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.
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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".
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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 GM Avetik! the blog button on the top of the screen , there is not new written in yellow as it used to be. while, on the other hand, when you scroll down as much as you can at the bottom of the screen the blue space where everything is written like copyright, Etc. you should remove the yellow coloured new from next to the blog button too
I've found some practical problems in developing/maintaining the pgn files (actually .cbv chessbase files) and wondered how others manage this.
So I start with a database I call "1.e4 repertoire" and create a game in it called "Sicilian". I go through the videos, once just listening and then I go though it more slowly, adding the moves, variations and comments. This game file includes alternative moves for white, and also the errors that white makes. It includes arrows, evaluations, highlighted squares etc. This is intended as a permanent detailed file, including copied in GM games etc.
Then I copy the game to my "White Repertoire" database which I store on the chessbase cloud. Now, I want to upload it to the chessbase web app "My Games", and create the file that helps me drill the lines using the Chessbase Openings app. For the app to work well, I have found that I need to:
1. Where Avetik has given a choice, I need to choose which line I prefer and delete the other, otherwise the drill app seems to get confused
2. Delete the lines that showed what white should NOT play, otherwise the drill app will include them (I don't want to be sitting in a game and trying to remember whether that line I remember was the one to play or not to play!)
3. Shorten the lines down to the core moves, otherwise I will be drilling lines down to move 40 or so, which is an impossibility for the human brain.
4. Make sure there are no "hanging" black moves - each line needs to finish on a clinching white move.
4. Mark the lines with a "my move" mark so I will be drilled on them.
And then...…. Avetik adds some new videos, or I want to go back and view the advanced material and add it to my databases, or I play a game and find I want to add a new line to counter what my opponent played.
Firstly, it is really hard to identify which videos are new since I made the original .cbv file. Avetik, any way to better identify such new material, so when we come back to that opening a month later we can see what is new and what we have to cover? And secondly, moving new variations through that whole process above causes me incredible brain pain. It is just impossible to follow each through. It seems to me that there is benefit in having 2 files (one that is complete as a reference for the detailed material, and one that is stripped down for using the drilling app) that stay synchronised as I cover new material, but doing so is doing my head in.
What do you guys do? How can I simplify the process to make it more manageable, but still retain the goal of having a detailed file, and a drilling file?
Our Italian friends organize a strong online tournament, with 1000 euro prize fund, where many Grandmaster will participate.
As ChessMood is one of the sponsors of the tournament, and organizers are our friends, we got FREE tickets for our ChessMood PRO Members.
Here you can find more info about the tournament - https://www.facebook.com/events/789658141566159/
If you would like to participate, please write your nickname in chess.com and your real name.
And join this group. - https://www.chess.com/club/anti-cheating-blitz-chess-tournaments
Before 1 hour of start, the registration will be opened.
The tournament starts tomorrow (Wednesday) at ChessMood's streams time :) , 8 AM PST.
I was recording a course about this position and remembered that this is one of the most strange things I've seen in the last time.
With the last move Black played g6, with the idea to go Bg7, Nge7...
Can you imagine that g6 is a big mistake and White can get almost winning position?
Can you find the way?
After seeing Jay's pic in facebook forum about his food before training chess, I thought I could say something regarding diet and sports performance, but then today a good friend of mine published a really good article, and before you ask I did not suggest the title of the article, it is pure chance. Please take a look I am sure that some of you will find it useful.
In todays's lessons we talk about tabelbase and king and two knights vs king and a pawn. I found this nice video on that endgame. I watch it in oktober 2018 :-)
What is Troitsky's line? An instructive endgame lecture
At 4.10 he show us the Troitsky's line. I did not know about the Troitsky's line before I saw this video.
Here are a link to the free tabelbase