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"Keep the hope, respect the opponent, each position must be taken into a cool mind" in short splendor!!
Another Melikset Khachiyan End Game Extraordinaire
I especially liked how black plays Kb2 threatening to promote it's a-pawn to gain a step to catch the f-pawn. It reminds me of the reti 1922 composition when white gains 3 moves to catch the h-pawn by threatening to promote it's c-pawnIt's also nice to know when the pawns are locked up on the side files but have not crossed the river the defending side can still good chances to hold for the draw.
yeah, apparently all you get when you buy Rybka is a computer player capable of beating every human being on the planet, not perfect solutions to every possible chess position. It's obviously a rip off and you should demand a refund.
@AniChess: Rybka is wrong, the position is drawn, which you can see by just looking at those lines you gave. White is going nowhere. The a8 rook can't move unless the king is on b6 or b7, but if the king moves there, black plays Rb1+ and keeps checking until the king moves away. At that point, black returns to the a file. draw.
Computers struggle with fortress positions. In this position white is always "almost winning", but almost isn't good enough. Check out "Silman's Endgame Course" for a great book on positions like this.
Great lessin. 3 games!!
I saw this video and it is very good video. But I didn't understand , what do you want to tell us by this video.Can you explain this. Acai Max Cleans
The games are,
All this examples really teaching you how to be patient,and not to hurry !
Thank you Melikset.
Patience is my greatest weakness. You pointed it out, and I will work on it.
Awesome video, as usual from you!!!
"Would the real Melik Khachiyan please stand up?"
love your video of game vs sam shankland lol
Am I right to believe that in the 3rd position, black can also draw by 1... Kg8 instead of Ra4? As in 1... Kg8 Rh8+ Kh7 headed for the same drawn position as in the example.
It's hard to believe a grandmaster would miss this simple defense as well, maybe white has a trick to defeat this move?
Very interesting lesson, but I was unable to understand all games references. Could someone be kind enough to post them, please ?
I like it and hope you 'll do more endgames lessons soon. Have a good day
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Melik Khachiyan continues his video series -- "Attracted By A Target" -- with more instructive examples of practical mistakes made by some of the world's strongest players. The general theme today is the endgame, and the philosophy that there are no more important tools in the last stage of the game then "patience and discipline". Melik tries to show what might happen when quick and lazy calculations are applied, instead of the "Philidor" mindset...
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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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