Hello ChessMood Family!
Welcome to the Best Games of April contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in March.
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 March contest are:
The 1st place - Abhi Yadav
The 2nd place- Magnum2019
The 3rd place - Fahad Rahman
The 4th place- Jay Garrison
The 5th place- David Hackinyan
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
How are you doing?
I have cool news for you!
As I told the last time, you gonna have many games vs Grandmasters, during the period.
So here we go:
In less than 1 hour we have a tournament where 5 Grandmasters join it: https://www.chess.com/live#r=171520
On 24, Tuesday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members
On 25, Wednesday - Simul Game: GM Ter Sahakyan vs PRO Members
On 26, Thursday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members
On 27, Friday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members
On 28, Saturday - Simul Game: You guys vs me :D :D :D
Let's beat COVID-19 boredom, and use this period to speed up the growth.
With our Grandmasters team, we will do our best.
For more info about the schedule of events and how to participate, you can find in the link below:
Right Mood - Right Move
I just finished a 3 day team match at chess.com and won (after my opponent resigned) and my rating went from 1429 to 1615 (+186).The game opening was a Sicilian and playing Black I chose to play the Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, an opening that is pretty new to me and that I know next to nothing about! I played it as I know my coach plays Sicilian as Black but she actually plays her own version of Sicilian Accelerated Dragon and I believe there is quite a difference between both these two openings?
I too need also to learn the Chess Mood Accelerated Dragon opening, but I was happy to do so well with an opening I know virtually nothing about! Now I am keen to learn this Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, as imagine how good it could be if I actually knew some theory of it!?
Well, that was the biggest rating increase I think I have ever had (+186) from a single game win. Anyone done any better?
Everyone of us weather asked this question or got from someone, right?
This article will put end to your confusion about this topic and will give you a good understanding which openings to choose.
If you have any questions, regarding to openings you play, feel free to ask in the comments section of this post.
For your success,
The mistake that costs title Champion of Thailand
Today finished Thailand Championship.
A very tough fight was going between one of our ChessMood PRO Members Thanadon Kulpruethanon and Tupfah Khunokaew, a very talented and underrated guy.
In the last round he was playing against my another student Prin, and in case of a win, Tupfah would win the tournament.
In this position, he played Qe5? A move that costs him the title.
Why white shouldn't change the queens?
1. The black king is not safe due to weak dark squares.
2. Queen + Knight is doing much better than Queen + Bishop.
3. Rook + Bishop work better than Rook + Knight
4. Bishop gonna be better than the Knight as the fight gonna be on two sides of the board.
To understand when to exchange pieces is a must-learn skill!
Anyway, great tournament by Tupfah and congratulations to the champion Thanadon Kulpruethanon!
Anyone want to participate in a tactics challenge? I was thinking % improvement on chesstempo over the course of 2 weeks? The goal being to promote working on tactics consistently. I don't know what the reward would be for the winner, but I would be willing to buy a t-shirt or something if we can get 5+ people to participate.
Hi chessmood family!
I'm a 2076 fide rated player and for the past 4 years I've been bouncing between 2000 and 2100. Every time I get to 2100 or close to, I start playing bad, for some months until I get all the way back to low 2000.
Latest example is 2019. I started with 2001 rating, and after 6 months I had 2113, where every tournament I had a performance between 2150-2300, and the lower ones like 2150 I always played horrible in the last half of the tournament. Now I lose to 1900 and 2000 players, and my games are just bad. And I'm slowly going down again.
Do you have any tips to stop getting in the wrong mood? I'm guessing that's the reason I can't get a steady rating. Please let me know if you want more information.
Another step-by-step course is uploaded ????
This time - how to play against Philidor defense.
Covered all the lines:
✅Main line with ed4
✅Larsen line with g6
✅Hanham Variation (old lines)
✅Modern Philidor Defense
Special thanks to our Grandmasters team for keeping the high-quality standard for our courses that we initially put when launched ChessMood????
This course would be possible to make in 1 day (as many educational platforms do and sell with nice marketing words).
We have spent a few months...
The course is available here ⤵️
P.S Keep the constant growth and learn from trustworthy sources.
This is the shortcut to get where you want.
I started to record a new course about how to get an advantage against Philidor Defense.
The 1st section is ready.
If you have any questions, feel free to post it here.
With best wishes,
P.S COGRO! (Constant Growth)
Hi GM Avetik, I think there is an improvement in the move order for Black in Carlsen - Radjabov with 11...exd4 instead of 11...b4. The point is that after 12. Qxd4 b4 13. Nce2 bxa3 White no longer has the strong Re3 maneouver because after 14. Ra3 d5! 15. Re3 is met by Bc5. So he has to go back with 15. Ra1 (Rc3 seems risky) Nxe4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 and Black has 2 Bs, White's Kside is open, and Ne2 is pinned at the moment.
If 13. Nce2 bxa3 14.b3 or bxa3, then Nxg4 wins a pawn because of ...Bf6 threat.
Thanks Avetik for another interesting installment in combating the Philidor Defence. I myself used to be very attracted to this 4.Nge2 line, but switched back to the more popular 4.Nf3 after finding it difficult to get an edge after [1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nge2 Nbd7 5.g3 Be7 6.Bg2 c6 7.a4 b6 8.0-0 a6 9.h3 h5! A typical idea often seen in many lines of the Najdorf], I don't remember seeing this h5 idea being covered in the videos but I could be wrong. Also after 1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 e5 4.Nge2 Nbd7 5.g3 Black can now switch plans with 5...g6 and we have been tricked into a decent line of the Pirc outside our Repertoire. Perhaps an update or two would be in order showing how best to counter both the h5 ideas and a possible transposition into a Pirc. Below is an annotated game by GM Gawain Jones, with a few notes thrown in by me, that further illustrate the h5 idea in more detail: