Hello ChessMood Family!
Now I'm adding model games in each section of our course, so you have a better understanding of the positions. Some of them, I'll also add in the book, that I'm writing now (later about that.)
Why did I write this post? :)
If you played nice and instructive games with our ChessMood openings - please post here.
I would be happy to add them as well.
The first course, where I'm going to add model games, gonna be the Scotch game. If you want to make a research in your games, start from the Scotch :)
Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of July 2021" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post the best games that you will play this month.
The Prize fund is 350K Moodcoins which is equal to 350$.
The 1st prize - 150K
The 2nd prize - 100K
The 3rd prize- 50K
The 4th Prize- 30k
The 5th Prize- 20k
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Dear GM Avetik,
I just played a Classical game with black that went 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.Nc3 Bg7 6.Nb3
I don't think this early move is covered so early in the course. The game went 6...Nf6 7.Be2 0-0 8.0-0 d6 9.Re1 Be6 10.Bf1 Rc8 11.Bg5.
What do you suggest against 6.Nb3. And if what I played is correct how should we tackle 11.Bg5?
How do we know where to develop our knights in english opening whether Nf6 or Ne7.. Becoz GM Gabuzyan says its wrong to play Nf6 but the same arises when we play dragon opening.. Pls help me.. And there r some correction for English Opening Course... Also could u suggest me a move order if there is a delay in development of the bishop for thr tromposky
Wondered how to play against Jobava for black as I sometimes try it as white and really have my doubts about this line, imo it's just better for white. Can GMs prove me wrong? :)
EDIT: seems, this has been asked in other thread already, my bad
but still need confirmation what is the best plan for black, maybe advanced video explaining it should be made?
As you know, we do (or at least try to do :D ) our best to help you with your growth.
To help you memorize variations and more importantly understand them better, in the last months we did a huge job :)
We downloaded all the streams, checked the games, and managed to cut the instructive games.
Then we'll add them to the courses in separate sections.
So after watching for example the Scotch Game course, you can watch a few hours of streams, and see all the variations in practice.
Hopefully, it will help you very much.
If you have any feedback or idea, you're welcome :)
While I have nothing particularly wrong with the accelerated dragon, in games I just never do well with it.(Which is, of course, my fault, not ChessMood's) I am looking for some recommendations for OTHER Sicilian variations, such as the Kan, for example. Here are some of my personal tastes so recommendations are more useful:
-has lots of time to study
-likes sharp but not risky
-likes lower theory openings when possible (but if necessary I'm OK with it.
An idea about themes just got in my mind. I thought it will be so fun if you cover themes which comes in CM openings, For example maneuvers such as QB6-Rfc8- Qd8. in maroczy, f4 f5 attack in grand prix, e6 then e5 in grand prix by white. Something like this. Also an idea such as Bb2 Ba3 Bc5 in maroczy.
Like this f you also make some videos of common themes in cm lines then may be it will be useful for everyone.
You can do it apart from model games sections. You can call it may be typical themes sections. It can be endgames or middlegame themes or openings themes
Hi, like chessmood provides all types of playing tournament but can you guys also provide the time related events . I mean events like white have 5 mins to win and black have 6 mins to draw. Time pressure training we will do in them,. This kind of events will teach us how to handle real life time pressure and how to find good moves under time pressure
There’s no difference between a pessimist who says, “Oh, it’s hopeless, so don’t bother doing anything,” and an optimist who says, “Don’t bother doing anything, it’s going to turn out fine anyway.” Either way, nothing happens. —Yvon Chouinard
I have two questions for you :)
1. Are you a pessimist or an optimist?
2. Are you in control of your chess journey?
Looking forward to seeing your honest answers :)
I have just watched Classical Attacking Game #4 (Knorre vs Chigorin)
My question is:
Do you think Chigorin calculated until the end all the variations that GM Avetiks shows us or do you think that he calculated just the most important ones and he trusted in his intuition?
In these attacking games with early sacrifices I always wonder how much is calculation and how much is intuition based on experience and acquired patterns
In the book 'How to think at chess'. It's suggested one way of training is to look through positions and record your thinking out loud.
I'm wondering if this could be an interesting exercise to try in a group to compare how different players approach games or positions; the aim being to identify improvements or blind spots in the thinking process.
Anyone interested in giving that a go?