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Happy New Year and welcome to the "Best games of March 2021" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play this month.
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Here are the winners of February:
1st Arman Shahzamani
2nd Vladimir Bugayev
3rd Abhi Yadav
4th Sean Raasch
5th Vibhush Pusapadi
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 :)
Hello champions and welcome to the ChessMood team!
We all are from different countries, different ages, have different professions... But one thing bounds us - the passion for chess.
Champions, we'll grow together and keep a warm relationship in our team.
Please tell a bit about yourself in this post.
Here you can find sparring partners.
You can write, for example,
"Hey guys, my name is Bob, I'm from the USA, my rating is 2000 I'm looking for a sparring partner."
Or even more specific like "I just finished the Caro-Kann course and I'm looking someone to play a friendly sparring games".
Hopefully, you'll find good friends too.
Don't know about you, but I really loved the new course vs the Latvian Gambit. I thought it might be a good idea for members to post what annoying dubious openings ('Abracadabra Gambits', as GM Avetik calls them) we're having trouble against, maybe as a guide to what we'd like to see covered.
So my question is: which dodgy openings do you wish you felt more confident against?
For example, recently at fast time controls, I've had a good few people try the Stafford Gambit against me (1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nf6 3 Nxe5 Nc6?!), and this is doubtless because of all the YouTube videos where some high-rated player is 'demolished' with this secret weapon. Personally, I'm happy if my opponent plays this, because it's basically losing by force if you know what to do. If it's giving you trouble, I recommend Daniel Naroditsky's video on how to meet it.
But recently, I tried out the website openingtree.com, which allows you to analyse your results by opening move, and I found that I'd lost an embarrassing number of games against the Grob (1 g4?!). So for me, that's my request. I guess it's not played so often, so probably this can't be a priority, but I'd love to have some ChessMood repertoire against 1 g4.
What do you think? If you could request a ChessMood Abracadabra Antidote, what would it be?
Even better for Black seems to be delaying 5....Nbd7 and going for 5...c6 6.Bg2 (6.a4 a5 and ...Na6 with counterplay) b5 7.a3 Nbd7 8.h3 h5 when 9.b3 doesn't seem to be working. Is there a solution for this moveorder, as the line seems to be good for Black?
Best regards, Arnim!
Hi Chessmood colleagues,
In my online games I often encounter the following line in the Scotch ...Bc5:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Qe2 Nge7 8.Be3 and now instead of 8...0-0 as given in the course, Black stays flexible with his king and goes for 8...Be6 9.0-0-0 Qd7.
Any opinion on this?
I've just finished my OTB tournament (Armenian women's championship) and I've practiced our Chessmood openings and faced one problem in the Caro-Kann g6 line 1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5. c3 Nf6 6. Bf4 g6 and she played this position without Bf5, so the game was continued 7. Nf3 Bg7 8. O-O O-O, here I've played Nbd2 normal move and after unpleasant Nh5 move, I didn't know how to continue :(
Maybe I shouldn't play Nbd2 in this position?
I am new and looking to understand how best to proceed.
I see there is a Starter course that covers the Scotch as well as there is another course called, "Attach with Scotch Game". Which should I start with?
I also have no experience manipulating/editing a PGN file, how do I do this please.
I'd like to know if the King's Indian Attack could be a viable opening repertoire for White?
I'm the kind of people who prefer to play with ideas/middlegame plans instead of knowing a lots of line to crush my opponent and I am a KID player with black.
I know there are a lots of titled players here so I'd like to know if you think someone with this kind of repertoire (King's Indian Attack or Botvinnik System with White) could achieve at least the FM title with an opening repertoire like that, if we assume he is reading and working really hard on chess at the same time?
I know GM Gabuzyan played KIA a lots (also Botvinnik system I think?) when he was younger but I don't know if he was playing that exclusively until a certain level or not? It would be nice to know if it was his main weapon or not to have an idea.
Thank you :)
Hi -- I've been having quite a lot of success using the Chess Mood lines on Li-Chess. But a higher graded opponent made me struggle as White in the d3 line. The game went as follows __
e4 : e6 - d4 : d5 -Bd3 : dxe - Bxe4 : Nf6 -- Bf3 :c5-- Ne2 : Nc6 -- Be3 : Bd7 -- dxc5 : Qa5 + -- Nc3
It was his Bd7 that fazed me ! Maybe dxc5 was wrong as Qa5 seems good though Stockfish gives Qd2. Eventually I found myself in a rather lifeless position where he had the two bishops and a strong edge. I've looked through the materials but cannot find what is best ref Bd7.
I'd appreciate some quick guidance ? Thanks Keven
I'm new to playing 1.e4 openings with White. In an online game my opponent played 4...Qh4 against the Scotch. I replied with 5.Nb5 as recommended in the Chessmood course, but was surprised by 5...Bb4+ which isn't in the course (maybe in the Advanced section?) and didn't react well.
After 5...Qxe4+ 6.Be2 Bb4 we play 7.N1c3, but I suppose after 5...Bb4+ it is better not to play 6.N1c3 Ba5.
Any thoughts on this move order?
I thought I had to play 13... Bb7 rather than put my knights on the c5 square that had been cleared, which seemed to be in the and allowed Nc6 and Nxa5, but there are some really neat tactics I didn't see over the board:
13...Ndc5 14.Nc6 Qc7 15.Nxa5 (bah! you can have it) Bd7 16.Nd2 (er what? If 16.Nb3 Nxb3 17.Qxb3 Nc5 - oh that Ra1 is hanging) b3 17.Qb1 (Well isn't the pawn en[prise]? - nope 17.Ndxb3 Nb4 - the b4 square has just been cleared and the bishop is in trouble) Ba4 (shuts out the knight from defence) 18.Nc6 Bxc6 19.dxc6 Qxc6 20.Be2 Nb4 - Black is better.
For me I just love Fischer. It made me cry for more than an hr when I saw "Pawn sacrifice" and " Fischer Against the World". I was playing North Zone University event and my friend asked me to show the movie Pawn Sacrifice. I showed him and he watched it and when it was in the very end. I left the room and it was night and I was on street crying.
I only analised his few games like Game of the Century but I dont know I am very connected with him and his attitude. I do studied 18 hours a day in order to get a level of 1600 in just 2 month from beginner.
I just love him. I miss him.
He is my idol. He inspired me to study whole day.
The interesting this about me I am emotional but I dont cry so easily. Even when someone die I don't feel tears. For example when my grandmaa died I did not felt cry but when I think of him I feel cry. Because the first game video I saw was him and he was playing Suzen (Bc4 setup f4 f5 plans I think) against Najdrof.
For me if I see any chess player die no matter what's their age is. I just feel like cry.
I just dont wanna see any chess player die before the age of 100.