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Very nice explanation,but is Philidor an opening for players around 1600-1800? You can easy get difficulting in manovering.Please make more stuff on Philidor,not only mainlines.
Great performance there and helpful analysis too I enjoy your video's
10:30 Nxe4 Nf5!! and white win a piece
@dialacestarvey after rxe4, what about d5
Thank you Grandmaster Melikset.
The Phillidor Defense reminds me of a backup Najdorf Sicilian. The e5 and d6 pawns are there, with the c-pawn available as an extra.
This is a good way to show how to defense your position and your strategy and dont give up on that.Nice explaination!
nice vid ;)
Great video GM Khachiyan! As black I've been avoiding Philidor like the plague, but you show how it can be a great backup weapon!
I like it. It's useful.
@jcasey91: Rxe4 and the knight is defended.
Yes I like this game, especially the basic middle game idea of not allowing pieces to get trapped and the endgame ideas of simplification when ahead in material. Consistency throughout seems to be the guiding principle. Please make more videos on Philidor with all possible variations. Thank you GM Melikset Khachiyan.
10:30, Nxe4 wins a pawn, does it not? Only further proving his inaccuracy.
Hi, really enjoy it ! I like the attitude " if I'm missing something then I'm weak , and he is strong, let him prove it, what i missed " ;)
Thanks a lot Khachian for nice explaination . God bless you , keep it up
Thank you for the explanation of the 'normal' move order, i.e. 1.e4, e5; 2.Nf3, d6; 3.d4, Nd7; 4.Bc4,...
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Melik walks us through a recent game of his where he used his "backup opening" to defeat his lower rated opponent, IM Amanov. He talks about the positional strengths and the flexibility behind his opening choice, and why he feels it's a solid one for players looking from a different approach to 1.e4. Take notes on his opening advice, and enjoy the instructive finish.
Philidor Defense (C41)
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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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