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Grandmasters vs PRO Members!

Hey Champions! 
How are you doing? 
 
I have cool news for you! 
As I told the last time, you gonna have many games vs Grandmasters, during the period.
So here we go: 
In less than 1 hour we have a tournament where 5 Grandmasters join it: 
https://www.chess.com/live#r=171520  



On 24, Tuesday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members 
On 25, Wednesday - Simul Game:  GM Ter Sahakyan vs PRO Members
On 26, Thursday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members  
On 27, Friday - 1-1 Games, GM Gabuzyan vs PRO Members   
On 28, Saturday - Simul Game: You guys vs me :D :D :D  

Let's beat COVID-19 boredom, and use this period to speed up the growth. 
With our Grandmasters team, we will do our best.  

For more info about the schedule of events and how to participate, you can find in the link below: 
https://chessmood.com/events  

Right Mood - Right Move ​​​​

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1.e4 (Best by test)

I would like to say how pleased I am that ChessMood opening white repertoire is based on 1.e4.

I have played chess (badly) for many years and have always liked 1.e4 as my favourite white opening (1.e4 was famously endorsed by GM Bobby Fischer as his favourite white opening also eg "1.e4 best by test", as he stated!).

It is really good to hear GM Avetik Grigoryan explain why ChessMood chose 1.e4 to be the white opening first move of choice (and very nice to go with 1.e4 Scotch opening, yet another favourite opening of mine). I agree with his comment on the potential attacking nature of 1.e4 and I chuckle as I have had 1.d4 players try to tell me how aggressive and attacking 1.d4 opening is for white! Well. of course there are some attacking 1.d4 openings, but I have yet to find one as fast and as aggressive as some of the 1.e4 openings. If anyone knows any, do let me know, as most 1.d4 aggressive openings I know take time to develop (Blackmar Diemer Gambit, BDG, 1.d4 d5 2.e4 is a possible exception, but as it involves 2.e4 as the second move, it doesn't count with me as a true 1.d4 opening?! LOL!).

Continuing my 1.e4 ramble, I started my chess "career(?)" playing the Alapin Sicilian 1.e4 c5 2.c3 and then last year I got a chess coach who played Sicilian Accelerated Dragon as Black and I started to learn this too and ended up trying to learn the Sicilian with both colours! However, this centered on the Open Sicilian openings and anti-Sicilian openings (Alapin/Rossolimo etc etc BUT not the Sicilian Closed!).

So, now I am learning the Chess Mood Sicilian Closed opening (1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4...) and the Scotch Potter variation (Nb3) and the French Schlecter (3.Bd3)! BRING IT ON!

(I almost forgot why I started this 1.e4 post! It is because I found x9 GM Bobby Fischer Closed Sicilian games in my Fritz9 DBase (7 white Fischer wins & x2 draws) and this prompted this post. I am not sure if the game Fischer vs Spassky Sicilian Closed 1992 (m 25) is in the "Classical games" Chess Mood list, but I think it could be so I post it to honour a favourite player of mine who was a 1.e4 expert chess player!)

Viva 1.e4 (here endeth my 1.e4 ramble...for the moment. I will not mention Petrovs, Scandinavians,French, Caro Kann, Italians, Spanish, Viennas, Philidors, Owens & Nimzowitsh, Pirc, Moderns  and any other 1.e4 openings...) Happy opening study all and goodluck! ;-)

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Carlsen chessmooder?

Apologies for the clickbait title, but this is really interesting:

https://live.followchess.com/#!king-salman-world-blitz-2019/-1651222067

The recent blog post by Avetik about classic games was still fresh in my mind when I was watching this game live. Carlsen follows exactly the strategy Avetik described in his article. In a Carlsbad structure, he played Nd3, completely stopping the minority attack, and then Kramnik was helpless against the Kside attack.  Just goes to show how important the point coach is trying to make -study the classics!

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