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 :)
I am a low intermediate player, not sure my otb rating at this point tend to be around 1500 online.
I like playing the French defense, but I frequently get opponents that play slightly unusual or inaccurate move orders.
The one if face most often is 1. e4 e6 2. Nc3 which usually goes into exchange French
and another is 1. e4 e6 2. e5 which usually transposes into advance variation. I was wondering if there is anything to do against these weird move orders to spice things up a bit.
I get tired of playing the exchange so I could transpose into a Sicilian in the first example but don’t play that opening, so I’m not sure what variation that would be called.
We have this topic in our Blog.
If you have any questions, comments or you just liked it, feel free to share your thoughts here.
So I was reading through a few of my favourite blog posts, I have them all bookmarked on my web broswer currently.
Howeever, I think it would be great to be able to add blog posts to favourites. That way everything you need can be stored in favourites list and easily access from one page.
As coach suggested to work on openings courses and then play more and more games of that openings and then check your pgn files for any mistakes. By this way we can memorize not only the variations and ideas but it will improve our speed of play too. But what about pawn structures? I am working on pawn structures with my friend. We chose those pawn formations which may arise in chessmood openings. I am sharing my current structures training in the bottom.
1. Carlsbad Structure. (Before chessmood I studied and loved this structure and this structure motivated me to learn classics of Karpov so after coach taught me learn classics I chose Karpov). Another point of learning this pawn formation is to improve my caro kann exchange variation play. Because Chessmood presents Caro exchange so we have carsbad in exchange variation too.
2. KID structures. The reason behind learning this structure is that sometimes in London System we get some versions of KID. So I decided to learn the structure.
So my question is how do you guys revise pawn formations ideas? For example, for me carlsbad main lines are so easy to understand and I can even dominate people using carlsbad ideas but KID is tough and new structure for me. So is it good for me to play games with this new structure then check the ideas with book of structures that I did well or not.
Any suggestions about working on pawn formations are welcome.
I am using this book because it not only show games but the way author explained ideas improved my positional understanding to the next level. I am also thinking to apply the woodpecker method in case of pawn structure training.
Omg, coach this is first time ever I crushed a 2500+ player in Bullet. I did not used the Chessmood Openings but as I am studying Carlsbad Structure so I tried to apply it in my own games. Due to bullet some ideas I missed and black got a decent position but I had time and I won on time. Thanks you very much for coach Avetik sir for his valuable video lessons and his study plan improved my game on the next level.
Hello Chessmood friends,
What would be the best answer to 1. - c6 if I start with 1c4?
Does playing 1c4 gives us any advantage facing the Slav? or playing the main lines Slav/Smi-Slav still remains the best way to get the most out of opening for White?
I know that I can enter the Panov Attack via 1. c4 c6 2.e4 move order
Also I can enter Reti by delaying d4 and playing e3 and Cf3
I am wondering if these systems impose more problems to Black than main lines Slav/Semi-Slav.
What do you think?
Is there any advantage for white against 1.--c6 if he starts with 1.c4 or not?
Thank you all
As most of you guys knows I am fond of learning positional chess and I am novice but I love to learn and I am working well. I am working on this specific pawn formation or I can say I am doing revision of this pawn structure because I already studied this pawn str in depth 2 years ago but revision makes my game to the next level in any given structure. So I thought to revise this finished structure with my new chess knowledge and ideas.
Here I am sharing an interesting position for you and now you have to find ideas for both sides.
1, Tell the assessment of this position.
2. Plans for black and white in given pawn formation.
3. Name of this pawn formation.