Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of September" 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!
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Here are the winners of August:
1st- Abhi Yadav
2nd- Edo Tokyo
3rd- Captain Hook
4th- Duncan Vella
5th- Kourosh Asgari
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.
Hopefully you saw my course in openings Sicilian Sidelines by Black and I would like to get some feedback from you. Now I am working on Najdorf by black, and I will take into a consideration your wishes. Please be honest, as it will be very useful for me and you at the same time) Thanks in advance!
Guys I don't say that I did well in opening. I am only checking my logic using those openings which I do not know. I got decent position in middlegame. Just two mistakes I made. One was taking on g4 for positional imbalances on the board instead of attacking move h5! Another mistake was Missing simple Rd1+ winning a free bishop but I wanted to play Nd4 so bad so I forgot it. Rest is super example of using pawns to dominate a bishop.
I know you guys say oh it's simple winning bec I had a lot pawns. True. But its so so fun to get this kind of endgames in which pawns are crushing a piece. I rarely get this kind of endgames so I thought to share it so we all can laugh.
Today I have played my first scotch game over the board. It was 15 min 10s increments practice game with a 2100 rating player. Game started with 1. E4 e5 2.nf3 nc6 3. D4 ed4 4. Nd4 Bc5 5. Nb3 Bb6 6. Nc3 Nf6 7. Qe2 0-0 8. Bg5 Nd4 9. Qd2 Nb3 10. ab3 h6 11. Be3, here my opponent played c6 after that I didn't played well. What should my plan after 11. ..c6?
I played only Slav Defence with black in my whole chess career but now it seems boring for me and I was looking for something new and more active opening after 1.d4. I tried to learn Grunfeld Defence but there were many lines to remember. Today I finished watching the course Benko Gambit. So I want to hear your opinion about Benko Gambit :) Do you play it with black? How it feels?
Today we've launched a new course - Queen vs Pawns.
Before watching it, I'm offering you to test your knowledge.
Let's go here is the first position.
1. Do you know how to win it?
2. Where should be White's King and Queen, when it's a draw even if it's White to move?
Do you think playing chess variants helps or hurts your abilities to play standard chess? Are there any variants you think are particularly helpful for improving your standard chess? I am thinking of, e.g., King of the Hill, 3 Check, Crazyhouse, Capablanca's Chess, and Glinski's Chess. Of course there is also Chess960, but that is much closer to standard chess.
Hi all, I recently had my first game in the Advanced Maroczy Bind OTB, and I won, but not because of my good play but my opponent bad play... Anyways, I wanted the ask the opinion since in this line after 9.0-0 - 0-0 10.Qd3 is the normal move, Avetik says: With the idea of playing Be3, Bd4. The minus of this move is that is on the route of our knight that should go to c5 or e5.
But my opponent played 10.Qd2, blocking his own bishop, this should be very bad, and I wanted to proceed with a5 in order to play a4 and then continue with Be6 and the knight transfer to c5,
So after Qd2 I played a5 but then he played a4 stopping the pawn advance.
Here I have 2 questions.
After Qd2 when I connect Stockfish, it says that the position is 0.0, how should I proceed? Is there any way to punish the blockade of the Bc1?
Why is a4 not played normally in these kind of positions? because it leaves b3 free I suppose, but this really hinders our advance on the Queenside...
Thanks in advance and best regards to everyone reading this question!!
I'm thrilled to announce that we started to record a new course - Instructional Classical Endgames.
It will be in the same format as was "Commented Classical Games" and the "Attacking Classical games" which I'm recording now too.
In the initial plan, it's going to be 100 games, but it may be more.
I noticed that many of you had problems playing endgames or hate when the queens are not on the board anymore.
This course will be the medicine and I believe it will become your favorite course soon.
The first game is uploaded - a masterclass by Rubinstein.
Hello Chessmood friends
My name is Marc , from Uruguay, about 1500 FIDE player, 55 years old, learn to play as a kid , but started to learn , play and train recently, after grow up 3 sons .
I am moving from 1.d4 (London and company) to 1.e4,after many years without playing it.
On the weekend I play about 30 games , while watching openings videos from Avetik, and following pgn, to catch ideas, results are promising.
Unfortunately I cannot find anti-sicilian part 5 , pgn file , I am searching in the wrong place ?
Maestro Avetik, here you comment that the position is an English opening with a tempo down for Black. I don't understand that, there's a white pawn still on c2. Or did you mean an English opening with colors reversed? Could you please explain this, because I am not very familiar with the English opening.