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  • 21 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thanks again Grandmaster Melik. 

  • 3 years ago

    Black__Knight

    great lesson for my game with black

  • 3 years ago

    Templetonkaka

    very gg

  • 3 years ago

    FabioR

    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!!

  • 3 years ago

    CM psantann

    The video is interesting but I don't think it is advanced. Or maybe is Melik that explains it all too well :-)

  • 3 years ago

    Square_Dancer

    Great game and great video/lecture!

    You're the best, Melikset Khachiyan!

     

  • 3 years ago

    VXPX17

    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!

  • 3 years ago

    devoteddevin

    I agree - Wow!  

  • 3 years ago

    x47humanoid

    WOW:o

  • 3 years ago

    BolesniUm

    I am very impressed by this game,look forward for more games of Sevian!

  • 3 years ago

    valmenchetti

        Wow!! I'm amazed that a 10 year old could play at this level. Very!! impressive.

       Thanks!! Mel, for a great! video lesson.

  • 3 years ago

    carhurst

    Amazing GM Melik - and yes, this portends well for young Samuel and US Chess!

  • 3 years ago

    baddogno

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    trututu

    JP510, that is true. But even if Kh7, you can simply go Qxh4+ Kg7, Qh8+ Kf7, and finally Qf8++ checkmate.

  • 3 years ago

    chj50

    Sorry about spelling your name wrong - Should be Melikset.

  • 3 years ago

    chj50

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    bulletchess4fun

    I'm weak   :(    

  • 3 years ago

    JP510

    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.

  • 3 years ago

    VLMJ

    Excellent video.  A real tribute to one of our upcoming young chess players.

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