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Thanks again Grandmaster.
I would have liked this one better if we were shown how Petrosian intended to proceed if Polugayevsky didn't blunder on his last move
Thank you Grandmaster.
Fantastic video GM Melik! That sacrifice on e3 was exemplary!
Thanks this was a great video. Don't see someone like Poulgaevsky lose heart like that.
Thanks for explaining the psychological side of this ... I've often heard talk about the psychology of chess but you really showed it in a concrete example with consequencs.
Thank you sir.
i wanna know how the game ended... so not fair.
Hyperniko Ne4+ forks the king and queen if white plays Kf2.
Thanks for the video!
How about Kf2 to add more protection on e3
I have to say I really enjoyed this video. The story about him and his school friends attending the USSR Champs with top Grandmasters was really cool!!!
Great video! That comment about how benoni type positions are designed for 3 minor pieces for black, and that white should strive to hold onto all 4 minors rather than trading them was a hidden gem you dropped in there. Im wondering if that has anything to do with black exchanging his light squared bishop on f3 in the 4 pawns attack of the Kings Indian Defense..
A very nice demonstration about how saccing the exchange for the right minor piece can leave you with all the squares. I noticed he sacced it for whites good bishop (probably the bishop youd want to sacrifice for if you were going to sac the exchange), and that blacks d6 pawn + g7 bishop dominated the dark squares afterwards. He also left white a weak pawn, and all blacks pieces had jobs to do attacking it. Whites rook advantage was never felt, and it was quickly lights out for Petrosian's opponent.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Through the eyes of a child, in this case a young Chess.com video author, the game you are about to see was a masterpiece. GM Khachiyan reviews a game between his late chess coach and Grandmaster Polugaevsky, and as he recounts his own memories from watching the 1983 USSR Championship, you can't help but feel as if you were there yourself. Enjoy yet another brilliant exchange sacrifice!
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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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