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The winner of November, 2021

Hello ChessMood family!

Thank you for sharing your games. We can clearly see you implementing what you’ve been learning from the courses, especially the classics! And it makes us very happy and proud! Keep going the same way! 

Moving on to the prizes for November month’s contest -

The first prize goes to Vedant Garg for his textbook-style attacking game in the Sicilian Grand Prix setup!

The second prize goes to Wenstin for this nice attacking finish, starting with 18.Bxh7.

Michael Larsen takes the third prize for showing how to punish an opponent’s King stuck in the center.

The fourth prize goes to Ilja Haitin for his Ninja-like awareness to 29.Bd6+! and 30.f6! 4. https://www.vint.ee/en-gb/replay/12339239/

And the 5th prize goes to someone who’s shy to share their name, but brave enough to find an invisible 22.Rf5 move!

Congratulations everyone! And thank you all once again for sharing your games! 

Best of luck with the next month’s contest.

Till then, keep the right mood and keep crushing!

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The winners of October, 2021

Hello ChessMood family!

Thanks for sharing your games. You all have been playing some really strong chess, and we’re happy to see that! 

Here’s the prizes list for October month’s contest -

The first prize goes to Huynh Hoang for this near-perfect game, with a nice finish.

Valerio Carnicelli takes the second prize for this mind-blowing attacking game. (28.Rd7!)

Ayush Shirodkar takes the third prize for the nice forcing finish in the end.

The fourth prize goes to Vladimir Bugayev for this miniature in Anti-Sicilian. https://lichess.org/wRgAWYNp#33

And the 5th prize goes to Avinash 004, showing how to attack in opposite side castling positions.

Congratulations to all of you, and thanks once again for sharing your games! 

See you soon in next month’s contest.
Till then, keep the mood and keep crushing!

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ChessMood Open with $20,000 prize fund!
Dear chess friends!
I’m super excited to announce that on October 4-12 in Armenia there is going to be ChessMood Open tournament with around $20.000 prize fund.

By the way, right after it, we’re going to have “Yerevan Open” tournament (October 13-22) with a similar prize fund. So you can combine them and play two tournaments.
As there are no border problems at the moment, you can easily travel to Armenia.
Looking forward to seeing you soon and drinking something cold together :) 

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A discussion about K-factors

In this post let's discuss the pros and cons of K-factors for adults. Now a days kids can become so strong because they play without pressure of K factor thing but what about adults like me and other adults? We have only first 40 games which gives us K-40 rest goes down and down on the other han kids have more chances due to under 18 thing. I totally disagree with FIDE rules regarding K factors because I think it gives more opportunity to only kids but does not help aduts like us. Kids have no responsibilities but on the other hand adults like us have more challange. 

In case of me I have only 12 games left for K-40 factor then this factor goes down. If we think in realistic sense then it will become so much tough for me to become GM. Because we all know becoming a Grandmaster requires so much work and money and coaches and so on but also elo sucks. It will take more than 10+ events for a player like me to learn and maintain 2000 elo strength then real battle will start. Yes I believe I can get 2000 elo once events will start but this is just a milestone and then getting title will become more and more tough.  Even if I do my best this elo may affect my work. I saw so many strong players who started late and never became  2000+ due to this K systems. 

About me? I work well with my teammates so my game is def. improving and I do know that chess game level matters not elo but in order to get students and money we need elo also. I left everything for chess because my mind can't think of other things now a days apart from chess.  Even though I am able to understand computers faster than chess but still I chose chess because I love this game so I work on my game strength 

I wanna know your opinions guys.  Like some of the adults who are in chessmood to become titled players. How you handle this rating k factors things and how you believe that you will cross 2200+ even with less k-factors. Share your strategies also. 

Again, I wanna say I know game matters not elo but still i wanna know how you guys handle less k-40 thing.

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