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  • 17 months ago


    thank you

  • 19 months ago


    Great game and very helpful! Thanks

  • 21 months ago


    Back again! Thanks Grand Master.

  • 2 years ago


    Thanks again Granmaster Melik.

  • 3 years ago


    White can't play b4 because of Qa3+ followed by the knight moving.

  • 3 years ago


    Nice tactics :)

  • 4 years ago


    Excellent job at explaining your logical chain of thinking and how you find tactics, exsspecially how you found Nd5. Thanks.

  • 5 years ago


    MM78, iv just looked into them moves and yea your quiet right, well spotted. thanks for the info mate. 

  • 5 years ago



    that's a great question...I had a good look and it if b4 I believe white gets into trouble:

    1b4 Qa3+

    2 Kb1 Nxe4 exposing an attack on the queen and a double attack on the knight c3 if the queen moves. White can even get mated on b2 in some variations.

    So the only thing I can see to save both is 3Nb5 attacking black's queen.  But then after 3..Bxd4 4Nxa3 Nc3+ forking the K and R on d1 and coming out well on top.

    It just shows the amount of tactics latent in this position/game.  I'm sure I haven't seen everything but I reckon b4 would have been very dangerous for white.

    p.s. b4 would be a fork, not a pin Wink

  • 5 years ago


    hi guys sorry to sound like such a novice but at 5.41 why dident white just push the pawn to b4 pinning the knight and the queen?

  • 5 years ago

    NM Ilusha

    awesome game  Melik, privet iz Bostona.

  • 5 years ago


    Nice example on showing when it's ok to trap in your own bishop. Thanks

  • 5 years ago


    That was a very nice game. Thanks for the video! Smile

  • 5 years ago


    Great tactics and good information for developing a mating net.

  • 5 years ago


    Very interesting game,  loved that h5 pawn move!!

  • 5 years ago


    Great game, thanks Meli.

  • 5 years ago


    Thanks for sharing the game, a very explosive attack and it made a very enjoyable watch!

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