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.
Two days ago, I watched an Armageddon game between Carlsen and Anand... We all know the importance of bishop pair, and the game was 1.c4 e5 2.Nc3 Bb4 3.Nd5 Be7 Can you explain this concept of giving this dark square bishop so early in a relatively open game without damaging pawn structure ?
Dear ChessMood Family, dear friends!
After we learned the most important factors playing in positions queen vs. two rooks, now I am going to offer you an interesting position.
White to move.
Is it a draw, won or lost?
If you haven't read the 1st part - here is the link https://chessmood.com/forum/main-channel/queen-vs-2-rooks
Looking forward to seeing your comments!
Hello Chessmood Family! I'm already familiar with your website, and have seen some of the courses when they were free. I am thinking in getting pro, just for the repertoire, but I have 2 small complaints....
1) Some of the courses are in construction (take the d4 sidelines, only with Trompowsky so far) Are they going to be completed soon?
2) The repertoire on the sicilian dragon (2...Nc6) does not fit with the "crushing sicilian sidelines" (2...d6) and only the Rossolimo course seems to adress the problem. Since at club level the anti-sicilians are very popular, are you going to complete the repertoire for 2...Nc6?
And also, there's nothing on what to play against 1.c4 or 1.Nf3, is there something coming?
Well, those are my questions, I have little doubts I'll become part of the Pro family soon, since you are doing a great work, congrats!
I confess - I spend too much time looking at openings. I study one opening - play it at the club and when I lose I switch to something else, and then another,and another, and after a long time I still haven't picked a repertoire.
Is there a simple, bare-bones repertoire for a club player where I can sit at the board with some confidence, some preparation - not even an advantage - and just play chess?
I'm in the chess opening rabbit hole and need a commitment to something that isn't overwhelming.
Thanks for any input.
- These are my notes from the "Ask me Anything" webinar. I only took notes on the questions that I thought were most useful to me. To get the full webinar, feel free to go to the recording.
How much do you study per day?
- depends on your goal
- slowly improve: ~1 hour
- a lot of time (5+ hours) to improve a lot
- be productive, rest if needed
- try to study as much as you can
What do you recommend against Rossolimo?
- System with ...g6 where Black recaptures with ...dxc6 after Bxc6
- Check Carlsen's games on how he handles the Rossolimo
What did you do to become GM?
- have a burning desire, hard work, and determination
- find people that will help you on your journey
- understand why I wanted to become GM
How to properly use engine?
- engine is not always right, don't blindly trust it
- check only blunders with engine
- don't work strategical/positional positions with engine
What to do for crucial games? When you have to win?
- don't panic and don't relax at the same time
What is the optimal training environment?
- environment where you can grow and enjoy
- use trustworthy sources
- surround yourself with people that have already achieved what you want to achieve
- important but overestimated
- much more important to have a database of games in your mind
- good for calculation
Time spent studying v. Time spent playing
- if you play a lot, spend more time studying vice versa
- learn knowledge followed by playing
- turn off worries, take out the "trash"
- forbidden to watch other's games when playing
- 100% concentration
- don't go on social media before the tournament because that will only increase "trash"
- turn off everything and focus before the game
- motivate yourself
- watch a lot of games and understand ideas etc.
- the number of games you play for blitz should be equivalent to the number of rounds in your usual tournament
- around 1 hour of tactics/puzzle
- find books where the author played the games or used the Recommended Page to see what books GM Avetik recommends
- find sparring partners around your level
Sir ..i was rated around 1850 in lichess....i couldn't afford a coach so i tried working hard online watching videos...and surfing...thing around...i seriously want to improve my ratings...i dont know what is my original rating...as i had not attended any tournaments...i can do any thing to improve my chess career....please help me to reach 2500......??.....just tell me what should i do...i can work hard on anything.....thx
Hey guys I need some practice ! Hi guys this is Eric the old biker dude eating a little bit of practice on the board. Not sure what the rating is now but at one time 30 years ago I made it to 1800 I’m sure it’s a lot lower . I work very strange hours so getting games in is a little bit of a challenge . If you feel that you have some time to spare send me a message I would love to go over this fine instruction that I’m trying to learn here . Thanks Brothers for all your kind attention and stay free in the wind ! as I go take my motorcycle for a ride !
Derek JY , Raf De Coninck , Kavin Nattavutthisit Wallace Howard , Mark Knerr, Anu
Welcome to our team ?
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Would be cool, if you also introduce yourself.
Warm welcome, guys ?