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who is this ChazR? he not too good..
Thank you grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan.
Thank you. Great video.
I like the way you call the knight "guys" cute.
Oh, and a typographical error forgot Bb5 in my earlier comment.
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.
If you look at 15:09 mark of the video, the knight has a evil eye! EVIL EYE!
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.
I'm just starting to learn this opening! Great lecture!
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?
2:29 QB6 wouldn't that get you a extra pond after BXB2
good video, thanks for the ideas and understanding of key points
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! :)
Great video. thanks
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.
Thank you GM Khachiyan!
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by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today Grandmaster Khachiyan starts a new series on another "weapon" of his as black against 1.e4. The series is designed for advanced players who wish to master the Accelerated Dragon. He starts with the most positional variation, the Maroczy Bind, and he reviews the game Shirov-Tiviakov 2007 to highlight black's critical, and yet very modern ideas.
Players: Shirov, Alexey
vs. Tiviakov, Sergey
Sicilian Defense: Accelerated Dragon, Maroczy Bind (B38)
Related: Part 2 »
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GM Melikset Khachiyan
Melik began playing chess at the age of 8, won the Baku Junior Championship two years later and became a Soviet Candidate Master two years after that. He began coaching early in his career and has brought up three Junior World Champions (among them Levon Aronian). In 2001, he immigrated to the US, where he qualified to play in the U.S. Championship several times. He earned his Grandmaster title in 2006.
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