Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of September" 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 August:
1st- Abhi Yadav
2nd- Edo Tokyo
3rd- Captain Hook
4th- Duncan Vella
5th- Kourosh Asgari
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Omg, coach this is first time ever I crushed a 2500+ player in Bullet. I did not used the Chessmood Openings but as I am studying Carlsbad Structure so I tried to apply it in my own games. Due to bullet some ideas I missed and black got a decent position but I had time and I won on time. Thanks you very much for coach Avetik sir for his valuable video lessons and his study plan improved my game on the next level.
Hello Chessmood friends,
What would be the best answer to 1. - c6 if I start with 1c4?
Does playing 1c4 gives us any advantage facing the Slav? or playing the main lines Slav/Smi-Slav still remains the best way to get the most out of opening for White?
I know that I can enter the Panov Attack via 1. c4 c6 2.e4 move order
Also I can enter Reti by delaying d4 and playing e3 and Cf3
I am wondering if these systems impose more problems to Black than main lines Slav/Semi-Slav.
What do you think?
Is there any advantage for white against 1.--c6 if he starts with 1.c4 or not?
Thank you all
We know that many of our PRO Members have never played against a GM, and we decided to host a bonus event for you.
On the 1st of October, we'll have a simul game.
GM Avetik will try to play on 20 boards against you and stream it.
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As most of you guys knows I am fond of learning positional chess and I am novice but I love to learn and I am working well. I am working on this specific pawn formation or I can say I am doing revision of this pawn structure because I already studied this pawn str in depth 2 years ago but revision makes my game to the next level in any given structure. So I thought to revise this finished structure with my new chess knowledge and ideas.
Here I am sharing an interesting position for you and now you have to find ideas for both sides.
1, Tell the assessment of this position.
2. Plans for black and white in given pawn formation.
3. Name of this pawn formation.
Everyone of us weather asked this question or got from someone, right?
This article will put end to your confusion about this topic and will give you a good understanding which openings to choose.
If you have any questions, regarding to openings you play, feel free to ask in the comments section of this post.
For your success,
9...Be6 in the Petroff
Hello I was playing today and someone played 9...Be6 against our Petroff repertoire. I did not know exactly why it was a bad move and I castled anyway, then Bxa2 and I got a better position trapping the bishop. I was wondering why it is Be6 not played more, how should we proceed here Ne4, Ng5, 0-0-0 and if the bishop captures it will get trapped. Everything makes sense to me but what would you suggest?
Maestro Avetik, I just played a 10 0 game on lichess. The opening went 1.e4 c5 2. Nc3 e6 3. f4 a6 4.g3 Nc6 5. Bg2 Qc7 6. Nf3 and here my opponent played ...d6. In fact, he never played ...d5 which is the move covered in the course. So, I was on my own and decided to play later h3, g4 and f5 attacking on the kingside (my opponent was kind enough to castle there jaja). I won the game very smoothly, the opponent didn't play well, and the attack just went like a knife through butter (at room temperature)...
Please share any insights with regard to any such variation as the one I describe, i.e. without an early ...d5, or no ...d5 at all.
Thank you coach for your fine webinars. Yesterday (030920) was another excellent lesson (most instructive moments 1600-2400 series ChessMood openings-black perspective). Great teaching & great fun! I even got one of your questions almost correct, so I must be getting better! LOL! ;-)
Today I stumbled across a great game by the best 1.e4 player of all time GM R Fischer (in my opinion), but here he played against 1.d4 with 1.d4 Nf6 (Hort vs Fischer blitz 1970 Herceg Novi). I liked 19....0-0-0 - a delayed opposite side castle with Black getting a great position (and a piece ahead) White resigned 0-1.
In the webinar yesterday, we discussed to castle or not to castle and from all these examples we understand more on this important topic and that every position has to be considered on it's merits and we learn from ChessMood openings & games and from legends games. So, I think, beautiful play by Fischer as Black that needs to be shown & shared even though not a ChessMood opening, lessons can be learnt from these games as we see in ChessMood classical commented games section. Happy study & play all & thanks again GM Avetik! :-)