The Best Games of May and the Prizes

Hello ChessMood Family! 
Welcome to the Best Games of May contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in May. 

The Prize fund is 650K Moodcoins which is equal to 650$.  

The 1st prize  - 200k
The 2nd prize -150k
The 3rd prize-  120k
The 4th prize - 100k
The 5th prize - 75k

The winners of April's contest are:  

1st place - Keok Woltek
2nd place- Dark Lord
3rd place - Abhi Yadav 
4rd place- Fahad Rahman
5th place - Sriram M

Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood! 
#Right Mood - Right Move 

Keok Woltek

Keok Woltek 1 year ago

Survived a wild attack..
Fahad Rahman

Fahad Rahman 1 year ago

skipper chess

skipper chess 1 year ago

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2020.05.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "skipper_chess"]
[Black "annika1604"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C44"]
[WhiteElo "1604"]
[BlackElo "1163"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[EventDate "2020.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 (3. d4 exd4 4. Bc4 Bc5 {also transposes into the
game}) 3... Bc5 4. d4 exd4 {The Giuco Piano but, transposing into the scotch
gambit} 5. c3 d3 $6 {a slightly dubious option as it is not very regularly
played} (5... d6 6. cxd4 Bb6 {is one option this transposes into guico piano}
7. h3 Nf6 8. Nc3 O-O 9. Bb3 Re8 10. O-O h6 11. Re1 Ba5 12. Bc2 Ne7 13. Bf4 Ng6
14. Bh2 Nh7 15. Qd3 Nhf8 16. Nd2 Qg5 17. Nc4 Bxc3 18. bxc3 b6 19. Qe3 Ne6 20.
Qxg5 hxg5 21. e5 d5 22. Bxg6 fxg6 23. Ne3 Bb7 24. Red1 Red8 25. Rac1 Rd7 26.
Nf1 Ba6 27. Ne3 Rad8 28. g3 Be2 29. Re1 Bf3 30. Nf1 Be4 31. Re3 g4 32. hxg4 g5
33. f4 c5 34. f5 cxd4 35. fxe6 Rc7 36. e7 Re8 {1-0 (53) Michiels,R (2215)
-Pinter,J (2536) Belgium 2008}) (5... Nf6 6. cxd4 Bb4+ {is the other option} 7.
Bd2 Nxe4 8. Bxb4 Nxb4 9. Bxf7+ Kxf7 10. Qb3+ Kf8 11. Qxb4+ Qe7 12. Qxe7+ Kxe7
13. O-O Re8 14. Re1 Kf8 15. Nc3 Nxc3 16. bxc3 d6 17. Rxe8+ Kxe8 18. Re1+ Kf8
19. h3 h6 20. g4 Bd7 21. Nh4 Kf7 {1/2-1/2 (46) Jones,G (2679)-So,W (2765)
chess.com INT 2020}) (5... dxc3 6. Nxc3 {with good development} d6 7. Qd3 Qd7
8. Nd5 Nd8 9. Qc3 Ne6 10. b4 Bb6 11. O-O c6 12. Nxb6 axb6 13. Bg5 h6 14. Bh4
Ne7 15. Rfd1 O-O 16. Rd2 b5 17. Bb3 Nf4 18. Bg3 Neg6 19. Qe3 Nh5 20. Rxd6 {
1-0 (33) Wernert,W (2333)-Gross,D (2383) Germany 2005}) (5... Qf6 {is another
option I have seen in games} 6. e5 Nxe5 7. Qe2 d5 8. Bb3 Bf5 9. cxd4 $18) 6.
Qxd3 Nf6 7. O-O d6 8. Bg5 {white pieces are active as compared to black's} Bg4
$6 {there is no Q on d1 so there is no reason to play this move. The bishop is
doing absolutely nothing on this square} (8... O-O $142 $14) 9. h3 Bh5 $5 {
still keeping the bishop on the same diagonal} (9... Be6 $142 10. Nbd2 O-O $14)
10. Nbd2 Qd7 11. Nd4 O-O-O $2 {the main mistake which allowed white to ruin
the P structure} 12. Bb5 $140 $1 Kb8 {any other move is no better} (12... Bxd4
13. cxd4 {now white has the c-file to aatack}) (12... Bb6 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14. Nc4
$1 {with two active knights who are limiting black's play}) 13. Bxc6 bxc6 14.
N2b3 Bxd4 $6 {exchanging the only defender of the black king and now black's
king is doomed} 15. Nxd4 h6 16. Be3 (16. Bxf6 $18 {was on the spot winning}
gxf6 17. Qa6) 16... Qe7 $4 {this position is anyway, lost} 17. Nxc6+ Kc8 18.
Nxe7+ Kd7 19. Nf5 Bg6 20. Qb5+ Kc8 21. Ne7# {a beautiful checkmate!} 1-0

