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Excellent game! I'm wondering where white could have improved.
Thanks again Grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan.
One of the best games/lectures I've seen on here, class stuff Melik
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great instruction and congratulations on the fantastic win
Another endgame extraordinaire by Melikset Khachiyan
What's a slap/slab/slob? As he used it a lot in 2:40 - 2:48 ..
Brilliant win! I loved the way that whites B never moved until it was vaporised!!
Terrific win and brutal endgame play. Thanks for sharing this victory with us.
Very rich and incredibly instructive endgame tutorial - thank you Melik - and congratulations on a well won match.
Wonderful instructive video. Covers fine details of Slav, piece play and rook ending in a meticulous way.
Yes beating Van Wely has to be a memorable game for you. Just curious as to where and when this game was played. I know Van Wely was in St Louis as I saw him on webcam when he was interviewed by Jen and Morris during the US Championship broadcast. He played in blitz game and was planning other tourneys such as Chicago open. By the way I saw you on webcam many times during the St. Louis broadcast.
Hugely entertaining, as well as instructive, and the endgame play is just amazing, thank you for sharing this game!:))
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan not only displays for us one of the biggest wins in his chess career, but also his own personal struggles with both fatigue and preparation. He tells us exactly how he managed to maintain the "right frame of mind" during this epic battle. Sometimes you prepare all night for a game, and it doesn't work at all... Sometimes you prepare for 20 minutes, and you just get lucky! Great stuff, so check it out!
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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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