Hello ChessMood Family!
Welcome to the Best Games of April contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in March.
The Prize fund is 650K Moodcoins which is equal to 650$.
The 1st prize - 200k
The 2nd prize -150k
The 3rd prize- 120k
The 4th prize - 100k
The 5th prize - 75k
The winners of March contest are:
The 1st place - Abhi Yadav
The 2nd place- Magnum2019
The 3rd place - Fahad Rahman
The 4th place- Jay Garrison
The 5th place- David Hackinyan
Good luck with your games and keep the Right Mood!
#Right Mood - Right Move
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:
Right Mood - Right Move
I just joined the pro member with the hope to improve my chess performance, I am rated at around 1600, and i hope to get to 2000 this year. I am a working person, I only have around 2 hrs/day (at max) to train on the weekdays and 3-5 hrs on the weekend. The problem with me, i dont have training partner and most of the time I dont have the willpower to train, please help me coach. Thank you.
I played a Rapid tournament yesterday and I had the chance to test our Chessmood openings with quite a success, but I had a pair of sicilians that I do not think are in our repertoire, one being missing for a long time...
First game I was white and played 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 Nf6 4.Nf3 and he played 4...e6, I think this is not anywhere, and the question is...where should I put my bishop? If Bc4, Nxe4 trick is an option, If Bb5, he simply plays Bd7. What am I missing?
And my complain comes from the line I had in a Sicilian game with black. Moves were 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3.Bb5. It's the line recommended with white, but we do not have any video adressing it as black, since GM Gabuzyan course comes from the order 2...d6. What are the best lines after 3...Nd4 4.Bc4 and 4.Nf3??
Hi myself abhishek yadav. You can call me Abhi. I am 1465 FIDE rated guy and hoping to find a good partner for playing chess and also an hr daily classical game study. Because sometimes my mind stuck to read books. I know GM Avetik's method and I also apply same ideas in study but problem is how to find plans is a big issue.
Let me show a position.
I spent 10 mins on this position and my main thought is to find a way to open centre with f6 but I do not saw the follow up well. White's king is in the centre so I need to punish him for that. Avetik sir said focus on classics. I got that but before any game lesson we have to analise game alone na and there I face issues. I am doing fine against 2000 chess.com blitz and recently had nice victory against FM but who cares for blitz.
So,I hope I will find a partner for study. But no beginner please.
I am not trying to insult anyone. I just need a player above my strength. Anyways my positional chess is better than tactical but I do not mind styles.
Hey Coach, what do you recommend when this line comes up?
1. e4 d5 2. ed5 Nf6 3.B b5 Bd7 4. Bc4 Bg4 5. f3 Bh5 6. Nc3 c6
It seems like if white plays 7. dc6 then black just gets to develop the knight, but I don't see how else to proceed. Maybe just 7. g4 Bg6 8. f4? It seems like white's king is fairly exposed and queenside development is still a few moves away from castling long
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! ;-)
Apologies for the clickbait title, but this is really interesting:
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!
There are journalists who ask you what kind of apple you like and people like Alex who make the interviews cool with interesting and deep questions.
I think this is the most open-hearted interview I've ever given.
Thanks all those because of whom now I am living a smile in my soul ❤️
Hi GM Avetik,
Could you take a closer look at this line? In his recent chess24 series on the London System, GM Adrien Demuth gives 7.Qd2! as the reason why 6. ..Bg4 isn't great (he thinks 6. ..0-0 7.Ne5 c5!? is Black's best try). For example 7. ..Bxf3 (to justify ..Bg4) 8.gxf3 c6 (8. ..0-0 9. 0-0-0 c6 10. e4 e6 11. Bg5 +/-) 9. 0-0-0 Nbd7 10. Kb1 e6 11. e4 and it's not clear how to continue with Black.