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nice prize game!
Amazing! You are officially my favorite GM!
wow. a reminder of the heyday of Capablanca.
nice attack ths
this was so logical how you explained it move by move and what a great game you play!! Totally deserving of the best game prize!! Nice work!
Excellent performance. I enjoyed very much. Thank you!
Could not play the video . plz help.
loved the attack. well thought
GM Mikhalevski's reasoning between 12:00 and 13:15 regarding how to identify the opportunity for a positional sacrifice are worth the ticket price!
Very nice game indeed!Thanks
Very nice game!
At 15:18, couldn't have black played Nxd5! because Kxh3 leads to mate after Nf4??
Thanks Victor, that's one of the best videos i have seen , nice game . God bless u. hope to see further video's.
Thanks, definitely a fun series. Congratulations on the great game.
Nice game, but there was not much talking about positional sac.
Wow!The Attack was awesome and your calculation is Incredible!
by GM Victor Mikhalevski
To bring his debut series to an end, GM Mikahlevski reviews his win over GM Akobian that led to him earning a Best Game Prize at the Gibraltar tournament in 2011. Once again, Victor makes a "long term" sacrifice, with compensation stemming from the uncoordinated pieces in the opponent's camp, and his ability to seize the initiative to be in the "right place at the right time". Enjoy!
Players: Akobian, Varuzhan
vs. Mikhalevski, Victor
Benoni Defense: King's Pawn Line (A65)
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GM Victor Mikhalevski
He started to play chess at the early age of 4! He was coached by his brother, IM Alex Mikhalevski. While in school, he won innumerable championships of Belarus for his age group, and played not less than five Soviet Junior championships with world famous players Kramnik, Svidler, Shirov and many others taking part. In the beginning of 1991 Victor immigrated to Israel, where he won two Israel Junior Chess Championships in 1991 and 1992. Skipping ahead of many great accomplishments to January 2008, Victor achieved his peak rating of 2632 and was placed 92nd in the world and fourth in Israel. In 1989 Victor started coaching and his students won medals in the World and European Youth chess championships. Mikhalevski was awarded the IM title in 1993 and the GM title in 1996. In 2013 Victor published his first book Grandmaster Repertoire 13- The Open Spanish.
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