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
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.
We have this topic in our Blog.
If you have any questions, comments or you just liked it, feel free to share your thoughts here.
First the intoduction. I am a strong beliver that (classical) game should be studied in great detail. One should understand the moves, store the paterns in the memory, not just remember the moves. Studying one game for the whole day brings more benefits than studying ten games.
There are some really nice games in the ChessMood courses, especially in the middle games section. What I like, is to first download the raw pgn file of the game and run through it by myself guessing the moves and thinking how would I play in a certain position.
For this reason I was looking for a software that has such feature. There are some websites like Chess Tempo and Chess Games that offer it, but you have to subscribe/pay.
Then I found a free to download software: fredm (google.com). It allows you to do exactly that I have just described. You can choose the side (White or Black) and then you guess the moves in the game. For each move it records: your move, engine preffred move and the move that was played. It also gives you a score of your guesssing.
Has anybody used such software or perhaps something similar?
What do you think about this method of learning the games?
Hi CM Family,
It looks to me like the puzzle for today has a dual :
1. Kxe2! e3 (only move)
2. Rf4 (or Rg4) Kb2 (only move)
3. Rf1 Kxc3
4. Kxe3 Kb2
5. Kd2 and White will win the c-pawn and the game.
This was the first move I looked at since it's a capture and missed the nice intended solution (will not spoil it).
Hello, I am new here, just joined.
I would like some books recommendations (in English or Russian language) for middle-game and end-game improvement/study. My long-time-control rating (OTB, over-the-board) was probably in the 1900-2000 ELO range (former USSR Cat-1 norm, back in 1977!!) and I want to to aim for ELO 2200 on long-time-control, i.e. USSR Candidate-Master norm. I currently train playing against Stockfish engine version 10/11 on long time controls, over-the-board.
I have read Nimzowitch My System and Romanovsky Middle Game (Plan) books and read also
book by Issac Lipnitsky titledQuestions of Modern Chess Theory.
Looking for more books and also for suitable end-game books for Cat-2+ players of 1800+ ELO.
Lets imagine a situation. You were kidnapped. The kidnapper gives you a time machine and ask you to do one of the things-
a) To meet Karpov in 1983 and show him the Berlin Defense in order to withstand Kasparov b) To meet Kasparov in 1999 and show him the Scotch opening in order to withstand Kramnik. Note that- You cannot call the police in the past as he doesn't know what you are saying. If you don't do anything, kidnapper will kill you
I just want to know the likes of your
Hi everyone, I would like to know how many of you are interested in streams?
Do you watch streams and who is your favorite streamer?
Are there streamers among Pro members?
I know one among our Pro members, she is my best friend too she has just started her journey and I recommend to follow her and support :) www.twitch.tv/susikgaboyan
How many of you think that hiding chess ratings will improve your playing results. I am stuck to a barrier and I am trying to break it. Recently I tried a new thing which I heard from my strong friend and training partner Jay. I thought to hide opponent's ratings so I can play a game of chess without knowing my opponent's ratings. Guess what happened?
I started to winning a lot games and my SLP also became super well. In the bottom I shared some of my games.
Crushed a 2200 positionally
Win against 2200+
Crushed a 2200+ again
Missed mate but nice king hunt I think
Yes, I do not say I played superb chess but I am starting to play without any fear. I do not have a lot experience so I it annoy me when I see ratings. Esepcially online. Offline I never felt fear because I have a lot time to think.
So, what's your approach guys to play online chess?
Now my goal is to break this 2300 level. I am trying to keep my elo to 2200 but it goes down and then back to 2200 then down. Slo up down is going on here but Zen Mode is superb
Hello! I started with Chessmood few weeks ago and managed to go trough some of the opening analysis. I am impressed by the excellent work of our GM-s but naturally, I have also some questions. So lets start with the CK: One of my friends, very strong Fide Master and notorious adherent of CK defence, played me last weekend in quick games an interesting line: 1.e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4. Bd3 Nc6 5.c3 Qc7 6.Ne2 e6, leaving Bc8 at home. I reacted logicaly 7.Bf4 Bd6 8. Bxd6 Qxd6 9.0-0 Ne7 10.Nd2 Bd7, and here I tryed it either with 11.f4 or 11.Qc2, following our model plans, but with some sensible defence ( 0-0, sometimes f6 and e5, sometimes f5 and transfer of the knight to e4) black allways succeded to hold his symbolically worse position. Later I had a look to my database with engine on, but I did not find any serious way to endanger black position. Is this just a limit of this line or do you have any idea to keep the initiative for white side? Thx for your kind reactions!
Grand Prix Attack is alive!
You just need to know a few important novelties which you can find in our courses
Grand Prix attack - chessmood.com/course/sicilian-defence-part-1
Free Starter course (around 3 hours) - chessmood.com/course/1-starter-course-winning-with-white
Check out the results of our members or just go to the courses and learn all this stuff.
hello guys who are interested to play games . I have my club https://www.chess.com/club/serious-chess-club-for-champions where we organize daily tournaments and play games believe my by playing games I had recently increased 120 points in online chess. I am not sure whether it is right to advertise here but I want to play against strong players[chess mood players] to improve my game
Did anyone do yesterday's puzzle successfully? I couldn't do it & think it wasn't possible or correct!? Of course, that is very unlikely. I did manage today's puzzle, but only after 2/3 tries.
Might the puzzles have a hints feature?Or a place or way to get feedback to solve them (provide the answer? Hidden and only revealed by clicking or other?).
I have to admit I am not a big chess puzzle fan (so far, I have never attempted the puzzle rush featured on many sites), but I generally like to do one or two a day and I do plan to do more, as I think they will help me improve.
Part of my relative reluctance with puzzles, is that I have always regarded them as relatively artificial and I would much rather do puzzles from openings. mid and endgames that actually happen in my own games or even have a link to the complete game they are taken from, so I can see the big picture. Again I know some are just made up ones that have never occurred in a real game (and sometimes the puzzle ends with me having more questions than the puzzle asked for, which I find mildly irritating!).
I am grateful for any help with this. I even respect answers I do not like and do not want to get!? Many thanks