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, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of December" 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 November.
1st- Michael Larsen
2nd- T K
3rd- Abhi Yadav
4th- Piotr Urbanski
5th- Khokan De
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.
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 :)
Drawing PGN files of Benko Gambit, it seems to me that the move : 4.Bg5 is not dealt with. It appears in books by V. Aveskulov, and S. Kasparov and gave hard work (to say the least) to a GM of the caliber of P. Tregubov who can be considered a Benko expert. The move is classified as "Rare" but Bg5 or Bg4 is "a reflex move" for amateurs in any position good or bad therefore the ChessMood Family will be confronted to it one day ?!
So, my question is : what is your own recommendation against this move : 4...Ne4 Trompovsky-like, 4...d6 or 4...g6 letting W take the Nf6 if he wants or anything else ?
Let's not neglect to mention other "legendary talents" who were working on chess all day long; we all know their names: Tal (often studying 50 to 60 games a day!), Fischer studying all day and playing blitz all night, Kasparov whose intensity on training amazed Polgar, etc. Practically none of the champions we all consider the best, actually sat down on the sofa watching TV, letting the innate talent do the job for him. They were training hard all day. Some had coaches. They played chess all the time. I guess it's not a surprise to see their brains devote neurons, and creating synaptic connections especially dedicated to chess.
Now, I feel like wow, 60 games study a day means he is studying more than 2 games in an hr? I think my maths is right or he is studying 6 games in an hr?
My max ability to analize now a days is 10. I can analize 10 games a day.
How do you guys break depth barriers issues? At certain depth our visualization breaks and we can't see positional clearly in our mind. Here problems of depth barrier starts.
In case of positional stuffs with simple lines I can see 15 to 20 ply but if the positions are messier than it's hard to calculate positions after 8 or 9 ply. I mean if variations are full of branches.
So it will be interesting to know how much deeper you guys can clearly see.
Well, I am working on my problems and I am sure slowly but surely I will go to the next level
Well, as I posted many times in past that I like to learn pawn formations. So, here I am sharing a superb book which will be boom for all chessmood family members. Esepecially those who love Maroczy and Modern Maroczy Pawn formations can learn a lot from this book. I am working on it and it gave me a lot nice themetic ideas. Good thing is using those ideas we will do super well in our courses too. Pawn str. is the base of plans. Check out this book and learn Maroczy pawn formations in depth.
Note: I am just hoping to help those who like to work on pawn formations. I did not mean to say chessmood's content is not sharing those ideas. So, don't take me wrong. Thanks you.
How many of you guys know this endgame by heart? I know it's for advanced players but my intuition is saying to me so bad that I must learn this particular endgame. In past when I was beginner my intuition said same about learn bishop+knight vs lone king. And in the very next tournament I had to win with bishop and knight and my opponent who was 1400 said to me draw? I said no it's win. He said can you win? I said yes. I was unrated that time.
My first correspondence game I have played against the English opening and I meet the following line.
1. c4 c5
2. Nc3 g6
3. d4 Bg7
Looking at the move explorer , it looks like my best chances involve some play I don't understand. Not sure if I should be going here :)
I am good looking so I bother my chess opponent by my look- Abhi Yadv
My strength is positional play and slowly I am also becoming an attacker too.
My weaknesses is calculation and visualization abilities and I can't play blindfold even if I want too. So I am working on my weaknesses.