Hello ChessMood Family!
Welcome to the Best Games of May contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in May.
The Prize fund is 650K Moodcoins which is equal to 650$.
The 1st prize - 200k
The 2nd prize -150k
The 3rd prize- 120k
The 4th prize - 100k
The 5th prize - 75k
The winners of April's contest are:
1st place - Keok Woltek
2nd place- Dark Lord
3rd place - Abhi Yadav
4rd place- Fahad Rahman
5th place - Sriram M
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
Hi Chessmood friends,
Knowing ideas behind chess opening is important, and I can learn them from Chessmood videos.
But It's hard for me to remember what I have learned after a few days.
Any advice for firmly fixing chess openings to memory? Softwares etc?
Any method which GMs use to revise lines and memorise them for long term?
For me I grasped most of the ideas which I studied in past and still doing revision of lines but issue comes when line never comes on board. For example
e4 c6 d4 d5 exd5 cxd5 Bd3 Nc6 c3 Nf6 Bf4 Bg4 Qb3 Qb6 Qxb6 axb6 now Na3 allows e5 and gues what I forgot this line bec last time I saw this line on board is like 2 month ago and only one game of gabu sir in which he was also struggled bec some lines are not coming on board.
Revision of one chessmood full opening takes minimum 3 days for me. Except Scotch and Anti Sicilians.
My current approach:
When I miss lines I go to pgn files and check and I try not to do the same mess up again. But yeah in case of ideas it's easy to remember but in case of lines it's so tough. Still I am trying my best and I wanna memorize the lines before my upcoming event in Jan. I am preparing for below 1900 section so lines matters .
Any tips by experienced players are welcome.
What is importance of bullet and blitz? I heard from some people it's all useless play classical. So if blitz and bullet is all useless then why it's super popular among grandmasters level.
For me, I am a big fan of 15/10 time control online because if i chose 60 mins time control then sometimes people waste my time by not resigning even in lost positions. I do play 3 mins blitz to check how much faster and accurate I am in case of opening prep. But i never play too much blitz. I play 5-6 blitz games a day.
In the course Modern Maroczy Bind, in section 2, It's not a death draw, you came to the conclusion, that after the bishop changed, the position is over for white. But I thnk after c5 the position is lost for black. So I am not so sure what to play in that endgame. If someone could help me it would be really nice.
Today I got an interesting question:
"Is it fine is for solving some complicated position, to spend 1 hour? It's time I needed to solve it and find the right moves, but during the real game, I can't spend so much time. What to do?"
A very good question, that many of you have in your mind or have asked me before. So here is my answer.
Yeah, that's right. During the game, you can't spend 1 hour.
When you solve such puzzles, it's basically training for you.
There are positions, that I use with my Grandmaster students, solving which they need 2-3 hours.
But the reason is that it's just training.
You develop your calculation skills, visualization, and others.
I use two kind of excrecies: practical ones, and position like the mentioned, during which students will just develop his calculation skills.
The final advice:No worries if you spend on some calculation too much time. It was good training for you and during your real games, you'll spend less time.
As General Suvorov said: Harder before, easier during the battle.
I am happy to announce that our technical team created the first quiz.
It will help you to memorize the variation, field where you have the biggest challenge.
It should help you very much.
This is a test version.
I would love to see your feedback and ideas on how we can improve it and offer you even better version.
Here is my result :)
I could solve a quiz I created myself :D :D :D
Can you? :)
Coach as you know due to lock down I have too much time for chess prep so I am concerned about my prep and hoping to improve my game to the next level. In the bottom I am sharing my current study plan.
1. 2 hr chessmood opening prep plus an hr revision of the previous day studied opening lines.
2. I am going to start a book called "woodpecker method" for tactics and pattern practice.
3. I am doing revision of all chessmood classical games and I watch 5 games daily and after that I am going to work on old streams which I missed.
4. I am also doing a chess book called "Amateur's Mind " by Jeremy Silman.
That's all I am doing coach so kindly tell me if there is something more I need to add in my study plan so I will reach my 2000 first milestone. I am right now only 1465 FIDE rated. I will start playing more events whenever events will start in my country. I will not only play rated events but also I will play more club games so my board practice will be more better.
If you think there is something wrong in my approach then let me know. Yes my dream is to become a Grandmaster and I do know that it's not so simple task and I know it's complex but I won't give up and I will do everything so I can achieve my goals. Yes I lose and I cry, yes I work and fail and I cry but I know failure is essential for future success so I will not gonna give up on anything. I am 23 right now and upcoming 8 months I am fully free so if in this mean time I can achieve even 1700 FIDE elo then my family will start trusting me more and more so it will be easier for me to work more without limitations.
Thanks again sir!!!
Hey ChessMood Family!
I have one good news, and I would like to hear your thoughts and recommendations.
We' are going to add two courses.
1. About planning in chess. How to find a correct plan? How to process it?
It will be around 14 sections, more than 20 hours!
2. About exchanging the pieces.
What are the reasons to exchange a piece? There are more than 20 reasons, like "Exchanging the defender", "Exchanging opponent's active piece", "Exchanging for square" and others.
Both will be big courses (more than 20 hours!)
Last months we have spent lots of time searching for material and finding the best examples.
You'll be amazed by the courses...
Now I need your thoughts. How to name the courses? :)
Something like "Art of Exchanging" or "Art of Planning in chess?"
Maybe Science of ...
What do you think?
Your thoughts are very valuable to us.
Just share them :)
Hey to all chessmood family, i just want to share with you some of my homework since one month on working with the courses, I want to recognize that my english writting is not the best but Coach Avetik ask me to share with you all this training method to improve.
I just started training with chesstempo app, and playing more seriously on the web, i have a routine of hours per day with the clasical game and the repertoire plan that GM Avetik gave me when we start, so this is my litle progress that im proud to share.
Im so thankfull with the chessmood Family for being such good group of learning, and specially with GM Avetik that he is allways with the best wat to treat students.
I use Excell, chesstempo and play (not much playing because im starting the courses and its more studying) but taking serious the process, with discipline, effort and the best right mood i want better results with next months,
Im Heinichess in Lichess, and HeinichessPY, ill be glad to have new friends and play more games.
I am happy to tell you, that we are uploading a NEW course - Czech Pirc.
We have analyzed many ways to play against it, and now we'll show you the strongest one, which is at the same time very easy to learn.
The first two sections are uploaded.
The rest are coming soon.
If you have any questions related to this course, feel free to ask.