Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of January 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
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
Here are the winners of December 2021:
Hello champions and welcome to the ChessMood team!
We all are from different countries, different ages, have different professions... But one thing bounds us - the passion for chess.
Champions, we'll grow together and keep a warm relationship in our team.
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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 :)
Here you can find sparring partners.
You can write, for example,
"Hey guys, my name is Bob, I'm from the USA, my rating is 2000 I'm looking for a sparring partner."
Or even more specific like "I just finished the Caro-Kann course and I'm looking someone to play a friendly sparring games".
Hopefully, you'll find good friends too.
Ok so I experienced something new and I went and looked at the course and maybe I missed the answer but I don’t think so. 1.e4 c5 2.c3 Nc6 3.d4? How should I respond to this? I was taking my time thinking and my opponent got impatient and wanted to abort the game. I aborted I didn’t want to give White the middle. Thanks in advance. I tried to post this under an all ready created forum question for this but it wouldn’t let me add to the questions topic.
Who is the winner of July? :)
Please post the screenshots of the raised rating in the link below.
The one raised the rating the most will be the winner and gets 1 month FREE Membership in ChessMood Pro.
Ok my question is if I was typing this how would I type time control? Would I type where it said variant? Or would I type it some other way?
Hello my chess mood family . I wanted to share my return to the chess tournament scene with you all from the perspective of a 20 year plus lag in between the last one . And what better way to do it then through Facebook and live broadcast . This brought together a lot of different aspects that were not expected by me , such as more than slight case of the nerves because everyone I felt was better than I was . And I tried to prepare using the teachings from the coach ,As to play his openings and put my learning to the test . I wanted to thank you all for joining me on this, and that if you haven’t had a chance to looked at it, and don’t mind wasting a little bit of your time you go to my page on the Facebook and see some of the videos . it’s not long but it is after reviewing it rather silly, my wife says that I can’t keep what’s in my heart . The outcome was not what I had hoped for but the experience was worth more than I expected . Other observations would be that you just can’t prepare for everything, the Qc2 response in the Benko was unexpected and one of the lines that I did not review or could remember about and get into a position that I just wasn’t as comfortable . The last game the one in which I won in round four is a perfect example of the coaches saying that when they play something that is weird or in your opinion not good that you should punish it I had the opportunity to do so and it turned out well . I Gotta figure out how to put the games and here I will try to attach the PGN and you can go over them . probably nothing that’s worth seeing I did not play to my best . I’m going to write that off as very nervous and did not concentrate well but thank goodness the round four was better . So to those of you my brothers who are like me and if you’re older like myself you can get better with the coaches most valuable instruction . It works I am a living witness to that . I want to also add that my competition in this section of the tournament was just about everyone was at least 200- 400 ELO points rated higher than me. Wow, talk about trial by fire OMG! But still when I asked them how did you rate my play everyone said I played very well ... that was such a welcome surprise . Will post the games in the next entry . So my brothers keep the right mood and always look for the right move ! this is your brother the old biker dude after the next just event .
As I mentioned in the FB chat, this weekend I played in the St. Louis Premier and Amateur tournament (amateur section based on feedback from the community). Overall, I would say it was an awesome experience. I had only joined this site a few days prior to the tournament so I don't actually play any of the openings recommended, but I don't have a large chess community/system to share the experience with so I thought I would post on here.
I was rated about 1480ish and first round they had me as "unrated" so I played a 1506. I played 1.e4 and he played the Caro-Kann, and I played the two knights variation. I was able to get a large advantage in the opening, but typical for me I ended up losing some of the advantage. I got into an endgame and was able to convert, thankfully.
Second round I played a 1715 and he played 1.e4 and I responded with my 1...c5. I wanted to practice the Najdorf, but unfortunately he played 2.c4. The game wasn't that eventful, and it eventually dwindled down to a rook and pawn drawn endgame.
Third round I played one of the top seeds who was rated 1930ish. I have always been told against higher rated players you should strive for complicated/imbalanced positions, so I played the Ruy Lopez and through the course of the game I gave up two minors for a rook and two pawns. I thought I could generate some dynamic play, but in the end I lost. I am excited to learn the Scotch though!
Fourth round I played a 1630ish who was about 12 years old (super intimidating) and he played 1.e4 and I finally got to practice my Najdorf! I really enjoyed the game, and at one point sacrificed my rook for a knight and pawn and dynamic play. I thought I had a great attack going, but eventually it ended in a draw as well.
Fifth round I played a lower rated player around 1240 who was having a decent tournament (I think he beat a 1550ish player) and we had a decent game. I opted for a KIA set up since I didn't want to go into Sicilian theory (not really comfortable playing the open yet) and I was able to solidify my kingside and then switch to a queenside attack. I won an exchange and basically carried that to a winning endgame.
I have a ton to learn from these games, but overall I really enjoyed the tournament experience and I am excited to play more. Hopefully I can improve and convert some of these draws to wins!
Hi All and especially coach Avetik!!!
What do you all think about me keeping the white repertoire like the chessmood courses but sharpening black. I would do this by Keeping answers to sidelines and playing Sveshnikov and Modern Benoni. Sveshnikov has less theory and many correspondance players play it and have new Ideas. Modern Benoni is just sharper then Benko!
I would keep Benko though as it is easier to play then Modern Benoni and I have met Pal Benko and played blitz vs him (He played 1.e4 as white!!! to my then Kan sicilian, forgot what he played to my 1.e4!!) we did play quite a few games!! And I have a ton of material to study with acclerated dragon which I like to have. But think Sveshnikov is sharper and I have better ideas in sharp positions. So I work on more positional positions more. Anyway, I know both the svesh. and MB (Modern Benoni) have more theory. Don't mind as I know them. Not all theory but always studying.
Thank you champions for your comments!,