Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of November" 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:
2nd- Jay Garrison
3rd- Abhi Yadav
4th- Arman Shahzamani
5th- Derek Simpson
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 sir it has been a long time since I joined chessmood and I have now start realizing that plan for chess was for a month or for the next tournament only but now I want a study plan for 2 years so that I would be a far better player after 2 years than what I am today. I would be buying chessmood membership soon but cant now due to financial issues . Thank you
Alexey Dreev has been quite successful with the Caro-Kann against our (Modern) Exchange Variation in the following line: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.0-0 e6 8.Qe1 Nf6!? This move was briefly mentioned in the course, but clearly requires more detailed attention in light of its success in recent praxis. I am hoping that our ChessMood GM's can find an effective move-order antidote and share it with us in the Advance Section of the course.
Thanks for all your great work. :)
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 .
My kid(12 year old) is for whom I have subscribed to pro membership herein. On our 1-1 call with GM Avetik, his suggestion was to get sparring partners(casual or rated games) against whom to practice the openings he is learning on this platform(currently Scotch with White & Acc. Dragon with Black). His suggestion was to put it out in the forum as this community can build up on the knowledge gained herein.
His lichess ID is Mkvs715_Chs and hope to see some challeges coming in.
1. How to access Webinar in lichess? When i log into lichess , I go straight to the Study mode, How do I get access to the live Video?
2. I do not have a Chess.com account so if there is a webinar on Chess.com, again i get to see it as a Study in lichess, no video stream?
3. I see the recordings on Youtube, so I see that the stream is on Youtube, yet how can i access it?
Many people think that Benko Gambit is a bad opening, especially because of 12.a4 line.
But we have 11...Qb6 improvement!
Today I just played an excited game with that move.
Nice one yes? :)
The whole course is here: https://chessmood.com/course/benko-gambit
To crush with ChessMood openings or to be crushed- it's a choice :)
AI Alpha Zero gives us a new approach by playing on both the side of the board. Though there were some grandmasters who played such games but they fail or did't get much popularity as this chess engine has achieved so far. So according to human perspective whether it
I follow normally all super top events like Grand Chess Tour. I do watch live commentary in which GM's explains ideas for both sides but I can't understand one thing that when white is tempo up and when white is tempo down and how to understand that white is playing reversed openings or black is playing white's reversed openings?
Is it advanced concepts? I am just curious.
Example: Ok it's a reversed King's Indian and white is tempo up so I feel so confused.
How to stop your opponent if he tries to transpose your opening into a new and different opening. For example today I was playing a game. I was black.
Now it's a caro Kann structure. Even though I never studied caro kann I got these structures. I do play caro kann exchange as white so I got good position and played fine minority attack and won. But I am just curious that why it happened?
May be i need to work on basic pawn formations and their general plans so I will atleast handle transpositions like that.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all in the right mood today! Some of you know my story and some of you might not yet know, but basically I am working with the guidance of GM Avetik on being the first player over the age of 40 to go from amateur to GM.
Well, the word of my journey is reaching outside of the chess world, and I was interviewed for a podcast called “Lead, Grow, Innovate” this wee!
Go listen here and let me know what you think!