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
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.
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.
I wanted to share a question in the Benko that I had from a game I played this last weekend in a tournament. I was playing black against a strong FM rated 2392, and ithe 5.Nc3 line he played 8. a4. I spent a good amount of my time trying to work this out and got myself in trouble first on the board and later on the clock.
Here are the moves : 1. d4, Nf6 2. c4, c5 3. d5, b5 4. cb, a6 5. Nc3, ab 6. e4, b4 7. Nb5, d6 8. a4
How can we best answer this move? I took the pawn, but didnt follow up well and got tied up.
Hey fellow Pro Members!
Over the next few months, I am going to be working deeper on our ChessMood openings and filling in my PGN files, so I can remember all the lines better.
I am looking for anyone who wants to study with me, play these openings together, and discuss the ideas of the opening as we fill in the PGN files. We will work on 1 opening section per day so we don't confuse ourselves. The goal is to know all of our openings inside and out in the next 90 days! Everyone is welcome! Even our GMs, if they have time and want to pop in to give us words of wisdom!
I will be starting each morning at 9 am PST and working till 11 am PST on the ChessMood openings. I will be starting this tomorrow morning, since it is short notice for today, and will be working on this every day at the same time. I know the time wont work for everyone all the time, but I hope some of you will be able to make it once in a while.
If you would like to join me, please download the free voice chat app Discord and join my channel - https://discord.gg/fhZ2SP9 - so we can talk to each other while we work. It is ok if your English isn't the best, no one here will judge you, but it is important to be able to communicate.
I will be starting with the white openings, and this week will be the Scotch. Please take the time to watch the first section before we start if you can. I look forward to seeing you all over the coming weeks and watching all of us grow in our knowledge!
Feel free to ask any questions about this study group below. I hope you all join me!
I have been a monthly Pro-Member since March this year and have been billed for 4 Months (March, April, May and June) thus far. I am considering changing my Subscription Option to Bi-Annually and have two queries:
1. This is now June, if I immediately change my subscription option to the six month one, will I be billed straight away or six months from the date the subscription type was changed.
2. I am currently a satisfied customer, but If for some reason I needed to cancel my subscription, how do I do it. I only ask because I didn't find the answer when I searched the FAQ on the website.
Very good free training database chess software
http://scid.sourceforge.net/ you can also get pgn files from
http://theweekinchess.com/twic and also
To start your own personal databases. I bought chess king and got Houdini 5 pro and a lot of games I exported from chess kings database for cheap. Just one word of caution the engine works in scid but if you upgrade to chessbase they won’t let you use engine from any place that’s not part of their software so when I upgraded to chessbase I had to keep scid to use my Houdini 5Pro.