Dear PRO Members!
This month we have a new nomination!
"The best game with ChessMood openings"
Please post here your games played online or offline when you win with our ChessMood Openings.
At the end of the month we will vote and find the winner, who will get another 1 month of Membership or "Right Mood - Right Move" t-shirt.
Hey everyone, I made a discord server that is "unofficial" but where we can talk and send ideas, share links for webinars etc without having to be on facebook. This is completely optional and just for fun. Please don't feel obligated to use, and I am sure the ChessMood family will still be using the FB chat.
I also made ChessMood an admin on discord so they can control it as they see fit. Here is the link for anyone interested!
Hi Coach and Chessmood family,
Are there any good ways to practice defending a castled king? I often blunder in situations when my castled King is under heavy pressure, i.e. I move the pawns forward, or move defending pieces on the wrong squares etc. If there are any good tips do let me know. Thanks guys.
Today we have a simul game with GM Hovhannes and GM Avetik.
This time it's gonna be free for all PRO Members.
We will play 15 tables.
So, first come, first served.
Please in the comments sections write your nickname on Lichess.
The registration will be opened Before 15 minutes of the start of the event, in https://lichess.org/simul
With love, ChessMood team
We have good news for you!
On August 14 you can play 1-1 blitz games with GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes!
If you want to participate in this event, in the comment section, please write your nicknames of chess.com and Lichess, and also your preferred time control (5+0, 3+0 or 3+2).
GM Avetik Grigoryan will LIVE comment the games!
First come, first served :) Who comments the 1st - he plays the 1st game :)
In the messenger list Chats were it has your profile picture... you can click that and it will take you to a menu page... go to notifications and sounds and there you can put limits on the messenger notifications. I set mine until morning but if you want you can even put them on vibrate or shut them completely off.
I am searching someone strong to play the black side of the benko gambit in correspondance game. I play white and we are both allowed computer and databases. I play on lichess my handle is Jonnyturgi feel free to challenge me. I do that to test my prep vs the benko gambit and i think the game could be really interesting. Tx all have a great day!
In the video Crushing 4...Nf6 under 8...Bb7 GM Avetik mentions that if black plays Ba6 after c4 that black will have Rh3 and then the rook lift to a3. I am having a hard time understanding under which situations this will occur, as it seems like in a lot of lines after you play Ra3 black can play Nb5.
For instance, 8...Bb7 9.c4 Ba6 10.Rh3 h6 (or some other move? Rb8?) and then 11. Ra3 Nb5. To me the Ra3 just doesn't seem to fit in.
Thank you for any clarification :)
1. In your repertoire suggestion for the main line with 12.a4, you say that White should sacrifice the bishop (19.Bxg5) and keep the knight. However, keeping the bishop seems more dangerous to me: Bg5 supports the march of the h-pawn and makes it much harder for Black to shift pieces to the kingside (no ..Re7 or ..Qd8). The combined threat of Qg4 and advancing the h-pawn seems extremely dangerous and much easier to play for White. Engines struggle to defend this position and often propose computer moves (e.g. ..f5 pawn sacrifice) as Blacks only chance of survival. Whats your take on this?
2. In the main line with 12.Re1, you recommend 12...Qa5. However, 13.a4 (with play similar to 12.a4) seems very dangerous, as Bd2 will once again come with tempo. Is this reason enough to prefer 12...Qb6 or 12...Ra6?
I have a question on the new 2..g6 course. I used to play this line as well with white and in the final position of the dxe5 line, in the endgame after Qd4 Nxc6 Qxa4.. i used to play with Be3. Are you sure that Bd2 is better? To me Be3 feels much more natural, controlling the c5 square and with the idea of going somewhere b3 and c4.
Can you give a little more insight in the position? Thanks!