• 2 years ago


    Thanks again Grandmaster Melikset.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you Grandmaster.

  • 4 years ago


    One theory note: Correct move after Bb5+ Bd7 is Bc4 (according to GM Gawain Jones), leaving black Bd7 on bad square because it prevents quick d5 and prevents Nf6 as well because after e5 knight cannot retreat to d7

  • 4 years ago


    Terrific--always entertaining and instructional.

  • 4 years ago


    thanks for the video

  • 4 years ago


    Nice game!  I get tired of people touting The GPA as some kind of automatic win.  White insisted on the GPA and played mechanically and  got punished.  I liked ...Nh6 and especially ...0-0-0.

    Homework #1

    If Nf3, then ...d5!  It does not matter much where the N retreats, say Nc3.  Then ...Nf2+, Kh1, ...Nxd3+, Nxd4, ...Nxc1 and ...Nxd4 is winning (if Qh5, then perhaps ...Qf5).  Whites King is cut off and Black has an extra pawn and a central majority.

  • 4 years ago


    As a Grand Prix Attack player I loved this video because it is great to see a system like the one Kasparov used against the GPA.  I'm going to watch this video again tonight and work on the hw. Thanks Meklik ... you ROCK!

  • 4 years ago


    Well done Melik on your victory! The game was interesting to watch and very instructive for me as I like playing open and closed sicilians as black and I occasionally venture with a grand prix attack as white so this lecture was relevant for my own play, good stuff :)

  • 4 years ago

    FM gauranga

    The White rook on a1 and Bishop on c1 never moved. You cannot win games when you don't use all of your pieces, especially not against a strong opponent.

  • 4 years ago


    I have been feeling frustrated lately with my play - and not being able to anticipate opponent moves - this video is extremely helpful but I realize that I need to invest more time in developing my strategy. Will investigate in preparing to do battle.

  • 4 years ago


    Nice insight, thanks for the lesson!

  • 4 years ago


    Great video. thanks

  • 4 years ago


    Good explaination, 

  • 4 years ago


    very good, thanks

  • 4 years ago


    lol too short.. he sepnded too much time on talking about other stuff.

  • 4 years ago


    Spoiler alert: I'm answering a question in the video.

    You asked, what if 14. Rxf7 Rdf8 15. Rxf8 Rxf8 16. Nf3 or c3

    I think the correct answer in both cases is d5, kicking the key defending knight. If 16. Nf3 d5, then both 17. Ng3 and 17. Ng5 will run into trouble after 17...Nf2+

    If 16. c3 d5, 17. cxd4 Nxd4 puts white's queen in a bad position. White has to retreat and will lose material. I didn't calculate all the lines after 17. Ng5 and 17. Ng3, but 17...Rf2 looks like it will hurt.

    There is still a lot to calculate! I'm amazed that professional chess players can think through so many positions. My brain starts to hurt after 1 or 2 key positions.

  • 4 years ago


    cool video

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