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 :)
What is importance of bullet and blitz? I heard from some people it's all useless play classical. So if blitz and bullet is all useless then why it's super popular among grandmasters level.
For me, I am a big fan of 15/10 time control online because if i chose 60 mins time control then sometimes people waste my time by not resigning even in lost positions. I do play 3 mins blitz to check how much faster and accurate I am in case of opening prep. But i never play too much blitz. I play 5-6 blitz games a day.
Bottom I am sharing game with notes. If anyone find any mistakes in my game then please let me know. I am hoping to improve my skills to the next level so all time I am worried if I make any single mistakes. I care for good game so I am working on my skills. Yes, in one day no one can become champ but in one day we will find right path to study well for future and become Champ.
I did not saw setup against g6 so I thought if mentor is not covering this line then there must be punishment.
Concepts I applied:
1. Development with tempo and bothering his queen.
2. On 10th move when he made the move c6 I thought of the game of Dubov against Mamedyarov so I was not able to stop my hands and I made the move d5!. I hope this is accurate bec I followed the principle of open the game when we have two bishops and second his king is in the center.
3. Move 12th I played the Qa4+ because I was an alapin player or I can say below 2000 chess.com alapin expert. My score in positional alapin was always great so I knew whenever black loses the Light square bishop then the a4-e8 diagonal becomes super weak. Now after Qa4+ he will lose the right to castle or just Nbd7.
4. Move 13th, concept playing for initiative so I do not worry about pawns and due to @chessmood's benko gambit my fear of pawns is disappeared and also from Anti- Sicilian I learnt the power of initiative.
5. Move 14th, even if he try to grab two rooks then in the end he will lose the a8 rook.
6. Move 17th, Nc7 forces him to give up the rook for the knight.
7. Move 18th, Rxb7 not only grabs the pawn on b7 but also creates a mating net so he thought he can defend this threat with Ngf6 but he missed my move g4!!! and good bye to dancing queen.
Note: It's my first rapid game of this month so I shared my inside thoughts. Due to opening prep I had no time to play more rapid in last month. Bec lappy work make me super tired.
Coach, let me know if I missed something or you saw something better so I can work on it. I did not posted it for compliments but I do want to work on skills so I need to focus on improving my skills.
Any method which GMs use to revise lines and memorise them for long term?
For me I grasped most of the ideas which I studied in past and still doing revision of lines but issue comes when line never comes on board. For example
e4 c6 d4 d5 exd5 cxd5 Bd3 Nc6 c3 Nf6 Bf4 Bg4 Qb3 Qb6 Qxb6 axb6 now Na3 allows e5 and gues what I forgot this line bec last time I saw this line on board is like 2 month ago and only one game of gabu sir in which he was also struggled bec some lines are not coming on board.
Revision of one chessmood full opening takes minimum 3 days for me. Except Scotch and Anti Sicilians.
My current approach:
When I miss lines I go to pgn files and check and I try not to do the same mess up again. But yeah in case of ideas it's easy to remember but in case of lines it's so tough. Still I am trying my best and I wanna memorize the lines before my upcoming event in Jan. I am preparing for below 1900 section so lines matters .
Any tips by experienced players are welcome.
In the course Modern Maroczy Bind, in section 2, It's not a death draw, you came to the conclusion, that after the bishop changed, the position is over for white. But I thnk after c5 the position is lost for black. So I am not so sure what to play in that endgame. If someone could help me it would be really nice.
Hey ChessMood Family!
I have one good news, and I would like to hear your thoughts and recommendations.
We' are going to add two courses.
1. About planning in chess. How to find a correct plan? How to process it?
It will be around 14 sections, more than 20 hours!
2. About exchanging the pieces.
What are the reasons to exchange a piece? There are more than 20 reasons, like "Exchanging the defender", "Exchanging opponent's active piece", "Exchanging for square" and others.
Both will be big courses (more than 20 hours!)
Last months we have spent lots of time searching for material and finding the best examples.
You'll be amazed by the courses...
Now I need your thoughts. How to name the courses? :)
Something like "Art of Exchanging" or "Art of Planning in chess?"
Maybe Science of ...
What do you think?
Your thoughts are very valuable to us.
Just share them :)
Hey to all chessmood family, i just want to share with you some of my homework since one month on working with the courses, I want to recognize that my english writting is not the best but Coach Avetik ask me to share with you all this training method to improve.
I just started training with chesstempo app, and playing more seriously on the web, i have a routine of hours per day with the clasical game and the repertoire plan that GM Avetik gave me when we start, so this is my litle progress that im proud to share.
Im so thankfull with the chessmood Family for being such good group of learning, and specially with GM Avetik that he is allways with the best wat to treat students.
I use Excell, chesstempo and play (not much playing because im starting the courses and its more studying) but taking serious the process, with discipline, effort and the best right mood i want better results with next months,
Im Heinichess in Lichess, and HeinichessPY, ill be glad to have new friends and play more games.
I am happy to tell you, that we are uploading a NEW course - Czech Pirc.
We have analyzed many ways to play against it, and now we'll show you the strongest one, which is at the same time very easy to learn.
The first two sections are uploaded.
The rest are coming soon.
If you have any questions related to this course, feel free to ask.
Help, please :)
One of my students uses Mac.
On which software can he open the PGN file them I send him?
I try lichess, but there is some bug, very often when I try to upload the files it says error bla, bla, bla...
What other software do you use for Mac?
Thanks in advance!
Guys do you ever noticed that during you watch courses you hear some sound of racing car behind the voice of coach?
I heard it several times. It's funny .
I love bikes and cars too but due to my eyesight I can't drive vehicle well!
My top speed is 85 kmph and normal speed now is 50 kmph.