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The winners of October, 2021

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.
https://lichess.org/YPEeT3g7

Valerio Carnicelli takes the second prize for this mind-blowing attacking game. (28.Rd7!)
https://www.chess.com/game/live/29142606935

Ayush Shirodkar takes the third prize for the nice forcing finish in the end.
https://lichess.org/LmR5FtpD/white#20

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.
https://lichess.org/hqtEQGgN/white

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!

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ChessMood Open with $20,000 prize fund!
Dear chess friends!
I’m super excited to announce that on October 4-12 in Armenia there is going to be ChessMood Open tournament with around $20.000 prize fund.

By the way, right after it, we’re going to have “Yerevan Open” tournament (October 13-22) with a similar prize fund. So you can combine them and play two tournaments.
As there are no border problems at the moment, you can easily travel to Armenia.
Looking forward to seeing you soon and drinking something cold together :) 

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When to exchange the queens and when not

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!

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Acclerated dragon

https://www.chess.com/live#g=4482911535

Sir, Many players are playing with 0-0-0 how to continue.Sir it is becoming very hard to play with black.Sir can you please give any suggestion.

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