Hello champions and welcome to the ChessMood team!
We all are from different countries, different ages, have different professions... But one thing bounds us - the passion for chess.
Champions, we'll grow together and keep a warm relationship in our team.
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Two days ago, I watched an Armageddon game between Carlsen and Anand... We all know the importance of bishop pair, and the game was 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.Nd5 Be7 Can you explain this concept of giving this dark square bishop so early in a relatively open game without damaging pawn structure ?
- These are my notes from the "Ask me Anything" webinar. I only took notes on the questions that I thought were most useful to me. To get the full webinar, feel free to go to the recording.
How much do you study per day?
- depends on your goal
- slowly improve: ~1 hour
- a lot of time (5+ hours) to improve a lot
- be productive, rest if needed
- try to study as much as you can
What do you recommend against Rossolimo?
- System with ...g6 where Black recaptures with ...dxc6 after Bxc6
- Check Carlsen's games on how he handles the Rossolimo
What did you do to become GM?
- have a burning desire, hard work, and determination
- find people that will help you on your journey
- understand why I wanted to become GM
How to properly use engine?
- engine is not always right, don't blindly trust it
- check only blunders with engine
- don't work strategical/positional positions with engine
What to do for crucial games? When you have to win?
- don't panic and don't relax at the same time
What is the optimal training environment?
- environment where you can grow and enjoy
- use trustworthy sources
- surround yourself with people that have already achieved what you want to achieve
- important but overestimated
- much more important to have a database of games in your mind
- good for calculation
Time spent studying v. Time spent playing
- if you play a lot, spend more time studying vice versa
- learn knowledge followed by playing
- turn off worries, take out the "trash"
- forbidden to watch other's games when playing
- 100% concentration
- don't go on social media before the tournament because that will only increase "trash"
- turn off everything and focus before the game
- motivate yourself
- watch a lot of games and understand ideas etc.
- the number of games you play for blitz should be equivalent to the number of rounds in your usual tournament
- around 1 hour of tactics/puzzle
- find books where the author played the games or used the Recommended Page to see what books GM Avetik recommends
- find sparring partners around your level
Hey guys I need some practice ! Hi guys this is Eric the old biker dude eating a little bit of practice on the board. Not sure what the rating is now but at one time 30 years ago I made it to 1800 I’m sure it’s a lot lower . I work very strange hours so getting games in is a little bit of a challenge . If you feel that you have some time to spare send me a message I would love to go over this fine instruction that I’m trying to learn here . Thanks Brothers for all your kind attention and stay free in the wind ! as I go take my motorcycle for a ride !
Derek JY , Raf De Coninck , Kavin Nattavutthisit Wallace Howard , Mark Knerr, Anu
Welcome to our team ?
Here you can find about our teammates:
Would be cool, if you also introduce yourself.
Warm welcome, guys ?
I am very excited to announce that from the 1st of June we start a new project for PRO Members!
As many of you have problems in the middlegame, I will analyze and upload 1 classical game each day explaining ideas, plans, what and why.
This will help you a lot with middlegame, as you will see so many new ideas, which will grow your chess understanding and your chess level.
With best wishes,