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
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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.
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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 tried to join Chess Mood chess.com tourney today but was not allowed!
A message stated I had played too few games (see attached screenshot). Anyone know exactly what this refers to? Too few chess.com rapid games or too few Chess Mood tourney games & importantly how I fix it to play future tournaments
NB-I cannot see screenshot img file displaying & not sure why this is also!
Hi tech team,
I tried to upload 2 pgn's to the thread named "f4 move in benko" and now I'm getting that annoying error message that reads "It seems our senior programmer Jor left his computer...." etc etc. It wasn't my intention to break the thread, I thought the issues with uploading pgn files had been resolved. :)
Hello! I think my main weakness chess-wise is my middlegame play. The thing is, it is not really clear how to improve it. For example, it is quite easy to improve Endgame play as there are many good books, such as Dvoretzky's Endgame Manual; the same goes for openings, as there is Chessable, Chessmood :), opening books, etc. However, there are very limited books and online resources for middlegames.
How should I study them? How much time should I put into studying them?
In this position, the video commentary (4:30) mentions a big advantage and a plan of d4 Rf3, Rxe3.
Unfortunately both my own analysis and computer analysis / matches puts this into doubt and perhaps this is one reason the Nb5 line doesn't appear as a widely considered option.
The position is R + 2P (3 if the e3 pawn can be captured without any loss) vs 2B. The problem is the concrete nature of this position, lack of open lines for White's rooks, lack of easily accessible targets (aside from e3) for White, the power of Black's 2B working together, and the fact Black has an extra piece of wood (ignoring the pawns) taking away any ideas of sacrificing back an exchange say.
Meanwhile both Black's single rook and queen and Bs do have open lines and targets (a4, b2, f4 [if g3 , then h3]).
The computer gives this position slightly (varying up to half a pawn) in Black's favour (though closer to equal with more chances for Black, but some too for White, is my own feeling). Black's plan is Kg8 and then Rc8 or f8. If White plays Rf3, then Bh6 attacks f4.
There are some different moves playable earlier, which might give White a very small edge and therefore keep the line alive in practical terms over the board, but again the computers make a lot of draws.
I'm not sure until this is resolved that the theory can be claimed to have been changed. Even if 12... a6 might not be found (not that it's not an obvious candidate), it only needs one game of yours to get in a database and this line will be found by the next person prepping a defence against you.
Is there any concrete analysis to support the claim of a 'big advantage'?
For me I just love Fischer. It made me cry for more than an hr when I saw "Pawn sacrifice" and " Fischer Against the World". I was playing North Zone University event and my friend asked me to show the movie Pawn Sacrifice. I showed him and he watched it and when it was in the very end. I left the room and it was night and I was on street crying.
I only analised his few games like Game of the Century but I dont know I am very connected with him and his attitude. I do studied 18 hours a day in order to get a level of 1600 in just 2 month from beginner.
I just love him. I miss him.
He is my idol. He inspired me to study whole day.
The interesting this about me I am emotional but I dont cry so easily. Even when someone die I don't feel tears. For example when my grandmaa died I did not felt cry but when I think of him I feel cry. Because the first game video I saw was him and he was playing Suzen (Bc4 setup f4 f5 plans I think) against Najdrof.
For me if I see any chess player die no matter what's their age is. I just feel like cry.
I just dont wanna see any chess player die before the age of 100.
Recently, I played this following game against a ~2600 GM (90/30 time control). It started as 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bc6 dc ... And now due to inexperience playing the white side of this variation, I continued with 5. h3. How should Black exploit this subtle inaccuracy(as played in the game)?
P.S. after 5~5.5 hrs and almost 90 moves of involuntary passive defense, my opponent gave up trying to win Rook gh against Rook g and gave draw. :p
In the Anti Sicilian Part 2 line many of my opponent played like this
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Bb5 g6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 or in the 4th move 4... bxc6. And i get better version of Rossolimo after d3 followed by f4 - Nf3 as coach Avetik said in the main course. But as i do not know how to play better Rossolimo with White is it possible to give me few idea here for further development or create a small video about this line in the course ?