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When opponent does 7... a6 8. c5 is a good response (see Epishin v. Ziatdinov, Philadelphia 1997 and Kotronias-Goldin, Sochi 1989)
Thank you o great master
Thank you for your clarity of thought and excellent presentation!
Some additional explanations: the game Capablanca-Alekhine analysing by Neil McDonald from his book "Chess Secrets: The Giants of Power Play"
I am only a 900 player so still a beginner, but its only thorugh the application of insights such as the 7 principles that i will ever progress. Very insightful. It reminds me of similar instruction that Jeremy Silman includes in his approach e.g. searching for imbalances, etc. I recommend Silman's books to any beginner. You will see that its a tool to assist you in evaluating positions. Thanks again GM Khachiyan.
If a beginer finds this video too hard then they need to simply replay it, pausing where they are puzzled and analyzing that position on a board and then use the computer to check it. Nothing worthwhile in Chess is understood by merely watching it once. Learning involves searching for the answers to your questions which in Chess usually means-'Why did he play that move?' I thought the material was clearly presented. It is up to the student to learn how to apply what is taught.
Very instructive series indeed. Thank you very much.
thanks of your very helpful video series...
a very good chess instructor..thank you for sharing your knowledge
chess makes sense to me. nothing else does.
Certainly good and instructive, but not for beginner level. There should a lesson each on each one of those 7 elements with examples and more handholding.This is NOT a request to the GM, but just an idea to introduce beginners into the subject.
I will continue to search for learning material in this regard.
Very good lecture dear GM Melikset Khachiyan
I felt this video was simply amazing!I cannot wait to watch number 2.ThanksPlease be relevant, helpful & nice!
Good video, moar please!
Also provides an excellent refutation of the flawed argument that Alekhine was merely a great tactical player.
Instructive :) Thank you, GM Khachiyan! :)
need to understand pawn structure and what it means. It's hard to understand how and when ( and why)to advance pawns other than fighting for the center
I agree with you. The label of this video should say "Advanced". As a player of your level I would mostly focus on tactics and trying to find good squares for your pieces.
For me, an ~2150 player, this is invaluable learning material.
This video would be great, however, the GM just ASSUMES that the audience understands why the C4 square was so important? How can that one square help one win? That kind of advice assumes a WHOLE HOST of other concepts (plugging files to stack up pieces on that file, gaining control of a file to bolster moves to other attacking squares, etc.) That is the major problem with GM lesson videos. They assume we understand much more than (most) do.
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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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