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  • 16 months ago


    thank you

  • 20 months ago


    Back again! Thank you Grand Master.

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks again Grandmaster.

  • 3 years ago


    "Keep the hope, respect the opponent, each position must be taken into a cool mind  in short splendor!!

  • 4 years ago


    Thank you!

  • 5 years ago



  • 5 years ago


    Another Melikset Khachiyan End Game Extraordinaire Surprised

    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-pawn

    It'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.

  • 5 years ago


    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.

  • 5 years ago


    @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.

  • 5 years ago


    interesting, thanks

  • 5 years ago


    Great lessin. 3 games!!

  • 5 years ago


    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 

  • 5 years ago

    GM GMMelik

    The games are,



    Polugaevsky-Parma,Match USSR-Yougaslavia,1975.

    All this examples really teaching you how to be patient,and not to hurry !

  • 5 years ago


    Thank you Melikset.

    Patience is my greatest weakness.  You pointed it out, and I will work on it.

    Awesome video, as usual from you!!!

  • 5 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    "Would the real Melik Khachiyan please stand up?" Smile

  • 5 years ago


    love your video of game vs sam shankland lol

  • 5 years ago


    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?

  • 5 years ago


    Good examples

  • 5 years ago


    Very interesting lesson, but I was unable to understand all games references. Could someone be kind enough to post them, please ? Smile

  • 5 years ago


    I like it and hope you 'll do more endgames lessons soon. Have a good day

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