Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of November 2021" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post the best games that you will play this month.
The Prize fund is 350K MoodCoins which is equal to 350$.
The 1st prize - 150K
The 2nd prize - 100K
The 3rd prize- 50K
The 4th Prize- 30k
The 5th Prize- 20k
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
Here are the winners of November:
Hello ChessMood family!
Thank you for sharing your games. We can clearly see you implementing what you’ve been learning from the courses, especially the classics! And it makes us very happy and proud! Keep going the same way!
Moving on to the prizes for November month’s contest -
The first prize goes to Vedant Garg for his textbook-style attacking game in the Sicilian Grand Prix setup!
The second prize goes to Wenstin for this nice attacking finish, starting with 18.Bxh7.
Michael Larsen takes the third prize for showing how to punish an opponent’s King stuck in the center.
The fourth prize goes to Ilja Haitin for his Ninja-like awareness to 29.Bd6+! and 30.f6! 4. https://www.vint.ee/en-gb/replay/12339239/
And the 5th prize goes to someone who’s shy to share their name, but brave enough to find an invisible 22.Rf5 move!
Congratulations everyone! And thank you all once again for sharing your games!
Best of luck with the next month’s contest.
Till then, keep the right mood and keep crushing!
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.
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 ChessMood family!
Thanks for sharing your games. You all have been playing some really strong chess, and we’re happy to see that!
Here’s the prizes list for October month’s contest -
The first prize goes to Huynh Hoang for this near-perfect game, with a nice finish.
Valerio Carnicelli takes the second prize for this mind-blowing attacking game. (28.Rd7!)
Ayush Shirodkar takes the third prize for the nice forcing finish in the end.
The fourth prize goes to Vladimir Bugayev for this miniature in Anti-Sicilian. https://lichess.org/wRgAWYNp#33
And the 5th prize goes to Avinash 004, showing how to attack in opposite side castling positions.
Congratulations to all of you, and thanks once again for sharing your games!
See you soon in next month’s contest.
Till then, keep the mood and keep crushing!
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.
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.f3 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Bg7 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Be6 11.Rc1 Qa5 12.Nd5!?
How should Black best proceed from here.
Dear Friends, Dear PRO Members!
I am adding this topic and kindly asking you to add here all your comments, where you feel there is a mistake in the course.
For every 1 hour course, we work many days, to try to provide you the best quality, but still we are human, and of course, there still will be some mistakes.
I will be just grateful if you add here the moments of the videos, where there is a mistake, and I will fix it.
Also, I love so much, that you watch the courses so carefully!
With best wishes,
I defend with caro-kann and there is one line where i cant win with black. Its the panov attack where white play like this 1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Nf3 Bg4 7 cxd5 Nxd5 8 Qb3 Bxf3 and white goes for the drawish endgame . My question is if i play a lower rated opponent and i would like to win is there a way to avoid that endgame and get a middlegame where i could outplay him. Maybe then i should just avoid the caro and play sicilian accelerated dragon it would be tough as i nver really pllayed sicilian and i have no experiewnce with it. Let me know what u think guys :)
Hey all, when I say my coach about Rossolimo with b6 in the courses after b6 white plays Nh2 but my coach said that after b6 white has very interesting idea white plays a3 and after some move b4 and make some game on queenside... So what we must play when white plays with a3 and then b4?
I wanted to share a question in the Benko that I had from a game I played this last weekend in a tournament. I was playing black against a strong FM rated 2392, and ithe 5.Nc3 line he played 8. a4. I spent a good amount of my time trying to work this out and got myself in trouble first on the board and later on the clock.
Here are the moves : 1. d4, Nf6 2. c4, c5 3. d5, b5 4. cb, a6 5. Nc3, ab 6. e4, b4 7. Nb5, d6 8. a4
How can we best answer this move? I took the pawn, but didnt follow up well and got tied up.
Hey fellow Pro Members!
Over the next few months, I am going to be working deeper on our ChessMood openings and filling in my PGN files, so I can remember all the lines better.
I am looking for anyone who wants to study with me, play these openings together, and discuss the ideas of the opening as we fill in the PGN files. We will work on 1 opening section per day so we don't confuse ourselves. The goal is to know all of our openings inside and out in the next 90 days! Everyone is welcome! Even our GMs, if they have time and want to pop in to give us words of wisdom!
I will be starting each morning at 9 am PST and working till 11 am PST on the ChessMood openings. I will be starting this tomorrow morning, since it is short notice for today, and will be working on this every day at the same time. I know the time wont work for everyone all the time, but I hope some of you will be able to make it once in a while.
If you would like to join me, please download the free voice chat app Discord and join my channel - https://discord.gg/fhZ2SP9 - so we can talk to each other while we work. It is ok if your English isn't the best, no one here will judge you, but it is important to be able to communicate.
I will be starting with the white openings, and this week will be the Scotch. Please take the time to watch the first section before we start if you can. I look forward to seeing you all over the coming weeks and watching all of us grow in our knowledge!
Feel free to ask any questions about this study group below. I hope you all join me!