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Thanks Gransdmaster Melik.
Question: At about 3:48 into the video, you talk about White having to play f5 before the Black knight gets to e7. Why not play 4. ...e6 and 5. ...Ne7 and delay playing ...Nc6 until move 6? If White plays d4, couldn't you just take and then play ...Nc6?
We 1.e4 players always need good ideas on how to deal with the Sicilian Defense.
what appens if black instd of Qd7..plays de ?! plz tell
Very good stuff on the Grand Prix Attack. I like the differences pointed out between Bb5 & Bc4. That white's light-squared bishop could definitely get shut down if you're not careful.
great vid congrats on your recent victory as well
Very helpful. I just started played the Grand Prix Attack, Bb5, a few times so far and was getting discouraged. This was a good first tutoring on the line and explains the overall ideas without too much theory.
I used to hate playing against scillian till i found this attack
Thanx Gm Melikset for this video wich has definately inspired me to always be thinking whats inside my oponents head. Also loved the comment and possibility of the knights checkmate . Look forward to your third video. Thanx again.
great video..i really like the way you explain your plans and your evaluations for the games..thanks
Excellent informative lecture...
Plenty for me to take away and try out here.
E the G :)
Way over my head, I guess. I'm still confused on what exactly this opening is.
Dear Grandmaster Khachiyan,
a nice game, but not enough opening theory. It was almost like an ordinary commented game with rather little special emphasis on the opening. I would be grateful if you could cover the retreat of the bishop to c4 instead of d3 (after Nd4 and a6 by black) in one of your future lectures (1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. f4 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Bb5 Nd4 6. 0-0 a6 7. Bc4). This line is covered in "Chess openings for white, explained" by Alburt, Dzindzi and Perelshteyn. Also, I would be interested in the line which you just dipped into: When black takes the Bb5 with his knight after white played 6. 0-0 (6. ... Nxb5 7. Nxb5). In that line you mentioned 7. ... d5 for black, and here I would be mostly interested in white's reply 8. exd5. You said you wanted to cover the line 8. e5 in your next game, and maybe this gives you the opportunity also to comment on 8. exd5. Thanks and best regards, Florian
Thx for the video! Planning to take up the Grand Prix. Looking forward to more of your stuff on this opening. Can you recomend a book on the Grand Prix? I am interested in both the Bc4 and Bb5-line.
I agreed with Dandanboy for some more sample of the sicilian but since the other side of the board
Thanks for the informations.do you have similar sample of play to be familiar with the opening.Thank you.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan shares his deep understanding of the ideas behind the grand prix attack in the sicilian. For example, he talks about the difference between Bb5 and Bc4. This lesson will give you great insight into the grand prix.
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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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