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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!)
i enjoyed this alot thanks
fun video and good lesson
Thank you for the wonderful example and instruction GM Melik!
I'm not done yet!
As a French def. player, this was a valuable lesson. thank you.
Be well, play well!
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.
Chess.com is fabulous. I was medium in playing chess but now I have handled some furtive tricks of chess.
Really like that night move (knight). Well explained, Melik.
Rfa1 is one of the most profound moves I've ever seen. Great lecture Melik.
@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!
@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.
yeah, at the end i was like "Why can't black just go Qf4-d6?" Good play
atually its ok idount need one
nice game i learend somthing well kinda leave me a coment
Amazing end game calculations
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.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
The student sees more than the teacher in this fantastic attack conducted by one of GM Khachiyan's protégés. After Black plays the rare ...Kf8 in the Winawer, White makes two moves on her own first rank that are particularly pleasing. One helps reposition a minor piece, while the other is more jaw-dropping. You have to see it to understand why the grandmaster thought it was worthy of a Mark Dvoretsky book!
Intermediate | Advanced
French Defense: Winawer Variation, Classical Variation (C18)
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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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