Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of September 2021" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post the 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 August:
Paul Alejandro Cardones
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 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 champions and future champions! Hello ChessMood family!
Thank you all for sharing your games. It’s great to see you play some really strong chess! Keeping crushing the same way!
Moving on to the prizes,
The first prize goes to Jaylen Lenear for his Tal-like approach to finish the game.
The second prize goes to Vladimir Bugayev for the way he conducted a crushing attack in the Anti-Sicilian!
The third prize goes to Yuma Okabe for brilliantly handling the initiative after 11...Nxe4! and converting it into a win.
The 4th prize goes to Karl Strohmaier for this brilliant attack in the Accelerated Dragon.
The 5th prize goes to Paul Alejandro Cardones for the picturesque 16.Nce4#!
Congratulations to all of you, and thank you once again everybody for sharing your games!
Keep crushing, and keep the #COGRO
See you soon for next month’s contest.
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 :)
I'm participating in strong RTU open in Latvia and played this game against IM in the caro-kann variation. Played mostly as recommended in the courses but I think this variation is strategically dodgy for white, especially after white's g4,f4 black played quick b5 with very fast minority attack I just didnt know what to do.
So please any improvements in this variation, txs
Hello fellow PRO Members
One feature you might not be aware of are the webinars from our Coaches on specific openings. These interactive webinars followed so called closed tournaments in which PRO Members played a specific opening/starting position with both colors in a 5+3 tournament on lichess.
I joined ChessMood last October and have now started my second iteration of the Opening Repertoire's videos. I find it very helpful to watch the webinar after each course. This helps me to better understand the lines in the courses. And additionally, you will find some lines that are not covered in the course.
These webinars can be found in the Event's section. They are not listed directly in the courses.
Here I list the webinars for the Anti-Sicilian courses:
Part 1, 2. ... d6 (Grand Prix) - 18.12.2020
Part 2, 2... Nc6 - 08.01.2021
Part 3, 2. ... e6 - 01.04.2021
Part 4, 2. ... a6 - 16.04.2021
Part 5, 2. .. g6 - 21.05.2021
I am so new in Chess Psychology so my teammate suggested me to read this amazing book. It was like boom for me. Now I feel more confident about my future chances of getting 2000 elo in 2022. I strongly recommend reading this book. It will change your life.
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Preparing for a potential opponent. Against the Rossolimo he has two games that go 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Bg6 6. c3?! which I imagine is quite common from lower rated players.
Computer suggests the amusing 6... Qd3 occupying the hole, now 7. Re1 (the move he played after 6... Nf6/Bg7 in the two database games) 7... Bg4 8. Re3 Bxf3 9. Qxf3 Qd7 10. Re1 Rd8 11. Rd1 (fourth move with the rook) f5 = to slight Black favour.
First a disclaimer, I don't have a lot of CM coins :) only 68k.
Now, in the past some people were asking how to spend them and there aren't too many options. I have a idea!
ChessMood could propose one to one training sessions that could be bought by CM coins. Different session options, could have different prices.
To make it more interesting the training sessions would be streamed/recorded for others to watch as well, which would even more enforce the sense of community.
What do you think?
Had a game in the rossolimo variation as black vs 2450 IM. He played rare early c3-d4 setup:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.c3 Bg7 5.d4 Qa5 (remembered this move from the course) 6.Bxc6 dxc6 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Re1 0-0 9.h3 and here I was stuck for plan as black. In the game I went 9..h6 with idea Be6, but I think white had small edge and in the end I got outplayed.
So please suggest improvement/plan for black, txs
Hello chess friends,
I played the following game and wanted to know what the chessmood line is for 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Ne2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. a3 a5 preventing b4? What are the ideas and plans?
