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"Im not saying don't play Be6. I mean, if you wanna struggle, then go ahead..." lol!
Can someone help me please! I see from the video that be6 is met by f4 and I'm convinced that melik is right in saying this is bad for black. So My immediate thought was why then after bd7 does white not play f4? Bc6 from black can then just be met by either bf3 or qd3 from white.... I have spent the last 30min searching the database but i'm not convinced that white can't play f4 in this spot... any ideas anyone please?!
Thank you Grandmaster.
very nice. Bd7 then Bc6... got it...
at 7:26 or so when you are talking about why black can't push e6 I'd think just the fact of Ne7+ winning the queen would be discouraging enough.
Great video, Melik.
I never play the Dragon, can you play the Maroczy bind against any Sicilian defence? It was an interesting lecture, great stuff Melik
Great video. thanks.
thank you,I've had too many deaths against F4
Wow! As an AD player and Be6 player ... I'm completely convinced ... I don't have to watch this video twice either to be convinced ... that Bd7 to Bc6 is the way to go. I'm scared straight after watching this video. I still like the idea of playing Be6 in some situations if given the choice ... well you can see for yourself what you might be in for. Thanks Melik ... you're awesome ...
Great series Melik! It's even more advantageous to watch the complete series at one sitting. Then you really get a good sense of all the ideas that you show.
Thanks, Melik, for an exciting game as well as insightful tips! I love your Maroczy bind series.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In today's installment we see good reason for black not to play the "old development" of the c8-Bishop to e6. Against a well prepared, modern day player (like Grandmaster Vitali Golod in this game) black will find himself under enormous pressure when white rushes the f-pawn forward. GM Melik Khachiyan is our guide once again. Take another step towards completing your black repertoire today!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Golod, Vitali
vs. Mensch, Ettiene
Sicilian Defense: Accelerated Dragon, Maroczy Bind (B38)
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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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