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 :)
As it is well known, it's very important to be in a good shape not only with chesswise but physically too.
It's very interesting to ask what kind of sports do you prefer? Is there any that you are doing systematically?
P.S https://chessmood.com/blog/the-right-way-to-prepare-for-a-chess-tournament Also if You haven't read this article yet, click and correct your mistake :)
Ragozin vs Botvinnik (1930)
Fascinating game, but sharing here because of Botvinnik's note at the end.
"[Ragozin]'s chess intuition was phenomenal, and he often saw things which others did not notice. He achieved a lot in his chess career, and would have achieved more had it not been for his gentle character. Well, why beat about the bush, he was a little lazy."
Botvinnik, Half a Century of Chess, Game 10, p.27.
In this post, all chessmood family members are welcome to post their fav. attacking game. I think attacking is superb if it's well organized. I am learning basics of attacking so this game came in my mind. I chose this game to prove that girls are not losers in chess. I heard from many people who think that chess is only for boys. I know their thinking is so narrow but if anyone in chessmood family think like girls cant be super strong then see how the superb Judit Polgar Crushed one of the greatest attacker Alexi Shirov in style. This game I saw years ago but still I loved it. Because the way in which she crushed him was so great. Or I can say, she crushed him like a melon ( A term I use with my bestie)
In our studying sessions we see many classical games but there are some game which we love and we feel so happy to see that game. In the current post I want you guys to post any positional game which you think was superb positional masterpiece.,
Here is my one of the fav. game and it's again of Great Karpov. This game not only teaches us how to play Nd2 well against french but it also explains key ideas of the french Nd2 pawn formations. This game also explains the power of prophylaxis in chess. Also in the end the final combination was superb.
I have been concerning this question for a long time. I know to play well this openings, thus not letting my opponents to take the initiative. On the other hand, I have studied many classic games, truly magnificent examples of how to fight them. ( I have to confess that my favourite chess player is Super Nezh).
When it comes to dragon, a significant drawback ia that it has a lot of sidelines and requires huge theoretical knowledge. People who are not helped by their memory would never choose it. In addition, although it is a solid opening with a monster bishop on g7, black's position can get unsafe very wuickly, if the one who's playing black is not able to handle the opponents initiative. Also, black is losing a tempo by playing 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 ... because he is playing d7-d6-d5 and not d7-d5 at once as in the accwlerated dragon. Of course, I love ro face the dragon since it leads to a tough battle.
On the other hand, someone who is playing the Najdorf should be very careful, and set defence as a priority. Furthermore, he should be able to handle potential weaknesses, especially the e6 pawn in Fischer Sauzin attack and english attack. The game is more positional with the closed variations and when black keeps the king on e7 square.
All in all, I have been in this dillema for a long time and I decides to publish it to see what you think. Waiting for your answers guys. ;)
If anyone could help me this would be great and its been bugging me all day. I am a bit strange like that I have to know everything!
So I saw in the sept games thread some games posted in a nice looking replayer thats embeded into the site. I can't work out how to do it (tried both lichess and chess.com embed features)
If there is a site people are using or I am just doing it incorrectly it would be great if someone could show me how!
For me I just love Fischer. It made me cry for more than an hr when I saw "Pawn sacrifice" and " Fischer Against the World". I was playing North Zone University event and my friend asked me to show the movie Pawn Sacrifice. I showed him and he watched it and when it was in the very end. I left the room and it was night and I was on street crying.
I only analised his few games like Game of the Century but I dont know I am very connected with him and his attitude. I do studied 18 hours a day in order to get a level of 1600 in just 2 month from beginner.
I just love him. I miss him.
He is my idol. He inspired me to study whole day.
The interesting this about me I am emotional but I dont cry so easily. Even when someone die I don't feel tears. For example when my grandmaa died I did not felt cry but when I think of him I feel cry. Because the first game video I saw was him and he was playing Suzen (Bc4 setup f4 f5 plans I think) against Najdrof.
For me if I see any chess player die no matter what's their age is. I just feel like cry.
I just dont wanna see any chess player die before the age of 100.
Hello ChessMood family ! (after this sentence I wanna say "GM Avetik is here with you"...) :D
Well, tell us what was your last tournament? how did you play and how much do you miss OTB chess (on the board)?
I never thought that I would miss OTB tournaments, but now I feel that I really miss it, my last tournament was in January, 8 months without tournaments, the last 18 years this has not happened to me :D
Some players quote the phrase of the famous chess player- Bobby Fischer: I don't believe in psychology, I believe in good moves!
What do you think about this? Do you believe in psychology or not?
I totally disagree with this, I believe in psychology and sometimes it's even more important than good moves. For me, chess is 50% psychology :)
I want to know your opinion on this.
I am happy to announce that our technical team created the first quiz.
It will help you to memorize the variation, field where you have the biggest challenge.
It should help you very much.
This is a test version.
I would love to see your feedback and ideas on how we can improve it and offer you even better version.
Here is my result :)
I could solve a quiz I created myself :D :D :D
Can you? :)