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.
Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of December" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post your 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 November.
1st- Michael Larsen
2nd- T K
3rd- Abhi Yadav
4th- Piotr Urbanski
5th- Khokan De
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.
Please tell a bit about yourself in this post.
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 :)
This may be a silly question, but I'm a bit confused about this, in the attached position, black to move.. the video says at 1:42, "black is keeping the distant opposition and plays Kd7". I understand the idea in the video, but my question is this: at this point, isn't white who actually has the distant opposition? (since it's black to move). I'm not trying to nick-pick the video at all, just trying to see if my understanding is correct. I've been watching the previous section on distant opposition again, but I feel I get the same idea.
I played 30m+30s game today. Rossolimo with Black. In the Nc3 line I played the c4 move recommended by the ChessMood. My oponent played h3 and after cxd3 cxd3. Afterwards, I struggled to find a right plan for black.
My oponent got out of opening better (I missed b4 move) and I was blocked on the King side and depressed on the Queen side. Luckily he launched prematurely a King's side attack, and I was able to get out of troubles and in the end I won the game.
My question is, "What plan would you choose after 8.cxd3?" Perhaps there is a better plan then 6...c4. My enegine actually gives ?! to the c4 move.
In general I find Rossolimo not to be an easy opening for Black. Space is limited and if you don't position your pieces correctly, you can easily be stuck as it happened in my game.
Hello guys, here is my question regarding the Sicilian 2... d6.
After the normal moves and white playing 6. Bc4., black plays 6... a6.
Now the problem is that if we do a normal move such as a4, black can play the normal line Nf6, 0-0 etc with the difference that once we get to the position when they play 8... Nd4 we cannot go to the interestin line 9. Nxd4 cxd4, 10. Nb5 because the pawn on a6 covers that line.
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WHat should we try instead?
I know chessmood openings are best for below 2500 players but apart from chessmood openings what you liked the most?
I loved alapin variations so much against Sicilians because I found no useful content on open sicilians so I was tired of losing with open sicilians so I chose solid approach with alapin..
I loved Ruy Lopez and Italian game too.
Against french I loved Nd2 because of amazing Karpov's game against Mestel.
Against d6 I had no prep.
Against Scandi I had no prep.
Against Alekhine I had no prep.
Against c6 I always played Caro Exchange Variation!
Against e4 I played many openings such as french, sicilian accelerated dragon and czech pirc.
Against d4 I also loved d6 and stonewall dutch and Benko Gambit.
Against c4 and Nf3 I had no prep.
I played a game today 30m+30s. My opponent choose quite unusual setup.
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nd4 4.Nf3 Nxb5 5. Nxb5 a6 6.Nc3 e6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4 Ne7
I played 10.Bf4 Nc6 11.Qd2 and achieved a bit better position.
At this moment my computer prefers prefers 11.Qd3 (+0.36) or 11.Qe3 (+0.32) before 11.Qd2 (+0.16). I will let it run overnight to analyze further.
Now the question is, how would one describe differences between these three moves? They look more or less the same.
With the Trompowsky (not a suggested line in the course) after 2... Ne4 White can play the tricky 3. h4 hoping to open the h-file if Black takes. c5 is one of the main lines. There are lots of games.
However, in the Torre (or as in the course if White decides to play Nf3 instead of capture), after 3... Ne4 4. h4 hardly figures as a move and c5 is doing really well against what little games there are.
Why the big difference? Only thing I can think of is in lines with h4, Nf3 is delayed so if Black castles short then after e3/e4 Qh5 comes with a mating attack.
I found that people in this community are super quiet. I wanna know why? Are you guys super intelligent or you guys have nothing to ask or you guys like to hide what you already know.
I am not trying to insult anyone, I just wanna know why people have no interesting in sharing what they know and what they study. Even GMs are hding themselves like if anyone find that they are from chessmood then other gms can prepare for them.
This make me sad when I see only one or 2 new topics in forums and except opening people don't like to ask anything, Not even chess position but all they like to do is quiet.
Sorry, If I annoyed anyone, I just feel frustrated when I ssee people are quiet. But yeah it's their life and their choices. I don't blame anyone but I just like active people.
Chessmood gave us so much so I love to share everything which I learn daily
I decided not to post any new topic and I decided not to answer any post.
TC good bye
Dear ChessMood Family!
Instead of Black Friday, we have Golden three days :)
We've unlocked all the courses until the 29th of November.
Take as much value as you can. And if you were thinking about becoming a PRO Member, but was not sure, this is a perfect chance to see what is inside of our courses.
P.S if you want to give something back to us, just share this with your friends
So this Saturday, the pirc features. I've already planned ahead and completed the base course.
Is the Czech Pirc fair game as Black, or will we be asked not to play that?
Also what's the current state of affairs of the GP line vs Bf4 - has one become a clear preference since the course was recorded? I'm also guessing that if Bf4 is played there will be need to study some of the advanced material as the main course doesn't cover too much.
I will post here games from tournaments that have been played recently and relate to the ChessMood openings. If wish to post here then please wait until the tournament has finished or at least after a phase of the tournament has completed, like preliminaries.
Champions, we've added one more course in the endgame sections.
This one, not 1 section, not 2 - but the whole course with 11 sections!
With our team we spent a big amount of time, to provide you the best quality, all must-know positions and ideas without overwhelming your brain.
Hopefully, you'll love it.
#COGRO (Constant growth)
If you have any questions, feel free to post them in the comments section.
Hi, had this played against me a couple of times now. after bxc6 Qd4 is the main move, taking advantage of Bg7 not played yet (though c4 or Bc4 might be interesting). Now Nf6 7. e5 Nd5 8. e6 f6 maybe - and now what's the best way to continue? Any chance of adding this to early deviations in the course when there is a moment as I'm guessing this is something we'll face a lot.