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!
#Right Mood - Right Move
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
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 .