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I tried to download the pgn, but in chessbase 10, the file shows nothing. ???
Position 1: I don't see how Rc3 changes anything. I would continue attacking on the kingside with Qg3, threatening mate. After g6, Qh4; h5 Qg5; just like in the game.
Position 2: I would play Rf3, uplifting the rook to the 3rd rank to defend against Qe3. And also, now the uplifted rook is in position to join in on the kingside attack or to join forces with the rook along the b-file.
Why can't I play this on chrome?
i dont have any virtual images in my videos only sound why is that?
OK., but in the pgn file there is no game!!!
It`s telling me "Video Not Found " Why is that? Has it been removed? Explane Please ?!
Suggestion: In the synopsis, i.e. in this case in the last 3 minutes, naturally it would be very helpful to go back and put those moves discussed on the screen. Thanks!
Good suggestions but I need to play through the game a few more times to really understand it all.
Involving the queen in an attact to make it a power move and "we do not play material we play the game and the squares," was most helpful because I just started playing. Thanks for passing that on!!
Excellent lesson! I love how the queen, in the solution to the first question, manipulates the pawns to gain access to the king. Nicely done.
I enjoyed the lesson, it would be really cool if the homework assignments could be attached to a analysis board to work out and post.
Homework #1: ...Rc3 1. Qg3 g6 2. Qh4 h5 3. Qg5 Kh7 4. Ne5 Be8 5. Ng4! hxg4 6. Qh5+ Kg8 7. Qh6 1-0Homework #2: ...Re2 1. Rb3 Qf8 2. Nxg6 fxg6 3. Qxg6+ Kh8 4. Qxh5+ Kg8 (Here I didn't see Rg3 which immediately wins but rather Kh1 which is also really powerful. For Ex: if 5. Kh1 Qf7 6. Rg1+ Kf8 7. Qh8+ w/mate to follow). If on 1. ...Qxb3 then after Qh6 mate is inevitable. The idea of adding homework is brilliant as it involves the audience and immerses them in the lecture thoroughly. It also makes, at least me, feel extremely involved as I feel I am interacting with the game and the teacher GM Melikset Khachiyan.
This is a fun and entertaining game!
Homework #1 20. ... Rc3 21. Qg3 g6 22. Qh4 h5 23. Qg5 Kh7 (queen walks on weakened dark squares) 24. Ne5 hitting f7 Be8 25. Ng4 hxg4 26. Qh4+ Kg8 27. Qh6 with mate to follow as Queen completes dark square dance to win cool game.
Homework #2 perhaps 25. ... Re2 26. Rxb7 Qe3+ 27. Kh1 Qh3 28. Ng2 interference Be8 29. Rg1 Kh7
It's already a great series: What the doctor ordered, for me at least. I learned so much from this first one, I can't wait for the others. Keep up the great work GM Mel!
Very good lesson! Clear and esasy to learn. Thank you! (I think the pgn has some problems...)
For #2 I originally thought that Rb3 works and I'm still not sure why it doesn't. Rb3 if Qb3 than Qh6 and after stopping black's checks white should win. If after Rb3 than Qf8 white has Nxg6, fxg6 Qxg6, Kh8 Rh3 with Rxh5+ to follow. Than if after Rb3, Qd6 then Nxg6, fxg6 Qxg6+ (if Kh8 then Rh3 again.) Kf8 Qg7+, Ke8 then f7+ and white will queen next move. I don't know why this isn't the best move though.
I would take Musk6868 as the person who made it whole thing. ,Vladan88 came very close as well.
If I'm missing someone please let me know.
Solution # 1. On 20...Rc3 the best respond is 21.21.Qg3 g6 22. Qh4 h5 23.Qg5 Kh7 and now 24.Ne5 Rc1 and 25.Nxf7.
Solution # 2. 25...Re2 26.Rf3 Qa2 27.Qh6,or 26...Qa4 27.Nxg6.
I hope you guys,enjoyed by having this lecture with homework. I will put in my list all players who found the all answers,and by the end of the lectures I will give award to the winner.
Folks, I am glad you are proud of your rating but "Chess expert" is used here loosely and I don't think it refers to an A (1800+) or "Expert" (2000+) USCF rating. You are no experts! Chess is too complex...Sorry, one is really not a chess expert until around GM strength.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Melik Khachiyan launches a new video series this weekend! This video lecture is designed to help the majority of our members reach a commonly shared goal: Become a chess expert! Each video of this series will tackle a specific topic, but today's lecture should help you to understand why "dynamics" are more important than "the material count" in the middlegame. What does that even mean? Watch and find out!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Vaganian, Rafael
vs. Shirov, Alexei
Slav Defense (D10)
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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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