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  • 12 months ago

    StoopidBishop

    lol, I was the same, wondering why ...Qd6 wasn't played. Studied it for a long time and felt things were up for grabs at that point. White's move in the game left a great impression on me - well done Simone! (I should have just finished watching the video first, duh!)

  • 12 months ago

    Bhoetrus

    i enjoyed this alot thanks

  • 13 months ago

    superchesspro

    fun video and good lesson

  • 13 months ago

    learningthemoves

    Thank you for the wonderful example and instruction GM Melik!

  • 13 months ago

    famousstep

    I'm not done yet!

  • 13 months ago

    alfreedom

    As a French def. player, this was a valuable lesson. thank you.

    Be well, play well!

  • 13 months ago

    tybrown366

    I thought this was interesting and then found out that it is not a "premium" member video but for diamond members only.  Would like to have finished it.

  • 13 months ago

    Arkajyoti_Banerjee

    Chess.com is fabulous. I was medium in playing chess but now I have handled some furtive tricks of chess.

  • 13 months ago

    Arkajyoti_Banerjee

    Chess.com is fabulous. I was medium in playing chess but now I have handled some furtive tricks of chess.

  • 13 months ago

    Heritage140

    Really like that night move (knight). Well explained, Melik.

  • 13 months ago

    Tacticos

    Rfa1 is one of the most profound moves I've ever seen. Great lecture Melik.

  • 13 months ago

    ddp17

    @Chess_Prophylaxis I agree, when it comes to the analysis mistake/correction. It's kind of fun to see that happen; it shows that GMs are not robots, and it does not in any way detract from the instructional value of the video.

    On the typo, I agree with teashare. Not a big deal, but somebody should catch things like that.

    Still, great video, and a great game by the young master. Thank you Melik for sharing it with us!

  • 13 months ago

    Chess_Prophylaxis

    @teashare, Why?  Even GM's make mistakes, and what is even better is we as the audience became immersed into Melik's thinking process.  I think the video is amazing the way it was recorded.  I think you have a very elitest view on what these training videos are meant for.  I completely disagree in the strongest possible sense, with your assessment.

    Great video Melik!  You must be doing something right, when your students play so well.

  • 13 months ago

    Abhishek2

    yeah, at the end i was like "Why can't black just go Qf4-d6?" Good play

  • 13 months ago

    willsey2010

    atually its ok idount need one

  • 13 months ago

    willsey2010

    nice game i learend somthing well kinda leave me a coment

  • 13 months ago

    nani8em

    Amazing end game calculations

  • 13 months ago

    teashare

    At the end, Mr. Khachiyan makes a mistake and mis-analyzes a variation, then picks up on his own mistake and says his pupil is even smarter than he is. That's charming, but wouldn't it have been better to re-record the ending? I hope chess.com makes that kind of re-recording possible. The analysis is still helpful and pleasant the way it is, but I think it would have been even better without that mistake.

    Later on, the grandmaster says, "It's important to play h4 and try to reach the h6 square." The last part of this appears in the written version as "try to reach the _a6_ square," a mishearing of what Mr. Khachiyan is saying which, of course, makes no sense. 

    Probably there should be another video-making step, and in that step someone should check the recording and how the recording tips are written down. 

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