Thank you!

Dear ChessMood, I am glad to report that with help of your expert support and positive chess philosophy I succeeded to become a Vice Champion of my country in Rapid chess! It happened quite unexpectedly for me right after the end of the COVID tournament fasting, for I have left behind me almost 200 players, many of them experienced masters or young, fast improving players with all together 6 wins, 3 draws and without single loss. Thank you, coach Avetik, coach Hovhannes and all others for giving me the chance of reaching the best individual success of my entire chess life:  https://chess-results.com/tnr556748.aspx?lan=13&art=1&rd=9&fed=CRO&fbclid=IwAR24GUyfbNhqqgIKaWRel-cs49lBKn5_uj11x53Lm2HgtbcA0wKmZnfNtZ8

Chessmood Odysseus

Chessmood Odysseus 2 weeks ago

Martin, this is indeed a great feat! Very impressive! We are very happy to hear about your 2nd place! If you have the time it would be great if you can post some games with some comment. I suppose that you analyze your games anyways... 
Martin Machata

Martin Machata 1 week ago

Thanks, Odysseus! :)

I would gladly share with you some games from the championship, but there have been a problem with  online transmission, and my memory is unfortunately not so good anymore, as when I was 18. :)

But anyway, here you have some games. The first one shows, how strong the chessmood openings are: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/slovak-rapid-championship-2021/5/1/7

The second one, you can see the clear cut solution of French defense: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/slovak-rapid-championship-2021/3/1/9

And the third, what can happen, or nearly happen, against weaker opponent, when you are not regular tournament player... https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/slovak-rapid-championship-2021/2/1/10

Kevin Sun

Kevin Sun 2 weeks ago


Congrats Martin!

Proud of you and very happy to hear about your success. Good luck in the future and let us know about your next victory since we are really excited to know about your chess growth!


ChessMood 4 days ago

Wow Martin! 
You've left many IMs behind you. Congraultions! 
Such posts are like fuel that adds to our motivation to make ChessMood even a better place. 
Thank you! 
Kevin D

Kevin D 3 days ago

Well done martin, I'm envious. :)
Sergio Carrera

Sergio Carrera 2 days ago

Giorgos Kechagias

Giorgos Kechagias 2 days ago

Congratulations Martin! It is a great feat, I know Croatia has some strong titled players you have left behind!