my game with my own annotations!!
a really attacking game played on chess.com! P.S I am white and you can view the game by copying the entire text and then pasting it in chessbase
skipper chess

skipper chess 1 year ago

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2020.05.23"]
[Round "?"]
[White "annika1604"]
[Black "skipper_chess"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "C50"]
[WhiteElo "1162"]
[BlackElo "1605"]
[Annotator "14dak"]
[PlyCount "100"]
[EventDate "2020.??.??"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 {The Giuco Piano} 4. Nc3 (4. c3 Nf6 5. d4 exd4
6. cxd4 Bb4+ {Is the Main line} 7. Bd2 Bxd2+ 8. Nbxd2 d5 9. exd5 Nxd5 10. Qb3
Na5 11. Qa4+ Nc6 12. Qb3 Na5 13. Qa4+ Nc6 14. Bb5 Bd7 15. O-O O-O 16. Qb3 Nb6
17. Rfe1 Re8 18. Rxe8+ Bxe8 19. Re1 a6 20. Bd3 Qd5 21. Be4 Qb5 22. Qe3 Na5 23.
Bd3 Qd7 24. Qg5 Nc6 25. Ne4 Qd8 26. Qf5 f6 27. Nc5 g6 28. Qg4 Rb8 29. h4 Qd5
30. Bc2 Bf7 31. Bb3 Qf5 32. Qxf5 gxf5 33. Bc2 f4 34. Re4 Nb4 35. Bb3 Bxb3 36.
axb3 {1-0 (102) Vachier Lagrave,M (2745)-Le,Q (2703) Beijing 2013}) 4... Nf6 5.
d3 h6 {with the idea of stopping Bg5} 6. Be3 Bb6 7. Qd2 d6 8. h3 Be6 9. Bb3 O-O
10. O-O-O $6 {this is dubious because now I can spoil his kingside pawn
structure and he has to face a huge kingside attack} (10. O-O $142 Bxb3 11.
axb3 Qd7 {and a normal game continues} 12. Bxb6 axb6 13. Ra3 Rfe8 14. Rfa1 Rad8
15. Nd5 Nxd5 16. exd5 Ne7 17. c4 Ng6 18. Ra7 Rb8 19. Qe3 Nf8 {1/2-1/2 (33) Do
Thi Thuy,M-Bakri,A Vung Tau 2004}) 10... Bxb3 {OPPOSITE SIDE CASTLING= A VERY
EXCITING GAME FULL OF ATTACKING CHESS!!} 11. cxb3 $2 {A huge mistake .The
general rule is to capture towards the centre and this move is neglecting this
rule} (11. axb3 $142 Qd7 12. Kb1 a5 13. d4 exd4 14. Nxd4 Nxd4 15. Bxd4 Bxd4 16.
Qxd4 b5 17. f4 $13 {an unclear position as both sides have chances of attack})
11... a5 $1 12. g4 Nh7 {this move was played by black so that white's g5 move
would not come with a tempi after which black will be forced to take on g5
thus, weakening his position} 13. g5 $6 (13. h4 $142 Re8 {and an equal position
}) 13... h5 $1 {closing the position on the king side!} 14. Qe2 ({just worse is
} 14. g6 fxg6 15. Qe2 (15. Ng5 $4 Bxe3 $19) (15. Rhg1 $4 Rxf3 $19) 15... Qf6
16. Nd2 Bxe3 17. fxe3 Qf2 18. Qxf2 Rxf2 {with a better position for black})
14... g6 {now, white has no chances for an attack on black's king. Now that
the king side is closed, The white king is in huge trouble. This setup with
pawns on f7-g6-h5 is called 'breaking water' when transalated from Russian to
English} 15. Nd5 $6 {This move leaves protection of the a4- square which is a
square that should be defended as black gas some threats with a4} Nb4 {trying
to exchange knights in order to remove white's most crucial piece for
defending the white king} 16. Nxb4 $2 {all this does is help black to attack
white's king by opening the f-file} (16. Nxb6 $142 cxb6 {now black's pawn
structure is weak but, the c-file is open for attack. I personally think this
position is unclear.} 17. a3 Rc8+ 18. Kb1 Nc6 19. Rc1 Re8 20. Rhd1 d5 21. exd5
Qxd5 $13) 16... axb4 {and now, the magic on the a-file starts!} 17. Kb1 c5 $1 {
this is a very logical move as it is supporting the weak b4 P and also,
following the basic principle: We should never exchange pieces while attacking}
18. Rdg1 {with a few ideas to attack but, it is already too late!} (18. h4 $142
Qb8 19. Bc1 Qa7 20. a4 Rfb8 $15) 18... Qb8 $1 {trying to make a battery on the
a-file!} 19. Nh4 Qa7 20. f4 {the a2 pawn could anyways not be defended due to
the doubled pawns on the b-file. if were the doubled pawns not on the c-file,
then, then the white queen could have defended the a2 pawn with b3. another
reason why axb3 was better.} Qxa2+ $1 {The a2 pawn is the base of white's
position. once a2 is gone the b-file pawns are gone and then: the game} 21. Kc2
Ra3 $1 {attacking the b3 pawn and making use of the pin! yet, another reason
why 11.cxb3 was a bad move} 22. f5 {white has started his attack now but ,he
is already lost} Qxb3+ $1 {BOOM!} 23. Kd2 Qxb2+ 24. Ke1 Qc3+ 25. Kf1 Qxd3 $1 {
making use of the fact that fxg6 does not win a pawn because then after black
takes back on g6, white cannot play Ng6 as it is a check along the f-file} 26.
Qxd3 Rxd3 27. Kf2 ({if} 27. Ke2 Rxe3+ $1 28. Kxe3 c4+ $1 $19 {discovered check!
}) 27... Rxe3 $1 {Just simplifying! I did not need to keep any pieces on the
board to attack as I am already a few pawns up with a winning endgame!} 28.
Kxe3 c4+ $1 29. Kd2 Bxg1 {The whole point of this temporary sacrifice!} 30.
Rxg1 Kg7 31. f6+ Kg8 32. Rb1 b3 33. Kc3 b5 34. Rb2 Nxg5 35. Kb4 Rb8 {defending
the b5 pawn} 36. Ng2 Nxe4 37. Ne3 Nxf6 38. h4 d5 39. Kc5 d4 40. Nd1 d3 41. Nc3
b4 42. Nd5 Nxd5 43. Kxd5 c3 {Look at the position! what a beautiful one! 3
pawns on th third rank!} 44. Rxb3 d2 45. Kxe5 d1=Q 46. Kf6 c2 47. Kg5 c1=Q+ 48.
Kf6 Qxb3 49. Ke5 Rd8 50. Ke4 Qbe3# 0-1

