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!
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We all are from different countries, different ages, have different professions... But one thing bounds us - the passion for chess.
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Another step-by-step course is uploaded ????
This time - how to play against Philidor defense.
Covered all the lines:
✅Main line with ed4
✅Larsen line with g6
✅Hanham Variation (old lines)
✅Modern Philidor Defense
Special thanks to our Grandmasters team for keeping the high-quality standard for our courses that we initially put when launched ChessMood????
This course would be possible to make in 1 day (as many educational platforms do and sell with nice marketing words).
We have spent a few months...
The course is available here ⤵️
P.S Keep the constant growth and learn from trustworthy sources.
This is the shortcut to get where you want.
Hi GM Avetik, I think there is an improvement in the move order for Black in Carlsen - Radjabov with 11...exd4 instead of 11...b4. The point is that after 12. Qxd4 b4 13. Nce2 bxa3 White no longer has the strong Re3 maneouver because after 14. Ra3 d5! 15. Re3 is met by Bc5. So he has to go back with 15. Ra1 (Rc3 seems risky) Nxe4 16. Bxe4 dxe4 and Black has 2 Bs, White's Kside is open, and Ne2 is pinned at the moment.
If 13. Nce2 bxa3 14.b3 or bxa3, then Nxg4 wins a pawn because of ...Bf6 threat.
Truely I am impressed by how Kasparov played this game. I do not understand opening well it's like mixture of King's indian and Benko but I learnt the following things:
1. Power of bishop pair in an open position.
2. Compensation of two sacrificed pawns for activity.
3. Piece mobility and especially white's all pieces were in queenside so king was unsafe and black used this to create some attacking ideas.
4. The b5 new benko mixture was new for me. I also never saw this Bg5 move in king's indian because I only saw two games in chessmood so I do not know what is best line against Bg5 .
During the analysis of game, author said it's not a good line for black
Still a lot I miss but it's fun to learn something drop by drop I can fill the glass.
Let me know what you think guys?
Any suggestions if I miss some concepts.
Coach kindly made a good article about what is chess?
The reason behind this request is as you know my grop @chesslectures. Most people are beginners and they think chess is a game of tricks, traps, luck. I tried my best to write an article about chess is a game based on strategy and there I wrote study plan fom beginners to 1600 level but I think if you make an article whenever u will find time in chessmood community then it will be like a boom for all beginners and they will listen your advice and give more value to it.
Even though I do study wiith WCM and I studied with my coach and I have a lot experience in how beginners and intermediate players make mistakes in their study but still rating matters. I am 1465, mmost people ignore my article even if I guide them right. They think hey man, you are 1465 , go learn first then teach. I think they are half right and half wrong. Half right is yes I need to learn a lot still but half wrong because they do not know my experience in the field of research. I done a lot analysis in past about how to improve in chess but issue is I done research late. It's because in past we had speed of 10kb/s.
Just hoping to help misguided beginners. I hope one day you will find time for article too.
Thanks for your support.
I am able to do well in positional moves or quiet moves but I am nnot able to calculate branches of variations. I find candidates moves well. During I analise games I find candidates but can't calculate precisely. I am analising games from two books .
1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 d6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bc4 Nc6 6. O-O e6 7. d4 cxd4 8. Nb5 Nge7 9. Bb3 O-O 10. Nbxd4 Na5 11. Be3 a6 12. Qe1 b5 13. Rd1 Qc7 14. e5 dxe5 15. fxe5 Nxb3 16. axb3 Bb7 17. Bg5 Nf5 18. c3 Nxd4 19. cxd4 Qc2 20. Rd2 Qxb3 21. Be7 Rfe8 22. Bc5 h6 23. Rdf2 Rad8 24. Qe2 Rd7 25. Nh4 Bd5 26. Qg4 Qd3 27. b4 Qe4 28. Qg3 Bc4 29. Rf4 Qd3 30. R4f3 Qd2 31. R3f2 Qg5 32. Ra1 Qxg3 33. hxg3 Ra8 34. Nf3 Bd5 35. Nh2 h5 36. g4 Bh6 37. Ra3 h4 38. Nf3 Bxf3 39. gxf3 Bc1 40. Rc3 Bf4 41. Ra3 a5 42. bxa5 b4 43. Rb3 Rxa5 44. Kg2 Rb5 45. Rc2 Rc7 46. Rcb2 Bxe5 47. Rxb4 Rbxc5 48. dxe5 Rxe5 49. f4 Re3 50. g5 Rg3+ 51. Kh2 Kg7 52. Rd2 Rcc3 53. Rf2 Rh3+ 54. Kg2 Rcg3+ 55. Kf1 Rh1+ 56. Ke2 h3 0-1
sir my opponent was a gm and he played 11...a6 with the idea of b5 and the engine is showing better for black.How should i continue after a6.
sir my another opponent was also gm he played 9...Na5 for that also how should i continue.
The following move-order poses some tricky problems if we also intend to use the recommended Grand-Prix Attack setup against the Modern Defence with 2...g6. I couldn't find a good way around this move-order so White may have to come up with an additional attacking scheme vs The Modern.
What say you ChessMood Team, all suggestions/ideas/antidotes are very welcome:
Coach, after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 ed 4. Nd4 Nf6 5. Nc6 bc6 6. e5 Nd5 7. c4 Bb4+
Is it better to block with Bd2 and let them exchange our DSB or block with Nd2 and then after Nf4 we play a3 and then Nf3 or something? I couldn't find it in the course, but I think playing Bd2 seems better. What is your opinion?
Tomorrow, at the same time, instead of stream, we'll have a simul game with GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel.
You just need to be there 5 minutes before the event and in chat write your nickname in lichess.
See you tomorrow!
Hi guys! I am looking for some good partners to improve my chess skills in online games on lichess.org and chess.com . My ratings vary from time controls, but they are round 1650. My lichess profile: giorgoskehagias509 and my chess.com profile: Giorgos_Kechagias. You can also contact me in my gmail: [email protected] Finally, I am located in GMT+2 zone Greece. I can play in any time controls but I prefer 5+3, 8+1, and 10+0, in order to stay focused. See you soon guys ;)
Coach, maybe I'm missing it in the videos but I am trying to figure out how best to continue when the opening goes 1.d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. Nf3... does black leave the tension and play d6/g6/Bg7 as usual and just try to transpose? I was looking on the lichess database and it seems like white scores very well in this move order, and I've ran into it several times now.