Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of October" 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 September:
1st- Keok Woltek
2nd- Jaylen Lenear
3rd- Ash PV
4th- Karl Strohmaier
5th- Abhi Yadav
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 :)
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.
I was studying this position and here are my thoughts.
Black to play so I focused to make idea from Black's side.
I thought black got knight pair so it's good to keep position closed so I thought e5 is the right idea. Another point of e5 is to open up the light square bishop on c8
..1 e5 if d5 then Rd8 c4 Ne5 this was my thought
The chapter is about pawn levers.
Do u think my thoughts of direct e5 without Rd8 first was right.
In the book it was recommended to play Rd8 first and then author said e5 will be unstoppable.
Please guide me where I am making mistakes in understanding positions?
Hello ChessMood family !
I'm back from Open Wine Medoc (near Bordeaux/France). I finished 4 on 63 players. I was lucky all along the Open, and I learn much about the openings. My tactics training and the right mood help me a lot. I didn't give up playing the openings, even if I don't feel too comfortable. I lost my first scotch in the third round, but I was rewarded in the last round fighting for a Prize (1/4 of my weight in good Bordeaux wine) playing the same opening. So thanks to GM Avetik and all ChessMood family. Feel free to give me any advices... Cogro Guys !
Hi guys this is Abhishek yadav. I am 1465 FIDE rated and lives in a small town of Haryana where no one knows anything about chess. I am seeking online chess partners for serious studies. I wanna start middle game books with my future partners. Please only dedicated people can contact me on whatsapp. No beginners please. I can guide beginners no issue but in case of study I need someone who is highter rated than me. Thanks for reading. I hope for the positive response.
Hello Chessmood family,
I have been watching a lot of high level games, gm vs gm, gm vs im, im vs fm etc. I noticed that they are so well prepared in the openings and play the main lines to near perfection. If everybody is so well prepared and everyone can remember the right moves for all the variations, then there is a strong likelihood of a draw. At which point do we go, ok enough is enough, I will play a new move to shock my opponents? Or if you're preparing for a player who plays only one opening and is strong with that opening, do you play something unusually to knock them off their tracks? I'm getting de ja vu from watching the same 15-20 moves of a game from hundreds of different players. What do we do in a situation where you know your opponent is finely tuned for a particular line?
I wrote this for all those who are helping me here in chess. I am very very lucky to have a nice online community like Chessmood. I live in a small town where no one play chess and no one want to learn because they are scared of books and also in my town the internet speed is not so high but still I try my best to study online.
I can't afford pro membership now but next year I will definately get one. After I joined chessmood I improved a lot in various part of my game especially my biggest issue of studying in right direction is solved now.
Now I know how to solve my calculation issues and how to study books properly. I only have one or two hours daily for chess studies because I am preparing for job but my love and craziness for chess is never go down. I am always charged to study chess.
Thanks for all those who advised me. Especially Avetik sir.
Sorry if my english confused you.
This is second game from Pump up your chess.
Do you think I understood the game well?
I only knew that i have to try to control d5 square but I do not think white played well in the game.
I meant look at the game and variations which I saw
I am just 1465 FIDE.
Please provide me some useful suggestions
Here is the game link,
How to understand these simple positions?
I can only understand few things about this position.
For white side:
Queen side pawn majority so he can only get a passed pawn in the queen side.
Kingisde majority so he can only get passed pawn in kingside.
Both players have active pieces?
How to make plans in these kinds of equal positions?
Here ideas are not forced so is it good to make solid moves like trading queens so we will be able to activate our kings and hope for passed pawn?
What you guys think about the domination in chess endgame studies by Kasparian?
I was reading an article and that article covered the same problem of calculation and vision which I am facing now.
So is it useful to solve endgame studies before middle game studies or other books.
Because my problem is lack of ability to read the middle game books in depth and I miss many plans in middle game books.
Any advice. I personally like two books Pump up your chess and domination in endgames and I do not know how to study the Devorestsky's Endgame Manual.
How do you guys manage your time during you study?
I meant do you study openings, middle games and endgames or endgames studies daily?
I am only focused on one thing which is calculation so I am doing Pump up your Chess and domination in chess endgames.
Time management advice is important for me.
Is it good to play the Leningrad dutch ?
I loved that opening in past a lot wins against titled players online in blitz.
But is it cool to play it in classical
I think in past I had issue in h4 line.
Is it possible for us to avoid that line?
All suggestions are welcome. I love the leningrad but need some support.