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  • 17 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thank you Grandmaster Melikset.

  • 18 months ago

    series

    around minute 14, instead of ...Bd6 after Nd2, why not ...b5 right away in order to expand on the queenside, gain space, and cramp white by taking away the c4 square for the knight on d2?

  • 23 months ago

    kauboy

    Just for my two cents worth; notice the teacher mentions following Steinitz. I feel confident many modern players don't know who Steinitz was; or his place in chess history. He was the first person with a rational consistent theory of the game that is completely modern; you could say he dragged chess kicking and screaming from the nineteenth century into the twentieth. You can find books of his system and books of his games at used book stores practically for nothing; in the public library, etc. Studying what he has to say can easily cut one or two years off of getting from 1100 to 1450; or something. Just my opinion, of course.

  • 23 months ago

    kauboy

    for crooked knight; Ng4+ begins a crushing attack which fails to rational defense; which has to be dependably expected at this playing level. there is a basic principle, that attacks that fail lost the game for the attacker. Analysis for the attack has to be complete. This was my main problem for several years; I would make really deadly looking attacks; and lose the game. My first actual instructor pounded the idea into my head, that no attack is possible without a real positional advantage; and they have to be completely analysized. Defensive moves appear from the darndest places that you didn't see; and all of a sudden you're fighting a losing battle from an over-extended position; and you get another 0-1. 

  • 23 months ago

    kauboy

    I'm happy to say; I said Knf6 immediately in the beginning there, on the same general principles you explained. If only my memory wasn't so spongy this could actually be very useful to me. Wonderful instruction; in the first place, it's actually understandable, in the second place it applies to many games. Worth the price of joining up just for this teacher. 

  • 23 months ago

    LAZARE82

    Very instructive game . Well explained in detail . Thanks

  • 24 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Great game Melik! I really like your analysis you explain each move/thought/tactic/idea very well and it's nice to be able to enjoy these GM games and actually understand what is going on, awesome video Cool

  • 2 years ago

    Joebanks

    I'm already an expert! What do I have to look forward too, LOL!

  • 2 years ago

    zezpwn44

    In the final position, could white try some trickw with Qb5-e8 ?

     

    Nice game!

  • 2 years ago

    SunburstStrat

    Excellent.

  • 2 years ago

    hardymall

    who is a girl

  • 2 years ago

    dezsoracz

    GM, I found your comment about  2.Ne2 funny that the opponent isn't playing normal and the rest of game is just pure logic.  I am comfident that your lesson will help My future games.  Thanks.

  • 2 years ago

    VXPX17

    I'm a little confused about the position where white plays b3, but you say that you expected Bg4.. wouldnt that hang the knight on d2 after ...Bxg4 Qxg4 (forced due to the pin on the h pawn)? can it not be taken for some reason..??

  • 2 years ago

    john-warner

    Very nice game and analysis!Thanks

  • 2 years ago

    DrFrank124c

    good race position

  • 2 years ago

    hanseman

    Highly instructive and a very nice consistant game. Thank you for this great lecture.

  • 2 years ago

    Zweb

    Great video, thanks for sharing

  • 2 years ago

    Jcparis

    Very nice Game, every game is a Learnign. Thanks for Sharing.

  • 2 years ago

    cROOKed_KNIGHT

    maybe thats just a premature attempt to crack open the white king.. my inexperience must be evident

  • 2 years ago

    cROOKed_KNIGHT

    after Bg5 early in the game, wouldnt Ng4+ begin a crushing attack?

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