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  • 17 months ago


    Thanks again Grandmaster.

  • 19 months ago


    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

  • 21 months ago


    Thank you Grandmaster.

  • 2 years ago


    Fantastic video GM Melik! That sacrifice on e3 was exemplary! Smile

  • 3 years ago


    Great lecture!!

  • 3 years ago


    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.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you sir. Laughing

  • 3 years ago


    This is great! I just finished watching this series, and tried out the rook sac idea! It worked!! Check out move 33. Laughing
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  • 3 years ago


    i wanna know how the game ended... so not fair.

  • 3 years ago


    Hyperniko Ne4+ forks the king and queen if white plays Kf2.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for the video!

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years ago


    How about Kf2 to add more protection on e3

  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    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!!!



  • 3 years ago

    NM flashboy2222


  • 3 years ago


    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.

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