Just for completion my game went
[Event "5m + 0s"]
1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Bd3 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Ne2 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. a3 a5 8. a4 Qb6
9. O-O f6 10. exf6 Nxf6 11. Na3 c4 12. Bc2 Bd6 13. Nb5 Bb8 14. Bf4 O-O 15. Bxb8
Rxb8 16. Qd2 Na7 17. Qf4 Bd7 18. Nxa7 Qxa7 19. Qh4 Rbe8 20. g4 Ne4 21. f3 e5
22. fxe4 exd4 23. exd5 d3+ 24. Nd4 dxc2 25. Rxf8+ Rxf8 26. Rc1 Qc5 27. Rxc2
Qxd5 28. Rf2 Rxf2 29. Kxf2 Qf7+ 30. Kg2 Bxa4 31. Qd8+ Qf8 32. Qd5+ Kh8 33. Qxc4
Bd7 34. h3 h6 35. Qd5 Qc8 36. Qd6 Bc6+ 37. Nxc6 Qxc6+ 38. Qxc6 bxc6 39. Kf3 Kg8
40. Ke4 Kf8 41. Ke5 Ke7 42. Kf5 Kf7 43. Ke5 Ke7 44. Kf5 Kf7 45. Ke5 Ke7 1/2-1/2
Thinking of entering.
5x45 15 games over this weekend (bye available if Friday's game is too late) - quite sparse in the open/under 2000 sections and no one particularly strong yet, so players of ~2000 FIDE are good contenders to win, though the prizes with the current number of entries is more beer / (juice?) money. Good chance to try out chessmood openings in long play settings. Anyone interested?
Entry is £7.50 +£5 (non-ECF) (credit card/paypal)
Hi guys - after never having a coach I have decided that it is time to get one.
However, it is difficult since there are many coaches available online. Do any of you have any recommendations? or are any of you interested in coaching me?
I am currently 2050 FIDE and have been working hard in the last years, I am already 33 years old, so not young by any means... but still with a lot of intentions to improve!
Thanks in advance,
Hello CM family!
I found a mistake in the Benko gambit videocourse: section 2 - g3 line, video 18 "theory of the main line g3", minute 2:32.
GM Avetik has just said that b3 was not possible due to N:d5 and the pin on the a1 Rook. However, due to the move Qc2, now the rooks can be connected with a tempo on the black Queen, as showed by stockfish:
1.b3 N:d5?? 2.N:d5 B:a1 Bd2!! attacking the Queen and the a1 Bishop. White wins two pieces for a rook.
I hope this could help.
I have experienced this line from White several times now. d4 Nf6 : c4 c5 : d5 b5 : b3
I thought I saw somewhere in the videos to play b4 not b/c4 . But after Bb2 if I play g6 the snapping off the knight on f6 is irritating structure wise. I seem to toil in this line --- where can I locate the preferred approach ? Thanks ------ Keven
Hi --- I realise not every tiny issue and move order finesse can be covered but would appreciate any comments on a certain move that occurs in a standard position. Namely e4 e5 : Nf3 Nf6: d4 e/d :Nxd4 Bc5 : Nb3 Bb6 : Nc3 Nf6 : Qe2 d6 :Be3 Ng4 ?! This seems to force Bxb6 which gives Black an open a file after a/b. Then f3 allows Ng-e5 and a nice central position. I've played 0--0--0 looking to play h3 and f4 but Be6 seems to get Black's attack under way with Ne5 > c4 etc to come.
What do members or the coaching team suggest ?--- as I've had this Ng4 twice now and I usually get d6 + Nf6 in either order not Ne7 types of positions.
In the following line: 1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.d4 cxd4 5.Nxd4 g6 6.g3 Bg7 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 Qa5 9.Nb3 Qh5 10.h3 d6 11.g4 Bxg4 12.hxg4 Nxg4 13.Bf4 Be5 14.Qd2 g5 15.Bxe5 Now in the course only 15...Ncxe5 is analysed which only leads to a draw by perpetual check with best play. My question is isn't 15...dxe5!?N a promising winning try for Black? My analysis seems to indicate it is.
What do you guys think.
1.c4 c5 2.Nc3 g6 3.g3 Bg7 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.d3 d6 6.Bd2!? e5 7.a3 Nge7 8.h4 h6 9.e3 0-0 10.Nge2 Bg4 11.Qc2 Rb8 12.Rb1 a5 13.Nd5 Nxd5 14.cd Ne7 15.Qa4 Bxe2 16.Kxe2
Just had this opening in OTB game against 2500 player. Tried botvinnik setup, but it didnt quite work. Anyone seen this setup for white? I cannot find it in any of my sources, what this system for white is called.
Please advise what I did wrong as in the opening white gained substantial edge, txs.