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Best Games of July and Prizes!
ChessMood Family!
Under this post, I invite you to post your best games that you will play in July.
At the end of the month, we will vote to find the winners in these 3 nominations.

1. The most beautiful game
2. The best positional game
3. The best endgame

The winners will join our PRO Members team for 1 month for FREE! 
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K H

K H 1 year ago

This game was played yesterday against a 1720 USCF rated opponent. 

Nice moments: 

13.c4 - Closing the position and neutralizing my opponent's two bishops advantage. Blockades the opponent's doubled pawns. "Restrain, Blockade, Destroy" - Nimzowitwch

22. h4  - Preventing opponent's counterplay on the kingside so taking no risks. 


After that I decided to bring my pieces to the best possible positions due to my opponent's lack of counterplay. Example: Move 26-29 (Bringing my king to the queenside in order to help support my rook and prevent any possible infiltration along the d-file. 

32.Ne1 - My knight is headed to d3 where it will increase the pressure on the c5-pawn. My opponent only has 3 pieces that can defend the pawn while I have four. That was the downside of having the two bishops advantage. (They control opposite colored squares). This move also provokes ...g5 which is my opponent's only source of counterplay otherwise it would be a slow painful death. However ...g5 creates another weakness on the kingside leading to Black having two weaknesses. (Maybe 3 if you consider the d-file. 



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Jonathan Turcotte

Jonathan Turcotte 1 year ago

Nice game!!
ARNAV maheshwari

ARNAV maheshwari 1 year ago

[Event "kitt 2019 gm tournament"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2019.06.04"]
[Round "6.74"]
[White "arnav"]
[Black "alekhya mukhopadhyay, west bengal"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D78"]
[WhiteElo "1847"]
[BlackElo "1661"]
[PlyCount "85"]
[SourceVersionDate "2017.10.01"]
1. b3 Nf6 2. Bb2 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 c6 6. d4 d5 7. Nd2 Bf5 8. Ngf3
Na6 9. O-O Nc7 10. Re1 Ne4 11. e3 Re8 12. Nh4 Nxd2 13. Qxd2 Be6 14. Bf1 f5 15.
Nf3 Qd7 16. a4 Reb8 17. Reb1 Qe8 18. c5 Bd7 19. Bc3 Bf6 20. Bd3 g5 21. b4 g4
22. Ne1 e6 23. Qe2 b5 24. cxb6 axb6 25. Ng2 c5 26. b5 c4 27. Bc2 Kf7 28. Nf4
Bg5 29. h3 Bxf4 30. exf4 h5 31. hxg4 hxg4 32. Kg2 Qg8 33. Rh1 Qg7 34. Rae1 Re8
35. Bb4 Rac8 36. Bd6 Qg6 37. Be5 Rg8 38. Rh4 Ke7 39. Reh1 Ne8 40. Rh7+ Ng7 41.
R1h6 Qf7 42. Bf6+ Kf8 43. Qe5 1-0

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ARNAV maheshwari

ARNAV maheshwari 1 year ago

2 good games by me
ARNAV maheshwari

ARNAV maheshwari 1 year ago

[Event "senior state 2019"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2019.04.26"]
[Round "2.37"]
[White "anantha sai, coimbatore"]
[Black "arnav"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A04"]
[WhiteElo "14"]
[BlackElo "1847"]
[PlyCount "74"]
[SourceVersionDate "2017.10.01"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d3 g6 4. g3 Bg7 5. Bg2 Nc6 6. O-O h6 7. Re1 e5 8. c3 Nge7
9. Be3 b6 10. d4 Qc7 11. Na3 O-O 12. d5 Nd8 13. Nd2 a6 14. f4 f6 15. Nf3 Nf7
16. Rc1 Kh7 17. b4 f5 18. bxc5 bxc5 19. Nd2 fxe4 20. Nxe4 Bb7 21. fxe5 Bxe5 22.
Nf2 Nf5 23. Nc4 Nxe3 24. Rxe3 Rae8 25. Ng4 Bg7 26. Rxe8 Rxe8 27. Qf3 Rf8 28.
Nf6+ Kh8 29. Ng4 Bc8 30. Qe2 Qd8 31. Rf1 Bxc3 32. Kh1 Bg7 33. Qd3 Bxg4 34. Qxg6
Qg5 35. Be4 Qxg6 36. Bxg6 Be2 37. Nxd6 Nxd6 0-1

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Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 year ago

Here is a Game that is crushing with ChessMood openings and is in July!

