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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Chess Principles and Concepts
Alberto Chueca

Chess notation — You should write your moves!

Chess Notation: the recording of chess moves

Have you ever watched top-level chess, maybe got inspired by the players putting on a chess show? Did you ever notice how mindlessly they would move the chess piece, hit their clock, and write something down on a sheet of paper? And when you go do it at a tournament for the first time, it seemed easy when observing, but it’s pretty difficult in practice!

But what are the players writing on the sheet of paper, following the moving of the pieces, and the pushing of the chess clock? That is chess notation, … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Learning chess quickly — 3 great tips

As all chess players know by now, chess is an easy game to learn, but difficult to master. If there was an article “how to master chess quickly”, then it would take hours to read and for almost everyone, except maybe young talented juniors, mastering the game quickly is impossible, but can you get to learning chess quickly?

To the naked eye who has never properly learned chess, chess might seem very daunting to learn. You see the pieces, the squares, you also have to know how to see multiple moves in advance, it seems difficult. However, as most people … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Name of the chess pieces and their moves

The name of the chess pieces and their moves

We’ve learned in previous articles about the chess pieces and their moves. This article will be sort of a “recap” as to the name of the chess pieces and their moves, so if you don’t have time to read several articles, you can read this, but the other articles will have more details for those of you who enjoy such things! :)

The name of the chess pieces and their moves: pawn

The pawn, as you can see in the image below, simply looks like a figure with a round head, … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How to Castle in Chess — A complete guide

How does one Castle in chess?

We’ve learned about how the pieces move, their values, special rules, etc. One of the special rules is castling. How to castle in chess is one of those chess moves that many beginners have serious trouble understanding. It’s the only move in chess where you can move two pieces in one turn, and it just seems very illegal! Today’s lecture will be focused on how does one castle, why do we castle, and making sure you understand the concept by the time you are done reading this article!

Review: How do the King

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how the king moves in chess
05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How the King moves in chess

How does the King move in chess?

The King is the most special piece on the board. Learning how the King moves in chess is critical. In the simple sense that if the King is “captured”, the game is essentially over! It would be easy to describe the King’s functioning in a sentence or two… but it’s a very significant piece, so why not devote an entire article on how the King moves in chess? :)

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The Chess King’s Looks

As you can see, the King simply a figure with a cross on top, to represent its royalty. The King … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How the Queen moves in chess

How does the Queen move in chess?

We all know the chess King is the most important chess piece on the board. But we also know the King is not the most valuable piece on the board as far as mobility goes. Who is the most valuable piece on the board? I present to you, the Queen! When we look at comparative piece value on the chessboard, the pawn = 1, Bishop and Knight = 3, Rook = 5, and Queen = 9. No wonder people make a fuss about losing their Queen! She is almost twice as valuable as … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

How the Pawn moves in chess

How does the pawn move in chess?

“Pawns are the souls of chess”. These were the words of Francois Andre Danican Philidor. The pawns are extremely mysterious pieces. They seem so non-valuable, yet they have great potential. So to learn how the pawn moves in chess, as well as key strategies that pertain to them, are critical.

Compared to the Queen (9), Rook (5), Knight/Bishop (3), the pawn is only worth one material point. Three pawns make the value of a Knight. However, as we will delve into later, the pawns have far greater potential than what they … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The Chess Piece and the chessboard. An Introduction

The chessboard and the pieces

Chess is such an aesthetic game, we cannot say it enough. It’s very unique in how you strategize, the number of possible games that can be played, and that at every level, there is something new that can be learned. As you may know, the battle is fought on a battlefield, called the chessboard, and is fought with cavalry, called the “chess pieces“.

I want to introduce you today to the pieces, the names of the pieces, looks, and how the chess pieces move, so you can correctly identify the pieces and … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

The King Chess Piece – It’s the most important of all of them

Chess pieces – The king

What is the goal of the game of chess? Have you ever really thought about that, when you watch others play a game of chess, and you want to do the same? What if I told you the goal of the game is to slay the enemy chess King? You’re probably thinking, “Wow, that’s mean!”.

Yes, chess is a mean game sometimes. In honor of the most important piece on the board, we are going to devote this whole article to studying and admiring the King chess piece.   From the looks, some … Read more

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05 The ways to improve in chess ♟️
Alberto Chueca

Chess Rules – Do you know them all? Discover them!

Chess rules

If you bought a chess set, you watched a movie where it is mentioned or you’ve seen chess but you don’t know the chess rules, this article is the right one. It will teach you the basics you should know according to the FIDE.

Before you start playing you should know the game requires a board, pieces and two people to be able to start. This game is a sport, shows the strategy that a person has to create in order to capture the opponent’s king through mental agility.

Components of chess

The board has 64 … Read more

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