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Thanks again Grandmaster Melik.
great lesson for my game with black
Good to know there are great kids come over to be GM and IM, can't wait to see more from Sam Sevian! Thanks Melikset great video!!
The video is interesting but I don't think it is advanced. Or maybe is Melik that explains it all too well :-)
Great game and great video/lecture!
You're the best, Melikset Khachiyan!
Praise is due to Melik for another instructive video, but oh my god what a talented kid. Still, h5 is not a normal move by any means, doesnt produce any concrete play (as clearly evidenced here) and should be punished by any strong player. However, its hard to blame the GM for going for some unusual stuff considering the rating difference. Its too bad for him he so underestimated his young opponent. It would have been interesting to see another game by them with the older GM sticking to main line theory more!
I agree - Wow!
I am very impressed by this game,look forward for more games of Sevian!
Wow!! I'm amazed that a 10 year old could play at this level. Very!! impressive.
Thanks!! Mel, for a great! video lesson.
Amazing GM Melik - and yes, this portends well for young Samuel and US Chess!
Just wonderful. Clear detailed explanations make this a profitable view even for an old patzer like myself. Astounding that a child could play with such vision. Thanks.
JP510, that is true. But even if Kh7, you can simply go Qxh4+ Kg7, Qh8+ Kf7, and finally Qf8++ checkmate.
Sorry about spelling your name wrong - Should be Melikset.
Game - Sicilian
In the opening the young Sam, with white, plays for e5. For Malikset the game was pretty natural with a slight white advantage. Transitioning into middle game black captures f5 Bishop with e5 pawn. From Malikset's perspective this move changed the game. Transitioning to end game white plays to keep opponent king in the middle.He pushes pawn to e6 opening the e file and sets up potential double pin on black rooks. Whites good play forces despiration moves for black and eventual check mate.
Tactic Basics: Pin, double pin, double attack, check and double check
Apply these tactical concepts through combinations
Quotable: Think from the end and try to understand what you are playing for.
I'm weak :(
I was confused at first, but I think I figured it out. After white plays Re8+, Melikset says that black is either checkmated or he loses the queen. Seemed to me like ...Kh7 avoids both. I believe the answer is Rh8+, and then the black rook is truly forced to capture on h8, leaving the queen unprotected on c3. Beauty Indeed! Amazing that Sam could see this from many moves back.
Excellent video. A real tribute to one of our upcoming young chess players.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
The youngest master in the United States "plays the role" of David in this epic upset, with the detailed review coming from GM Melik Khachiyan. As he has done in the past, Melik finds the hidden gems from the game of yet another promising young star to display for us today! Sam Sevian's technique, simple approach, and critical thinking skills in the key moments (both h3 and e6 being strong moves by white) are amazing for any player to possess, let alone a 10 year old boy.
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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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