Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Happy New Year and welcome to the "Best games of March 2021" 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 February:
1st Arman Shahzamani
2nd Vladimir Bugayev
3rd Abhi Yadav
4th Sean Raasch
5th Vibhush Pusapadi
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.
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 :)
Hi everyone, I am sharing with you my son's achievement as FIDE Arena Grand Master. I am thankful that I enrolled my son to this awesome site, chess is not difficult to understand as long as you are watching the up to date event rendered by GM Avetik and GM Gabuzyan and even I really watching and absorbing all the live updates despite the different time zone that we have. It's my heartfelt thanks to this site that my son got another breakthrough with his chess career. I would recommend this courses to all my chess friends without hesitation. To the staff that supports this site. thank you very much. Long live and CONGRO!
Hi everyone Happy evening. I have a small doubt in rossolimo course in section 2 c3
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 g6 4.0-0 Bg7 5.c3 Nf6 6.Re1 0-0 7.d4 d5 8.e5 Ne4 9.Be3- immediately attacking the c5 pawn and this move has been recently played by anand and caruana in tata steel 2020
What to do against 9.Be3 guys?
Hello! I started with Chessmood few weeks ago and managed to go trough some of the opening analysis. I am impressed by the excellent work of our GM-s but naturally, I have also some questions. So lets start with the CK: One of my friends, very strong Fide Master and notorious adherent of CK defence, played me last weekend in quick games an interesting line: 1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 e6, leaving Bc8 at home. I reacted logicaly 7.Bf4 Bd6 8. Bxd6 Qxd6 9.0-0 Ne7 10.Nd2 Bd7, and here I tryed it either with 11.f4 or 11.Qc2, following our model plans, but with some sensible defence ( 0-0, sometimes f6 and e5, sometimes f5 and transfer of the knight to e4) black allways succeded to hold his symbolically worse position. Later I had a look to my database with engine on, but I did not find any serious way to endanger black position. Is this just a limit of this line or do you have any idea to keep the initiative for white side? Thx for your kind reactions!
I am FM Nikhil Dixit from India .My current Fide rating is 2358 This is my first blog ever . in this blog i will help you with best books for professional players specially for 2000 and above .I have attached links so you can see preview or you can buy . so lets begin
1 . Perfect Your Chess by Andrei Volotikin and Vladimir Grabinksy
This is my personal favorite chess book . In this book There are 3 chapters namely make a move , find a win , answer a question and in each chapter there are 100 puzzle . first 40 are dedicated to Fide master level . from 41 to 80 are dedicated to International master level and last 20 are dedicated to grand master level . what i particularly like about this book is in answers volotikin gives practical example which relates in life .
2. Recognizing Your opponent resources by Mark Dvoretsky
As we all know mark dvoretsky is best chess author ever . he have written various books on opening middle game and endgame . in this books he distributed content in 4 chapters namely
a. Pay attention to your opponents resources
b. the process of elimination
d. prophylactic thinking
after solving this book you will learn how to find opponent resources . the book covers more than 500 problems with solutions . The first chapter of this book is difficult so my suggestion is start from last chapter otherwise you will get frustrated!
3. Grandmaster preparation calculation by jacob aagaard
this is one of the bestsellers . Jacob aagaard is well known coach in world . in every book he brings excellent stuff . In this book he have given 10 chapters . in each chapters initially there where introduction and examples with solutions provided . after that there are so many practical problems given for each chapter or on each theme . this book is best for those who want to become complete master in middlegame . 10th chapter which name as difficult problems are like impossible for me . but definitely if you solve that problems your confidence level will take a boost .
this is my honest reviews about this 3 books
if you want more this type of blogs or if you have any suggestion let me know in the comment .
if you want to read part 2 of this blog , i have attached link below
Coach as you know due to lock down I have too much time for chess prep so I am concerned about my prep and hoping to improve my game to the next level. In the bottom I am sharing my current study plan.
1. 2 hr chessmood opening prep plus an hr revision of the previous day studied opening lines.
2. I am going to start a book called "woodpecker method" for tactics and pattern practice.
3. I am doing revision of all chessmood classical games and I watch 5 games daily and after that I am going to work on old streams which I missed.
4. I am also doing a chess book called "Amateur's Mind " by Jeremy Silman.
That's all I am doing coach so kindly tell me if there is something more I need to add in my study plan so I will reach my 2000 first milestone. I am right now only 1465 FIDE rated. I will start playing more events whenever events will start in my country. I will not only play rated events but also I will play more club games so my board practice will be more better.
If you think there is something wrong in my approach then let me know. Yes my dream is to become a Grandmaster and I do know that it's not so simple task and I know it's complex but I won't give up and I will do everything so I can achieve my goals. Yes I lose and I cry, yes I work and fail and I cry but I know failure is essential for future success so I will not gonna give up on anything. I am 23 right now and upcoming 8 months I am fully free so if in this mean time I can achieve even 1700 FIDE elo then my family will start trusting me more and more so it will be easier for me to work more without limitations.
Thanks again sir!!!
Hello ChessMood Family!
Welcome to the Best Games of May contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in May.
The Prize fund is 650K Moodcoins which is equal to 650$.
The 1st prize - 200k
The 2nd prize -150k
The 3rd prize- 120k
The 4th prize - 100k
The 5th prize - 75k
The winners of April's contest are:
1st place - Keok Woltek
2nd place- Dark Lord
3rd place - Abhi Yadav
4rd place- Fahad Rahman
5th place - Sriram M
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
How can a beginner start working on visualisation?
Jay told me to pick a hard copy and try to play through the game and try to visualise the position of diagram one. But issue is I cant see the positions even if i try my best. I can remember the move orders but I cant see the whole board.
In past coach told me to work on basics not blindfold chess.
I am working on woodpecker method book bec I already finished my basics and I am working on section two now of that book bec section one was so easy.
My goal is to finish it in 7 cycle.
Hello chessmood family
I use repertoire of chessmood currently
And I play Accelerated Dragon,but when I study "Crushing All the Sicilian's Sidelines"
I found a problem about 2.Nc3 line
Video recommend 2...d6 becuase after 3.Nf3 ,we can transfer to Najdorf
For Najforf player,it's nice.
But how about Accelerated Dragon player like me?
because I don't know how to play Najdorf,I think 2...d6 is not a good idea for me.
Will a repertoire course like 2...g6 or 2...Nc6 for Accelerated Dragon player against 2.Nc3?
Hi, ChessMood family!
I would like to ask, how we should react for black if after 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 white can try trick us and play 3.Nge2!?. Now if we go for example 3... Nc6 or 3...g6 white can go 4.d4 and transpose the game into some kind of open sicilian, but not in accelerated dragon... You may say what we can go 3...Nf6 and after 4.d4 cd 5.Nxd4 a6 it's a pure transpose to najdorf variation, wich will be covered soon, but the main part of the trick is that white will play 4.g3 and already we outbook from our preparation becouse our knight on f6 already and we can't develop our peaces in french like formation (e6 - Nge7) against closed sicilian setup as GM Gabuzyan recomended :( Additionally if after 4.g3 we will play 4...g6 white still can go 5.d4!? and transpose the game into dragon variation (yes it's a dragon, but it's not accelerated dragon unfortunately) in fiancetto system, wich as for me a little bit nasty to play for black side...