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Our Grandmasters' Team

Hrant Melkumyan
Avetik Grigoryan
Zaven Andriasian
Samvel Ter-Sahakyan
Hovhanes Gabuzyan

Step-by-Step Opening Repertoire for Black and White

Now you’ll no longer suffer from trying to learn openings from random and not trustworthy sources!

video Courses

All video courses are made by our GMs

Full opening repertoire

Full opening repertoire for black and white

Best openings

Best openings for crushing 2000 ELO field

Secret weapons

Secret weapons of our GMs

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Events with Grandmasters


Your progression is of the utmost importance to us. If you have questions or need guidance, ask our Grandmaster team directly during our weekly "Ask Grandmaster Anything" webinars.


How do your skills stack up against the best in the world? Play with a Grandmaster directly and fast-track your learning!


Watch our Grandmasters put into practice the openings and strategies you learn from them and implement them in your games.

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Success Stories of Our Members


Arrik Leman

United States

“Joining the ChessMood community has helped my play immensely. I started taking tournament play seriously around the time I joined, and it took many games to realize that the right moves only come when you’re in the Right Mood! It’s really a trick to have your complete skill show OTB and every week I’ve learned new skills from the group to do exactly that. GM Grigoryan has been very helpful, and I’ve learned a lot from his game analysis. He has a very strong feeling for the attacking possibilities in a position and has been helping many chess players blast past their personal plateau's.”


Lenner M 


"Becoming a Pro member of Chessmood has exceeded my expectations. It not only gives you access to "special" features on a website, but it literally gives access to a personal trainer who cares about your goals in chess and guides you through the best way to achieve them.
Chessmood isn't an average chess website, they´re doing things differently. GM Avetik Grigoryan and all the GMs of Chessmood team are really offering their knowledge and time to all PRO Members in order to help them improve in chess."


Matt Nunbhakdi

United States

"Training with GM Avetik Grigoryan improved my play significantly. He improved my calculation and visualization abilities and taught me how to be mentally tough in high-pressure tournament situations. After training with him, I achieved the national master title in the United States Chess Federation."


Jay Garrison

United States

"Thank you Avetik GM Grigoryan and the entire ChessMood community! About 2 years ago I stopped progressing with my chess and actually started to slip backward. I attributed it to getting older even though I am only in my mid-40s, and just stopped playing altogether. About 6 weeks ago after talking to GM Grigoryan, I decided to give one more shot at improving my game. I registered as a PRO Member and dove into the opening repertoire. It took me a little time to adjust to the openings, as I had not played any of the suggested openings before, but now after about 3 weeks of playing, I have raised my online blitz rating over 100 points! I can't wait to see how my OTB rating improves too.
Thanks again!"


Saro Khachatouri


"Avetik Grigoryan is a very kind and helpful person. Whenever he can he shares his knowledge. His videos are great and he really gets deep in analyzing games. I recognized that he has the skill to find resources in openings and explain the ideas very logically. He doesn't hesitate to give very decent advice. When I asked for a special line in the KID I not only got very good advice but a huge amount of preparation (which made even one of my friends with 2300 ELO wonder)."


Bobby Tsang

United Kingdom

"Since becoming a ChessMood PRO Member, I have had the honor and privilege of meeting Chess Lovers from around the world. I’ve also had the rare opportunity to play against a Grandmaster in a simul which was an exciting and enriching experience. GM Avetik as a coach has encouraged me to play more dynamic Chess. His insight and expertise have opened more doors for me in Chess than ever before. The variety of learning material keeps me interested and the opening courses are studied deeply so that you are able to face complex variations with little fuss. I’m still learning the hard way, but I can see how my thinking strategy has improved somewhat and I’m sure I will yield better results in the imminent future."


Heavendeep Singh


“By luck, I joined the chess community 'RIGHT MOOD RIGHT MOVE' that’s really blessed me. It not only just improves my chess game but also changes my view point of life. I also learn how important the Right Mood is in doing anything. Team of GMs is really amazing not just in chess games but also in their attitude. I recommend each one to join ChessMood as it really improves game of a non-professional player at that much level that he can beat many professional players with more than 5 years with just guide of 3 months.”


Brendan Zhang

United States

“From the GM's genuine interest for the game and their willingness to respond to questions from all skill levels, ChessMood is a close-knit chess community and has become a platform for anybody to improve their skills.”


Piotr Urbanski


"After meeting Avetik on Facebook and talking to him for a while (which already was a big deal and honor to me- I was interacting with a Grand Master...!) I decided to give a try to the ChessMood PRO Membership. I played around for a while and quite quickly I found something that I was always looking for- a video about some good counterplay against Sicilian Defense. I've been playing chess for around 20 years already (my top blitz rating at chess.com being just above 2000) and as long as I remember I was struggling against the Sicilian.
After watching Avetik's video course about the Grand Prix attack I gave it a go at chess.com against a computer with strength around 1960. Out of 5 games, I won 5, each of them after an unstoppable attack. But winning against software is not the point here. For the first time in my life, I was actually playing chess with some long term ideas that I was aiming for and with a vision of the whole game ahead. To me, it's like discovering chess once again. The sad part is that I have a feeling that I've sort of "wasted" those 20 years cause if I had my ChessMood before I could be a proper player now. Nobody ever showed and explained the lines to me like Avetik. I'm really glad to be here and I'm certainly looking forward to more.
Thank you ChessMood Family"


Abhineeth S


“I'm a member of several chess groups, but what stood out for me about ChessMood is that people are engaged here. It’s not just some random stuff being posted, but real discussions happen here. Members are much curious and work to learn because  expert opinion is assured for them.”


