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I am currently viewing this course and enjoying it so far and would like to offer the suggestion of renaming it Attacking the Petroff Defense, instead of simply the Petroff Defense which is a bit dull. Also please cover the following line relevant to the course which has been neglected in the DVD's and Books i've seen and read on the topic: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Nc3 Nxc3 6.dxc3 Nc6 7.Be3 Be7 8.Qd2 Be6 9.0-0-0 Bxa2?! or !?
Dear ChessMood Family,
As you know many months already, I've been working on the course "Najdorf Defense", which I call "Najdorf Attack!".
I started to record it and we just uploaded the 1st section!
Hopefully, you'll love it.
If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post here.
With best wishes,
My online opponents keep testing me in sidelines of the ChessMood repertoire for Black that are difficult to deal with unless one knows the reply. I thought I'd share this recent example, which I found quite instructive.
11. h3!? with plan g4 and f5 is the sideline. 12. ..c5!! is the move to know - it secures an outpost for the knight (and opens the a8-h1 diagonal for the bishop) before breaking with ..d6. In the game, I didn't find 12. ..c5 and quickly lost.
PS: Could ChessMood PGN viewer be enhanced to support comments?
After 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nxc6 bxc6 6.e5 Qe7 7.Qe2 Nd5 8.h4! h6 9.c4 (the move suggested in the videos), the line showed in the videos goes:
8...h6 9.c4 Ba6 10.g3! g6 11.h5! g5 ( 11...Bg7 12.hxg6 fxg6 13.Qe4 Nb4 14.a3 d5 15.Qxg6+ ) 12.Qe4 Nb4 13.Nc3! f5? ( 13...d5 14.cxd5 cxd5 15.Nxd5; 13...Bg7 14.a3 f5 15.Qxf5 Bxe5
16.Be3! ) 14.Qxf5
This is really nice, but today my opponent played: 9.Nb6. Since I knew the line with Ba6 I played g3, trying to play in a similar way, but I think that it was not the best option, since I am closing the rook path via h3 which can be pretty useful most of the times.
Could someone enlighten me in this position? b3 makes sense, g3 too, but I think that I am missing something here. Thanks and no hurry at all!
I recently saw the Chess Mood Scotch course on sale at Chessworld.com (which makes it somewhat less exclusive as a Chess Mood course for members & Pro members). Are the other Chess Mood courses available elsewhere also and are there plans to release more? I would appreciate any reassurance Chess Mood can give, that membership here will not be devalued by any of these "wild" courses. Many thanks & best wishes
question about french
I had in an online game a position from your French course
1 e4-e6 2 d4-d5 3 Bd3-Nf6?! 4 e5-Nd7 5 Ne2-c5 6 c3-Nc6 7 a3-Qb6 8 B4-c4 9 Bc2-a5 10 b5-Qxb5
11 a4-Qb6 12 Na3-Na7 this is ofcourse a promising position for white.
And in my opinion strong candidate moves are 0-0 and Ng3 and Nf4 how will a strong player/grandmaster decide what move to play
Hello ChessMood Family!
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Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in February.
I sampled the Modern Maroczy course when chessmood unlocked its courses for a day a couple of weeks ago and loved what I saw. I'm considering becoming a PRO member in order to finish studying that course. However, to continue my membership, I'd like to see something for 1. d4 players and perhaps some other courses on endgames, middle game play (calculation), etc. Are such courses in the pipeline and if so, how much time would it take before we see them on the site?
Great work on the existing courses, like I said, I loved what I saw (Avetik is a great teacher!). I could actually remember what I saw in the video much later.
I have been concerning this question for a long time. I know to play well this openings, thus not letting my opponents to take the initiative. On the other hand, I have studied many classic games, truly magnificent examples of how to fight them. ( I have to confess that my favourite chess player is Super Nezh).
When it comes to dragon, a significant drawback ia that it has a lot of sidelines and requires huge theoretical knowledge. People who are not helped by their memory would never choose it. In addition, although it is a solid opening with a monster bishop on g7, black's position can get unsafe very wuickly, if the one who's playing black is not able to handle the opponents initiative. Also, black is losing a tempo by playing 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 ... because he is playing d7-d6-d5 and not d7-d5 at once as in the accwlerated dragon. Of course, I love ro face the dragon since it leads to a tough battle.
On the other hand, someone who is playing the Najdorf should be very careful, and set defence as a priority. Furthermore, he should be able to handle potential weaknesses, especially the e6 pawn in Fischer Sauzin attack and english attack. The game is more positional with the closed variations and when black keeps the king on e7 square.
All in all, I have been in this dillema for a long time and I decides to publish it to see what you think. Waiting for your answers guys. ;)
I finished all the classics in chessmood community and I made my chessbase files too for future training of critical moments.
Now I am watching other videos on classics.
Normally what I do is during I watch games I note down critical moments, trying to understand concepts behind moves and also make chessbase files of games which i use for future training.
Is it good idea or I am doing something wrong. My important job exam in May so I can't focus on analysis of games or calculation training so I only follow live streams and webinars and classic games study. Due to live streams on chessmood my instincts, intuition, power of bishop pairs, weak pawns concepts, Tv concepts, Door concepts, creativity, openings, feeling critical moments, trading concepts,punishing bad openings etc, are improving so I think if right now I only focus on watching games and grasping ideas and making files for future training is fine.
In the bottom I am sharing my recent fb post where I wrote what I learnt from Judit Polgar vs Alexi Shriov 1999 classic game. Kindly check those points and let me know if i am missing something. Also I am only 1465 FIDE rated so keep that in mind during you write answers. Thanks for support
Any idea why a strong player of 2600+ rating chose this a6 move against Nc3?
I think in our chessmood course a6 was considered bad version of closed sicilian. So I am wondering why he chose a6 line against Nc3. Any idea coaches?
This game was so fun to watch and I loved the Analysis of commentator so I thought to share the game link so it will be helpful for other members.
So i was playing for an IM norm, only needing a win against an 2320 rated player in the last round with white. As you can see the opening went really well, and afterwards outplayed her with c5! and she has almost zero space for here piecses. but just afterwards I follow up with g4 and Bishop takes g6, and I am now just scratching my head by how terrible and illogical those moves were... Any tips on how to never do such moves again? and a way to stop having naightmares about it? I think my problem was that I got too impatiant and afraid she could untangle her position in some way.
also any tips on how to play these positions?
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 Bb4 5. Bd2 Ne7 6. a3 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 O-O 8. Bd3 b6 9. b3 Bb7 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. O-O Rc8 12. Re1 h6 13. Re3 Nf6 14. e5 Ne8 15. c5 Rb8 16. g4 Ng6 17. Bxg6 fxg6 18. Qd3 g5 19. Kg2 Rf4 20. Kg3 Nc7 21. h4 Ba6 22. Qg6 Qf8 23. hxg5 Be2 24. Rxe2 Rxf3+ 25. Kg2 Rxc3 26. gxh6 bxc5 27. f4 Rbxb3 28. Rf2 Rg3+ 29. Kf1 Rh3 30. g5 Qf7 31. h7+ Rxh7 32. Qc2 Rg3 33. Rb1 Rh1+ 34. Ke2 Rxb1 35. Rh2 Qf5 0-1