Kindly check my mistakes and I am not an e5 player. I played unrated against her in order to help her in practice italian because we both dont know it well.
I love accelerated dragon and czech pirc but just wanted to know where I went wrong in this game and what about d5 early in my game?
I really enjoyed it. Once I entered into Advanced section I was a bit confused.
I am Just 1465 but I only studied positional chess and I am a alapin player and I almost studied 300+ games of alapin by heart to understand all the key points of theory and understood many ideas from it.
When I was watching the Advanced e5 section I was confused that why players of 2000+ played this move e5 which looks so dubious to me after Bxc6 and the endgame favours white clearly.
Can you guys explained their mind games or ideas behind playing these kinds of lines because when I first saw the line I felt black will not get enough compensation because of their bad pawns in queenside.
Hello everyone! I hope you are all in the right mood today! Some of you know my story and some of you might not yet know, but basically I am working with the guidance of GM Avetik on being the first player over the age of 40 to go from amateur to GM.
Well, the word of my journey is reaching outside of the chess world, and I was interviewed for a podcast called “Lead, Grow, Innovate” this wee!
Go listen here and let me know what you think!
There are Chessmood stream's on Chess.com that I can watch but cannot replay on board due to lack of PGN's that isn't a problem on lichess. Different GM's are using different handles too. Is there a way we can get access to consolidated PGN's from all Chessmood stream's to download and work OTB?Much like "The Week in Chess" stuff,we can have "The Week in Chessmood" :-)
Hi Chess Moods!
My rating (5 minute blitz) has been 1300-1500 all year, despite me trying hard to improve my chess play. Why? Well I have thought about this today and think I have the answer & sharing it might help others at my level here to improve, hopefully it will! Here goes...
At the start of this year, I remember watching GM Hikaru Nakamura playing on his Twitch chess stream and someone in chat asked how to improve to 1800 rating and he replied to do this by getting better at openings & tactics! What fine advice!So, this year, I have studied a ton of chess openings, with my online coach and by myself and now with the excellent Chess Mood repertoires! I now have such broad opening knowledge ! I have to admit though, I have only done a little on tactics practice (limited to a few daily puzzles usually) and I know I should do more (so I will try & do that also!).
However, the point of this post, is to state that at my low level, I have many other chess playing weaknesses and in general, openings and tactics, are not my main specific chess playing problems.
I also firmly believe it is possible to get to 1800 with a good basic understanding and application of basic opening, mid and end game principles.
In fact, most of my games show my opening play is reasonable and that my main specific problems are that I am weak in mid and endgame play, generally and specifically! There is so much general chess advice available online these days, it is impossible to learn from it all and trying to do so can bog & slow you down, when you would be better learning specific knowledge that applies to the strengths & weaknesses of your own game.
So, from now on, I intend to concentrate on understanding, studying and playing a narrower opening repertoire for both colours, with special emphasis on improving the mid and end games that arise from this more refined, narrower opening repertoire! That is my plan to smash my chess improving for next year! If this applies at all or partly with your chess studying and improving, then I hope my post will help you to think about and find your specific strengths & weaknesses and that you can work on improving too (& with me if you want!).
Happy chess play, study and chess improving all!
How to handle loses?
In past when I had time and I prepared my basics so well with chess puzzles, Kasparov predessors, openings ideas, pawn structures and lot more then I played so well beyond 1600 elo players but yeah at some point idk why I lost a completly dominating positions. But okay I lost then issue is how to prepare your mind to play well in very next round after a lose in a winning and dominating positions. I had always nice time management and I always had an hour left in my clock in a time control of an hr + 30 sec. increment because most of the time I think in my opponent's time and I found quickly all his ideas and plans but still I lost.
Any tip how to handle loses and blunders.
What are the most effective ways to do blunder check practice so one day it will be in my subconscious mind for forever.
For me I just love Fischer. It made me cry for more than an hr when I saw "Pawn sacrifice" and " Fischer Against the World". I was playing North Zone University event and my friend asked me to show the movie Pawn Sacrifice. I showed him and he watched it and when it was in the very end. I left the room and it was night and I was on street crying.
I only analised his few games like Game of the Century but I dont know I am very connected with him and his attitude. I do studied 18 hours a day in order to get a level of 1600 in just 2 month from beginner.
I just love him. I miss him.
He is my idol. He inspired me to study whole day.
The interesting this about me I am emotional but I dont cry so easily. Even when someone die I don't feel tears. For example when my grandmaa died I did not felt cry but when I think of him I feel cry. Because the first game video I saw was him and he was playing Suzen (Bc4 setup f4 f5 plans I think) against Najdrof.
For me if I see any chess player die no matter what's their age is. I just feel like cry.
I just dont wanna see any chess player die before the age of 100.