Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of January 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!
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Here are the winners of December 2021:
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.
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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,
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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.
In another thread, I was asking about .pgn files and how to access them. They are presented in the courses, but you should only use them after you write the material down or enter the moves into a chess program. This is an important step in the memorization process. After you do that process, it seems useful to have input this into a drilling software program.
My question is what do you all recommend in software to do this? There are several I know of....
1. ChessBase - it has come a long way in it's drilling ability to practice your repertoire. I like that it prints out your repertoire on paper as well.
2. Chess Openings Wizard (first named BookUp) - This program started it all and Peter Svidler was an early adopter. It does what it says, but there is some competition now with Chessable. Your repertoire is stored as a series of inter-related positions. It is very easy to use but not in Chessable's league regarding spaced repetition.
3. Chess Position Trainer - I hear that this is an almost abandoned project now, but had loads of potential. Not sure what happened to this one.
4. Chess Tempo? I think I saw this mentioned somewhere but have never used this feature on chesstempo.com
5. Chessable - the most advanced spaced repetition learning system that you can use to train your repertoire. I found the entry of positions to be confusing and not as easy to use as COW (#2 above).
Holy Grail - to me would be a smooth blend of COW's ease of use and Chessable's learning functions.
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...is tough! Having done the Sicilian, French, scotch and most of the Scandinavian, I have ventured on to lichess to start to try it all out. Despite being probably only half way through the white repertoire, remembering the moves, the ideas and executing the great positions obtained when I get the lines right is really hard. And of course I’m still winging it when my opponent plays a line I haven’t covered yet, but that matters not. Having played 1.d4 and 1.c4 for the last 10+ years means I’m a 1.e4 newbie again!
I have loaded all of the lines of the Sicilian, scotch and Scandi into the ChessBase opening trainer app and using that to drill and watch the lines, I’m going over the games I play, in which I’m still getting a pretty small percentage of the ideas right, and I’m rewatching the videos in lined that come up repeatedly. Not yet tried to find top GM games played from those positions to see the plans they used, but will.
I’m sure many of you have been in this stage in the past - helpful hints or guidance gratefully received!
Hi, it was in the Modern Maroczy Bind section 6. Not sure if anyone mentioned it before, but in the line where Black chooses to play Ne6 after b4 in the main line, which then followed Rc1 a5 b5, Nb4 (mentioned in the video ) seems like a blunder as White can just play Ne1 and threaten a3. If Bxc3 then Rxc3 Nxa2 Ra3, where Black is losing a piece. Again not sure if anyone mentioned it but if not i hope that this is useful.
Ps: Please Correct me if i am wrong :P
Hi! Watching kings indian videos in the classical games section made me remember this game i played almost 2 years ago. Unexpectedly, my opponent sacrificed his queen and i thought it was an obvious mistake and I was going to win easily. But with every move I made, it became more difficult to find the right plan. Is there anything better that what i did? Of course i know that the last rook sacrifice is wrong, but I think the first one is correct if you want to push for a win.
As we have Grandmasters in our PRO Members team and people like Kevin D and Nicolo Passini who are experts in openings, I would love to hear your opinion about 1...g6 with Bg7.
With our Grandmasters team, already a long time we are analyzing different lines.
But still can't figure it out what is the line that is easy to learn and it gives White easy game or easy attack.
My intuition says, that I'll get now a long response from Kevin :)
And I'll be very glad and thankful.
I love that we have people like him.
People who learn, give good questions and at the same time help others in the forum.
Thanks in advance.
P.S I would love all of your thoughts, even if your rating is less than 2000 and you don't know much about this :)
Dear pro members I just now heard the good news I qualified for the second title in cc. The Correspondence Chess Master title. Great thanks to the Grandmasters of chessmood who helped me greatly with my repertoire. The videos was of great assistance.
I believe I found my own voice.Also watch this space my target is the IM cc title.
I have started to record a new course. How to play against Petroff Defense.
The 1st section is ready
Avetik "Petroff Crusher" Grigoryan
P.S Until we don't finish with all sections, please don't write about of Nc5 line or what if Black goes 0-0-0 :)
At the same time feel free to ask your questions about the uploaded section.