Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of September 2021" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post the 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 August:
Paul Alejandro Cardones
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 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 champions and future champions! Hello ChessMood family!
Thank you all for sharing your games. It’s great to see you play some really strong chess! Keeping crushing the same way!
Moving on to the prizes,
The first prize goes to Jaylen Lenear for his Tal-like approach to finish the game.
The second prize goes to Vladimir Bugayev for the way he conducted a crushing attack in the Anti-Sicilian!
The third prize goes to Yuma Okabe for brilliantly handling the initiative after 11...Nxe4! and converting it into a win.
The 4th prize goes to Karl Strohmaier for this brilliant attack in the Accelerated Dragon.
The 5th prize goes to Paul Alejandro Cardones for the picturesque 16.Nce4#!
Congratulations to all of you, and thank you once again everybody for sharing your games!
Keep crushing, and keep the #COGRO
See you soon for next month’s contest.
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 :)
I came across this open source site that was in Lichess forum this week and wanted to share it with you.
The reason I found it helpful was that I created an Opening Tree from Coach Gabuzyan's Chess.com games and matched the moves with the Chessmood files I had created. I am certain to do the same from Coach Avetik's games that he streamed in the 1600-2400 series. It seems to be helpful in reinforcing move orders in all the openings from courses here. I am wanting to see if you folks can see it's potential and come up with anything that I haven't checked as yet.
NM Braeden Hart vs. Me:
(sorry I don't know how to embed games into forum.)
1. d4 c5 2. d5 e5 3. e4 d6 4. c4 Be7 5. Nc3 Bg5 6. Nf3 Bxc1 7. Rxc1 Nf6 8. h3 Nbd7 9. a3 Qa5 10. Qd2 Nf8 11. Nb5 Qxd2+ 12. Nxd2 Ke7 13. b4 a6 14. Nc3 b6 15. Bd3 Ng6 16. O-O Bd7 17. Rb1 Rab8 18. b5 a5 19. Na4 h5 20. Kh2 h4 21. Rfe1 Nf4 22. Bf1 g5 23. f3 N6h5 24. Be2 Ng3 25. Bd1 Rhg8 26. Nf1 Nd3 27. Nxg3 hxg3+ 0- 1
What do you guys think?
[Event "La Roda op 46th"]
[Site "La Roda"]
[White "Ladron de Guevara Pinto, Paolo"]
[Black "Salazar de la Cruz, Jose Maria"]
[SourceTitle "CBM 189 Extra"]
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 g6 5. c4 Nf6 6. Nc3 Nxd4 7. Qxd4 d6 8.
Be3 Bg7 9. f3 O-O 10. Qd2 Be6 11. Be2 a5 12. Rc1 a4 13. Kf2 Nd7 14. Rhd1 Qa5
15. Nd5 Bxd5 16. Qxa5 Rxa5 17. cxd5 Nc5 18. Rc2 Rc8 19. Rdc1 Kf8 20. b4 axb3
21. axb3 Ra1 22. b4 Rxc1 23. Rxc1 Bb2 24. bxc5 Bxc1 25. Bxc1 Rxc5 26. Bd2 Ke8
27. Bd3 f6 28. f4 Kf7 29. Ke2 h6 30. g3 Rc8 31. Bb1 Ra8 32. Bc3 Ra3 33. Kd2 b5
34. Bc2 g5 35. e5 gxf4 36. gxf4 fxe5 37. fxe5 dxe5 38. Bxe5 b4 39. Bf5 Ra2+ 40.
Kd3 Ra7 41. Kc4 Rb7 42. Bc8 Rb6 43. Kc5 Rg6 44. Be6+ Kf8 45. Kxb4 Rg2 46. Kc4
Re2 47. Kd4 Re1 48. h3 Re2 49. Bg4 Re1 50. Bg3 Rg1 51. Bh4 Ra1 52. Ke5 Ra4 53.
Bf2 Ra5 54. Be6 Ra2 55. Be3 Kg7 56. Kf5 Ra4 57. Bc5 Kf8 58. Kg6 Rh4 59. Be3 h5
60. Bg5 Re4 61. Kxh5 Re1 62. Kg6 Rg1 63. h4 Rg2 64. h5 Rg1 65. h6 1-0
What if black plays this setup, and after Rc8 has an idea b7-b5-b4? Is it an equality?
We have uploaded my most favorite section from our courses.
Pasini Variation in Modern Pirc.
There is a very funny and nice story behind this variation.
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did, when we found this strong way to play against Modern Pirc.
Check it out sections 4-6.
Hello I played a game vs a FM a few hours ago and he played our Rossolimo Variation and on move 6 I think the FM didn't play a move that was in the chessmood repertoire. The moves the FM played were: 1.e4, c5 2.Nf3, Nc6 3.Bb5, g6 4.0-0, Bg7 5.Re1, Nf6 6.c3.
Can you please help us find a variation?
Hello Chessmood Family,
Yesterday I crossed 2100 on Chess.com during a playing session. Originally I tried to follow Coach Avetik's rule of 9 games, but when I won 7 in a row I decided to keep going. I ended up playing 12 games, 10 of which were wins. In one of them, I beat an IM using SLP!
I couldn't have done all this without watching the Daily Lessons on Youtube, and the Classical Games! They do wonders for your middlegame and I highly recommend both of them.
Thank You Chessmood Coaches and Family!
Question about this position: 1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Bd3 b6 - looks weird move but french idea to exchange bishop via a6. Here's example game I played https://lichess.org/d5wIinOFZStM , but I dont think i got much from the opening.
