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 October:
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 GM Avetik again
I am using your great anti sicilian courses . so when i have some problems i ask them here . so this time there is problem in this variation ( this time i use english symbols !! ) :
1. e4 c5 2.Nc3 e6 3.f4 d5 4.Nf3 de4 5.Ne4 Nc6 6.Bb5 Bd7 7.Qe2 Nh6 8.b3 Nf5 9.Bb2 a6 10.Bc6 Bc6 11.d3 Be7 12.0-0-0 Nd4 13.Qf2 Nf3 14.Qf3 0-0 15.g4
so here what if black plays 15.....f5 ???
Hello everyone! I registered to ChessMood today and so far I'm having a good experience. I then came across the MoodCoins which seems to be a very interesting system. There is that 1000 MoodCoins equals to $1 and I was wondering what you could do with it. Could you for example buy a 1 month PRO membership with 29000 MoodCoins? Thanks!
All of us know the rule of time: The player who runs out of time loses if the opponent has a chance of checkmating the
player who runs out of time (even if theoretically). Otherwise, the match is claimed to be a draw.
However, consider this position (white to move). The only possible scenario is
1. d4 b5
2. d5 b4
3. axb4 a3
4. b5 a2
5. b6 a1Q (or a1R, a1B, a1N)
It is noticed that none of the two players has any other options. Both players are forced to play the previous line.
One of the chess players in my country asked a question: If this position was in a real tournament and the WHITE player ran out of time before his/her sixth move, what is the decision of the judge?
Some chess coach insist that the white player should win!!!!
They claim that this would be one of the rarest moments that the player who runs out of time wins, as the opponent could do nothing to alter this result even if he/she had the authority to play with both the white and black pieces together.
I wish to know the opinion of everyone who read this especially the grandmasters moderators of this forum, in this critical situation.
Have you ever tried to play blindfolded chess ?
Lichess allows this mode , Go to preferences and the last option is to play blindfolded and make it yes,
You will play without seeing pieces on the board
Try it and tell us the results :D
This is the only game I managed to win : https://lichess.org/Qhq5WAbLryiZ
In the Bg4 Qb3 line, I liked the Ng5 idea. I tried it against my sparring partner and won a good game. When analyzing, he suggested 14...Qd8!? with the idea Ng5 Nh5. I guess this is a novelty and an interesting one ?
The next game he played it, I answered 15.Bg5 but was not convinced. Maybe 15.h3 a6 16.a4 is better ? Then I studied 15.h4 a6 16.g3, in the spirit of the ChessMood course, which is the most promising I guess. The critical line looks like 16...b5 17.a3 Qb6 18.Ng5.
What do you think ?
Thanks a lot,
Hello Good morning friends my chess.com rapid time control rating is 1754, my aim is cross 2000 rating barrier at end 2021, I usually invest around 7hrs per week for chess, I am not making any serious mistakes in opening but let say after 15 or 20 moves i am not able to make a plan and do some serious mistakes and also i am very weak in analysing my game or any masters games. So how can i improve my level of middlegame and how can i improve in analysing my own games? Please suggest in best possible way.
I am not a PRO member now but I had watched the course previously when I was a PRO member. According to my files, I have a doubt. What do we do when Black plays 1.e4 d6 2.d4 g6 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.Be3 c6? I remember Avetik sir telling something like it transposes to the Pirc soon but what if Black delays Nf6 and plays b5 and Nd7? What is our setup here? Also, is it possible to play 5.g4? Thanks in Advance!
Recently I played a tournament, was a little busy for this reason and didn't follow what is happening here last month, now I see a lot of new names. Let me know who is a new Pro Member here I want to welcome you guys, and will try to help you as much as I can :)
How your trainings are going and what courses have you already watched?
I hope you enjoy being in this Family,
I wish you best of luck in your future.
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 :)