Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of October" 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 September:
1st- Keok Woltek
2nd- Jaylen Lenear
3rd- Ash PV
4th- Karl Strohmaier
5th- Abhi Yadav
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 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 :)
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.
It's high time to reveal the WINNERS of August Challenge!
?"The Best game of August" goes to Anastasis Koukas with his Qh6 amazing Queen sacrifice!
?"The Best game with ChessMood Openings" goes to Jay Garrison for his 3 nice games!
?"The Champion of August" goes to Kevin Ho who raised his rating most in August, 139 points!
?"The Heroes of August" are Brad Pevehouse and Matt Hammons for their contribution!
Congratulations to all the Winners!
Everyone gets 1-month Free Membership in ChessMood.
The one who raises his rating most in this month will join our PRO Members team for 1 month for FREE!
It can be online and offline (but not the rating of tactics).
To participate you should screenshot your rating the moment you read this post and add it here.
At the end of the month, who raised his rating most - he wins!
As we have a very tight-knit community, and many of you help each other, anytime you get help from someone, you can send nice words to that person here.
At the end of the month together we will vote to find the person who had the most impact on your success (you can't vote for our instructors ? )
The Hero of the month will join our PRO Members team for 1 month for Free!
Dear PRO Members!
This month we have a new nomination!
"The best game with ChessMood openings"
Please post here your games played online or offline when you win with our ChessMood Openings.
At the end of the month we will vote and find the winner, who will get another 1 month of Membership or "Right Mood - Right Move" t-shirt.
What do people think about these lines for black in QGA??
1d4 d5 2.c4 dxc4 3. Nf3 Nf6 e3 Bg4! 5 bc4 e6 if 6. Qb3 Bxf3 7. Gxf3 c5! Qxb7 nbd7 9dxc5 Bxc5 10f4 o-o 11Nc3NB6 12Bb3 Nbd5 13 Nxd5 Nxd5 14 Bd2 Rb8 15 qa6 and qf6!? Keeping tension.
If 6.h3 Bh5 7. Qb3 Bxf3 8. Gxf3 c5 9. Qxb7 Nbd7
If 6nbd2 then a6 7o-o Nc6 8.b3 Bd6 9.Bb2 0-0 10 h3 Bh5 11.Be2 Qe7
To add or as alternative to Benko. You sac material, open lines, active pieces!!! Same as Benko but less to learn....?
If 1d4 d5 2. C4 dxc4 3. E4!! Nc6! 4. Nf3 Nf6!!
Lines from Delchev and Semkos book Understanding QGA.
It was a little hard to understand you in today’s lecture about when opponent has the initiative. What were the rules again? I tried to watch the replay but still had some trouble understanding you.
It sounded like you said change game force? I got the exchange pieces.
1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 exd4 4. Nxd4 Qf6 5. Nf3 Bc5 6. Nc3 Nd4 7. Nd5 Nxf3+ 8. Qxf3 Qxf3
Is what we played. Should I have played 6.Bg5?
If 6. Bg5 isn’t b2 hanging or is there trap?
And yes I messed up by not capturing...Nxf3 with pawn on g2. This was not my best game I was a little intemidated by my opponent rating and also ended up playing real-time both I shouldn’t have done.
For me it's bobby fischer. There is one similarity between him and me. He only loved chess in his whole life and same with me. I love chess more than anything. Another thing I noticed that he was an introvert personality and same with me. Another thing similar to him and me was study whole day like he did . nowadays I have time issues otherwise when I was beginner I studied 18 hrs a day and gained 120 points in one event after 2 month of prep.
I just love him.
I like to make small videos of my games and post them in Facebook when I win. Just like a memory for my self or something like that. The nice thing is Facebook shows me the posts I made from a year ago on the same day. This is really cool because I see my old games. I been watching how I used to play compared to the games I have today and I can see a huge improvement. Thank You ChessMood!