Alexey Dreev has been quite successful with the Caro-Kann against our (Modern) Exchange Variation in the following line: 1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 Bg4 7.0-0 e6 8.Qe1 Nf6!? This move was briefly mentioned in the course, but clearly requires more detailed attention in light of its success in recent praxis. I am hoping that our ChessMood GM's can find an effective move-order antidote and share it with us in the Advance Section of the course.
Thanks for all your great work. :)
Hi guys I hope you all are doing well in chess. I have a question regarding some lines. So I need some suggestions.
I am a positional player but I do play e4. I am a alapin player against Sicilian and my score is quite +80%.
Today I decided to switch to d4 because I wanna learn more pawn formations and d4 is both tactical and positional I think.
I need suggestions about which setup to choose against
1. Nimzo Indian ( I like to the games of f3 e3 line played in recent top chess ) is it okay for me?
2. Against direct f5 on move one. ( I played Nc3 against direct f5) Is it fine approach? My point is to get e4 as fast as I can.
3. King's Indian ( I never studied any games of this lines so pure beginner in this field. I need a promising positional setup not super sharp because I am still on the way to improve my calculation level and due to lack of time I think I can focus on positional chess first and when I will get more time after my future job I will start focus on calculation.
4. Against slav or semi slav ( I normally play exchange queen's gambit ) and my ideas are clear about the pawn formations and pawn levers and typical ideas.
5. Against Gruenfeld? ( I never studied this line but I like the games of Russian System) I do not know plans but I like my pawn center and then passed d pawn . Any suggestions about it?
6. I am a benko gambit player from black's side and I do not know which setup is fine for white against benko. I prefer to play the e4 Bxf1 Kxf1 g3 Kg2 Nf3 Re1 Re2 lines. but still thinks it's passive so I need an idea against it. I also do not like to play passive positions like legendary Kramnik can . I meant g3 Bg2 ideas I do not like because I can not play e4 and another thing is sometimes black's pressure along a6-f1 is tremendous and force white to play e4 and then he black attacks the d3 square and so on. So that's all I know.
I do not know if there are more lines still left against d4 .I seriously need help because I have bunch of books but I need promising ideas. All the variations which I like above is because of the lastest GM's games except against dutch I learnt the idea of rapid e4 from some nice positional lessons of Varuzhan Akobian.
Thanks for all the future suggestions. I am happy to be the part of this family.
Another crutial thing is that I am only 1465 FIDE rated and another thing is online I am above 2000.I do not play events due to lack of time but preparing at home and hoping to come back to events one day and also there is no club near to my home. Nearest club is 200 miles from my home. So this bothers my level .
My kid(12 year old) is for whom I have subscribed to pro membership herein. On our 1-1 call with GM Avetik, his suggestion was to get sparring partners(casual or rated games) against whom to practice the openings he is learning on this platform(currently Scotch with White & Acc. Dragon with Black). His suggestion was to put it out in the forum as this community can build up on the knowledge gained herein.
His lichess ID is Mkvs715_Chs and hope to see some challeges coming in.
1. How to access Webinar in lichess? When i log into lichess , I go straight to the Study mode, How do I get access to the live Video?
2. I do not have a Chess.com account so if there is a webinar on Chess.com, again i get to see it as a Study in lichess, no video stream?
3. I see the recordings on Youtube, so I see that the stream is on Youtube, yet how can i access it?
What book you guys prefer in order to understand isolated pawn positions and their ideas?
Avetik sir said to me study chess classics to improve your strategy. I got it but I also wants to know a book on this specific pawn formation because IQP arise in many openings positions and it's like a common structure for me to face nowadays so I need help.
Many people think that Benko Gambit is a bad opening, especially because of 12.a4 line.
But we have 11...Qb6 improvement!
Today I just played an excited game with that move.
Nice one yes? :)
The whole course is here: https://chessmood.com/course/benko-gambit
To crush with ChessMood openings or to be crushed- it's a choice :)
AI Alpha Zero gives us a new approach by playing on both the side of the board. Though there were some grandmasters who played such games but they fail or did't get much popularity as this chess engine has achieved so far. So according to human perspective whether it
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 ed4 4.Nxd4 Nf6! 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7. Qe2 Nd5 8. h4?! Qe6 if 9.Nd2 a5 10.g3 Nb4 11.Nf3 Ba6 12 c4 (Vacaturo-sargissian, Helsingr 2019) Nb4 13.h5Qc2 14.Rh4 c5 favors Black slightly and if 9.g3 Nb4 10c4 Ba6 (game is Tomczak-Kramnik), Batumi 2018 11.Bf4 d5 12.a3 Bxc4 13.Qd1 Qf5! 14.Bc4 dxc4 150-0 Nc2 16.Ra2 Rd8 17. Qe2 Rd3 is winning for Black despite the tripled isolated pawns!! Kaufman writes of 8.h4 (In fashion, don';t ask me why!!)What to play as white??
I follow normally all super top events like Grand Chess Tour. I do watch live commentary in which GM's explains ideas for both sides but I can't understand one thing that when white is tempo up and when white is tempo down and how to understand that white is playing reversed openings or black is playing white's reversed openings?
Is it advanced concepts? I am just curious.
Example: Ok it's a reversed King's Indian and white is tempo up so I feel so confused.
How to stop your opponent if he tries to transpose your opening into a new and different opening. For example today I was playing a game. I was black.
Now it's a caro Kann structure. Even though I never studied caro kann I got these structures. I do play caro kann exchange as white so I got good position and played fine minority attack and won. But I am just curious that why it happened?
May be i need to work on basic pawn formations and their general plans so I will atleast handle transpositions like that.