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3831301010

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Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 year ago

And another quick knock out!


https://www.chess.com/live/game/3831875940

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Gonna be tough competition!
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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

It's just 1+0 game:) But it was a nice attack :) 
https://www.chess.com/live/game/3835059238 

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Alex Nurijanyan

Alex Nurijanyan 1 year ago

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3834281787
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William Yen

William Yen 1 year ago

Event: Marshall Chess Club Weekend Open, Round 1
White: William Yen (2160)
Black : Joshua Ethan Chong (1889)

Time Control: G/90 +30

1. e4 e6 2. Qe2 Be7 3. d3 d5 4. g3 Nf6

5. Bg2 c5 6. Nf3 Nc6 7. O-O O-O 8. e5 Nd7

9. c4 d4 10. h4 Qc7 11. Re1 a6 12. Nbd2 Rb8

13. b3 b5 14. Nf1 bxc4 15. bxc4 Nb6 16. N1h2 Na4

17. Ng5 Nc3 18. Qh5 Bxg5 19. hxg5 Nb4 20. Ng4 Bb7

21. Nf6+ gxf6 22. exf6 Kh8 23. Bf4 Qc8 24. Be5 Nxd3

25. g6 Ne2+ 26. Rxe2 fxg6 27. f7+ Nxe5 28. Qxe5#

Not the most precise and technical game, but I think the ending is aesthetically pleasing :)

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Nice King's Indian Attack! 
Anna Khachatryan

Anna Khachatryan 1 year ago

[Event "5th Int.Chess Festival "Batumi Municipa"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2019.07.05"]
[Round "4"]
[White "WFM Khachatryan, Anna"]
[Black "WFM Kusluvan , Yekaterina"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D90"]
[WhiteElo "2027"]
[BlackElo "2155"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[SourceDate "2019.07.08"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. Qb3 Nb6 6. d4 Bg7 7. e4 Bg4 8.
Bb5+ c6 9. Ng5 O-O 10. Be2 Bc8 11. h4 Qxd4 12. Be3 Qd6 13. h5 N8d7 14. Nxh7
Kxh7 15. hxg6+ Kg8 16. gxf7+ Rxf7 17. Bh5 Ne5 18. Bxf7+ Nxf7 19. Rd1 Qg6 20.
Rd8+ Bf8 21. Rh6 Qg7 22. Rxc8 Rxc8 23. Rh5 Qxg2 24. Rg5+ Qxg5 25. Bxg5 Rc7 26.
Qe6 Rd7 27. Bf4 Bg7 28. Nd1 Kf8 29. b3 Rd4 30. Ne3 Bf6 31. Nf5 Rd3 32. Nh6 Nxh6
33. Bxh6+ Ke8 34. e5 1-0

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Wow-wow-woooow! 
Gabriel Lin

Gabriel Lin 1 year ago

awesome
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K H

K H 1 year ago

Nice Attacking Game + Exchange Sacrifice 

[Event "2019 World Open"][Site "?"][Date "2019.07.04"][Round "3"][White "Rivers, Ryan"][Black "Kevin"][Result "0-1"][ECO "A57"][WhiteElo "1871"][BlackElo "2003"][Annotator "klhoc"][PlyCount "72"][SourceVersionDate "2018.12.22"]1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. e3 e6 6. Nc3 exd5 7. Nxd5 Bb7 8. Nc3Be7 9. e4 Bxe4 10. Nxe4 Nxe4 11. Qa4 (11. Qd5 Qa5+ 12. Ke2 Qxb5+ 13. Kf3 Qxf1)11... Nf6 12. Bf4 O-O 13. O-O-O Qb6 14. Nf3 axb5 15. Qxa8 Na6 16. Bc7 Nxc7 17.Qa3 Ra8 18. Qe3 Ncd5 19. Qg5 Nb4 20. a3 Nc6 21. Ne5 h6 22. Qe3 Nxe5 23. Qxe5Bf8 24. h4 b4 25. Rh3 d5 26. Rg3 Kh8 27. Be2 Bd6 28. Qe3 Bxg3 29. fxg3 bxa3 30.bxa3 Rb8 31. Kd2 Qa5+ 32. Kc1 c4 33. Bf3 Rb3 34. Rxd5 Qxa3+ 35. Kd2 Rxe3 36.Rd8+ Kh7 0-1

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 1 year ago

Nice fight! 
Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 11 months ago

Punish your opponents

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3853861248

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Derek Lye

Derek Lye 11 months ago

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 11 months ago

Nice game Derek! 
A very typical crushing French Defence! 
You should add it in the topic, crushing with chessmood openings. 

I am very happy, that you watch the courses so carefully, that you remembered the Qa4 move! 
K H

