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Thank you Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan.
Wow. that's really short, sharp and precise. Looking forward to replaying this video; it has intertainment value; apart from instruction. I'm very sympathetic to the "lecture' too; it sure makes sense to me.
An excellent and very inspirational game - well done Melik! Great advice also for the improving player
Great video. I love how you explain the logic behind every move in all your videos. Keep em coming!
You are awesome!
As always instructive and entertaining
Short, sharp and sweet.
Thanks for the video!
At 3:50, is Nbd5 the best move or your Be3?
I'm really enjoying this series ...
What a sorry first name.
Has GM Khachiyan ever played a game without sacrificing the exchange? Great video. Neat opening idea.
Nice game. I like the advice about keeping ones head, and playing with confidence in the position. At level below master or expert keeping ones confidence and undermining your opponent's confidence can really make for enjoyable games.
congrats ur first. want a cookie? kidding.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today Melik tells a tale from his childhood, reviewing how hard times were for a certain period and how it affected his chess games. He displays one of his more dynamic wins - explaining how when you have the right ideas in a position, and execute them aggressively, you can sometimes afford to miss a few moves here and there. After "blundering" the exchange, he proves it to be a sacrifice that leads to a winning attack against black's uncastled king!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Khachiyan, Melik
vs. Meribanov, Semen
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation (B80)
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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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