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, 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
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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.
Hey folks, I just wanted to share a game I played where I was able to implement the Sicilian opening I learned here on Chessmood.
I know I am not highly rated, and I missed a tactical opportunity early in the game, but I did have a very nice Rook sac that led to a 6 move forced mate. I don't think these always happen in games and they are fun to see so I thought I would share here for others to also enjoy. I also almost had a nice smothered mate that was possible because of the opening formation.
Thank you Chessmood team, I am very much enjoying the content!
What is your view re etiquette:
Should one resign when the position is clearly lost?
Or should one switch into SLP modus and even try to flag the opponent?
Considering that learning the opening is the main aim and the games are not rated, resigning would give both players the chance for more games/practice.
Today's tournament on the English made me reflect on this topic:
One opponent resigned very early with Black after the opening went wrong. But the evaluation was less than +1.
I managed to SLP a -3/-4 position. And I was proud (and still wondering why my first opponent resigned so early).
One opponent kept me playing a clearly won position for about 20/30 moves. I won. I was a little bit annoyed.
I finally drew a clearly won (almost mating) position by repetition being short on time (very good SLP technique by my opponent). I was a bit angry.
Hi Chessmood colleagues,
In my online games I often encounter the following line in the Scotch ...Bc5:
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 exd4 4.Nxd4 Bc5 5.Nb3 Bb6 6.Nc3 d6 7.Qe2 Nge7 8.Be3 and now instead of 8...0-0 as given in the course, Black stays flexible with his king and goes for 8...Be6 9.0-0-0 Qd7.
Any opinion on this?
I know there are a lot ways to improve visualization. What was your method to improve your visualization?
1. By Ian Anderson's Visualization Course one. I am now able to see 10 ply depth so easily.
2. I am doing blindfold piece training and soon gonna play blindfold games online.
Sir, what should be black's plan after g3 by white to protect the h2 square?
I've faced this move very often and couldn't think of an effective plan to break the weakened king-side pawn structure, sometimes I sacrificed the knight on g3, it worked half of the time.
Dear Friends, Dear PRO Members!
I am adding this topic and kindly asking you to add here all your comments, where you feel there is a mistake in the course.
For every 1 hour course, we work many days, to try to provide you the best quality, but still we are human, and of course, there still will be some mistakes.
I will be just grateful if you add here the moments of the videos, where there is a mistake, and I will fix it.
Also, I love so much, that you watch the courses so carefully!
With best wishes,
It's interesting that if you list all the variations of this course, the usual cause of branches and different moves for White is which move Black plays e6 on (or if at all). 12... e6 (instead of the trap of taking the rook) is not covered in the course, only 11... e6.
It is a transposition, in that Bg5! and h6 (probably being the only reply) transposes into video 4 (11... e6). There is a danger though of going down the 'rabbit hole' of 12... e6 13. fxg6/e6 which is the computer's suggestion, supposedly winning unless you leave it long enough or explore. If you do, there is a long (almost forced line): 12... e6 13. fxg6 (or fxe6) fxg6 (hxg6 14. Bg5 wins) 14. Bxe6+ Kh8 15. Bg5 h5 16. Rf1 Nh7 (Surprise! The queen isn't free as Bd4+ is threatened) 17. Rxf8+ Qxf8 18. Rf3 Bd4+ 19. Kf1 Qg7 20. Bb3 - if 20... Bxc3 21. bxc3 Qxc3 22. Bf6+ Nxf6 23. Qxf6+ Qxf6 24. Rxf6 = (well maybe White has a few more practical chances).
So 13. Bg5 with transposition is a better try for a win (the computer doesn't notice White is better for a bit), and let's not go to the complications of 13. fxg6 (it's a silly place!).