K H 11 months ago

[Event "2019 World Open"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "2019.07.07"]
[Round "9"]
[White ""]
[Black "Kevin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "B35"]
[WhiteElo "1969"]
[BlackElo "2003"]
[Annotator "klhoc"]
[PlyCount "111"]
[SourceVersionDate "2018.12.22"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. Nc3 Bg7 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Bc4 O-O 8.
Bb3 Re8 9. f3 e6 10. Qd2 d5 11. exd5 Nxd5 12. Nxc6 bxc6 13. Nxd5 cxd5 14. c3 a5
15. Bc2 Qc7 16. O-O Rb8 17. Rab1 Ba6 18. Bd3 Bc4 19. Bxc4 Qxc4 {Black's plan
is to pressurize White's queenside pawns in order to force White to defend.}
20. Ra1 Rec8 (20... Rb7 21. Rfc1 (21. Rfb1 $2 Reb8) 21... a4 $17) 21. Rfc1 a4 {
Preventing b3} 22. Bd4 e5 23. Bf2 h5 {Trying to improve the position.} 24. Re1
Re8 25. Reb1 $2 {The rook should stay on the e-file to prevent ...e4.} (25. a3
Rb5 {There are too many weaknesses in White's position.}) 25... Rb5 $6 (25...
e4 {Creating a passed pawn} 26. fxe4 dxe4) 26. Rc1 Kh7 27. Be3 Reb8 28. Rc2 Rc8
29. Rcc1 f5 30. f4 e4 (30... exf4 31. Bxf4 d4 $1 (31... a3 32. b3 Qc5+ 33. Kf1
Bxc3 $17) 32. cxd4 Qxd4+ 33. Qxd4 Bxd4+ 34. Kh1 Rxc1+ 35. Rxc1 Rxb2) 31. Bd4
Bxd4+ 32. cxd4 Qd3 $2 (32... Qb4 {Same idea as ...Qd3 without weakening
Black's pawn structure} 33. Qxb4 Rxc1+ 34. Rxc1 Rxb4) 33. Rd1 $2 (33. Qxd3
Rxc1+ 34. Rxc1 exd3 35. b3 axb3 36. axb3 Rxb3 37. Rd1 $15) 33... Rc2 34. Qe1 (
34. Qxd3 exd3 35. b3 axb3 36. axb3 Rxb3 37. Ra7+ Kh6 38. Re1 {During the game,
I misevaluated the position and thought that White could get counterplay with
R1e7 so Black must play Rb2 and perpetual check.} d2 $1) 34... Qc4 (34... Qe2
35. Qxe2 Rxe2 36. b3 axb3 37. axb3 Rxb3 $19) 35. b3 axb3 36. axb3 Qxb3 (36...
Rxb3 37. Ra7+ Kh6 38. Qh4 {During the game, I thought White would be able to
get counterplay after ...Rxb3.} Qxd4+ $1 39. Rxd4 Rb1+ 40. Rd1 Rxd1+ 41. Qe1
Rxe1#) 37. Ra7+ Rb7 38. Rda1 Qb2 $2 (38... Rxa7 39. Rxa7+ Kh6 $19) 39. Rxb7+
Qxb7 40. Rb1 Rb2 41. Rc1 (41. Rxb2 Qxb2 42. Qe3 {This is probably White's best
chances of survival because it is a queen endgame. However this position is
still lost because Black is up a pawn and White's position is passive.}) 41...
Qb4 42. Qxb4 Rxb4 43. Rd1 Rb2 44. Kf1 h4 45. Kg1 Kh6 46. Kf1 g5 47. fxg5+ Kxg5
48. Kg1 f4 49. Kf1 Kf5 50. Kg1 e3 51. h3 Ke4 52. Kh2 Rd2 53. Re1 Kxd4 54. Ra1
Ke4 55. Ra4+ d4 56. Ra1 0-1

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 11 months ago

Good Game Kevin! 
Have you played it in World Open??? Have you met our GMs there? 
K H

K H 11 months ago

Yes I saw them play at World Open!
K H

K H 11 months ago

[Event "CCC Bastille Plus-Score #42"][Site "?"][Date "2019.07.14"][Round "2"][White "?"][Black "Kevin"][Result "0-1"][ECO "A58"][WhiteElo "1936"][BlackElo "1989"][PlyCount "46"][SourceVersionDate "2018.12.22"]1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 c5 4. d5 b5 5. cxb5 a6 6. Nc3 Bg7 7. bxa6 Bxa6 8. g3O-O 9. Bg2 d6 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Re1 Qa5 12. Qc2 Nb6 13. e4 Nfd7 14. Bd2 Nc4 15.Bg5 Nxb2 16. Bxe7 Rfe8 17. Bxd6 Bxc3 18. Re3 Bg7 19. Bh3 Nc4 20. Bxd7 Nxe3 21.fxe3 Bxa1 22. Bxe8 Rxe8 23. Qxc5 Qxa2 0-1
GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 11 months ago

Hey Kevin! Please post the link of the game, or notation, so we can copy and paste somehwere. 
Jeffrey Cobb

Jeffrey Cobb 11 months ago

Correction, this is a Closed Sicilian Crush

https://www.chess.com/daily/game/231679302

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 11 months ago

Wooow! 
Qh4, Qg3! 
I will comment this game for our courses! 
Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 11 months ago

Accelerated Dragon breathing fire!

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3869591186

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 11 months ago

Good Job! 
Jeffrey Cobb

Jeffrey Cobb 11 months ago

Another Accelerated Dragon

https://www.chess.com/live?#g=3869639721

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GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 11 months ago

Wow, Jef, did you learn all the courses?! :) 
Jeffrey Cobb

Jeffrey Cobb 11 months ago

Not all of them. Haven't got to Maroczy bind yet
Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 11 months ago

Punishing our opponents

https://www.chess.com/live/game/3871571913

GM_Avetik Grigoryan

GM_Avetik Grigoryan 11 months ago

Nice checkmate! :)