Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of January 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 December 2021:
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 :)
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.
The mistake that costs title Champion of Thailand
Today finished Thailand Championship.
A very tough fight was going between one of our ChessMood PRO Members Thanadon Kulpruethanon and Tupfah Khunokaew, a very talented and underrated guy.
In the last round he was playing against my another student Prin, and in case of a win, Tupfah would win the tournament.
In this position, he played Qe5? A move that costs him the title.
Why white shouldn't change the queens?
1. The black king is not safe due to weak dark squares.
2. Queen + Knight is doing much better than Queen + Bishop.
3. Rook + Bishop work better than Rook + Knight
4. Bishop gonna be better than the Knight as the fight gonna be on two sides of the board.
To understand when to exchange pieces is a must-learn skill!
Anyway, great tournament by Tupfah and congratulations to the champion Thanadon Kulpruethanon!
Another step-by-step course is uploaded ????
This time - how to play against Philidor defense.
Covered all the lines:
✅Main line with ed4
✅Larsen line with g6
✅Hanham Variation (old lines)
✅Modern Philidor Defense
Special thanks to our Grandmasters team for keeping the high-quality standard for our courses that we initially put when launched ChessMood????
This course would be possible to make in 1 day (as many educational platforms do and sell with nice marketing words).
We have spent a few months...
The course is available here ⤵️
P.S Keep the constant growth and learn from trustworthy sources.
This is the shortcut to get where you want.
Truely I am impressed by how Kasparov played this game. I do not understand opening well it's like mixture of King's indian and Benko but I learnt the following things:
1. Power of bishop pair in an open position.
2. Compensation of two sacrificed pawns for activity.
3. Piece mobility and especially white's all pieces were in queenside so king was unsafe and black used this to create some attacking ideas.
4. The b5 new benko mixture was new for me. I also never saw this Bg5 move in king's indian because I only saw two games in chessmood so I do not know what is best line against Bg5 .
During the analysis of game, author said it's not a good line for black
Still a lot I miss but it's fun to learn something drop by drop I can fill the glass.
Let me know what you think guys?
Any suggestions if I miss some concepts.
Coach kindly made a good article about what is chess?
The reason behind this request is as you know my grop @chesslectures. Most people are beginners and they think chess is a game of tricks, traps, luck. I tried my best to write an article about chess is a game based on strategy and there I wrote study plan fom beginners to 1600 level but I think if you make an article whenever u will find time in chessmood community then it will be like a boom for all beginners and they will listen your advice and give more value to it.
Even though I do study wiith WCM and I studied with my coach and I have a lot experience in how beginners and intermediate players make mistakes in their study but still rating matters. I am 1465, mmost people ignore my article even if I guide them right. They think hey man, you are 1465 , go learn first then teach. I think they are half right and half wrong. Half right is yes I need to learn a lot still but half wrong because they do not know my experience in the field of research. I done a lot analysis in past about how to improve in chess but issue is I done research late. It's because in past we had speed of 10kb/s.
Just hoping to help misguided beginners. I hope one day you will find time for article too.
Thanks for your support.
The following move-order poses some tricky problems if we also intend to use the recommended Grand-Prix Attack setup against the Modern Defence with 2...g6. I couldn't find a good way around this move-order so White may have to come up with an additional attacking scheme vs The Modern.
What say you ChessMood Team, all suggestions/ideas/antidotes are very welcome:
Hi guys! I am looking for some good partners to improve my chess skills in online games on lichess.org and chess.com . My ratings vary from time controls, but they are round 1650. My lichess profile: giorgoskehagias509 and my chess.com profile: Giorgos_Kechagias. You can also contact me in my gmail: [email protected] Finally, I am located in GMT+2 zone Greece. I can play in any time controls but I prefer 5+3, 8+1, and 10+0, in order to stay focused. See you soon guys ;)
Hi myself abhishek yadav. You can call me Abhi. I am 1465 FIDE rated guy and hoping to find a good partner for playing chess and also an hr daily classical game study. Because sometimes my mind stuck to read books. I know GM Avetik's method and I also apply same ideas in study but problem is how to find plans is a big issue.
Let me show a position.
I spent 10 mins on this position and my main thought is to find a way to open centre with f6 but I do not saw the follow up well. White's king is in the centre so I need to punish him for that. Avetik sir said focus on classics. I got that but before any game lesson we have to analise game alone na and there I face issues. I am doing fine against 2000 chess.com blitz and recently had nice victory against FM but who cares for blitz.
So,I hope I will find a partner for study. But no beginner please.
I am not trying to insult anyone. I just need a player above my strength. Anyways my positional chess is better than tactical but I do not mind styles.
I would like to say how pleased I am that ChessMood opening white repertoire is based on 1.e4.
I have played chess (badly) for many years and have always liked 1.e4 as my favourite white opening (1.e4 was famously endorsed by GM Bobby Fischer as his favourite white opening also eg "1.e4 best by test", as he stated!).
It is really good to hear GM Avetik Grigoryan explain why ChessMood chose 1.e4 to be the white opening first move of choice (and very nice to go with 1.e4 Scotch opening, yet another favourite opening of mine). I agree with his comment on the potential attacking nature of 1.e4 and I chuckle as I have had 1.d4 players try to tell me how aggressive and attacking 1.d4 opening is for white! Well. of course there are some attacking 1.d4 openings, but I have yet to find one as fast and as aggressive as some of the 1.e4 openings. If anyone knows any, do let me know, as most 1.d4 aggressive openings I know take time to develop (Blackmar Diemer Gambit, BDG, 1.d4 d5 2.e4 is a possible exception, but as it involves 2.e4 as the second move, it doesn't count with me as a true 1.d4 opening?! LOL!).
Continuing my 1.e4 ramble, I started my chess "career(?)" playing the Alapin Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.c3 and then last year I got a chess coach who played Sicilian Accelerated Dragon as Black and I started to learn this too and ended up trying to learn the Sicilian with both colours! However, this centered on the Open Sicilian openings and anti-Sicilian openings (Alapin/Rossolimo etc etc BUT not the Sicilian Closed!).
So, now I am learning the Chess Mood Sicilian Closed opening (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4...) and the Scotch Potter variation (Nb3) and the French Schlecter (3.Bd3)! BRING IT ON!
(I almost forgot why I started this 1.e4 post! It is because I found x9 GM Bobby Fischer Closed Sicilian games in my Fritz9 DBase (7 white Fischer wins & x2 draws) and this prompted this post. I am not sure if the game Fischer vs Spassky Sicilian Closed 1992 (m 25) is in the "Classical games" Chess Mood list, but I think it could be so I post it to honour a favourite player of mine who was a 1.e4 expert chess player!)
Viva 1.e4 (here endeth my 1.e4 ramble...for the moment. I will not mention Petrovs, Scandinavians,French, Caro Kann, Italians, Spanish, Viennas, Philidors, Owens & Nimzowitsh, Pirc, Moderns and any other 1.e4 openings...) Happy opening study all and goodluck! ;-)
There are journalists who ask you what kind of apple you like and people like Alex who make the interviews cool with interesting and deep questions.
I think this is the most open-hearted interview I've ever given.
Thanks all those because of whom now I am living a smile in my soul ❤️