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Thank you Grandmaster.
I love this puzzle!
I just can't get enough of your endgame videos. Thanks Melik, you are the best. BK
GM Melikset! Another great video that taught me a lot. I especially like the way you explain your moves, eg. "I moved there because . . ." Often, at least with me, I can't see initially why your move was made. I wonder if you could perhaps, in some instances, using visuals, show why you made the move. Doing so would greatly help me to learn, not only by a verbal explanation, but by a visual reinforcing of the explanation. This is not a criticism, but only a request that would help internalize my learning better. Perhaps, others would be helped, too. Thank you very much, or, as we would say in Hawaii, Mahalo nui loa!
Thank you for the lesson on the bishop pairs. It reminds me of Fischer who always preferred two bishops as against bishop and knight.
I find the *Bishop Pair* very insteresting in my standard games.... Normally sacing a pawn for the Valuable Bishop pair*
-very well illuminated lecture. Thank you.
I am newbie but at least could understood something, good video.
Very instructive endgame!
Excellent - thank you GM Melik!
Buen video, gracias.
You make it all look so easy. Fantastic game.
As always an excellent and illuminating lecture.
Good lesson by Gm Melikset.
Good lecture , thanks
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Fasten your seat belts! This weekend we get to see a great game from the personal library of GM Melik Khachiyan! Here we review a "complete" battle in every sense of the description: Starting with white's active development and anticipation of black's threats; transitioning into a middlegame where white gets the most out of his space advantage; and finally we see a "bishop pair dominated" endgame with flawless technique my GM Khachiyan. Enjoy!
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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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