I think should have played 3.Nf3 and now 3..Ba6 doesnt quite work 4.Bxa6 Nxa6 5.exd5 gives white substantial edge according to stockfish 12, because of the weakened squares and lack of dev for black.
Any ideas about this, guys?
Hi family, I have been looking at positions in the dragon and looking to get some feedback in this one:
r1bqr1k1/pp3pbp/2nppnp1/8/3NPP2/1BN1BQ2/PPP3PP/R3K2R b KQ - 1 11
Sorry it's an FEN, I am at work and can't upload a board or anything.
My notes say "Very sharp position. Next we will aim for Na5, b6 and Bb7 or Ba6. Our c8 bishop is a lot stronger on b7 now because the pawn is on f4 and not f3"
However, when I am playing it often I will play Na5, white plays 0-0 and then I capture on b3 and I can't ever get the b6/Bb7 plan to work, and it seems Bd7 is more natural to my eye. Does anyone have any experience with this or can offer any feedback?
Hi everyone! Just played a game which started:
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bc4 e6
Was wondering why the 5...e6 is inaccurate here? Does anyone know? Engines suggest you play a d4 rather than d3 in response, but again I can't see a clear reason why.
Grateful for any thoughts.
Thanks for your comprehensive article on finding the right chess coach with lots of good points.
Interestingly, just today I was thinking of my own chess coaches (& chess study & training) & thought I would add a timely comment in the light of your article.
I have been "lucky" to have had two good chess coaches, but even they have serious limitations, that I shall briefly mention!
I will also add that I am a qualified Squash Rackets Association coach (level one for beginners, but I ceased actual practical squash play & coaching a few years ago) & I have had teacher training experience (though I never completed my teaching qualification exams, I did a lot of work toward that). As an amateur (lowly rated) chess player, I have even coached beginner junior chess players (in the main, an enjoyable activity!). Right now, I am creating my own beginner chess course (based off a beginner chess course I made about 6 years ago).
So, one of my main points, is that I believe all coaches should have had at leat some teacher training experience or undertaken a recognised qualification for coaching. Many turn to coaching with no idea of teaching, learning & educational practices, which, imho, is not good. In squash, I myself, took coaching from some fine international squash players, who only coached to fill their time & make money & were not even good coaches & this happens in chess too, as you know & state! Very sad.
I also believe it is important that a coach has experience of actual play at & above the level they coach at, but high rated players certainly do not necessarily make good coaches. Now back to my chess coaches.
My first chess coach, taught me the openings he played as a very good experienced chess club player (& secretary of the local adult chess club & organiser of the junior chess club). I learnt lots, but when my learning progress slowed down, he told me it was because I was not doing what he told me!! Well, need I say more? A nice guy, but not a good, supportive, helpful coach....
My next coach was an online coach (via FB Messenger calls), a WIM Olympiad chess player. She taught me her specialised openings (1.b3 as White & Grivas Sicilian as Black), which was very enjoyable, but she had played these almost exclusively her whole chess career & I found I kept running into new lines all the time when I played these, especially as I had no previous experience of these. Lastly, I have to say that neither of these coaches, gave me a defined structured customised (for me), training plan & schedule, which, imho, is a basic essential requirement for good coaching. I can go on & on about this point & many more, but I will leave it here for now.
Now on to Chess Mood coaching. Is it good? Well, it might be for some, but, so far, since I have been here, I am not yet convinced it is for me! I paid my next subscription here recently & I told myself, I would spend more time & effort with the resources here, but the weeks go by & I still find it hard to do this! Well, this should give me a prompt to do better. Briefly, I have had little success with a training partner or coach here & I feel all alone & yet (strangely?!), that it is simply up to & down to me to get any improvement & that is actually fine for me! I like challenges!
Alright, onwards & upwards, COGRO, right mood, right move, no hoodie blunders!
Best coaching & play y'all! :-)
Dear ChessMood, I am glad to report that with help of your expert support and positive chess philosophy I succeeded to become a Vice Champion of my country in Rapid chess! It happened quite unexpectedly for me right after the end of the COVID tournament fasting, for I have left behind me almost 200 players, many of them experienced masters or young, fast improving players with all together 6 wins, 3 draws and without single loss. Thank you, coach Avetik, coach Hovhannes and all others for giving me the chance of reaching the best individual success of my entire chess life: https://chess-results.com/tnr556748.aspx?lan=13&art=1&rd=9&fed=CRO&fbclid=IwAR24GUyfbNhqqgIKaWRel-cs49lBKn5_uj11x53Lm2HgtbcA0wKmZnfNtZ8
Lets imagine a situation. You were kidnapped. The kidnapper gives you a time machine and ask you to do one of the things-
a) To meet Karpov in 1983 and show him the Berlin Defense in order to withstand Kasparov b) To meet Kasparov in 1999 and show him the Scotch opening in order to withstand Kramnik. Note that- You cannot call the police in the past as he doesn't know what you are saying. If you don't do anything, kidnapper will kill you
I just want to know the likes of your
Now Sethu's e4 courses has been released its creating a lot of headache just to see the short and sweet only don't you guys have any problem? if i know that my opponent has his courses then probably i have to be anthony miles (you understood probably) Specially against such mainlines like Taimanov how one can find such g4 move, against the najdorf i saw a queen sac i was not aware of from black side and against acc dragon the Na4 move and lots more. How you people gonna deal against these