Hi, I learned the Caro-Kann course, really interesting ideas! In particular I liked a lot the solution against the Dreev line.
If someone wants we could practice together on Chess.com! Let me know if you want :)
I have also a question: against 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 g6 6.Nf3 Nh6 or 6...Bg7 and the ...Nh6 how we can react?
I was watching some middlegame lessons and found this position. Only one game was played after c5 Bxb2so do you guys ever studied this position?
I played kan in past and same line but never saw c5. In the game Topalov's opponent took on b2 and then took on a1 and later lost.
Nice dark square play .
I like Bc5 more after Bd3
e4 c5 Nf3 e6 d4 cx Nxd4 e6 Bd3 Bc5 Nb3 Be7 Qg4 g6 Qe2 Nf6 Bh6 lines. My past experience says it's playable position but I do not studied modern theory
I ended in this position in one of my recent games. My opponent resigned. He quit on my move and honestly I don’t know what I would have done if he hadn’t. Any suggestions?
[Event "Live Chess"]
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 4.cxb5 a6 5.e3 axb5 6.Bxb5 Ba6 7.a4 Bxb5 8.axb5 Rxa1 9.Na3 e6 10.Qc2 exd5 11.Ne2 Qa5+ 12.Kf1 Bd6 13.b3 Qxa3 14.f3 0-1
Dear ChessMood Family,
As you know many months already, I've been working on the course "Najdorf Defense", which I call "Najdorf Attack!".
I started to record it and we just uploaded the 1st section!
Hopefully, you'll love it.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post here.
With best wishes,
My online opponents keep testing me in sidelines of the ChessMood repertoire for Black that are difficult to deal with unless one knows the reply. I thought I'd share this recent example, which I found quite instructive.
11. h3!? with plan g4 and f5 is the sideline. 12. ..c5!! is the move to know - it secures an outpost for the knight (and opens the a8-h1 diagonal for the bishop) before breaking with ..d6. In the game, I didn't find 12. ..c5 and quickly lost.
PS: Could ChessMood PGN viewer be enhanced to support comments?
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.h4! h6 9.c4 (the move suggested in the videos), the line showed in the videos goes:
8...h6 9.c4 Ba6 10.g3! g6 11.h5! g5 ( 11...Bg7 12.hxg6 fxg6 13.Qe4 Nb4 14.a3 d5 15.Qxg6+ ) 12.Qe4 Nb4 13.Nc3! f5? ( 13...d5 14.cxd5 cxd5 15.Nxd5; 13...Bg7 14.a3 f5 15.Qxf5 Bxe5
16.Be3! ) 14.Qxf5
This is really nice, but today my opponent played: 9.Nb6. Since I knew the line with Ba6 I played g3, trying to play in a similar way, but I think that it was not the best option, since I am closing the rook path via h3 which can be pretty useful most of the times.
Could someone enlighten me in this position? b3 makes sense, g3 too, but I think that I am missing something here. Thanks and no hurry at all!
question about french
I had in an online game a position from your French course
1 e4-e6 2 d4-d5 3 Bd3-Nf6?! 4 e5-Nd7 5 Ne2-c5 6 c3-Nc6 7 a3-Qb6 8 B4-c4 9 Bc2-a5 10 b5-Qxb5
11 a4-Qb6 12 Na3-Na7 this is ofcourse a promising position for white.
And in my opinion strong candidate moves are 0-0 and Ng3 and Nf4 how will a strong player/grandmaster decide what move to play
I finished all the classics in chessmood community and I made my chessbase files too for future training of critical moments.
Now I am watching other videos on classics.
Normally what I do is during I watch games I note down critical moments, trying to understand concepts behind moves and also make chessbase files of games which i use for future training.
Is it good idea or I am doing something wrong. My important job exam in May so I can't focus on analysis of games or calculation training so I only follow live streams and webinars and classic games study. Due to live streams on chessmood my instincts, intuition, power of bishop pairs, weak pawns concepts, Tv concepts, Door concepts, creativity, openings, feeling critical moments, trading concepts,punishing bad openings etc, are improving so I think if right now I only focus on watching games and grasping ideas and making files for future training is fine.
In the bottom I am sharing my recent fb post where I wrote what I learnt from Judit Polgar vs Alexi Shriov 1999 classic game. Kindly check those points and let me know if i am missing something. Also I am only 1465 FIDE rated so keep that in mind during you write answers. Thanks for support
Any idea why a strong player of 2600+ rating chose this a6 move against Nc3?
I think in our chessmood course a6 was considered bad version of closed sicilian. So I am wondering why he chose a6 line against Nc3. Any idea coaches?
This game was so fun to watch and I loved the Analysis of commentator so I thought to share the game link so it will be helpful for other members.
So i was playing for an IM norm, only needing a win against an 2320 rated player in the last round with white. As you can see the opening went really well, and afterwards outplayed her with c5! and she has almost zero space for here piecses. but just afterwards I follow up with g4 and Bishop takes g6, and I am now just scratching my head by how terrible and illogical those moves were... Any tips on how to never do such moves again? and a way to stop having naightmares about it? I think my problem was that I got too impatiant and afraid she could untangle her position in some way.
also any tips on how to play these positions?
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 Bb4 5. Bd2 Ne7 6. a3 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 O-O 8. Bd3 b6 9. b3 Bb7 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. O-O Rc8 12. Re1 h6 13. Re3 Nf6 14. e5 Ne8 15. c5 Rb8 16. g4 Ng6 17. Bxg6 fxg6 18. Qd3 g5 19. Kg2 Rf4 20. Kg3 Nc7 21. h4 Ba6 22. Qg6 Qf8 23. hxg5 Be2 24. Rxe2 Rxf3+ 25. Kg2 Rxc3 26. gxh6 bxc5 27. f4 Rbxb3 28. Rf2 Rg3+ 29. Kf1 Rh3 30. g5 Qf7 31. h7+ Rxh7 32. Qc2 Rg3 33. Rb1 Rh1+ 34. Ke2 Rxb1 35. Rh2 Qf5 0-1