Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the best games of the July contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in June.
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 July:
1st place - Koek Woltek
2nd place- Abhi Yadav
3rd place -Jeffrey Cobb
4th place- Arman Shahzamani
5th places - Kourush Asgari
Guys I finished Accelerated Dragon and I am doing well and playing a lot games with this opening too so I won't mess up move orders but I do want to include one more opening in my repo. The reason is to learn something new in chess. So what opening do you guys recommend to learn as black against e4 after accelerated dragon. I am not good in tactics and calculation yet so as coach told me don't go for Najdorf. So I trust him. I do not mean to focus in depth in new opening. I just wanna know ideas and that's it and my main opening will be accelerated dragon always.
How do you guys train calculation. I am right now follow the plans of studying classics. I watch them and learn concepts from them but in complicated games it's tough to calculate.
Any advice how to start training calculation?
I have 20 mins daily for calculation training and an hr for watching classics.
After may I will have 3 hr for training.
2nd question; How do u guys worked on pattern recognition skills? Do you first see the pattern then u solve examples or u solve pattern by urself then more examples?
Yesterday I subscribed to Chessmood for my younger son. Can you please suggest some good tools to practice chess openings where he can create the repertoire after learning a opening and the tool gives some feedback about where all he went wrong and which all lines he missed upon.
I heard from Yasser and Maurice that retreating moves in chess are hard to find even for super GMs. My question is why? These guys are machines then why retreating moves are hard for them to find. Even in classical games sometimes they miss them. So I am curious to know.
Since I am new I have some doubts.Would be happy if you all cleared them:)
have sent you a Email GM Avetik on [email protected]!! plz check it out and reply GM Avetik! I am really waiting for your answers! It is about recommending me a study plan. I have described my strengths and weaknesses, the books I have and the Softwares /memberships I have. Sadly, I do not have a membership on chessmood because my dad does not allow :(
Hello, I am a 2000 fide rated player and am struggling in the aspects of calculation. I have trouble finding resources from both sides. I also have trouble calculating long variations in my head, since the position slowly gets more vague, and unclear in my head. I would greatly appreciate any tips for these problems, as well as chess books to strengthen these topics.
Thanks for any help
I have just finished the Scotch game course, and I am wondering if there is any pgn file that is available for review. It would be greatly helpful, as I can go over the lines numerous times, and make sure I remember the specific move orders.
I am learning a lot about positional play from Saint Louis Videos by Armenian GM Vazubian Akobian. He explains a lot about exchanges, tempos, timings and a lot more things. It make me feel like positional play is tough but logical and if we know the basics of positional play we can achieve atleast 2300 elo. I know positional play do requires calculation skills. I am not ignoring this point but I think it also works with logical play!
What you think guys? I just love positional play
As most of our ChessMood Family members are from 1600 to 2400 levels, I decided to make a streaming series of getting from 1600 to 2400 in chess.com
Looking forward to seeing you in a few hours.
It's time to not just raise your rating but raise it explosively.
I know many experts can win this position as white. But I am not an expert. This is well known position for all Chessmood Members so kindly explain me how to play this position as white. For example it's black to move in this diagram position and my move is Rf8 so how will white fight for advantage here because only open file is in black's hand and he is piece up. Yeah we have amazing pawns but still I am worried about a long term plan. I am worried about how to make my king active and one plan for black is to play Rf8-Rf8 anf he can move his king anywhere to stop our pawns. Yes I never saw anyone who got this position against me but I am worried about future so if anyone give nice ideas or games then it will be super useful for me and my endgame knowledge.