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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
I have started to record a new course. How to play against Petroff Defense.
The 1st section is ready
Avetik "Petroff Crusher" Grigoryan
P.S Until we don't finish with all sections, please don't write about of Nc5 line or what if Black goes 0-0-0 :)
At the same time feel free to ask your questions about the uploaded section.
I have just started out here and have been watching the videos and recording opening lines into SCID vs MAC. Does a tool exist which will play one side of a line and tell me if i am responding correctly?
(I am on a mac and chessbase does not look like it works on macs)
I just finished a 3 day team match at chess.com and won (after my opponent resigned) and my rating went from 1429 to 1615 (+186).The game opening was a Sicilian and playing Black I chose to play the Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, an opening that is pretty new to me and that I know next to nothing about! I played it as I know my coach plays Sicilian as Black but she actually plays her own version of Sicilian Accelerated Dragon and I believe there is quite a difference between both these two openings?
I too need also to learn the Chess Mood Accelerated Dragon opening, but I was happy to do so well with an opening I know virtually nothing about! Now I am keen to learn this Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, as imagine how good it could be if I actually knew some theory of it!?
Well, that was the biggest rating increase I think I have ever had (+186) from a single game win. Anyone done any better?
I have been concerning this question for a long time. I know to play well this openings, thus not letting my opponents to take the initiative. On the other hand, I have studied many classic games, truly magnificent examples of how to fight them. ( I have to confess that my favourite chess player is Super Nezh).
When it comes to dragon, a significant drawback ia that it has a lot of sidelines and requires huge theoretical knowledge. People who are not helped by their memory would never choose it. In addition, although it is a solid opening with a monster bishop on g7, black's position can get unsafe very wuickly, if the one who's playing black is not able to handle the opponents initiative. Also, black is losing a tempo by playing 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 ... because he is playing d7-d6-d5 and not d7-d5 at once as in the accwlerated dragon. Of course, I love ro face the dragon since it leads to a tough battle.
On the other hand, someone who is playing the Najdorf should be very careful, and set defence as a priority. Furthermore, he should be able to handle potential weaknesses, especially the e6 pawn in Fischer Sauzin attack and english attack. The game is more positional with the closed variations and when black keeps the king on e7 square.
All in all, I have been in this dillema for a long time and I decides to publish it to see what you think. Waiting for your answers guys. ;)
Everyone of us weather asked this question or got from someone, right?
This article will put end to your confusion about this topic and will give you a good understanding which openings to choose.
If you have any questions, regarding to openings you play, feel free to ask in the comments section of this post.
For your success,
The mistake that costs title Champion of Thailand
Today finished Thailand Championship.
A very tough fight was going between one of our ChessMood PRO Members Thanadon Kulpruethanon and Tupfah Khunokaew, a very talented and underrated guy.
In the last round he was playing against my another student Prin, and in case of a win, Tupfah would win the tournament.
In this position, he played Qe5? A move that costs him the title.
Why white shouldn't change the queens?
1. The black king is not safe due to weak dark squares.
2. Queen + Knight is doing much better than Queen + Bishop.
3. Rook + Bishop work better than Rook + Knight
4. Bishop gonna be better than the Knight as the fight gonna be on two sides of the board.
To understand when to exchange pieces is a must-learn skill!
Anyway, great tournament by Tupfah and congratulations to the champion Thanadon Kulpruethanon!
Anyone want to participate in a tactics challenge? I was thinking % improvement on chesstempo over the course of 2 weeks? The goal being to promote working on tactics consistently. I don't know what the reward would be for the winner, but I would be willing to buy a t-shirt or something if we can get 5+ people to participate.