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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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The winners of August, 2021

Hello champions and future champions! Hello ChessMood family!

Thank you all for sharing your games. It’s great to see you play some really strong chess! Keeping crushing the same way!

Moving on to the prizes,

The first prize goes to Jaylen Lenear for his Tal-like approach to finish the game.

https://chessmicrobase.com/microbases/15045/games/1155806?token=6jginaj

The second prize goes to Vladimir Bugayev for the way he conducted a crushing attack in the Anti-Sicilian!

https://www.chess.com/analysis/game/live/23342986021?tab=report

The third prize goes to Yuma Okabe for brilliantly handling the initiative after 11...Nxe4! and converting it into a win.

https://lichess.org/nGPV5sfm/black#25

The 4th prize goes to Karl Strohmaier for this brilliant attack in the Accelerated Dragon.

https://www.chess.com/analysis/game/live/23746652995?tab=report

The 5th prize goes to Paul Alejandro Cardones for the picturesque 16.Nce4#!

 

Congratulations to all of you, and thank you once again everybody for sharing your games! 


Keep crushing, and keep the #COGRO

See you soon for next month’s contest.

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My favorite complex endgame books
In this blog I will talk about My favorite complex endgame books . You will find 4 books in this blog that are really interesting to study . 3 of which are written by Mikhail Shereshevsky and 1 is by Andrian Mikhalchishin . If you find this blog useful then please let me know in comment section below . 




Images taken from this blog are from google images 
1. Endgame Strategy by Mikhail Shereshevsky 
This book is published by Everyman Chess in 1981 . author of this book Mr shereshevsky is well known author . The book covers 13 chapters in which positions and analysis given . I found this book without any mistake and many GMs have suggested this book for study . I especially liked chapters Do not hurry and complex endings . Selection of positions are excellently done by Shereshevsky. If you are reading from India you can get this book at less than 6 USD
 
2. Mastering Complex Endgames by Andrian Mikhalchishin and Oleg Stetsko
This book is published by Thinkers Publication in 2017. Both author is soviet national team coach and Andrian is coach of former world champion Anatoly karpov. This book cover high class material for any chess player in search of the needed endgame fitness . This book covers 11 chapters in which positions with analysis given . This book is also suggested by GM Aleksander Beliavsky. 
 
3.  Mastering Chess Endgame by Mikhail Shereshevsky and Slutsky
This book is published in 2 volumes part 1 and part 2 by cadogan publications .You will find connection between opening and endgames from this books . The material is arranged not by a formal opening classification , but mainly according to the type of pawn formation and the central strategy adopted by black . Lets see one by one 

A- volume - 1
This book is for positions that come from 1st move E4 . i.e positions coming from open and semi open games . This covers plans and playing methods in endings arising from the Sicilian Defense , Ruy Lopez , French Defense and other open and semi open games .

B - Volume 2 
This book is for positions that come from 1st move D4 i.e. positions from closed games. This covers the plans and playing methods in endings arising from the Queens Gambit , Indian Defense , English opening and other closed games. 

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Chessable

Hey everyone! I wanted to let you know a good way to train your openings is using the website https://www.chessable.com and building your own book with the lines the coaches teach. If you have a hard time remembering from only watching video, this is a great way to build your database and train against it. It also allows you to train on your phone or whatever if you have down time. 

Just thought I would share :) 

Matt

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