 this game is with my annotations! an awesome game with awesome attack and a beautiful endgame!!!!!!!!  do check it out and also my active pieces just controlled black forces thank you chessmood lernt a lot from you!!!  P.S. I was black and you can view the game by copying the entire text and then pasting it in chessbase

skipper chess

skipper chess 1 year ago

btw I am really excited for your new courses!

T K 1 year ago

Beating positionally and slowly.
Jaylen Lenear

Jaylen Lenear 1 year ago


My real name is Jaylen Lenear. This game was none stop forward chess even tho that wasn't my intention those were just the best moves in my opinion

skipper chess

skipper chess 1 year ago

[Event "Live Chess"]
[Site "Chess.com"]
[Date "2020.05.12"]
[Round "?"]
[White "skipper_chess"]
[Black "Revolver_1411"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C02"]
[WhiteElo "1540"]
[BlackElo "1195"]
[Annotator "14dak"]
[PlyCount "59"]
[EventDate "2020.??.??"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 {The French Defence : Advance Variation} c5 4. c3 Qb6
5. Nf3 Nc6 6. Bd3 Bd7 7. O-O {This is certainly not the best line as, this is
a trap line and if, black does not get into the trap then, he gains an
advantage} (7. Be2 {is no longer popular at GM level but, in the olden times
When theory was not very developed This was a popular choice} Nge7 8. dxc5 Qxc5
9. b4 Qb6 10. b5 Na5 11. a4 Ng6 12. Bd3 Qc7 13. Bxg6 hxg6 14. O-O Nc4 15. Bf4
Be7 16. Re1 a6 17. bxa6 Rxa6 18. Qc2 b5 19. Nbd2 bxa4 20. Nxc4 Qxc4 21. Be3 Ra8
22. Nd2 Qc7 23. f4 Rc8 24. Rac1 Bc5 25. Nf3 Qa7 26. Qf2 Bxe3 27. Rxe3 Rc4 28.
Nd4 Qb6 29. Qe1 Rh5 30. Rb1 Qc7 31. g4 Rh8 32. Kg2 a3 33. Rf3 Ra4 34. Rb4 Ra8
35. Rb1 Qc4 36. Ra1 Ke7 37. Qc1 Qc5 38. Nc2 Qc4 39. Nd4 a2 40. Qd2 Ra6 41. Nc2
Ra4 42. Nd4 f6 43. Qc2 Kf7 44. f5 gxf5 45. gxf5 exf5 46. Re3 Re8 47. e6+ Bxe6
48. Qd1 {1-0 (57) Beliajevas,D (2168)-Klabis,R (1961) Klaipeda 2010}) 7... cxd4
8. cxd4 Nxd4 9. Nbd2 Nc6 (9... Nxf3+ $142 10. Nxf3 Ne7 $15) 10. Nb3 {Well, in
this line white gains an advantage in development} Nge7 11. Be3 $1 {Gaining a
important tempi. White cannot afford to lose time in this position as the
advantage / lead in development is his only compensation. Well, it was rightly
said "Time is money"} Qc7 12. Bf4 {I played this move to support the weak e5
pawn but, it turns out I lose a tempi If the white bishop wanted to come to f4,
Be3 wasn't necessory. White could have played Bf4 directly} (12. Rc1 $142 {
using the pin along the c-file!} Ng6 (12... Nxe5 $4 13. Rxc7 $18) 13. Re1 Ngxe5
14. Nxe5 Qxe5 15. Nc5 {white has active pieces}) 12... Ng6 {Bringing the
knight to a better square} 13. Bg3 Be7 $6 {missin' an opportunity!} (13...
Ngxe5 $142 14. Nxe5 Nxe5 15. Re1 Bd6 {and black is just better!}) 14. Re1 O-O-O
$2 {A FATAL mistake. The c-file is open and now white can attack using the
c-file} (14... O-O $142 15. Rc1 Qb6 {and the game would continue normally}) 15.
a4 $1 {Now starts the fun!} h5 {both side are trying to attack each other's
king} 16. h3 {creating a square for the bishop} h4 17. Bh2 Kb8 $6 {a move
which was not very necessory at the moment} (17... Bb4 $142 $1 {making use of
