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I believe it was recommended that after 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.ed cd 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3, if 5...e6, 6.f4 first, and after 6...Nf6, 7.Qe2 to prevent the ...Ne4, ...f5 idea.
However if Black instead plays 4...Nf6 5.c3 e6, it seems our plan doesn't work if we continue 6.f4 Ne4, as 7...f5 is coming next and we don't have time for Qe2 to pressure e4.
So what do we do here?
(Admittedly, it does seem a little strange for Black to move a piece twice in the opening, but still...)
Hello guys - I thought it will be interesting if everytime we feel that we spot a mistake in the videos we post it here.
This is not with bad intentions! I understand that it is normal that after recording so many hours there can be minor errors in tactical shoots or calculation or simply something that the person recording the video may have missed.
I think this may be useful for 3 reasons:
1- maybe not too strong players may see that there is a 'potential error' and believe that it is not a real error it is only that they are not too strong. OR, it can be that we find something that we think is an error and in reality it is not. So, it opens some debate and room for helping each other.
2- will put us into 'active mood'. This is help us to not watch videos only passively, but being attentive to try to discover some errors, hence keeping us engaged.
3- FInally, although is not the intention. May help to the Chessmood team in case that they want to make some corrections.
Here is an example:
BEnko Gambit video 10 (07:57)
Actually, Nd1 + is impossible due to Rxd1 ;) So better to finde something else in casae of Rc2!
Hi Gm Avetik,i wanted to share to you that i often tend to forget our chess mood lines,especially during blitz games,i dont even have time to think and recollect our moves,is it normal? I have been playinh our chessmood openings only for around a month now,but often forget critical lines,i have created my own pgn as u suggested,how long will it take for me to start getting familiarized with our openings?
I was in this position as white, and played gxf6 missing a pretty mate!
Put a + in the comments when you find the mate, but dont give the answer away, so others can have the chance to find it too!
Also let me know if you think you would of spotted it with 29 seconds left on your clock like I had :)
I've recently been asked a lot, because of the war now Armenia is in, are we going to continue our events and uploading more courses?
Yes, we're going!
I believe that the war is not only on the border with weapons. There are also informational wars, economic wars, cyberwar, and others.
And the best Armenian nation can do now (who is not with the weapons now on the border), to do his job as good, as he had never done.
So, we'll continue all our events, updating and uploading new courses and the rest.
In a few words, what has happened - you can find here:
I met this trying to play Sicilian, any advice on how to proceed. I have copied the game below, which was won when my opponent timed out, having wasted 12 mins or so?!
[Event "Rated Rapid game"]
[Termination "Time forfeit"]
1.e4 c5 2.d4 cxd4 3.c3 d3 4.Bxd3 g6 5.Nf3 Bg7 6.O-O Nc6 7.Bc4 e6 8.Be3 Nge7 9.Ng5 O-O 10.f4 d5 11.exd5 Nxd5 12.Bd2 a6 13.Kh1 b5 14.Bb3 Na5 15.Bc2 Nc4 16.Qe1 Nxb2 17.Qh4 h6 18.Qg3 hxg5 19.fxg5 Nc4 20.Bc1 Bb7 0-1
Today I felt so happy that I recognized some positional things in game analysis. All credit goes to Chessmood's mentors and Jay for his time. Today we reached the diagram position I am sharing in the bottom and I don't know I started to feel like I saw this kind of breakthrough somewhere. I also told him that I think the pawn formation in that interactive session was h6 g5 but yeah it was h4 in the end. In the end I told Jay that I feel like I saw this kind of position in Chessmood Interactive Lesson about how to win a drawish game. Today I forgot the real title so I felt enthusiastic about checking that lesson. So once I checked that lesson I found the same concept which Capablanca applied in his game. Fixed the kingside pawns and breakthrough in the queenside. I know for an expert it's an easy to recognize but for a player like me I felt so happy that I remembered the takeaways from interactive lesson and I was a bit right about position. Thanks coach for telling me about imp. of classics so I am now slowly but surely started to recognize those patterns in my mind.
For those who missed that wonderful stream can check the link in the bottom and see the recording of that amazing lesson.
Hi everyone. Dear Avetic Grigoryan yesterday i played Rapid game ( in lichess Alekhine) defence with withe . My opponent have a 2520 elo my elo 2086 . We played 1. e4 Nf6 2.e5 Nd5 3.d4 d6 4.Nf3 dxe5 5.Nxe5 c6: i played 6. c4 Nb4 7.a3 Qxd4 : I have watched Alekhine defence course in chessmood , and you said that it is a better variation of Scandinavian defenc which i also watched. Now my question. Please can you explain me more about ideas of this variation, i send you my game: https://lichess.org/zFciz1PD/white
From the past 2 months I am stuck around 2100 elo online and sometimes I lose like melon. I am studying a lot but also I am trying to apply what I am learning but still I do not know why I am losing so much. I keep right mood during I play but still I do not win winning positions. On the other hand when I analise games I am able to see more deeper and clearer lines. Here I saw 10 ply deep and image was also clear in my mind that h6 was his only move to defend the position but still during I play I am not able to win those games which I am supposed to win.
Note: Is is due to over training because I am currently doing:
1. Paul Morphy Move by Move
2. Petrosian Move by Move.
3. Silman's Endgame Manual.
4. Pawns Structures (current one is KID).
5. How to reassess your chess 4th edition
6. Beginner Pattern Recognition.
7. Capablanca's Best Endings
8. Visualisation Training daily 30 puzzles from Chess Visualization Course: General tactics Book by Ian Anderson
I am not saying I should be 2300+ online right now but due to this training and right mood playing I think I deserve minimum 2200 elo strength online. Because I already maintained 2100 2 months ago.
So I am super eager to know why I am just losing. Even though I studied more than 600 classical games. I can even sometimes remember those critical positions. All suggestions will be useful. I am not demotivated. I am just curious to know why I am losing.