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, hello champions and future champions!
Welcome to the "Best games of July 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 June:
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 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.
How do we know where to develop our knights in english opening whether Nf6 or Ne7.. Becoz GM Gabuzyan says its wrong to play Nf6 but the same arises when we play dragon opening.. Pls help me.. And there r some correction for English Opening Course... Also could u suggest me a move order if there is a delay in development of the bishop for the tromposky
I'm new to Chessmood, and have picked up chess after a long time away. I'm rated about 1000 on chess.com (Timmer23) right now, and 1400 provisionally on lichess (tkaufmann60). I've started playing the London and Pirc, to simplify the openings. I'm confused about Chessmood, because it seems built for higher rated players. Am I wrong, or is Chessmood right for someone at my level, as an adult improver?
Not sure if this has been mentioned (did a search in the forum), but been watching Rossolimo course and noticed in part 31 instead of 10..Qb6 as a main reply (which I like best), 10..Nd4 is suggested as well, but it seems like a big mistake. Can you confirm this?
This weekend I again played in Lithuanian team ch OTB and had this interesting game in the caro-kann. I know I misplayed after the opening and was super lucky to make a draw later. So my question is what is white's plan after interesting 10.. Kf8 from black (in the course it was analysed 10..g6 I believe)? Thank you.
Hello Chessmood people!
In about 3 weeks, I have my first FIDE rated tournament!(I am 1950 uscf). The time control of which is like 2.5+ hours with delay, sudden death, etc. I am wondering if the Benko is still a good opening to use in such time controls. I am thinking about just using the KID but I'd like some second opinions. What do you guys think?
I usually have an idea how to solve the puzzle, but today's puzzle was impossible to solve.
Position: white Pa2, Pe2, Nc1, Rh1, Ke1 Black: Pb2, Pb6 Kd5 (white to play)
I tried my first idea which was Rh5+, then I tried Kd1, then I tried a couple of other moves and still couldn't find the solution! I usually find the solution even if I don't get it right the first time.
Would you mind posting the solution? I would really love to see it!
This weekend I'm playing 4 OTB games in Lithuanian chess league and one game I had was grand prix, specially prepared from the course. Opponent played interesting line not covered in the videos I think. Imo after the opening it was about equal, though later I managed to win. The question is what is the best setup, plan for white starting move 9.
Hi guys do you have any suggestion about which endgame study book to choose. My level is around 1400 FIDE and online 2300. I tried kasparian but issue is that author is not giving full analysis so it sometimes confuse like why my move was not played so any suggestions about other best endgame studies book which is based on themes like kasparian/?
Hi -- I get this a lot and have a 100% record so no complaints !! But a pause for thought after a recent game that went like this .
e4 e6: d4 d5 : Bd3 Nf6 : e5 Nfd7 : c3 c5: Ne2 Nc6 : a3 Qb6 : b4 !? c/d4 : c/d Nxd4 : Bd3 ( that got ya moment !!) Bxb4 + ( err !) : a/b Qxb4 + : Nd2 Nxe2 : Qxe2 Nxe5.
So Black gets 4 pawns for the piece but a development lag. Unless I missed something key ?
Guys, Giri is suggesting a very good line against our Grand Prix repertoire 1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3. f4 Nc6 4.Nf3 g6 5.Bc4 Bg7 6.0-0 e6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nb5 a6 9.Nbxd4 Nxd4 10.Nxd4 Nf6 11.f5 gxf5 12.exf5 e5
Even after playing around with a strong chess engine, I can find nothing better than equality. Any ideas?