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Happy New Year and welcome to the "Best games of January" competition.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play this month.
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Here are the winners of December:
1st- K H
2nd- Michael Larsen
3rd- Kourosh A
5th- Aayush Shirodkar
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 :)
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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.
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Hello ChessMood family,
a 2000 rated player coming to my Chess club to play against me tomorrow. I need some opening preparation against Reti Opening, English Opening and the Pirc Defense for black. Any help would be great. I think he is too strong for me, but I want to give him as much headache as possible. Hope you guys can help. Thanks!!!!
https://chess-db.com/public/pinfo.jsp?id=1005480 Here are his games, his name is Jeroen Wismeijer.
Dear Friends, dear Pro Members!
In this video course, I explain the main ideas of fighting against Rossolimo and show the lines why Caruana stopped playing Rossolimo during the World Championship match.
The material was made by me and GM Melkumyan, just because he is an active player, I recorded the videos.
Hello ChessMood family,
Can you help me with my thinking system? I find I lose games because I reacted too quickly after my opponent's move and lose the game because of it. How can I maintain the discipline throughout the entire match? I feel rushed when playing blitz but I feel much more at home with 90 min classical format. How does somebody keep the same level of analysis,thought process and ability to anticipate dangers early. Any help would be great. Thank you.
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I had no business winning this game. It was just bad on my part...very bad... But we are not quitters here! Keep applying pressure and they run low on time trying to figure out what you are doing, even if you are doing nothing! #SLP!!
My oppent blundered his piece in the Evan's gambit accepted where after my advancement in the middle he out me in check with his dark square bishop. I block wih my bishop. He moves pawn to d4. I take his bishop. He takes with his knight. I take my queen out him in check and fork his knight. How do I win after this
Dear Freinds, dear PRO Members!
I saw that many of you have troubles when your opponent plays 1.d4 and then don't play c4 - allowing you to play your favorite Benko Gambit :)
So I started a video course about d4 sidelines, where I'll cover all systems for white.
The 1st section - Trompowsky attack is ready!
With best wishes,
Hello coaches, hello everyone :-)
I am fascinated by our coaches’ repertoire recommendation 2.Nc3 against the Sicilian. But I have a question that’s been burning in my mind for about two decades now :-)
Before I became a ChessMoods PRO member, I was never too worried about facing 2.Nc3 as black in the Sicilian, because I had/have sort of my own little – and rare – pet line that I had a lot of confidence in (and in fact still do – so maybe the CM team can change my view after all these years). I never really fully knew for sure whether I was right, but then again I never really much cared about what white should play. After all, my reasoning was… it’s white’s problem!
Well, now that I’m seriously considering to play this as white, I guess you might say that it has finally become my problem too! ;-)
The line is this: 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Na5!?
I realise that a good number of you – especially those who’ve never seen this before – may scoff at this ridiculous, tempo-losing, knight-edging move. I know I did too when I first saw it. However, let me try to defend the logic behind it.
Compare this variation from the Open Sicilian:
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e6 5.Nc3 Qc7 6.Be2 a6 7.0-0 b5 8.Be3 Bb7 9.f4 Na5. This is the Taimanov/Paulsen/Kan Sicilian (okay, it’s a bit of a sideline and other ways of playing are considered better, but then again I think even the great Taimanov himself sometimes played his system with Na5).
Now look at this:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Na5 4.Nf3 a6 5.Be2 e6 6.0-0 b5 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bb7 9.Be3 Qc7. The result is the same position with an extra move for black. So, even though the first variation (above) was maybe not the best line for black in this system, the fact that he has an extra move in an otherwise generally quite well-reputed opening makes me rather uncertain that this is the way for white to go.
And of course I do realise that these are just sample lines and by no means “The One Truth” ;-). Maybe there is a specific move order somewhere to punish black’s idea, but so far I haven’t found it yet and my general feeling is that white has to either play this line a tempo down or else restrain himself with d2-d3. That makes me feel a bit uneasy ;-).
At any rate, my results with this line have always been quite good with black (although it must be said that the instances where I faced 2.Nc3 and 3.Bb5 have been few and far between – which is another very good reason to play it!)
So then…To Avetik and friends, of course you already know all the things that I have written above – and much more too – so maybe you can shed some light on this? I would be very interested to hear the experts’ opinion on this little line that I have always found interesting, but the soundness of which I have never been able to (dis)prove…
Thank you for sparing the time to plough through this long post!
P.S. By the way, I will of course never consider playing like this against the Rossolimo, because after 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 Na5? 4.c3, black is just sitting at the wrong side of a very bad Alapin! ;-)