Hello ChessMood Family!
Welcome to the Best Games of April contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in March.
The Prize fund is 650K Moodcoins which is equal to 650$.
The 1st prize - 200k
The 2nd prize -150k
The 3rd prize- 120k
The 4th prize - 100k
The 5th prize - 75k
The winners of March contest are:
The 1st place - Abhi Yadav
The 2nd place- Magnum2019
The 3rd place - Fahad Rahman
The 4th place- Jay Garrison
The 5th place- David Hackinyan
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
How are you doing?
I have cool news for you!
As I told the last time, you gonna have many games vs Grandmasters, during the period.
So here we go:
In less than 1 hour we have a tournament where 5 Grandmasters join it: https://www.chess.com/live#r=171520
On 24, Tuesday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members
On 25, Wednesday - Simul Game: GM Ter Sahakyan vs PRO Members
On 26, Thursday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members
On 27, Friday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members
On 28, Saturday - Simul Game: You guys vs me :D :D :D
Let's beat COVID-19 boredom, and use this period to speed up the growth.
With our Grandmasters team, we will do our best.
For more info about the schedule of events and how to participate, you can find in the link below:
Right Mood - Right Move
I know the we need to create our own PGNs, but I've been using the ready made ones as starting points for memorization before deepening them. Has anyone noticed any wrong lines in these? One in particualar I've noticed is in Attack Against Caro-Kann - the PGN has c3 played before Bd3.
I was thinking something that could be handy (for me at least) would be some group study, maybe something along the lines of each picking lines and taking time to really understand why the moves are played and the dangers of missing steps of moving in the wrong order, then we quiz each other on the bits we've learnt?
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)
Do you think showing your rating matters? I mean showing that you are strong and others are dumb. Recently a man joined my club and asked me my rating and I said I am 1465. Then he laughed on me and said I am 2200. This sounds like showing ego to me. Like he is laughing on me and laughing that I am new in chess but I still created a community of 17.2k members.
I call this kind of persons as egocentric or egomanical.
Yes rating matters only in tournaments and after tournaments who cares if you are GM or novice?
If you have students then they will know you like ok my mentor is GM but I really hate showing rating in front of anyone.
Whenever I write my ratings online and offline I always make note about potential. Rating shows your game level yes true but it can never show your potential.
What you guys think that showing rating and laughing is good?
For me I just call them nonsense. No matter they are GM or even world champ. Keep your rating to yourself or if you want to present it in front of anyone then be gentle with them even if they are new in chess or not playing events. For me I played only 3 rated events so I know I am underrated. I am not saying I am above 2000 but I know I can play like 1800 FIDE In past when Magnus was young I hate his personality. He showed anger when he lost and also he threw a pen on Ivanchuk I think and also he sometimes did not came to conferences. But now as he is mature man he is more gentle and nice person and I love it.
I will be interested in knowing your views about this
Here is a game about space advantage and how problematic are the knights, when one side has space disadvantage.
The game is played between 2 world champions!
Keep the growth and stay safe.
Hi, amazing analysis also in the French course!
I have a question: How can we play in variation in wich Black keeps the tension in the centre, for example:
1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 dxe4 4.Bxe4 Nf6 5.Bf3 c5 6.Ne2 Be7 followed by ...0-0, ...Nbc6, ...Qc7, ...Rd8 keeping the tension in the centre or
5...Nbd7 6.Ne2 Bd6 that I met in an online game.