Hello ChessMood Family!
Welcome to the Best Games of May contest.
Under this post, we invite you to post your best games that you will play in May.
The Prize fund is 650K Moodcoins which is equal to 650$.
The 1st prize - 200k
The 2nd prize -150k
The 3rd prize- 120k
The 4th prize - 100k
The 5th prize - 75k
The winners of April's contest are:
1st place - Keok Woltek
2nd place- Dark Lord
3rd place - Abhi Yadav
4rd place- Fahad Rahman
5th place - Sriram M
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Very good free training database chess software
http://scid.sourceforge.net/ you can also get pgn files from
http://theweekinchess.com/twic and also
To start your own personal databases. I bought chess king and got Houdini 5 pro and a lot of games I exported from chess kings database for cheap. Just one word of caution the engine works in scid but if you upgrade to chessbase they won’t let you use engine from any place that’s not part of their software so when I upgraded to chessbase I had to keep scid to use my Houdini 5Pro.
What you guys think about the domination in chess endgame studies by Kasparian?
I was reading an article and that article covered the same problem of calculation and vision which I am facing now.
So is it useful to solve endgame studies before middle game studies or other books.
Because my problem is lack of ability to read the middle game books in depth and I miss many plans in middle game books.
Any advice. I personally like two books Pump up your chess and domination in endgames and I do not know how to study the Devorestsky's Endgame Manual.
During the last webinar, I asked if you know about Bh7 sacrifice, and as there were many "no" answers, today's daily game is dedicated to that topic.
The 1st position. We take 1.Bh7 Kh7 and 2.Ng5!
Can you try to calculate all opponents answers? a. Kh8 b.Kg8 c. Bg5 d.Kg6 e.Kh6
The 2nd position.
Can we go Bh7 again, or Ng5 at first?
The 3rd position. How to continue the attack?
The best answers will get MoodCoins as always!
I confess - I spend too much time looking at openings. I study one opening - play it at the club and when I lose I switch to something else, and then another,and another, and after a long time I still haven't picked a repertoire.
Is there a simple, bare-bones repertoire for a club player where I can sit at the board with some confidence, some preparation - not even an advantage - and just play chess?
I'm in the chess opening rabbit hole and need a commitment to something that isn't overwhelming.
Thanks for any input.
Can anyone suggest a line for white against Benko Gambit?
I know plans from black side but confused which line is fine for white to hold.
I just do not feel comterble with g3 lines bec black's put so much pressure and I cant handle it well.
I like the e4 Bxf1 line now.
I need suggestions as white because I am preparing d4 too.
I am FM Nikhil Dixit from India .My current Fide rating is 2358 This is my first blog ever . in this blog i will help you with best books for professional players specially for 2000 and above .I have attached links so you can see preview or you can buy . so lets begin
1 . Perfect Your Chess by Andrei Volotikin and Vladimir Grabinksy
This is my personal favorite chess book . In this book There are 3 chapters namely make a move , find a win , answer a question and in each chapter there are 100 puzzle . first 40 are dedicated to Fide master level . from 41 to 80 are dedicated to International master level and last 20 are dedicated to grand master level . what i particularly like about this book is in answers volotikin gives practical example which relates in life .
2. Recognizing Your opponent resources by Mark Dvoretsky
As we all know mark dvoretsky is best chess author ever . he have written various books on opening middle game and endgame . in this books he distributed content in 4 chapters namely
a. Pay attention to your opponents resources
b. the process of elimination
d. prophylactic thinking
after solving this book you will learn how to find opponent resources . the book covers more than 500 problems with solutions . The first chapter of this book is difficult so my suggestion is start from last chapter otherwise you will get frustrated!
3. Grandmaster preparation calculation by jacob aagaard
this is one of the bestsellers . Jacob aagaard is well known coach in world . in every book he brings excellent stuff . In this book he have given 10 chapters . in each chapters initially there where introduction and examples with solutions provided . after that there are so many practical problems given for each chapter or on each theme . this book is best for those who want to become complete master in middlegame . 10th chapter which name as difficult problems are like impossible for me . but definitely if you solve that problems your confidence level will take a boost .
this is my honest reviews about this 3 books
if you want more this type of blogs or if you have any suggestion let me know in the comment .
if you want to read part 2 of this blog , i have attached link below
Hi guys I hope you all are doing well in chess. I have a question regarding some lines. So I need some suggestions.
I am a positional player but I do play e4. I am a alapin player against Sicilian and my score is quite +80%.
Today I decided to switch to d4 because I wanna learn more pawn formations and d4 is both tactical and positional I think.
I need suggestions about which setup to choose against
1. Nimzo Indian ( I like to the games of f3 e3 line played in recent top chess ) is it okay for me?
2. Against direct f5 on move one. ( I played Nc3 against direct f5) Is it fine approach? My point is to get e4 as fast as I can.
3. King's Indian ( I never studied any games of this lines so pure beginner in this field. I need a promising positional setup not super sharp because I am still on the way to improve my calculation level and due to lack of time I think I can focus on positional chess first and when I will get more time after my future job I will start focus on calculation.
4. Against slav or semi slav ( I normally play exchange queen's gambit ) and my ideas are clear about the pawn formations and pawn levers and typical ideas.
5. Against Gruenfeld? ( I never studied this line but I like the games of Russian System) I do not know plans but I like my pawn center and then passed d pawn . Any suggestions about it?
6. I am a benko gambit player from black's side and I do not know which setup is fine for white against benko. I prefer to play the e4 Bxf1 Kxf1 g3 Kg2 Nf3 Re1 Re2 lines. but still thinks it's passive so I need an idea against it. I also do not like to play passive positions like legendary Kramnik can . I meant g3 Bg2 ideas I do not like because I can not play e4 and another thing is sometimes black's pressure along a6-f1 is tremendous and force white to play e4 and then he black attacks the d3 square and so on. So that's all I know.
I do not know if there are more lines still left against d4 .I seriously need help because I have bunch of books but I need promising ideas. All the variations which I like above is because of the lastest GM's games except against dutch I learnt the idea of rapid e4 from some nice positional lessons of Varuzhan Akobian.
Thanks for all the future suggestions. I am happy to be the part of this family.
Another crutial thing is that I am only 1465 FIDE rated and another thing is online I am above 2000.I do not play events due to lack of time but preparing at home and hoping to come back to events one day and also there is no club near to my home. Nearest club is 200 miles from my home. So this bothers my level .
Sir ..i was rated around 1850 in lichess....i couldn't afford a coach so i tried working hard online watching videos...and surfing...thing around...i seriously want to improve my ratings...i dont know what is my original rating...as i had not attended any tournaments...i can do any thing to improve my chess career....please help me to reach 2500......??.....just tell me what should i do...i can work hard on anything.....thx
Everyone of us weather asked this question or got from someone, right?
This article will put end to your confusion about this topic and will give you a good understanding which openings to choose.
If you have any questions, regarding to openings you play, feel free to ask in the comments section of this post.
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