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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.)
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This game I'll comment tomorrow, changing a places with a game 50.
Here are the questions.
1. Where to develop the light square bishop?
a. e2 b. d3 c. b5
2. I know that from this position you can guess, that Bb5, but maybe in the game was a wrong move :) :)
Question - How to continue? White to move.
3. White to move. What about Ng7?
Feel free to share your thoughts :)
I thought I had to play 13... Bb7 rather than put my knights on the c5 square that had been cleared, which seemed to be in the and allowed Nc6 and Nxa5, but there are some really neat tactics I didn't see over the board:
13...Ndc5 14.Nc6 Qc7 15.Nxa5 (bah! you can have it) Bd7 16.Nd2 (er what? If 16.Nb3 Nxb3 17.Qxb3 Nc5 - oh that Ra1 is hanging) b3 17.Qb1 (Well isn't the pawn en[prise]? - nope 17.Ndxb3 Nb4 - the b4 square has just been cleared and the bishop is in trouble) Ba4 (shuts out the knight from defence) 18.Nc6 Bxc6 19.dxc6 Qxc6 20.Be2 Nb4 - Black is better.
I found a link to this book which was developed by a near 2200 on avoiding blunders and spotting tactics. Haven't gone through it yet nor sure how practical it would be (even if not, maybe something can be taken from it), but wondering if I won't need my hoodie when playing any longer.
Hi! I played in the Pirc tournament for chessmood members earlier today (amazing by the way, I plan on playing in more).
My opponent played a line that I don’t recall seeing in the opening series videos.
Can you advise on the best plan for white? I prefer the Bf4 setup to the Grand Prix.
the game went:
1. E4 d6
2. D4 g6
3. Nc3 Nd7
I have a few suggestions for Chessmood Events.
1. Streams: Can we have more SLP and WWP streams? In some of my games, I am unable to convert a winning position, especially if it's a complicated, tactical win. By the way, I also love those thematic opening tournaments and the common mistakes stream afterwards.
2. Special Events: Simuls only happen a few times a year and I missed today's one :( So if possible, could we have more simuls? I have already played Coach Avetik, Coach Gabuzyan, and Coach Samvel, but the thrill of playing a GM never leaves! If that's not possible, there are a few more events that happened in the summer which I loved. One-on-one games with Coach Avetik and Coach Gabuzyan were my favorite. Another good one was the Pro members Vote Chess vs Coach Avetik.
3. Courses: I have been watching the new courses and I absolutely love them! My favorites are "In Gabuzyan's Mind" and "Commented Classical Endgames". Keep up the good work!
Here I am again with questioning our Chessmood openings via my own correspondence games played on lichess. This time to the position after straightforward answer 11....e5 in the proposed gxf3 move in the “main line” of 3.Bd3 French defense. It seems to me that Black is OK after the coolblooded 12. Bf4 Qxd4 13.Bxe5 Qb6 and next Be6, isn ‘t he?
I finished all the classics in chessmood community and I made my chessbase files too for future training of critical moments.
Now I am watching other videos on classics.
Normally what I do is during I watch games I note down critical moments, trying to understand concepts behind moves and also make chessbase files of games which i use for future training.
Is it good idea or I am doing something wrong. My important job exam in May so I can't focus on analysis of games or calculation training so I only follow live streams and webinars and classic games study. Due to live streams on chessmood my instincts, intuition, power of bishop pairs, weak pawns concepts, Tv concepts, Door concepts, creativity, openings, feeling critical moments, trading concepts,punishing bad openings etc, are improving so I think if right now I only focus on watching games and grasping ideas and making files for future training is fine.
In the bottom I am sharing my recent fb post where I wrote what I learnt from Judit Polgar vs Alexi Shriov 1999 classic game. Kindly check those points and let me know if i am missing something. Also I am only 1465 FIDE rated so keep that in mind during you write answers. Thanks for support
Hi, I just faced 4. ... Nf6 in a blitz game and did not find it in my notes. I checked previous discussions in the forum (https://chessmood.com/forum/pro-members/anti-sicilian-part-3-question-3nc6#scroll11080 and https://chessmood.com/forum/pro-members/anti-sicilian-part-3-question-3nc6#scroll11105) but if I am not mistaken, we have not exchanged ideas on this position.
What do you think about immediately attacking the knight with 5. e5 (what I actually played)? And how to continue further:
playing d2-d4 or not
exchanging the light-squared bishop against the knight on c6 or not and
how to develop the dark-squared bishop?
I added some more thoughts in the pgn.
I am not sure whether this has already been discussed in the forum, but I have been looking at the position in the 2...d6 GP, 8...e6 line after 9.e5 Ne8 10.Be3. Is it possible for Black to play 10...d5? It is quite forcing as there is a fork on d4 coming, and I am not sure about White's position after 11.Bxc5 dxc4 12.Qc7, where SF13 gives Black big advantage up to depth 30.
Does White have enough compensation for the piece/exchange (in case of Bxf8)?
Dear GM Avetik,
Yesterday I had an OTB classical game and my opponent played the 2...Nf6 Scandinavian. I played the Chessmood's idea of 8.b3 with the improvement 9.Qe2. The game went 9...Nfxd5 10.Nxd5 Nxd5 11.Bb2 and my opponent played 11....Nb6. Here I decided to play 12.0-0-0 as I figured that I had a very big lead in development and his king is in the centre....good compensation for losing the bishop pair.
Was my reasoning good? My opponent played 12...Bd7 13.Nh3 (not sure of this move) e6 14.Rhe1.
He managed to play Qe7 and 0-0-0 and somehow managed to get a good position but at the cost of severe time trouble. I won the game after 5 hours.
What do you think is best after 11...Nb6. Engine suggest 12.Bd3 but I don't like block the d pawn.
Dear maestro Avetik,
In the line 1.e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Bd3 dxe4 4. Bxe4 Nf6 5. Bf3 Nbd7 6. Ne2 e5 7. 0-0 e4 8. Ng3 exf3 9. Re1+ Be7 10. Nf5 Ng8 11. Rxe7+ Nxe7 12. Nxg7+ Kf8 13. Bh6 Kg8 14. Qxf3 Nf8 you suggest 15. Nh5 saying that Black's best is to go back with ...Nd7. However, my engine wants to play, instead of Nh5, the move Qf6 and shows that after Nh5 black can actually defend against Nf6mate with 15. ...Nf5!? evaluating the position as equal.
I would much appreciate it if you could comment on this line of play. Cheers!
I was watching some middlegame lessons and found this position. Only one game was played after c5 Bxb2so do you guys ever studied this position?
I played kan in past and same line but never saw c5. In the game Topalov's opponent took on b2 and then took on a1 and later lost.
Nice dark square play .
I like Bc5 more after Bd3
e4 c5 Nf3 e6 d4 cx Nxd4 e6 Bd3 Bc5 Nb3 Be7 Qg4 g6 Qe2 Nf6 Bh6 lines. My past experience says it's playable position but I do not studied modern theory