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Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
Meowwwwww I love you Russians!
You always inspire me! I'm watching this video tonight to get pumped up for our weekly chess club at Carl's Jr. Now I'm off to face my friend ... my mantra "Don't back down" ! Let's ROCK! Tnx again Melik! You ROCK!
Your game analysis always contains nice advice regarding technique as well as philosophical insight. Thanks.
This is soooooooooooo much better than a Master analyzing someone else's game. We get to experience a little of the thought process of a GM.
Interesting game. But people could trick you out of your beloved variation by playing a "deferred" Alapin with 2.Nf3
I just checked in the "c3" tome, you made it! He mentions your game in a subvariation of the model game 4.16 Sveshnikov-Rustemov, Elista 1995: "14.Qe2? Bg4! =+ Sveshnikov-Khachian, Moscow 1996".
I put it on a board [for those who have the book, see page 77]:
And he still thinks that "Of course, this [2. ... d6] is not the strongest move, since it allows White to seize the centre".
I thought that you would like to know it but maybe you already knew :)
Source: "The complete c3-Sicilian" by Sveshnikov, New in Chess, 2010
Brilliant game, and great line against Alapin!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan brings us another game from his personal "most memorable" library! This particular battle against GM Sveshnikov -- the infamous opening expert -- left Melik feeling unsure about playing his "best stuff". But when Melik makes the right decision to go for it, we see an exciting, instructive game to follow. This lecture will surely leave you delighted with Melik's presentation of this video series as a whole, and how it leads on a journey of his own growth as a chess player...
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Sveshnikov, Evgheny
vs. Khachiyan, Melik
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation (B22)
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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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