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  • 11 months ago

    chunkymunkey23

    why not Qb6 at 10:21

  • 11 months ago

    jameskobetria

    @theskyisblue808 

    sorry because im 8 yrs old when i comment that i am a beginner when i comment that

  • 16 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thank you Grandmaster.

  • 2 years ago

    ntk55

    Hi GM-Melik it is very good opening, I hope that after explaining the opening there should be playing game in the opening inorder to know the varitions

  • 2 years ago

    ntk55

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  • 2 years ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Another top lesson there Melik! I've personally never been a fan of the Dragon, or this hybrid dragon. I like dangerous openings I love the King's Gambit and I even like the Schliemann gambit also, but I'm not convinced I could play this and get good results...Undecided

  • 2 years ago

    jocheckoh

    thanks for that variation, as a black player i would have walked into that trap with eyes open! not anymore though

  • 2 years ago

    GM_rudy

    TQ SIR...

  • 2 years ago

    sparapet1

  • 2 years ago

    sparapet1

    @jameskobetria

    Um. Youre 1200. That doesnt give you authority to claim openings are bad. Get to 1800-2000ish and then you can :)

  • 2 years ago

    Czechman

    I think that GM Henley and GM Khachiyan should play a few games of this variation and publish the results right here onnnnnn... chess.com!

    Could be very interesting.

  • 2 years ago

    IM pfren

    6...a6 weakens b6 - so 7.Nc4 (or even 7.Be3!? Bxc3+ 8.Ke2, which wins material, but takes a slight risk) Bh6 (only way to stop Be3 and Nb6) 8.b4 (8.Qd5 is also very strong) Qa7 9.Qd4 and Black is basically lost.

    Melik's mainline from the Malakhov- Bruzon game gives white some advantage, but white can likely improve further by 12.Qf3! when the queen swap is forced, and Black will have even less positional compensation for the exchange. He is not lost OK, but his position is depressive.

    Sniper players should burn the Storey book (for their own good), and search for a better opening.

  • 2 years ago

    EmergingGM

    na3 u cant take it the bishop on c1 is protecting it. if a GM plays it must be a pretty good of a opening.

  • 2 years ago

    Czechman

    In the queen trap variation you show, no Sniper player is going there. It's an ancient trap... nobody falls for it.

    As for the Na3 variation, I'm still trying to figure out why black can't just play a6 and kill the whole Nb5 incursion. There must be a good reason because Henley doesn't even mention it in his DVD's. His book is on order so it might be there.

  • 2 years ago

    GM GMMelik

    Thank you guys for all your comments. Let me be clear. I personally believe that move order with 2...Nc6 it's  more solid and do not give White that much flexibility. Playing 2...g6 it's possible nothing that much wrong,but dangerous. I don't like it,but some people does. I was in Las Vegas at National Open,and Ron was presenting his book there. During one of my lectures I had recieved  the same question as Misha pointed out. And I said the same thing : playable ,but a bit dangerous.

  • 2 years ago

    AlainPerez

    relly good opening am going to start useing it

  • 2 years ago

    Mischa

    There is a lot of hard sell on 3..Bg7 over the last year.  The sexed up title of Sniper is a whole book on this one line by Everyman.  GM Ron Henley has just brought out three DVDs on this Sniper/ 3..Bg7.  And the line is just bad - you got to laugh.  They say all that glitters is not gold.  Thanks GM Khachiyan with doing your first chess wikileaks video.

  • 2 years ago

    vaiuuii

    This is a bad variation of the Hyper-Accelerated (or Hybrid, how it is called here). 3... Bg7 allows white too many possibilities, even going into a Benoni with 4. d5 instead of taking on c5 and Black is just worse. It does not mean however that it is a bad opening, just an unsound move order/variation.

    Not taking white`s d-pawn with your c pawn is dubious, as this is one of the main advantages of the open sicilian in general - trading a flank pawn for a central pawn.

    The Hyper-Accelerated is however a good option to sidestep the Morra Gambit. If white still goes for it black will have an easier development and more options with his central pawns than in most Morra lines.

    Eugene I think suggests black playing Nc6 before Bg7. He has many games both sharp and positional (Maroczy structures) in similar lines (Hyper-Accelerated move order) so there is plenty of study material. The Hyper move avoids the Rossolimo (Bb5) Sicilian, but it does allow the Maroczy which you don`t see in the regular Dragon, but there you have the Yugoslav Attack which is very sharp and theoretical.

     Great series. Thank you for the videos and hope we will still have a few to go in these structures. :)

  • 2 years ago

    jameskobetria

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