14401 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Great game and very helpful! Thanks
Back again! Thanks Grand Master.
Thanks again Granmaster Melik.
White can't play b4 because of Qa3+ followed by the knight moving.
Nice tactics :)
Excellent job at explaining your logical chain of thinking and how you find tactics, exsspecially how you found Nd5. Thanks.
MM78, iv just looked into them moves and yea your quiet right, well spotted. thanks for the info mate.
that's a great question...I had a good look and it if b4 I believe white gets into trouble:
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
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?
awesome game Melik, privet iz Bostona.
Nice example on showing when it's ok to trap in your own bishop. Thanks
That was a very nice game. Thanks for the video!
Great tactics and good information for developing a mating net.
Very interesting game, loved that h5 pawn move!!
Great game, thanks Meli.
Thanks for sharing the game, a very explosive attack and it made a very enjoyable watch!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan looks at an entirely tactical game. It does however kick off with a piece sacrifice based entirely on positional considerations. But when the opponent fights back, the only way to win is to be concrete. Try to guess white's moves as you watch, and sharpen your calculation skills.
Intermediate | Advanced
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!