality chess books

Quality chess books are the oldest way to research or learn chess to dominate the practical tools the book is trying to teach you. There are tons of books of any kind about the topic you like, with great content that represents an artwork of creativeness.

Every book in the world deserves to be read, just because of the work that the authors put into it. It requires an incredible effort to put your ideas into words so others understand and ideas.

This is why I’d like to explain what I really mean by “quality … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

How to choose the next chess move

The next chess move in the key moment

There are important moments in chess when we have to choose our next chess move, which is a decision that will affect the whole game. When we have a key position in front of us we need to objectively consider all the aspects of the position.

This process is called analysis and this is one of the most important chess skills you can develop. IM Mark Dvoretsky used to focus a great part of their training sessions on this topic.

Why we have to think so much to decide our next chess … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

4 Player Chess: 160 Squares on Fire

The funniest/craziest of chess games

Different from normal chess, the 4 player chess variation is quite unique, it’s played by 4 people simultaneously and 96 extra squares. With more players, squares, pieces, and time to play, these games can get real messy and destructive.

There is a theory of the origin of this chess format, it states that 4 player chess was the first version of the normal chess game we all know. What it is for sure is that 4 player chess appeared first in the 1800s in England.

This is one of the best options for chess players … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to get better at chess: 5 Keys to Play like a Grandmaster

Learn how to get better at chess

Learning chess can be very obsessive for some people, I know it, I’ve been there but is great fun too. If you are passionate about chess just as I am it will be a great journey to master this beautiful sport/art/ science.

Remember, for improving effectively is necessary to be patient and consistent with your training. Before giving you my advice I have to tell you: Chess training always has to be fun.

So don’t overdo these tips, if you rush they will not be good for your chess and cause … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

4 Hacks to get better at Chess with the Reddit Chess Forum

What is a chess Reddit forum?

A forum is a space on the internet where you can find content related to a specific thematic to learn about it. If you’re looking for chess knowledge the Reddit chess forum is your place.

Internet is full of useful information about pretty much any topic we can imagine. You can read an article about something and get a general idea of what you wanted, however, this is nothing compared to Reddit.

Reddit is a forum that has a long time existing on the web and has an incalculable amount of articles, videos, … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

Castling in chess: How to survive the Opening

How to castle

Castling in chess is a special movement that allows the player to move the king and a rook simultaneously to one side of the board. This movement is unique, as it allows the player to move two pieces in one move.

The king has two sides to castle, the kingside or the queenside. No matter which way the player chooses to castle, the king will move only two squares in one direction and then put the rook right beside the king.

Rules to castle

There are a few things we have to notice before thinking about castling, … Read more

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Chess Fundamentals
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Alberto Chueca

8 Chess Fundamentals beneficial for your chess

Chess fundamentals beyond the basics

Once we’ve learned the basics of chess, and what we are aiming for, it’s important to learn about basic chess fundamentals. Beginners are taught to take their opponent’s pieces, outnumber their opposition, and checkmate. You do have to start somewhere, so good for them! However, in order to truly progress in chess, we need to learn chess fundamentals beyond the basics.

This article has the purpose to go through fundamentals in the opening, middlegame, and endgame stages of the chess game.

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Opening Fundamentals

While the opening should not be the main focus of our improvement, … Read more

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Alberto Chueca

En Passant in chess — The unusual move!

When we learn how the chess pieces move, most of the piece movement is pretty straightforward. Each piece has certain rules assigned to them. However, there are a few special rules/exceptions that players should know about because they can come up. Castling is one of them. Another is En Passant. That is a special rule that applies to the pawn. It is so confusing, especially to kids. We will be discussing exactly what that rule is. But before we do that, let’s give a general refresher on the rules about the chess pawn.

En Passant in chess

How does the pawn move in chess?

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