Big attacks and spectacular sacrifices might get all the attention, but there are other ways to win a chess game.
GM Melikset Khachiyan explains the powerful positional method of restriction, which slowly saps the energy of both your opponent and his pieces.
Learn how to deny your opponent space, squares, and potential in this enlightening lesson. | Watch video
What you don’t know about playing against pawn majorities in chess can hurt you, as GM Melikset Khachiyan explains in his latest pawn lesson.
Learn how to take on a larger pawn chain and emerge victorious, bucking the mathematics with accurate play. | Watch video
Does the idea of an opposing pawn majority keep you up at nights?
Fear no longer. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you an easy method to defeat these dreaded majorities.
After you watch this video, your whole way of looking at imbalanced pawn chains will be different. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan is back with another pawn majority lesson, this time drawing from a game by one of the greatest players ever, Anatoly Karpov.
Watch how the master used his dangerous queenside pawns to devastate his opponent.
Learn how to use a queenside pawn majority in your own games to generate a spectacular win. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan thinks that some major positional chess concepts are not understood as well as they should be.
Starting a new series on these key positional ideas, GM Khachiyan gives you a lesson on turning a pawn majority into a win.
This fundamental middlegame-to-endgame theme is tremendously important and will often guide your game-long strategy. | Watch video
Like it or not. a great number of games are decided by forcing decisions.
If you’re going to play chess, you simply have to know how to handle these crucial moments.
GM Melikset Khachiyan gives you an important lesson on these moves, providing advice on exactly how to handle key forcing positions. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan walks you through the key idea of the positional sacrifice in one of his own instructive games.
You’d better get ready to take notes, because this video is full of Melik’s positional advice.
Learn everything you need to know about both sides of the positional sacrifice in this lesson.
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Who are the rising stars of the chess world?
Many of them are GM Melikset Khachiyan’s students.
GM Khachiyan shines the spotlight on one of his most aggressive chess students, Maurya Palusa, who loves to sacrifice pieces and conjure up wild tactics. | Watch video
GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his rising stars series with one of his youngest and most promising students, Rithik Polavaram.
Watch an exciting game from an up-and-coming chess talent in this informative video.
Learn GM Khachiyan’s crucial advice for how to respond in the center when your opponent attacks on the flank, and vice-versa. | Watch video
Sometimes chess relies on rote study: the rules, normal openings, and some common endgames.
But most of the time, winning at chess requires imagination — and lots of it.
So how do you stay creative at chess?
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how one of his master students came up with inspirational ideas to win a long and hard-fought game.
Learn how to have a flexible mind when evaluating positions and you just might win more of them. | Watch video