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  • 24 months ago


    thank you

  • 2 years ago


    Back again! Thanks Grand Master.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks again Grandmaster

  • 5 years ago


    It was absolutely amazing how Melik:

    1. gained the needed time for his attack by not recapturing the d3-pawn,
    2. found Kd2, and
    3. pushed the f-pawn like it was a battle ram.

    He also gives excellent advise in how to play with opposite-colored bishops in the middlegame.

  • 6 years ago


    Beautiful explanation!!  AAA+++ Keep it coming..

  • 6 years ago


    Fine example of 'how not to play the advanced version of the French Defense'.

    Black's problem of activating the Queen's Bishop should have been resolved with

    the pawn sacrifice as indicated by GM Khachiyan. 

  • 6 years ago


    I love to look at videos at www.chess.com and I can just say that yours is the best so long

    I share this lesson can be received and understood by the love of chess is over the age of 50 years, and I am sure the players are still easy to follow dapt it.
    thank Mr. teachers

  • 6 years ago


    I enjoyed this lecture

  • 6 years ago


    With your opening plan to not castle kingside or delay it, so you will be able to maneuver your queen and a rook on g-file to threaten g7 square is ok, but in the game Black didn't take advantage of oppsite color bishops and a passed c-pawn, whick with a  little support from queen and bishop would have threaened your positon. Like  most games, if you don't take advantage of what a position offers you will not win. 

  • 6 years ago

    IM dpruess

    hi ajit,

    yeah, i understand why it would be nice, and hopefully will get that for you some time.



  • 6 years ago



  • 6 years ago



    I am sorry...I must have read it wrong about PGN. No big deal...videos are great with or without PGN. The only reason I asked is later one can go over the game fast and recollect what lecturer said. I have done that with selected chesslecture.com videos. Please continue as you are going.

    Now for fun, after watching this game I will remember this as Yuri's bishop instead of French bishop.Smile

  • 6 years ago

    IM dpruess

    no, Ajit, i don't have pgns for all videos, otherwise they'd be posted!!

    gathering pgns for all videos is a project for "one of these days."

    and yes, Shulman is a big expert on the French. in the last two us championships he won important games as black using Qc7 (poisoned pawn variation) instead of O-O.

  • 6 years ago


    It was real good ,and black gets in real problem..

    If you played white youl played really good.

    White,s attack was so strong that black gets hard all the way to the end.

    If he had played d4 insted of Qc7 , can white win anyway?

    I love to look at videos at www.chess.com and I can just say that yours is the best so long.

  • 6 years ago


    GM Khachiyan did it again...a fine lecture. And beating Yuri at his own game...he is a French expert, right? I met Yuri when he was in Kansas...real gentleman and nice fellow.

    David, one time I recall you saying that you have PGN files for all videos...where are they? Should we make this a standard for all videos?

  • 6 years ago

    FM BecomeanIM

    "if your bishop is working well, and not your opponents... your really playing with extra piece.."

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