Model Games with ChessMood Openings

Hello ChessMood Family! 
Now I'm adding model games in each section of our course, so you have a better understanding of the positions. Some of them, I'll also add in the book, that I'm writing now (later about that.) 

Why did I write this post? :) 
If you played nice and instructive games with our ChessMood openings - please post here. 
I would be happy to add them as well. 

The first course, where I'm going to add model games, gonna be the Scotch game. If you want to make a research in your games, start from the Scotch :) 

Sriram M

Sriram M 4 months ago

Hello All,

Here is a game I played with the Anti-Sicilian Part 2 Qb4! Novelty. By the way, the move 23. Qf3, was sort of a wasted move before realizing that I could trap the Black queen only if my queen was on e2. I could have moved it to e2 right away!

Sai Balkawade

Sai Balkawade 4 months ago

Against Benko, white tries new move and i used a plan of ...Ra6 ....Qa8 and ....Rb8 


Sean Raasch

Sean Raasch 4 months ago

I have to say that chessmood openings and videos are really helping. I’m at my highest rapid rating yet. 

David Flynn

David Flynn 3 months ago

Model game (well aside from the last move) in the Nc3 anti-Sicilian 3... a6 line at 60 10 time control.

Would have been a candidate for a prize winning game if only I hadn't blundered at the end in time trouble. As well as not noticing the g1-a7 diagonal was open, I missed Ne6 forking tricks based on Rxf4 Qh8 Qxf8 and Ne6. If only I didn't blunder under pressure I might be dangerous :-)

Also a few show me your cards moments - 9. O-O 10. h3 12. Qf2 - I may have learned something after all.

Anthony Norris

Anthony Norris 3 months ago

I just joined ChessMood, this is my first game w/ any of the openings (except accelerated dragon which I already play).  It will take me much longer to learn the Scotch & I'm not sure about switching my black replies to d4 or playing Grand Prix attack (I've spent alot of time on c3-sicilian) but I will still watch the videos, it's good to have multiple weapons.

Nf6 Scandi (I'm white)


David Flynn

David Flynn 3 months ago

My first win against the classical Maroczy bind.  Demonstration of White's bad bishop vs a good knight.

David Flynn

David Flynn 3 months ago

The Alekhine course is missing the refutation to the Mokele Mbembe (2... Ne4). Here is a game that demonstrates why this isn't a great move with some help from Black who decides his knight is better off trapped and then gives the bishop up instead.

The analysis gives Black's better try as: 4...Ne6 5.d5 Nc5 6.Nf3 d6 7.b4 Nca6 8.c3 dxe5 9.Nxe5 - however Black has moved his knight a lot to an awful place, and is White weak at all (other than maybe c3 is in the way)? I guess the twisting and turning of the knight like a water spirit is where it gets its name. Would be good to see whether Chessmood refutes this (not quite a gambit) with d3 or d4.

kushal chess

kushal chess 3 months ago

Sai Balkawade

Sai Balkawade 3 months ago


This game has right to be in Model Game section as I followed the basic attacking plans mentioned in the courses. I didn't make the strong possible moves but instaed played simple and logical good moves.

amit mishra

amit mishra 3 months ago

Quick & nice win in (3+2) format using scotch opening.


kushal chess

kushal chess 3 months ago

Thomas Maes

Thomas Maes 2 months ago

Model game in the Scandinavian 2...Nf6 3.Bb5+
samuel jones

samuel jones 2 months ago


my favorite opening is scotch i usually play this opening in chess.com hope you will teach me full course

David Flynn

David Flynn 2 months ago

Model attack in the Antoshin Philidor when Black wastes time (Nd7->e5->c6). Why couldn't I have had this during the tournament :)

Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 2 months ago

Here is a model game of how we handle the Scandinavian. Tempo, Tempo, Tempo!

Prapti Dholay

Prapti Dholay 1 month ago

arame chessmood

arame chessmood 1 month ago

David Flynn

David Flynn 1 month ago

Another nice attack demonstrating why the Philidor is not a safe option as some players think - and at 3 0 too

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2021.03.30"]
[Round "?"]
[White "WickedUk"]
[Black "dmattea"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C41"]
[WhiteElo "1807"]
[BlackElo "1768"]
[TimeControl "180"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Be7 6. g3 O-O 7. Bg2 Nc6 8. Nde2 Ne5 9. O-O Bd7
10. f4 Nc6 11. h3 Ne8 12. g4 f6 13. Ng3 Qc8 14. Nd5 Qd8 15. Nf5 Bxf5 16. exf5 Nb8 17. Nxe7+ Qxe7
18. Bxb7 Nd7 19. Bxa8 Qd8 20. Bd5+ Kh8 21. b3 Qb8 22. Bb2 Nc5 23. g5 fxg5 24. fxg5 Qd8 25. f6 gxf6
26. gxf6 1-0
Paulius Juknis

Paulius Juknis 3 weeks ago

Some of my online "gems":

 french Bd3




someone finally got his queen trapped :D https://lichess.org/D39P4Un1Nx33 

against pirc Bf4-Qd2, though i transpose to it via London/Jobava, oponents who want to play KID don't know how to react often.





trapping the Ng4 https://lichess.org/vSfsATpQaZLW