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One question. In the winning variation after Kd6+ what if black plays ...Ke8 instead of ...Kf6?
Thanks again Grandmaster.
My notes from the video: I like how White:
I like how Black:
Nice work Melikset.
If you listen carefully you can hear the voice of a little child.
That is very comment able video and information..But whatever it was really amazing video..Great work..Keep at up.Acai Advanced
Thank you for very easy to fallow and understand explanation on a hard rook endgame!
Thanks. Very informative.
Half of it was amazing. but I couldm't hear it
Rook endings are always welcome
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Here GM Melik Khachiyan reviews a game in which two of the world's best players -- in the 19th century mind you -- drastically, and comically misplayed a well-known rook ending. The principles of black's "easy" draw shouldn't be too hard to understand if you stick around for Melik's "end of video summary", listing practical tips such as: Rooks stay behind the pawns; always move your king to the short side; and...
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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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