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Hi all, I recently had my first game in the Advanced Maroczy Bind OTB, and I won, but not because of my good play but my opponent bad play... Anyways, I wanted the ask the opinion since in this line after 9.0-0 - 0-0 10.Qd3 is the normal move, Avetik says: With the idea of playing Be3, Bd4. The minus of this move is that is on the route of our knight that should go to c5 or e5.
But my opponent played 10.Qd2, blocking his own bishop, this should be very bad, and I wanted to proceed with a5 in order to play a4 and then continue with Be6 and the knight transfer to c5,
So after Qd2 I played a5 but then he played a4 stopping the pawn advance.
Here I have 2 questions.
After Qd2 when I connect Stockfish, it says that the position is 0.0, how should I proceed? Is there any way to punish the blockade of the Bc1?
Why is a4 not played normally in these kind of positions? because it leaves b3 free I suppose, but this really hinders our advance on the Queenside...
Thanks in advance and best regards to everyone reading this question!!
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My name is Marc , from Uruguay, about 1500 FIDE player, 55 years old, learn to play as a kid , but started to learn , play and train recently, after grow up 3 sons .
I am moving from 1.d4 (London and company) to 1.e4,after many years without playing it.
On the weekend I play about 30 games , while watching openings videos from Avetik, and following pgn, to catch ideas, results are promising.
Unfortunately I cannot find anti-sicilian part 5 , pgn file , I am searching in the wrong place ?
Maestro Avetik, here you comment that the position is an English opening with a tempo down for Black. I don't understand that, there's a white pawn still on c2. Or did you mean an English opening with colors reversed? Could you please explain this, because I am not very familiar with the English opening.
Dear GM Avetik sir,
I have a question in the following variation.
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Nf6 6.Bf4 Bg4 7.Qb3 Qd7 8.Nd2 e6 9.Ngf3 Bxf3 10.Nxf3 Bd6 11.Bxd6 Qxd6 12.O-O O-O 13.Rae1 Rab8
How to continue? ...because now our idea of Bxh7 or Nxg4 is no more and Black's minority attack ...b5-b4 is coming fast.
Note:- In your course 12...Rab8 is discussed in Section 2. But the difference is in that variation, Black has not traded his Bishop with f3-Knight.
Sir, what should be black's plan after g3 by white to protect the h2 square?
I've faced this move very often and couldn't think of an effective plan to break the weakened king-side pawn structure, sometimes I sacrificed the knight on g3, it worked half of the time.
Due to a demanding job, I cannot attend most of live events, but I like to watch the recordings in the evenings. It is a pity, because I miss the interactive part that is very important, but I will go straight to the point:
Currently, we have:
- Insightful Chessmood selected opening courses with continuous updates
- Invaluable Classic games analyzed by a GM in depth
- Unique "Happy pieces" positional course
- Step by Step Endgame Course (in inception, but growing )
- Streams with the Chessmood opening played by a GM
- Webinars to review common mistakes in the openings
- Great Interactive lessons with GM
- Simul games with GM
- Other events
During the Streams of blitz games (for example, the "From 1600 to 2400" series), I feel I miss a lot of things that are happening in the games and the GM has no time to explain it properly. However, the blitz game included in the Advanced section of the Rossolimo course (Ma3eledonia vs Avetik) is superbly analyzed and commented and it has seemed really interesting and instructive to me.
My suggestion would be to create a periodic webinar where GM Avetik analyzes and comments in depth the more interesting games played by him with Chessmood Openings.
Just my two pence ;-)