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 November 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 October:
Hello ChessMood family!
Thanks for sharing your games. You all have been playing some really strong chess, and we’re happy to see that!
Here’s the prizes list for October month’s contest -
The first prize goes to Huynh Hoang for this near-perfect game, with a nice finish.
Valerio Carnicelli takes the second prize for this mind-blowing attacking game. (28.Rd7!)
Ayush Shirodkar takes the third prize for the nice forcing finish in the end.
The fourth prize goes to Vladimir Bugayev for this miniature in Anti-Sicilian. https://lichess.org/wRgAWYNp#33
And the 5th prize goes to Avinash 004, showing how to attack in opposite side castling positions.
Congratulations to all of you, and thanks once again for sharing your games!
See you soon in next month’s contest.
Till then, keep the mood and keep crushing!
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.
Today I got an interesting question:
"Is it fine is for solving some complicated position, to spend 1 hour? It's time I needed to solve it and find the right moves, but during the real game, I can't spend so much time. What to do?"
A very good question, that many of you have in your mind or have asked me before. So here is my answer.
Yeah, that's right. During the game, you can't spend 1 hour.
When you solve such puzzles, it's basically training for you.
There are positions, that I use with my Grandmaster students, solving which they need 2-3 hours.
But the reason is that it's just training.
You develop your calculation skills, visualization, and others.
I use two kind of excrecies: practical ones, and position like the mentioned, during which students will just develop his calculation skills.
The final advice:No worries if you spend on some calculation too much time. It was good training for you and during your real games, you'll spend less time.
As General Suvorov said: Harder before, easier during the battle.
have sent you a Email GM Avetik on [email protected]!! plz check it out and reply GM Avetik! I am really waiting for your answers! It is about recommending me a study plan. I have described my strengths and weaknesses, the books I have and the Softwares /memberships I have. Sadly, I do not have a membership on chessmood because my dad does not allow :(
The following move-order poses some tricky problems if we also intend to use the recommended Grand-Prix Attack setup against the Modern Defence with 2...g6. I couldn't find a good way around this move-order so White may have to come up with an additional attacking scheme vs The Modern.
What say you ChessMood Team, all suggestions/ideas/antidotes are very welcome:
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.
Hello Chessmood Family! I'm already familiar with your website, and have seen some of the courses when they were free. I am thinking in getting pro, just for the repertoire, but I have 2 small complaints....
1) Some of the courses are in construction (take the d4 sidelines, only with Trompowsky so far) Are they going to be completed soon?
2) The repertoire on the sicilian dragon (2...Nc6) does not fit with the "crushing sicilian sidelines" (2...d6) and only the Rossolimo course seems to adress the problem. Since at club level the anti-sicilians are very popular, are you going to complete the repertoire for 2...Nc6?
And also, there's nothing on what to play against 1.c4 or 1.Nf3, is there something coming?
Well, those are my questions, I have little doubts I'll become part of the Pro family soon, since you are doing a great work, congrats!
Um I am following latest events in midnight nowadays. I was watching live commentary of singufiled cup 2019. Both Anand and Magnus missed retreating moves. How is it possible?
I meant they are top players in the world but still why it's hard for them to find a backward piece move?
Yes from the very beginning we learnt to move pieces forward but is there is no solution of this issue about finding backward moves in tactical or strategical positions?
Any book which covers puzzles or strategies based on backward moves?
I have held back this obvious question for awhile now, ever since GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes' 'Crushing all the Sicilian's Sidelines' came out, hoping that someone else would ask it, but since no one else has, here goes. What does the ChessMood family think of GM Gabuzyan's antidote to GM Avetik's recommendation against the Sicilian, and how should White best meet the challenge. Gabuzyan's antidote goes as follows:
1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 d6 3.f4 g6 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.Bc4 Nc6 6.0-0 e6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nb5 Nge7 9.Bb3 0-0 10.Nbxd4 Na5 11.c4 a6 intending 12.Be3 b5!? Novelty =