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Thanks again Coach Melik
Thank you Grandmaster.
wow. that's an amazing game, alright. that belongs in a book.
Simply the best.
Honestly, GM Khachiyan doesn't just provide a game analysis; he provides a mind analysis. How do you think? What are you playing for? What's the ideal position for my pieces on the board? A lot of times anaylsis focuses on material conditions of the board, but there is a dialectical relationship between the tangible (i.e. material) and the intangible aspects of each position. One facet of the chess position cannot exist in a meaningful way without the other. You cannot have winning or advantageous tactis without first possessing a favorable position and a position means nothing if leads to bad tactics. GM Khchiyan bridges this gap. He is able to show that on the surface material advantages are not what they seem and that positional advantages amount to nothing if a simple tactic refutes the entire position.
like it. great teaching
Enjoyed your critical thinking move by move!
Very good video Melik! I will keep watching them!!
Great game. I'm always amazed by how difficult it is to put away master level players. Watching from GM Khachiyan's perspective, it seems like white is at a disadvantage for much of the game -- and even in the end game, down a few pawns, white keeps coming up with amazing resources and one mistep by black and you have a draw. So much talent by both players!
he talks a lot about the game, I don't know if that is good or bad.
Amazing video, thank you very much.
I look forward to GM Khachiyan's videos.
don't call it a comeback. he's been here for years.
Didn't he earlier say he hung up the gloves?
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
He plays in so many tournaments, continuously creates one instructive moment for his Chess.com Students to enjoy after another, and always does so with style! Who is he? GM Melik Khachiyan of course! We decided to create a new series designed to "keep up" with Melik and his journey, and here he takes on recent Death Match runner up, and Chess.com Ambassador, GM Alejandro Ramirez.
Players: Ramirez, Alejandro
vs. Khachiyan, Melik
Gruenfeld Defense: Russian Variation (D96)
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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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