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  • 12 months ago

    Black__Knight

    thank you

  • 16 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Back again! Thank you Grand Master.

  • 23 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thanks again Grandmaster.

  • 3 years ago

    marwanradman123

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

  • 4 years ago

    marinas

    Thank you!

  • 4 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Patience. 

  • 4 years ago

    Black__Knight

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    elindauer

    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.

  • 4 years ago

    elindauer

    @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.

  • 4 years ago

    EricNewton

    interesting, thanks

  • 4 years ago

    h777

    Great lessin. 3 games!!

  • 4 years ago

    exporlard

    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 

  • 4 years ago

    GM GMMelik

    The games are,

    Marshall-Eits,Carlsbad,1929,

    Kolle-Grunfeld,Carlbad,1929,

    Polugaevsky-Parma,Match USSR-Yougaslavia,1975.

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

  • 4 years ago

    jdm

    Thank you Melikset.

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

    Awesome video, as usual from you!!!

  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

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

  • 4 years ago

    eaglex

    love your video of game vs sam shankland lol

  • 4 years ago

    elindauer

    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?

  • 4 years ago

    MBach

    Good examples

  • 4 years ago

    hicetnunc

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

  • 4 years ago

    etnerol

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

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