It was a little hard to understand you in today’s lecture about when opponent has the initiative. What were the rules again? I tried to watch the replay but still had some trouble understanding you.
It sounded like you said change game force? I got the exchange pieces.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Nf3 Bc5 6. Nc3 Nd4 7. Nd5 Nxf3+ 8. Qxf3 Qxf3
Is what we played. Should I have played 6.Bg5?
If 6. Bg5 isn’t b2 hanging or is there trap?
And yes I messed up by not capturing...Nxf3 with pawn on g2. This was not my best game I was a little intemidated by my opponent rating and also ended up playing real-time both I shouldn’t have done.
For me it's bobby fischer. There is one similarity between him and me. He only loved chess in his whole life and same with me. I love chess more than anything. Another thing I noticed that he was an introvert personality and same with me. Another thing similar to him and me was study whole day like he did . nowadays I have time issues otherwise when I was beginner I studied 18 hrs a day and gained 120 points in one event after 2 month of prep.
I just love him.
I like to make small videos of my games and post them in Facebook when I win. Just like a memory for my self or something like that. The nice thing is Facebook shows me the posts I made from a year ago on the same day. This is really cool because I see my old games. I been watching how I used to play compared to the games I have today and I can see a huge improvement. Thank You ChessMood!
Um I am following latest events in midnight nowadays. I was watching live commentary of singufiled cup 2019. Both Anand and Magnus missed retreating moves. How is it possible?
I meant they are top players in the world but still why it's hard for them to find a backward piece move?
Yes from the very beginning we learnt to move pieces forward but is there is no solution of this issue about finding backward moves in tactical or strategical positions?
Any book which covers puzzles or strategies based on backward moves?
Can anyone suggest a line for white against Benko Gambit?
I know plans from black side but confused which line is fine for white to hold.
I just do not feel comterble with g3 lines bec black's put so much pressure and I cant handle it well.
I like the e4 Bxf1 line now.
I need suggestions as white because I am preparing d4 too.
Hey everyone, I made a discord server that is "unofficial" but where we can talk and send ideas, share links for webinars etc without having to be on facebook. This is completely optional and just for fun. Please don't feel obligated to use, and I am sure the ChessMood family will still be using the FB chat.
I also made ChessMood an admin on discord so they can control it as they see fit. Here is the link for anyone interested!
Hi Coach and Chessmood family,
Are there any good ways to practice defending a castled king? I often blunder in situations when my castled King is under heavy pressure, i.e. I move the pawns forward, or move defending pieces on the wrong squares etc. If there are any good tips do let me know. Thanks guys.
Hi guys I hope you all are doing well in chess. I have a question regarding some lines. So I need some suggestions.
I am a positional player but I do play e4. I am a alapin player against Sicilian and my score is quite +80%.
Today I decided to switch to d4 because I wanna learn more pawn formations and d4 is both tactical and positional I think.
I need suggestions about which setup to choose against
1. Nimzo Indian ( I like to the games of f3 e3 line played in recent top chess ) is it okay for me?
2. Against direct f5 on move one. ( I played Nc3 against direct f5) Is it fine approach? My point is to get e4 as fast as I can.
3. King's Indian ( I never studied any games of this lines so pure beginner in this field. I need a promising positional setup not super sharp because I am still on the way to improve my calculation level and due to lack of time I think I can focus on positional chess first and when I will get more time after my future job I will start focus on calculation.
4. Against slav or semi slav ( I normally play exchange queen's gambit ) and my ideas are clear about the pawn formations and pawn levers and typical ideas.
5. Against Gruenfeld? ( I never studied this line but I like the games of Russian System) I do not know plans but I like my pawn center and then passed d pawn . Any suggestions about it?
6. I am a benko gambit player from black's side and I do not know which setup is fine for white against benko. I prefer to play the e4 Bxf1 Kxf1 g3 Kg2 Nf3 Re1 Re2 lines. but still thinks it's passive so I need an idea against it. I also do not like to play passive positions like legendary Kramnik can . I meant g3 Bg2 ideas I do not like because I can not play e4 and another thing is sometimes black's pressure along a6-f1 is tremendous and force white to play e4 and then he black attacks the d3 square and so on. So that's all I know.
I do not know if there are more lines still left against d4 .I seriously need help because I have bunch of books but I need promising ideas. All the variations which I like above is because of the lastest GM's games except against dutch I learnt the idea of rapid e4 from some nice positional lessons of Varuzhan Akobian.
Thanks for all the future suggestions. I am happy to be the part of this family.
Another crutial thing is that I am only 1465 FIDE rated and another thing is online I am above 2000.I do not play events due to lack of time but preparing at home and hoping to come back to events one day and also there is no club near to my home. Nearest club is 200 miles from my home. So this bothers my level .
Today we have a simul game with GM Hovhannes and GM Avetik.
This time it's gonna be free for all PRO Members.
We will play 15 tables.
So, first come, first served.
Please in the comments sections write your nickname on Lichess.
The registration will be opened Before 15 minutes of the start of the event, in https://lichess.org/simul
With love, ChessMood team
We have good news for you!
On August 14 you can play 1-1 blitz games with GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes!
If you want to participate in this event, in the comment section, please write your nicknames of chess.com and Lichess, and also your preferred time control (5+0, 3+0 or 3+2).
GM Avetik Grigoryan will LIVE comment the games!
First come, first served :) Who comments the 1st - he plays the 1st game :)
In the messenger list Chats were it has your profile picture... you can click that and it will take you to a menu page... go to notifications and sounds and there you can put limits on the messenger notifications. I set mine until morning but if you want you can even put them on vibrate or shut them completely off.