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  • 15 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thank you Grandmaster Melik.

  • 21 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    As a huge endgame fan, watching this game and then the amazing rook ending makes this one of my favourite lectures by you!! Great!! Cool

  • 21 months ago

    Werner74

    Thanks a lot GMMalik for commenting your game. It's a great lesson to study how an IM/GM thinks during a game. The way you activated your rook, making it decisive, was instructive. Smile

  • 21 months ago

    AndySEdmondson

    But if you've taken on h4 with the rook that just loses the rook.

     

    [edit] Oh no I see what you mean, good point.

  • 21 months ago

    NM Bab3s

    No, no not Kf4, Kd4. Then White meets ...Rb4+ with c4. But if what you mentioned is what Khachiyan did, and he just made a mistake in the video, then this is all a moot point.

  • 21 months ago

    AndySEdmondson

    The h pawn is not lost immediately because after ... Rb5+ white's king has to move to 4th rank say Kf4 and then after KxP and RxP on h4 black can check with ... Rb4+ and after Kg5 exchange rooks and win with the a pawn. 

    If you look at the PGN it appears @GMMelik saw this in the actual game but when making the video missed a move out which is 58. Rd7+ before 59. Rh7, not 58. Rh8 as in the video.

  • 21 months ago

    NM Bab3s

    He can do that, but then he loses the h-pawn, making the draw certain.

  • 21 months ago

    Ilikepieandwaffles

    hi

  • 21 months ago

    StanSokol

    seriously why can't he play Rb5+??

  • 21 months ago

    CharlieJohnson

    Thanks so much. Balancing general knowledge and concrete calculation in endgames is a skill everyone has to learn, and you are very helpful.

  • 21 months ago

    chessmaster19898

    On 24:35 why cant black play Rb5+ and pick up the e6 pawn.Undecided

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