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  • 14 months ago

    Black__Knight

    thank you

  • 18 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thanks again Grandmaster Melik.

  • 2 years ago

    Black__Knight

    Thank you Grandmaster.

  • 3 years ago

    kenji12

    Can someone make a video on the nardorf??

  • 3 years ago

    Phelon

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  • 4 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    The Maroczy Bind. 

  • 4 years ago

    KoherC

    I like the endgame instruction

  • 4 years ago

    Toppy

    Nice lecture but I'm not convinced this line is reliable for black. The line and plan used in the following game is quite problematic for black:

    Geller,J (2539) - Terentjev,V (2299) [B39]
    Corporation Centre Cup Izhevsk RUS (7), 21.07.2010

     

    1.c4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.e4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Ng4 8.Qxg4 Nxd4 9.Qd1 Ne6 10.Rc1! Qa5 11.Be2 b6 12.0-0 Bb7 13.f3 d6 14.Rc2! 0-0 15.Nd5 Rfe8 16.b3 Rac8 17.f4 f5 18.exf5 Bxd5 19.cxd5 Bd4 20.Bxd4 Rxc2 21.fxg6 h6 22.dxe6 Rd2 23.Qa1 Rxa2 24.Qe1 Qd2 25.Qxd2 Rxd2 26.Bb5 Rc8 27.Be3 Rb2 28.Bc4 b5 29.Bd5 a5 30.f5 Re2 31.Bxh6 Re5 32.f6 exf6 33.Rxf6 Rxd5 34.e7 1-0

    There is no need for White to waste time on a3 on move 11, 12 or 13 as the a-pawn is taboo, and I'm curious as to what Melikset has in mind here. 

  • 4 years ago

    Jpatrick

    This and other games persuade me that White gets nothing at all from 6. Be3 and I'm afraid there might be nothing better.  Right now I would try either 6.Nc2 or 6.Nb5, though it's unappealing to move the Knight a third time this early in the game.  The alternative is to choose a different system earlier.  3.g3 and 3.Nc3 are arguably better choices than White's 3.d4 

  • 4 years ago

    Elubas

    You say before b4 white is slightly better, but what is he going to try besides b4? His bishop pair needs something to attack (I would normally think the king and open bishop with f5, but queens are off the board so I'm not sure about that, plus black gets e5.). Of course b4 doesn't seem to offer white anything special either as his structure is so immobile, unless he somehow gets in c5. In fact maybe black could play on the queenside with an eventual ...b5 and blast the c file open. It looks like it's the kind of equality where both sides have much trouble achieving a whole lot. I'm really surprised lenderman played rc2, as it's not a very attractive move anyway and I didn't think it was hard to see that he would have some problems with the c file pin, especially since he could play Bc6 right away blocking this.

    So yeah, to me seems inexplicable how Lenderman could allow that. A very nice and instructive endgame at the end!

    I find it very enlightening to listen to a GM talk about his new ideas, and then have fun seeing how well I can keep up with his comments!

  • 4 years ago

    beerhunter

    Bent Larsen i danish not dutch

  • 4 years ago

    bulletchess4fun

    good game

  • 4 years ago

    royplayer

    Thanks Melik. Nice rook endgame.

  • 4 years ago

    sangligm

    Good game !!!

  • 4 years ago

    GM GMMelik

    Yes ,it is true. The line Ng4 not the best line. In fact it's hard to called it the best. It's just the way how I see playing this line. I mean I have analysed this line for while,I found it as underrated,since official word of theory saying it's better for white. I believe black has some resources to play on. The main line  without Ng4,still full of fight too,but that's another story. You guys can play either line.Again,it's just my vision. Good Luck at your quest of playing vs Maroczy Bind!

  • 4 years ago

    mastersjm

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  • 4 years ago

    mastersjm

    it's a very interesting and ambitious idea. As Melik mentions there seems to have been an improvement thanks to masters Jm...

  • 4 years ago

    mastersjm

    It's quite clear that the maneuver 6...Nf6-g4, forcing the exchange of Knights leads to a position where it's safe to say that the opening offers White little.  This presents me a theoretical problem, as I play the White side of this.

  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @typelogin -- yeah, I noticed that too :)

    I personally don't think the final word has been said about this line. I think white has some more ambitious and aggressive lines available to him that aren't covered here. I play this stuff for both sides. I also think there have been a lot of improvements for black in the "more classical" lines of the Acc Dragon thanks to efforts of Tiviakov and E. Perelshteyn...

  • 4 years ago

    Jpatrick

    It's important to have an idea of the white side of a Maroczy Bind if you play Reti, English, Queen Pawn, or even King Pawn, since the structure and positions may arise from a variety of openings.  I get it a lot on the white side of a King's Indian.

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