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  • 4 weeks ago


    Thank you Grandmaster.

  • 16 months ago


    That is some deep positional play ideas I can honestly say the exchange sac wouldn't have been one of my move candidates... which shows why I'm still a lower-rated player! Laughing

    Great instructive video as always Melik I enjoy watching your work Cool

  • 17 months ago


    Fabulous as always!

  • 18 months ago


    Makes my play look completely trivial. Many more please.

  • 19 months ago


    mmh,good.I like it.

  • 19 months ago


    mmh good,I like it.

  • 19 months ago


    Great teaching of ideas!

  • 19 months ago


    Clear and relevant,I like

  • 19 months ago


    Brilliant and crafty as usual  : )  ......play squares not material.....understanding the quality of the piece given a specific situations allows for a deeper and more effective play.....i will try and remember ......as delineated in game 2 example.....as for game 1 ....i read that Tal as a functional idea in the advanced states of the middle game never as a general idea thought that it was a good idea to move backward..passivity at the crucial hour...context is everything it seems  : )

  • 19 months ago


    really liked this video ... learned a lot!! tnx

  • 19 months ago


    You said to go to the weak side if you're losing and to the strong side if you're winning.  This makes sense because if the King is defending, it needs to go cover your weakness.  If your King is attacking, it needs to press your strength.

    But tell me, does this apply to symmetrical pawns?  What if both sides have a,b, e, f, g, and h pawns.  Should the king go to the e-f-g-h complex or the a-b pair?

  • 19 months ago


    this is actually awesome and i love it ,

  • 19 months ago


    good job

  • 19 months ago


    Well done.  I hope to reach that level of spatial understanding, recognizing when the squares take precendence over the material in such situations as your second example.

  • 19 months ago


    The exchange sacrifice is very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    BTW the board was switched around in the second example.

  • 19 months ago


    GM Melik

    I think the board was backwards in the second position :P

    THe notations on should have been hgfedcba and on the number side 87654321

  • 19 months ago


    We were discussing positional theories with my co-chess clubmate and when i got home, thanks for sharing this video. it gave me more understanding. thank you and more power!

  • 19 months ago


    Best chess teacher period.

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  • 19 months ago


     thank you great solution and greater explanation

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