Teddy Chatzipanteli


“Having the right attitude is as important as acquiring the right skills to win games. Chess Mood's approach serves both successfully and helps its members basically develop life skills like perseverance, reacting calmly and confidently under pressure and working with humility and drive. Unsurprisingly, results come on and out of the board! I highly recommend!”


Brad Pevehouse

United States

"Before joining ChessMood I had done my research on Chess Sites and personal internet chess instruction. I listened to what GM Grigoryan was offering and what the competition had to offer. I knew from the beginning GM Grigoryan and his ChessMood Team of Grandmasters offered a far superior Chess learning experience. Without hesitation, I joined, actually, before the official launch! I had already experienced great instruction when just a basic member of the ChessMood family. I could never know that I was in for the learning experience of a lifetime! I made the single best chess move I could ever make when I clicked the verify payment of becoming a PRO Member! In only 3 short months I have been granted access of all ChessMood video lessons and all my questions get answers directly from Grandmasters! Since I have been a ChessMood basic member, plus my time as a PRO Member, my Correspondence rating has gone up 110 points. I have maintained my standard rating playing opponents who are 300 Elo points over me! If I was playing my rating or lower I believe my Elo would go up more. I have only been a PRO Member for 3 months! At the time of this testimonial, it’s been 3 months! I can’t wait to see where I will be in 1 year or better yet, 2 years of ChessMood training.I’m letting you know I have made my best chess move when I joined the PRO Team of ChessMood and have had the experience of a lifetime.
Thanks, ChessMood Team!"


Jonathan Turcotte, Montreal, Canada

“I’m a member of the ChessMood for a few months and I really like it. First of all the right mood principles are really helpful in performance. Second of all its really fun to share ideas with chess lovers and discuss with them. Third of all there is a lot of GMs in the group who give us advice and make up videos notably Avetik Grigoryan who helped me a lot. I recommend ChessMood to anyone who want to improve in chess.”


Adarsh Tripathi


Watching ChessMood seems to be more interactive and interesting if compared to any other sites like Chess24. Explanation and variations are excellent. I remember pausing a video saying that looks like Avetik sir missed an idea but when I resumed, it turned out that he said: "Here black can also play this...". I really loved the courses, and it's also a relief to know that in any cause of doubt I can directly send a post in their forum or group and they reply quickly.


Chihon Ley Polanco


"When you read that FIDE's motto is 'Gens Una Sumus', sometimes you wonder where in the chess world can you really find a community to share chess with. As an improving club player, I've found that family in ChessMood. Not only I enjoy the insights of my fellow chess players, but also the lessons I've learned here helped me to boost my rating, getting 100 points since I joined. A great community for true chess lovers."


Jirapak Pitirotjirathon


“Chessmood is the perfect place to learn variety of chess play and strategies. They also share the experience on how to become a better player, the way to prepare for a game, how to fix personal weakness and psychological thinking, all in all, a lot of fruitful advice. I really enjoy it.”


Tina Vehl


“Become a member of ChessMood and learn about chess in a new way with a really cool and nice atmosphere. For example, you can watch videos for free or play with grandmasters! It's really cool! It's a nice place to be for nice people!”


Krishnanunny Menon Calicut


“Earlier I used to play chess just to increase my ELO ratings and struggled a lot. But now I play chess with Right Mood and started enjoying it's beauty. ChessMood group and GM Avetik helped me a lot to move in the right path.”


Nicolò Pasini


"I joined ChessMood PRO a few months ago. At first, it seemed like an amazing idea, but I thought it couldn't be an easy task to put in contact so many people of different levels and a team of GMs. Hence, I didn't set my expectations very high.
I'm happy now to realize that I was completely wrong. Thanks to the amazing work of GM Grigoryan and the whole Chessmood Team. I started an amazing chess journey by getting new ideas since day one, being able to play against many GMs and by putting my opening's work to good use. I couldn't be happier that I was wrong."


Edward H Wagner

United States

“Through ChessMood, I've learned general strategies and the importance of pawn formations! As an adult beginner, I can say for sure that ChessMood has improved my play.”


Bhabatosh Chowdhury

United States

"Never before I played a GM before, this is an experience I could not have dreamed a few weeks ago. 
Imagine you are playing a GM there is live commentary on the same game by another GM and at the end analysis of your games by multiple GMs.
Amount of involvement from GM in this forum is unheard of. 
We are enjoying a privilege just because we are enthusiastic and we happened to land here first, I consider myself very lucky on this. 
Pro membership offers 1-1 call since I paid only very little for my membership I was very skeptic, I thought it is a marketing bluff, 15 minutes meeting was scheduled promptly. 
Guess what during the conversation the GM never ever looks at the clock, he continues to answer my questions and adds his thought in different things, when the call ended it was around 40 minutes. What I felt overwhelming that these folks love what they do, they are trying to build something great but not seeing you as ATM machine.
GM being both Grandmaster and gentleman, offers every bit of help even in private chat also. 
I was motivated to improve my chess, now I have landed in a perfect ground to achieve it.
We should protect this beautiful gift and honor/respect the creators.


Robert T Kuziyamisa

South Africa

Friendly environment, the administration is well organized; there are updates every time and posts that are helpful. Personally, I benefit from the chess videos a lot even from live comments when the ChessMood hosts our tournaments. The Grandmasters make the chess language very simple and even as a novice like me can understand complex positions. It’s very helpful and just the best thing to be part of ChessMood is the Right Mood and Right Move to make.
I am in Africa, but the kind-hearted ChessMood family extended their hands and love to reach to me.
Thank you, ChessMood.


Matt Hammons

United States

ChessMood is an amazing community and some of the highest instructional content out there for the money. I highly recommend it. GM Avetik Grigoryan and the team do a great job of presenting information and providing the support so the student can retain it and utilize it in their own chess journey.