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.
How much time does it take for a 1200 to reach 2000 fide elo,if he spends 6 to 8hours a day,what all should the 1200 player work on exactly to reach the 2000 rating barrier as quickly as possible,chessmood gm team,please reply if u guys see this,everyone are requested to share their opinions
At 4:55 it mentions the knight is being trapped with Qb6. The knight isn't trapped as it can go back to e4. I suspect the move f5 has been missed before rounding up the knight with the queen. Looking at it, the queen will probably then go to f6 rather than b6 with fxg4 added first (depending on what White plays) since capturing the f2 pawn is then a threat if the knight sacrifices itself for the b pawn.
I'm rated 2200 on lichess and It's been sometime since my improvement stopped and I Barely made it to 2300 before going back to 2190. I'm wondering how to improve my chess in order to reach those 2400+ ratings (in blitz 3+0). I've tried numerous way to handle both stress, calculations, time management, puzzle solving... But I feel that i'm not improving at all; worst, my rating is lowering day after day. I've tried to stop chess for around a week but it only lead to a more severe decrease in rating. Please save my chess.
I'm participating in strong RTU open in Latvia and played this game against IM in the caro-kann variation. Played mostly as recommended in the courses but I think this variation is strategically dodgy for white, especially after white's g4,f4 black played quick b5 with very fast minority attack I just didnt know what to do.
So please any improvements in this variation, txs
Hello fellow PRO Members
One feature you might not be aware of are the webinars from our Coaches on specific openings. These interactive webinars followed so called closed tournaments in which PRO Members played a specific opening/starting position with both colors in a 5+3 tournament on lichess.
I joined ChessMood last October and have now started my second iteration of the Opening Repertoire's videos. I find it very helpful to watch the webinar after each course. This helps me to better understand the lines in the courses. And additionally, you will find some lines that are not covered in the course.
These webinars can be found in the Event's section. They are not listed directly in the courses.
Here I list the webinars for the Anti-Sicilian courses:
Part 1, 2. ... d6 (Grand Prix) - 18.12.2020
Part 2, 2... Nc6 - 08.01.2021
Part 3, 2. ... e6 - 01.04.2021
Part 4, 2. ... a6 - 16.04.2021
Part 5, 2. .. g6 - 21.05.2021
I am so new in Chess Psychology so my teammate suggested me to read this amazing book. It was like boom for me. Now I feel more confident about my future chances of getting 2000 elo in 2022. I strongly recommend reading this book. It will change your life.
If anyone knows more books on chess psychology then kindly write the names with author. I learnt a lot chess and still learning and slowly but surely results are coming online because there are no OTB in India. So learning about psychology with chess will be boom for me and others also .
Preparing for a potential opponent. Against the Rossolimo he has two games that go 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg6 6. c3?! which I imagine is quite common from lower rated players.
Computer suggests the amusing 6... Qd3 occupying the hole, now 7. Re1 (the move he played after 6... Nf6/Bg7 in the two database games) 7... Bg4 8. Re3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Qd7 10. Re1 Rd8 11. Rd1 (fourth move with the rook) f5 = to slight Black favour.
First a disclaimer, I don't have a lot of CM coins :) only 68k.
Now, in the past some people were asking how to spend them and there aren't too many options. I have a idea!
ChessMood could propose one to one training sessions that could be bought by CM coins. Different session options, could have different prices.
To make it more interesting the training sessions would be streamed/recorded for others to watch as well, which would even more enforce the sense of community.
What do you think?
Had a game in the rossolimo variation as black vs 2450 IM. He played rare early c3-d4 setup:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.c3 Bg7 5.d4 Qa5 (remembered this move from the course) 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Re1 0-0 9.h3 and here I was stuck for plan as black. In the game I went 9..h6 with idea Be6, but I think white had small edge and in the end I got outplayed.
So please suggest improvement/plan for black, txs
Hello chess friends,
I played the following game and wanted to know what the chessmood line is for 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Ne2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. a3 a5 preventing b4? What are the ideas and plans?
Just for completion my game went
[Event "5m + 0s"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Ne2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. a3 a5 8. a4 Qb6
9. O-O f6 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. Na3 c4 12. Bc2 Bd6 13. Nb5 Bb8 14. Bf4 O-O 15. Bxb8
Rxb8 16. Qd2 Na7 17. Qf4 Bd7 18. Nxa7 Qxa7 19. Qh4 Rbe8 20. g4 Ne4 21. f3 e5
22. fxe4 exd4 23. exd5 d3+ 24. Nd4 dxc2 25. Rxf8+ Rxf8 26. Rc1 Qc5 27. Rxc2
Qxd5 28. Rf2 Rxf2 29. Kxf2 Qf7+ 30. Kg2 Bxa4 31. Qd8+ Qf8 32. Qd5+ Kh8 33. Qxc4
Bd7 34. h3 h6 35. Qd5 Qc8 36. Qd6 Bc6+ 37. Nxc6 Qxc6+ 38. Qxc6 bxc6 39. Kf3 Kg8
40. Ke4 Kf8 41. Ke5 Ke7 42. Kf5 Kf7 43. Ke5 Ke7 44. Kf5 Kf7 45. Ke5 Ke7 1/2-1/2
Thinking of entering.
5x45 15 games over this weekend (bye available if Friday's game is too late) - quite sparse in the open/under 2000 sections and no one particularly strong yet, so players of ~2000 FIDE are good contenders to win, though the prizes with the current number of entries is more beer / (juice?) money. Good chance to try out chessmood openings in long play settings. Anyone interested?
Entry is £7.50 +£5 (non-ECF) (credit card/paypal)
Hi guys - after never having a coach I have decided that it is time to get one.
However, it is difficult since there are many coaches available online. Do any of you have any recommendations? or are any of you interested in coaching me?
I am currently 2050 FIDE and have been working hard in the last years, I am already 33 years old, so not young by any means... but still with a lot of intentions to improve!
Thanks in advance,