Hey Coach! Sorry, forgot to post here. How would you decide between playing the Najdorf vs the Dragon? For those of us that only have time to consistently play one opening :) Is one better suited for play styles vs the other? Or is one better at higher levels?
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.
Dear ChessMood Family,
As you know many months already, I've been working on the course "Najdorf Defense", which I call "Najdorf Attack!".
I started to record it and we just uploaded the 1st section!
Hopefully, you'll love it.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post here.
With best wishes,
How to handle loses?
In past when I had time and I prepared my basics so well with chess puzzles, Kasparov predessors, openings ideas, pawn structures and lot more then I played so well beyond 1600 elo players but yeah at some point idk why I lost a completly dominating positions. But okay I lost then issue is how to prepare your mind to play well in very next round after a lose in a winning and dominating positions. I had always nice time management and I always had an hour left in my clock in a time control of an hr + 30 sec. increment because most of the time I think in my opponent's time and I found quickly all his ideas and plans but still I lost.
Any tip how to handle loses and blunders.
What are the most effective ways to do blunder check practice so one day it will be in my subconscious mind for forever.
Did anyone do yesterday's puzzle successfully? I couldn't do it & think it wasn't possible or correct!? Of course, that is very unlikely. I did manage today's puzzle, but only after 2/3 tries.
Might the puzzles have a hints feature?Or a place or way to get feedback to solve them (provide the answer? Hidden and only revealed by clicking or other?).
I have to admit I am not a big chess puzzle fan (so far, I have never attempted the puzzle rush featured on many sites), but I generally like to do one or two a day and I do plan to do more, as I think they will help me improve.
Part of my relative reluctance with puzzles, is that I have always regarded them as relatively artificial and I would much rather do puzzles from openings. mid and endgames that actually happen in my own games or even have a link to the complete game they are taken from, so I can see the big picture. Again I know some are just made up ones that have never occurred in a real game (and sometimes the puzzle ends with me having more questions than the puzzle asked for, which I find mildly irritating!).
I am grateful for any help with this. I even respect answers I do not like and do not want to get!? Many thanks
I joined yesterday (Pro) and am enjoying looking around the site and look forward to improving with this fine chess resource. So far, it appears I am the lowest rated player on site (1400 at chess.com at 5 minute blitz) with everyone I have seen so far, much higher rated, but watch out when I beat you! Just joking. So, hello and best wishes to everyone for good chess and good times here!