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 :)
How many of you think that hiding chess ratings will improve your playing results. I am stuck to a barrier and I am trying to break it. Recently I tried a new thing which I heard from my strong friend and training partner Jay. I thought to hide opponent's ratings so I can play a game of chess without knowing my opponent's ratings. Guess what happened?
I started to winning a lot games and my SLP also became super well. In the bottom I shared some of my games.
Crushed a 2200 positionally
Win against 2200+
Crushed a 2200+ again
Missed mate but nice king hunt I think
Yes, I do not say I played superb chess but I am starting to play without any fear. I do not have a lot experience so I it annoy me when I see ratings. Esepcially online. Offline I never felt fear because I have a lot time to think.
So, what's your approach guys to play online chess?
Now my goal is to break this 2300 level. I am trying to keep my elo to 2200 but it goes down and then back to 2200 then down. Slo up down is going on here but Zen Mode is superb
Nice article on motivation and constraints (despite the clickbait title) which relates chess players in terms of effective study/play time, using time on the clock, which openings they study / amount of theory and games they learn. Also some linked articles about motivation from it (have a plan, ritual)
To adapt it:
What if you only had 50 minutes a day to spend on chess, but stuck to it as much as possible? (a lunch hour or a commute on the train for many)
Hi guys, I hope you all are superb. Here I am sharing a position extracted from the Book "Capablanca's Best Endings" It's game number 30th. It's white to move.
You have to tell:
1. Assessment of this position.
2. Is it good to take on f6 and if yes then kindly share your long term follow up or if possible share some lines which shows Nxf6 is good.
3. Do you ever studied this game?
I analyzed this game with my Endgame Teacher Jay Garrison. He is my mentor in positional and endgame play. I am glad because of him I am improving in endgames and my imagination is improving too.
We all study classics so sometimes we feel attracted to the player who is our idol. No matter he is alive or died. It's so great if player is alive so we have chance to meet him or her one day. But issue comes when we realize that our idol chess player is not alive. So we start missing him or her. So what will happen if you get a time machine? Then do you think you will go to meet your idol titled player?
I am Bobby Fischer's fan. I love the way he play. Even though I only studied his few games but mostly I worked on Karpov's games. But I am super attached to him so I wish to meet him and after him I wanna meet Tigran when he was on his peak and ask him that sir why so much torture you gave to your opponent who is almost dying and third I wanna meet Tal and explore how he create mess and win a lot games with super messy attacks.
I am a passionate chess player. I didn't take chess so seriously earlier. But in the last six months, I witnessed a sudden blast in my rating on chess.com, as I started playing more frequently. at my peak, i was around 800 rating points higher than what my rating 6 months ago. (My peak is about 1651 in chess.com live ratings) but I am not able to cross this rating range. Please help me.
An interesting idea was 5... g6 a move earlier in the videos, before Black has committed Nf6. Instead, Black plays Bg7 Nh6 and then plays f6 trying to get e5, or Bg7 f6. Unfortunately I fell into the trap that after e5 attacking bishop, e4 is coming forking bishop and knight, similar to the London System trap. Black can also transpose back to the line discussed with Nf6 before or after Bg7.
Any suggestion for the right plan for White? Is there room for an early deviations section in the course?
Hello friends! At the very end of the line with Bh3 followed by Qg3 and h3 check and then Ng3, if white responds with Qf3 and we trade into endgame with Qf1 and Be5, how much advantage does black realistically have? I was uncertain since white's pawn chain from a2 to e4 will be intact for the most part and all 3 pieces on c1,b1 and a1 can develop very quickly so :p
P.S. after Be5 it will be 7 vs 5, so black will be only up 2 pawns and not 3 .
I enjoyed today's puzzle of the day and found the solution. But was wondering if after 1. Na6, Black could defend better with 1...Bf1. If White takes the bishop then it seems to me that after 2. Bxf1 g2, White's best would be to take the pawn and give a stalemate. But after 1...Bf1 White can play 2. Bf3 instead of taking the bishop on f1. Now 2...g2 loses to 3. Kc7. But Black can try 2...Be2! with the same idea of giving up the bishop and pushing the g-pawn, when White does not have time to set up a mating net. So it seems after 1..Bf1, 2. Bf3 Be2, White should play 3. Bh1! Now there is no way to give up the bishop, except to play 3...Bxa6 and after 4. Kc7 White eventually gives mate on b7. Does this make sense to others? Thanks in advance - Sarathi