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I'd play h5. White's more or less forced to go g4, I play Ng3 with a tempo on the rook then I go Ne4 threatening to capture the c3 pawn and black can only protect it with one of his rooks. He can trade the a rook and protect the pawn with the other one or he can protect it with the a rook without trading. In both cases, I take over the a file.
Thank you Grandmaster.
for homework; knight re-captures; then Ra8 to g8.
The decision to trade Queens, and help white to take over the open file deserves a ? mark in any commentary. If I can figure it out, it's really not a very good plan. Your teaching about the position of the white king bishop is what I'm hungry for; that's real teaching. Thank You.
I think h4 is the answer here (copmuters are dumb) - with the idea to attack rook on a1 with a knight: h4 - g4 (gxh4 gives h file to black and weak pawn to attack) - Ng3 (with a tempo: attacking the rook ) - Ne4 (attacking c3 pawn) - Nd2+ - Nb3 - rook has to move from a1 - black gains the a file.
The power of open files! Brilliant!
King to c6 for starters then exert pressure on the pawn chain. Great video!
Please! give me some more homework,and let me know if I'm on the right path to success. Thank you!
I would play King to c6 improving my kings postion leaving the tension on the rooks and then follow with king b5 and then king c5 attacking the base of the pawn chain. Great video. thanks.
This is way to smart for me. Thank you Melik. I hope someday I can play like this.
A 29-move deep analysis by Houdini cannot find a forced win for Black in the exercise, ...h4 gaining less than a half-pawn advantage...
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by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In today's video lecture GM Khachiyan displays several instructive examples of "full board control" and the importance of taking away key squares from your opponent as you open the necessary lines for your pieces. Starting with Bronstein's brilliant Qc5 move that lead to a nice win over Boleslavsky, he moves onto a nice game by Geller before finally assigning his normal homework for you. Enjoy!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Bronstein, David
vs. Boleslavsky, Isaak
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Three Knights Variation (E21)
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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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