the fact that b4 is weak}) 18. a5 $1 {marching the pawn ahead! White should
not be afraid to give a pawn so that he can open up files near black's king}
Ka8 {tucking the king into the corner does not help black. In fact, all it
does is help white as the file which is going to be openedis the a-file!} (
18... Bb4 $142 {was once again just better than the move played in the game})
19. a6 $1 b6 {Now that the c-file is even more weak, white can expect some
tactics along the c-file and the h1-a8 diagonal} (19... bxa6 20. Bxa6 Rb8 21.
Re3 $1 {and now it will be a total catastrophe for black's king after the Rook
on e3 comes to a3!}) 20. Rc1 Qb8 21. Bb5 $1 {putting pressure on the c6 knight}
Rc8 $6 (21... Nb4 $142 22. Nfd4 $14) 22. Nbd4 {and even more pressure...} Nxd4
23. Bxd7 Nxf3+ $2 {until black is just lost!} (23... Rc7 {was just better!} 24.
Nxd4 Rxd7 25. Qc2 $14) 24. Qxf3 $18 Rxc1 25. Rxc1 Nxe5 26. Qf4 $4 {The mistake
of the game! or should I say BLUNDER ? This completely turns the tables around
in favor of black! I could have resigned here but, after remembering this
article I didn't : https://chessmood.com/blog/
it-is-never-too-late-to-resign-in-chess} (26. Qc3 $1 {is the winning move!})
26... Bd6 $4 {and my opponent did not find the move!! if I would have resigned
on the previous move, I would have lost 1 WHOLE point!!} (26... Nxd7 $1 {
is clearly winning! If my opponent found this move I would have obviously
resigned but, my opponent did not find this move!!} 27. Qxb8+ Nxb8 {with a
clear-cut piece up position}) 27. Qxe5 $1 {Queen sac of the day! ( well,
temporary!)} Bxe5 28. Bc6+ $1 {intermezzo!} Qb7 {is forced} 29. Bxb7+ Kb8 30.
Bxe5# {what a beautiful game! A mate with two bishops is not so common! all of
this happened because black castled the wrong side.} 1-0

my game with my own annotations!!
a really attacking game played on chess.com! P.S I am white and you can view the game by copying the entire text and then pasting it in chessbase
Tanmoy Mitra

Tanmoy Mitra 1 year ago

I manage to save a loosing game.

T K 1 year ago

Jyotisko Sengupta

Jyotisko Sengupta 1 year ago

Juicy light squares! Congrats bro!
Jyotisko Sengupta

Jyotisko Sengupta 1 year ago

A game where all my pieces are hanging at move 12. FM got crushed quickly. Beautiful sacrifices and more. consider watching.



T K 1 year ago

Tactics are everywhere!
Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 year ago

This one was fun! I am sure you will enjoy the finish as much as I did!

Jeffrey Cobb

Jeffrey Cobb 1 year ago

Not a big fan of 3/2, but tried a few games in Chessmood tournament.  No fun getting roughed up by guys 700 points stronger than me, but here's one that went my way.


Rivaling @GMAvetik for computer scoring

Jeffrey Cobb

Jeffrey Cobb 1 year ago

Another entry and another pretty good accuracy score


Jay Garrison

Jay Garrison 1 year ago

Never let your opponent breathe!

Ovi S

Ovi S 1 year ago

Here is one of my games using chessmood opening that makes a BIG difference!


Thanks Avetik!


ChessMood 1 year ago

Nice implementation of Scotch ideas in Sicilian! :)