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Welcome to the best games of the August contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in June.
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The 2nd prize - 100K
The 3rd prize- 50K
The 4th Prize- 30k
The 5th Prize- 20k
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#Right Mood - Right Move
Here are the winners of July:
1st- Moemedi Machobane
2nd- Devansh Shah
3rd- Rob Dzedzic
4th- Piotr Urbanski
5th- Arman Shahzamani
I would like to make the Berlin Defense my main response to 1.e4, as I particularly find the Berlin Endgame very interesting to play with Black. However, I'm not sure how Black can play for a win in the variation 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Nf6 4.O-O Nxe4 5.Re1, as it seems that here the structures become very symmetrical, and black has some issues with coordination, making it hard for black to generate winning chances. Is it still possible to outplay white from these quiet lines, or should I only use the Berlin against strong opponents and something else against lower rated opponents?
I have held back this obvious question for awhile now, ever since GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes' 'Crushing all the Sicilian's Sidelines' came out, hoping that someone else would ask it, but since no one else has, here goes. What does the ChessMood family think of GM Gabuzyan's antidote to GM Avetik's recommendation against the Sicilian, and how should White best meet the challenge. Gabuzyan's antidote goes as follows:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.0-0 e6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nb5 Nge7 9.Bb3 0-0 10.Nbxd4 Na5 11.c4 a6 intending 12.Be3 b5!? Novelty =
My friend and I tried to find a line against the Modern Maroczy Bind ideas a long time ago.
What are your thoughts on our line?
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 Nxd4 7.Qxd4 d6 8.Be2 Bg7 9.Bg5 0-10.Qd2 a5 11.Rd1! (Only 11.0-0 and 11.b3 was discussed in the video) The idea behind this move is to play b3. Black cannot play ...a4 here because of 12.e5! 11...Be6 12.b3
White has more space and it is hard to find counterplay for Black.
I have chessbase 15 and I want to train openings... how do I do this I have chess openings wizard which is really good but I paid for chessbase and I want to use it at full potential. This book is really helpful
but it doesn’t have what I’m looking for and it looks like chessbase can’t do what Opening wizard can do so I recommend
Ok so chess base has a training feature here is a demo of how to set it.
Hello Coach and ChessMood family,
Of course I usually stick to Chessmood openings but sometimes I like to play casual Chess with friends and play something different. I have been fooling around with The Modern/Pirc defence for black against e4 and the Bishop's Opening/Urusov's Gambit for white against e5. What are your thoughts on these openings? Are they classed as fundamental openings that can bring my level up? Thanks :)
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Nf6 6.Nc3 d6 7.f3 Nxd4 8.Qxd4 Bg7 9.Be3 0-0 10.Qd2 Be6 11.Rc1 Qa5 12.Nd5!?
How should Black best proceed from here.
Dear Friends, Dear PRO Members!
I am adding this topic and kindly asking you to add here all your comments, where you feel there is a mistake in the course.
For every 1 hour course, we work many days, to try to provide you the best quality, but still we are human, and of course, there still will be some mistakes.
I will be just grateful if you add here the moments of the videos, where there is a mistake, and I will fix it.
Also, I love so much, that you watch the courses so carefully!
With best wishes,
I defend with caro-kann and there is one line where i cant win with black. Its the panov attack where white play like this 1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3 exd5 cxd5 4 c4 Nf6 5 Nc3 Nc6 6 Nf3 Bg4 7 cxd5 Nxd5 8 Qb3 Bxf3 and white goes for the drawish endgame . My question is if i play a lower rated opponent and i would like to win is there a way to avoid that endgame and get a middlegame where i could outplay him. Maybe then i should just avoid the caro and play sicilian accelerated dragon it would be tough as i nver really pllayed sicilian and i have no experiewnce with it. Let me know what u think guys :)
Hey all, when I say my coach about Rossolimo with b6 in the courses after b6 white plays Nh2 but my coach said that after b6 white has very interesting idea white plays a3 and after some move b4 and make some game on queenside... So what we must play when white plays with a3 and then b4?