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to seekthendefeat's question no because white obviously wouldnt take blacks bishop he would get his pawn back by bxc7 and now you have to run away your king because whites rook would come to b8 with check and make a queen
Thanks again Grandmaster Melik.
Thank you Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan.
at 9:27 I thought, Can't you just play Bxh3? If he retakes, Isn't it just mate on g1?
Very good and instructive, thank you.
wonderful. More videos on complex endgames would be great.
This was an excellent demonstration of the potential difference between bishops of the same color in the endgame. Thank you.
Very impressive and good teacher. Thank you
thank you Mr. Khachiyan. Very informative as usual. keep em coming.
Koher, have you seen GM Khachiyan's lectures about minimal advantages?
the final combination was amazing
Very nice explanation of pawn structure affecting the bishop strength. Also I like thinking on end game strategy. I would like a further explanation on how to avoid draws when it is close but you think you have the advantage.
Thank you,GM,Khachiyan ,very enjoyable lesson,would you please in the future do not let us know the outcome of the game till the end,ty ,playbridge.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan continues his strategic lessons about bishops with an example from his own recent tournament play. In this one active rooks outweigh the importance of a superior bishop, but nevertheless, the superior bishop is the basis for a lengthy defense, which turns into a win when the opponent overpresses. Great endgame lessons here.
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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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