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If there were a contest for best video on chess.com, I would nominate this. What a great, practical lesson on defending a worse position! Thanks! More like this, please.
very good teacher... explains things really well
thank you For all your teachings, ive learned so much
Great video. The concept of the blockade defense with the pawns and knight against the bishop is very instructive. Inventive, and worth remembering.
In general we aim for 18-24 minutes, these days. This is an older video, from before we started that. In the future most videos will be around 20 minutes like you said.
excellent video...draws can be exciting!
great videos sir. if I may make a suggestion keep them a little shorter, maybe around 20 minutes if possible. thanks again for a great video
One of the few lectures about defense to be found anywhere. I'm going to watch it a second time to more fully absorb the many ideas GM Khachiyan taught us.
It would be interesting to learn why QxN at the beginning is "nearly forced".
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
It's one of the hardest things to do as a chess player, and one of the last things a "child prodigy" learns. What's that? To defend a worse position, keeping a cool head and strong will, against tough opposition. That's exactly what GM Khachiyan's student, FM Kayden Troff, was able to do in this game against GM Sergey Kudrin. Enjoy Melik's recap and build your own defensive fortress!
vs. Troff, Kayden
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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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