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Thanks again Grandmaster Melik
howd he know it was morning 0_0
i love these videos - im glued to the screen!
Great , by kracky !!
Thank you, GM Melikset, for another very instructive chess video. This is the kind of "nuts and bolts" instructive video that really enables the learner to truly learn solid chess that helps him in all his games. You are an extremely gifted chess player and teacher who can transfer your well-earned and well-mastered game of chess to all of us at all levels. I'm not just "blowing smoke" but honestly giving acknowledgment and showing true appreciation for your hard work and effort in preparing and presentting these videos of yours. Please, please continue your tremendously helpful videos. Thank you, again.
Your endgame play is the best. Nice save!
Wonderful insight into a high level game. Opening theory, strategy, tactics, psychology; this one has it all. Thank you.
Good video ....good explanation....thank you..
Very awesome video. This is the opening I have been looking for more instruction on and it was absolutely incredible. Great job, and keep the videos coming!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today, once again, Chess.com gets to play "tag along" with GM Melik Khachiyan as he continues his own journey of self discovery, self critique, and chess mastery! Today he reviews a game in which he broke a few of his own rules of technique, including making the game tactical and "fancy" when the correct approach would have led to a simple positional victory. However, when all seemed lost, Melik held his nerves together and displayed several important "lessons of good defense".
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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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