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Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
Hi Mr GM,
I liked your video and your explanations and wanted to encourage you to continue explaining that melted-pot of opening/strategy principles.
I have but a remark: at the point where you feared Na3+, giving a check, encouraging bxa3, the computer analysis gives white about +13 and even if the queen doesn't take the rook on the next move, let's say Nc3+, after Ka1 there is nothing more to do for black. Could you explain why you couldn't believe in the superiority of your position (e.g. time control) on a further note. Thanks.
I am very impressed by your ability to make such quick judgements of the positions in your games and with amazing style! i notice you can keep your cool in almost an position also to play with kasparov like tactical precision. and es i agree with you that your thoughts to play Be4 to prevent blacks e5 had to be played as the prophylactive is killer. if you may please due more lectures on the 6.Be2,Bc4,and the Bg5 lines of the Silcilian Najdorf Defense i am rated 2100 uscf and trying to become master by the end of the year 2009 i need your help since you are by far the most instructive teacher i have ever seen even if you are just doing video lectures!! also are you willing to take anyone under your wing or to become producer of another up and comming player? please leave me a message concerning this matter for i am very serious about this since chess is almost all i know and had never been taught by anyone and had been playing chess since the age of 20 and now 24 and desperately looking for correct instruction which i feel i have found in you!
Very interesting lesson ! Thanks !
Thanks Malikset... I will definitely look at the Kariyakin and Svidler games...I like the new idea... This is like a novelty to me!!
Will be waiting for your next video!!
The Ng4 move it's that annoying as it seems like. I had played many games with allowing black to play Ng4,and it's fine.Just continue your development,do you castle to QS,move your king to b1,and push f4.That's the main idea.Mostly it works when black playing old fashion,and having developing their KS. The reason why I didn't the plan with f4 in my game ag Brooks,because he choose the qwick development on QS.
As a reference try to find the games of Kariyakin and Svidler.
Good Luck,and thank you for your comments.
I wonder if Black had a win, with all his pieces around your king or pointing to it. But another great lecture!
Question... You mention that 8. Qd2 is a flexible move... I did not really grasp the concept... I usually always play f3 to stop the annoying Ng4...
So after Ng4 how do you proceed?
- Do you continue developing pieces and allow black to take the bishop?
- Do you move the bishop?
- None of the above?
By the way great video as usual and a great game...I know I have been under similar situations and crumbled under pressure...throwing away the win... Especially with the two knights forming a "tactical octopus" aided with the strong f6 bishop and the queen... man that was crazy... I knew you will win the game because its your video but i wasn't sure how black does not have anything with all these pieces around the king...
Anyways thanks again for the video!!
Best of luck
Wow! Great Game!
towards the end of this game with all blacks pieces hitting b 2 it seemed like the right check or sac should have won too complicated for me great lecture
Tc8 is always an unexpected move.
I play the Najdorf and appreciate that you're not forgetting black is playing too and give us the Tc8 plan. It's the first time I heard something about it. I also like each play explanation without forgetting the others alternatives. You're doing well, thank you very much.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan goes through a recent tournament game of his, giving the viewer his detailed thought process. The game covered is from a mainline Najdorf Sicilian, with opposite side castling and sharp tactical play for both sides.
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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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