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.
From the past 3 months I was thinking of finding best ways to improve my vision to the next level. Yes, coaches recommend blindfold training, solving puzzles or studies but what happens if position is unclear in the end. Then the best is to follow what Ian Anderson wrote in his book Chess Visualization Course . I started it 6 days ago and did only 156 exercise but I felt difference in my speed of calculating lines. I am not saying I am doing super well in complex positions but I am started to doing well in a bit simpler positions. But I am sure my depth of vision will improve once I will finish his book course. You can see his method in the pic I shared.
How I am solving this book?
I try to follow through the moves which author is asking to visualize then I write the whole final position in my notebook and answer the questions which author asked. The reason behind writing whole resulting position in notebook is to see what I missed during I visualized that line.
Now it's your turn to improve your vision to the next level. This is what my training partner Devansh told me. So I am glad he shared me this instructive training so now it's your turn to improve!
I follow normally all super top events like Grand Chess Tour. I do watch live commentary in which GM's explains ideas for both sides but I can't understand one thing that when white is tempo up and when white is tempo down and how to understand that white is playing reversed openings or black is playing white's reversed openings?
Is it advanced concepts? I am just curious.
Example: Ok it's a reversed King's Indian and white is tempo up so I feel so confused.
How to stop your opponent if he tries to transpose your opening into a new and different opening. For example today I was playing a game. I was black.
Now it's a caro Kann structure. Even though I never studied caro kann I got these structures. I do play caro kann exchange as white so I got good position and played fine minority attack and won. But I am just curious that why it happened?
May be i need to work on basic pawn formations and their general plans so I will atleast handle transpositions like that.
Dear ChessMood, I am glad to report that with help of your expert support and positive chess philosophy I succeeded to become a Vice Champion of my country in Rapid chess! It happened quite unexpectedly for me right after the end of the COVID tournament fasting, for I have left behind me almost 200 players, many of them experienced masters or young, fast improving players with all together 6 wins, 3 draws and without single loss. Thank you, coach Avetik, coach Hovhannes and all others for giving me the chance of reaching the best individual success of my entire chess life: https://chess-results.com/tnr556748.aspx?lan=13&art=1&rd=9&fed=CRO&fbclid=IwAR24GUyfbNhqqgIKaWRel-cs49lBKn5_uj11x53Lm2HgtbcA0wKmZnfNtZ8
How do you guys manage your time during you study?
I meant do you study openings, middle games and endgames or endgames studies daily?
I am only focused on one thing which is calculation so I am doing Pump up your Chess and domination in chess endgames.
Time management advice is important for me.
I found that people in this community are super quiet. I wanna know why? Are you guys super intelligent or you guys have nothing to ask or you guys like to hide what you already know.
I am not trying to insult anyone, I just wanna know why people have no interesting in sharing what they know and what they study. Even GMs are hding themselves like if anyone find that they are from chessmood then other gms can prepare for them.
This make me sad when I see only one or 2 new topics in forums and except opening people don't like to ask anything, Not even chess position but all they like to do is quiet.
Sorry, If I annoyed anyone, I just feel frustrated when I ssee people are quiet. But yeah it's their life and their choices. I don't blame anyone but I just like active people.
Chessmood gave us so much so I love to share everything which I learn daily
I decided not to post any new topic and I decided not to answer any post.
TC good bye
It's high time to reveal the WINNERS of August Challenge!
?"The Best game of August" goes to Anastasis Koukas with his Qh6 amazing Queen sacrifice!
?"The Best game with ChessMood Openings" goes to Jay Garrison for his 3 nice games!
?"The Champion of August" goes to Kevin Ho who raised his rating most in August, 139 points!
?"The Heroes of August" are Brad Pevehouse and Matt Hammons for their contribution!
Congratulations to all the Winners!
Everyone gets 1-month Free Membership in ChessMood.
Extremely disrespectful and very unprofessional from the organizers to distract Alireza during the final game. They asked him to move! Alireza blundered soon after that discussion, and the game ended in a draw.
As we have a very tight-knit community, and many of you help each other, anytime you get help from someone, you can send nice words to that person here.
At the end of the month together we will vote to find the person who had the most impact on your success (you can't vote for our instructors)
The Hero of the month will join our PRO Members team for 1 month for Free!
Is it good to play the Leningrad dutch ?
I loved that opening in past a lot wins against titled players online in blitz.
But is it cool to play it in classical
I think in past I had issue in h4 line.
Is it possible for us to avoid that line?
All suggestions are welcome. I love the leningrad but need some support.
For me it's bobby fischer. There is one similarity between him and me. He only loved chess in his whole life and same with me. I love chess more than anything. Another thing I noticed that he was an introvert personality and same with me. Another thing similar to him and me was study whole day like he did . nowadays I have time issues otherwise when I was beginner I studied 18 hrs a day and gained 120 points in one event after 2 month of prep.
I just love him.
This is not ChessMood community, this is ChessMood family, were everyone grows, we have fun and help each other.
Unfortunately, there are people who violate our rules, terms of conditions or try to trick our system generating moodcoins.
All such members will be banned.
Very unfortunately, this month we had 9 such members, who are banned from ChessMood.
At the same time, we want to say big THANK YOU to all our great members who are far from such things. Who take value, have fun, and help others.