Hello ChessMood family, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of November 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 October:
Here you can find sparring partners.
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.
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 :)
Hello ChessMood family!
Thanks for sharing your games. You all have been playing some really strong chess, and we’re happy to see that!
Here’s the prizes list for October month’s contest -
The first prize goes to Huynh Hoang for this near-perfect game, with a nice finish.
Valerio Carnicelli takes the second prize for this mind-blowing attacking game. (28.Rd7!)
Ayush Shirodkar takes the third prize for the nice forcing finish in the end.
The fourth prize goes to Vladimir Bugayev for this miniature in Anti-Sicilian. https://lichess.org/wRgAWYNp#33
And the 5th prize goes to Avinash 004, showing how to attack in opposite side castling positions.
Congratulations to all of you, and thanks once again for sharing your games!
See you soon in next month’s contest.
Till then, keep the mood and keep crushing!
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.
I sampled the Modern Maroczy course when chessmood unlocked its courses for a day a couple of weeks ago and loved what I saw. I'm considering becoming a PRO member in order to finish studying that course. However, to continue my membership, I'd like to see something for 1. d4 players and perhaps some other courses on endgames, middle game play (calculation), etc. Are such courses in the pipeline and if so, how much time would it take before we see them on the site?
Great work on the existing courses, like I said, I loved what I saw (Avetik is a great teacher!). I could actually remember what I saw in the video much later.
I finished all the classics in chessmood community and I made my chessbase files too for future training of critical moments.
Now I am watching other videos on classics.
Normally what I do is during I watch games I note down critical moments, trying to understand concepts behind moves and also make chessbase files of games which i use for future training.
Is it good idea or I am doing something wrong. My important job exam in May so I can't focus on analysis of games or calculation training so I only follow live streams and webinars and classic games study. Due to live streams on chessmood my instincts, intuition, power of bishop pairs, weak pawns concepts, Tv concepts, Door concepts, creativity, openings, feeling critical moments, trading concepts,punishing bad openings etc, are improving so I think if right now I only focus on watching games and grasping ideas and making files for future training is fine.
In the bottom I am sharing my recent fb post where I wrote what I learnt from Judit Polgar vs Alexi Shriov 1999 classic game. Kindly check those points and let me know if i am missing something. Also I am only 1465 FIDE rated so keep that in mind during you write answers. Thanks for support
Any idea why a strong player of 2600+ rating chose this a6 move against Nc3?
I think in our chessmood course a6 was considered bad version of closed sicilian. So I am wondering why he chose a6 line against Nc3. Any idea coaches?
This game was so fun to watch and I loved the Analysis of commentator so I thought to share the game link so it will be helpful for other members.
So i was playing for an IM norm, only needing a win against an 2320 rated player in the last round with white. As you can see the opening went really well, and afterwards outplayed her with c5! and she has almost zero space for here piecses. but just afterwards I follow up with g4 and Bishop takes g6, and I am now just scratching my head by how terrible and illogical those moves were... Any tips on how to never do such moves again? and a way to stop having naightmares about it? I think my problem was that I got too impatiant and afraid she could untangle her position in some way.
also any tips on how to play these positions?
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 c6 4. e4 Bb4 5. Bd2 Ne7 6. a3 Bxc3 7. Bxc3 O-O 8. Bd3 b6 9. b3 Bb7 10. Nf3 Nd7 11. O-O Rc8 12. Re1 h6 13. Re3 Nf6 14. e5 Ne8 15. c5 Rb8 16. g4 Ng6 17. Bxg6 fxg6 18. Qd3 g5 19. Kg2 Rf4 20. Kg3 Nc7 21. h4 Ba6 22. Qg6 Qf8 23. hxg5 Be2 24. Rxe2 Rxf3+ 25. Kg2 Rxc3 26. gxh6 bxc5 27. f4 Rbxb3 28. Rf2 Rg3+ 29. Kf1 Rh3 30. g5 Qf7 31. h7+ Rxh7 32. Qc2 Rg3 33. Rb1 Rh1+ 34. Ke2 Rxb1 35. Rh2 Qf5 0-1
I just finished a 3 day team match at chess.com and won (after my opponent resigned) and my rating went from 1429 to 1615 (+186).The game opening was a Sicilian and playing Black I chose to play the Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, an opening that is pretty new to me and that I know next to nothing about! I played it as I know my coach plays Sicilian as Black but she actually plays her own version of Sicilian Accelerated Dragon and I believe there is quite a difference between both these two openings?
I too need also to learn the Chess Mood Accelerated Dragon opening, but I was happy to do so well with an opening I know virtually nothing about! Now I am keen to learn this Sicilian Hyperaccelerated Dragon, as imagine how good it could be if I actually knew some theory of it!?
Well, that was the biggest rating increase I think I have ever had (+186) from a single game win. Anyone done any better?
The mistake that costs title Champion of Thailand
Today finished Thailand Championship.
A very tough fight was going between one of our ChessMood PRO Members Thanadon Kulpruethanon and Tupfah Khunokaew, a very talented and underrated guy.
In the last round he was playing against my another student Prin, and in case of a win, Tupfah would win the tournament.
In this position, he played Qe5? A move that costs him the title.
Why white shouldn't change the queens?
1. The black king is not safe due to weak dark squares.
2. Queen + Knight is doing much better than Queen + Bishop.
3. Rook + Bishop work better than Rook + Knight
4. Bishop gonna be better than the Knight as the fight gonna be on two sides of the board.
To understand when to exchange pieces is a must-learn skill!
Anyway, great tournament by Tupfah and congratulations to the champion Thanadon Kulpruethanon!
Anyone want to participate in a tactics challenge? I was thinking % improvement on chesstempo over the course of 2 weeks? The goal being to promote working on tactics consistently. I don't know what the reward would be for the winner, but I would be willing to buy a t-shirt or something if we can get 5+ people to participate.
Hi chessmood family!
I'm a 2076 fide rated player and for the past 4 years I've been bouncing between 2000 and 2100. Every time I get to 2100 or close to, I start playing bad, for some months until I get all the way back to low 2000.
Latest example is 2019. I started with 2001 rating, and after 6 months I had 2113, where every tournament I had a performance between 2150-2300, and the lower ones like 2150 I always played horrible in the last half of the tournament. Now I lose to 1900 and 2000 players, and my games are just bad. And I'm slowly going down again.
Do you have any tips to stop getting in the wrong mood? I'm guessing that's the reason I can't get a steady rating. Please let me know if you want more information.