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  • 7 months ago


    Thanks for the video Melik! Good ideas

    Only that I would be interested for you to show a game with 13... Nxd4, as i agree it is much better and after 13... Bxd4 14. Bh6, I dislike Tiviakovs position

    But nice video!

  • 10 months ago

    FM IvanMaxmillian

  • 19 months ago


    Nice video, but why do you call chess pieces, guys?

  • 23 months ago


    who is this ChazR? he not too good..

  • 2 years ago


    Thank you grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you. Great video.

  • 3 years ago


    I like the way you call the knight "guys" Smile cute.

  • 3 years ago


    Oh, and a typographical error forgot Bb5 in my earlier comment.

  • 3 years ago



    If you look at 15:09 mark of the video, the knight has a evil eye! EVIL EYE!"

    By your comment, I presume you are saying the black queen knight is somehow inferior.  True as this may be, that is not my point.

    As inferior as the knight may be, and as inferior as my rating may be, I have learned at least one thing from experience:  IF A MOVE LOOKS UGLY, IT IS UGLY.

    Clearly, the opening has several UGLY moves for both sides.  For example, White has to move the king knight to c2?  It may be "playable" for the GM, but it violates every opening rule and common sense.  Furthermore, my original objection was the initial move order of Nc6 prior to keeping the white bishop away with a6.   That is the reason this opening and analysis sucks.


  • 3 years ago


    If you look at 15:09 mark of the video, the knight has a evil eye! EVIL EYE!

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you, GM, I appreciate your commentary.  However, this is my question:  If white plays an early b5 and captures the Knight, the games becomes drawish, which favors the lower rated player.  The Paulson is the best Sicillian, so your analysis is interesting but weak.

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years ago


    With great respect, I disagree, GM...for the simple reason that c5, Nc6 by black permits White to bring the Bishop to b5 and negate the Knight.  I would suggest c5 ALWAYS followed by a6.  What do you think?

  • 3 years ago


    2:29 QB6 wouldn't that get you a extra pond after BXB2

  • 3 years ago


    TQ SIR...

  • 3 years ago


    good video, thanks for the ideas and understanding of key points

  • 3 years ago


    Great video. If you listen closely, you will see that Melik tries to connect with the listeners and then tries to get them to connect with him. This way of sharing knowledge is very effective. Thank you, Melik! :)

  • 3 years ago


    Great video. thanks

  • 3 years ago



    Thanks so much this video really helped me understand this position better and provides me with some nice resources I'm going to be looking up Tiviakov's games and going over them.  

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you GM Khachiyan!

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