Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of October" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post your 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 September:
1st- Keok Woltek
2nd- Jaylen Lenear
3rd- Ash PV
4th- Karl Strohmaier
5th- Abhi Yadav
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 :)
Well, a lot players in our chessmood family are experts and some are learning classics. In case of me I am just addicted to study of Carlsbad. I feel full of energy when I see this structure and analize games of this structure. I am still learning so a lot mistakes I have to solve. Here is an interesting position. How many of you know this position and plans for both sides? Guess who played this !? Ne2 N in a game. Please don't check database.
I am now a days working on my base files on Carlsbad Stru. My plan is to dive deeper into the positions and see min 200 classics based on all the themes.
In the second pic you guys can see I am arranging my base file based on themes and in the bottom I am pasting a lot commented games so I can easily understand ideas. I know basics of all the themes already so looking at 200 or may be 500 games in a month wont be a big task for me. I am saying See not analize. Rest study I do with my partners.
Note: I am also studying with chess partners different things like middlegames books, pawn structures book, endgames and opening training games too. Alone I like to work on this str. a lot.
Have you already watched the Caro-Kann course and are there any questions?
Today we had a call with coach Avetik and got some answers to our questions that are not in the course. Ask yours, I'll glad to help you as I'm able to :)
If you played today's "Caro-Kann" tournament among Pro members, share your best game here.
Hi GM Avetik
I am going over Benko Gambit opening, but I still have a hole/gap in my understanding and database where your best Benko Gambit Declined games are still missing!
Remember, I asked for your best Benko Gambit Declined games quite some while ago and you said you would look a few up for me? How did that go? Did you find or play some Benko Declined games? I hope you did and can post one or two of them for me to learn from! Also, of course, these would be useful for everyone!
Alright, I look forward to any help you can give on this and I also look forward to doing the Chess Mood Benko course more fully now. COGRO!
Right mood, right move & no hoodie blunders!
Many thanks & best wishes ;-)
Dear ChessMood family!
We've added new events for our ChessMood students and PRO Members.
I have a doubt guys regarding the Sicilian for black.... So here are my doubts :
1) What to do against e4 c5 Bc4!?
2) What to do against e4 c5 a3 with the idea of b4! So Simon Williams has covered this in a video course on chess.com for WHITE so would like to know how to play as Black!
Thx, these are all the doubts!
Hello Chessmood Team
Since you are making a video series on model games of all openings, I would suggest that why not keep different sections for posting our games in the best game prizes post
Games with different titles like scotch, acc dragon, anti sicilian, benko, etc...
So members can post their games directly in that area and your time will be saved as well
For eg - I won a game with anti sicilian part 3, so I will post my game under that section
I hope you will consider this suggestion as it will save yor time and effort as well
I know chessmood openings are best for below 2500 players but apart from chessmood openings what you liked the most?
I loved alapin variations so much against Sicilians because I found no useful content on open sicilians so I was tired of losing with open sicilians so I chose solid approach with alapin..
I loved Ruy Lopez and Italian game too.
Against french I loved Nd2 because of amazing Karpov's game against Mestel.
Against d6 I had no prep.
Against Scandi I had no prep.
Against Alekhine I had no prep.
Against c6 I always played Caro Exchange Variation!
Against e4 I played many openings such as french, sicilian accelerated dragon and czech pirc.
Against d4 I also loved d6 and stonewall dutch and Benko Gambit.
Against c4 and Nf3 I had no prep.
Generally I'll either run out of time, or make some dreadful moves, sometimes blunders at 3 0.
How to play well at this time control? How should thinking be organised? How to practise other than just play lots of games, and the usual (practise tactics, endgames, openings, strategy) to rely more on intuition than calculation.
Note: Of course software manuals are available to us, but I am not sure reading hundreds of pages would be the best approach.
I enjoyed the creative 3 move checkmate in today's chess puzzle. But it also seems after White’s first move, if Black captures the rook instead, then after 2. Bd5 check and 3. Bxa2, White can also win, even though he will lose the f-pawn, and will have the wrong colored bishop for the rook pawn on the h-file, because the White king can come around the back and win Black’s h4 pawn just in time to shoulder the Black king from reaching the h8 corner, for the typical draw (against a rook pawn on the h-file and a light squared bishop). Is this correct? If so, the f-pawn is critical to both winning variations (otherwise the Black king would head immediately to the corner).