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Thanks Coach Melik🚩
I like watching you complete a game from beginning to finish! That is what we all have to do in our games after all, and watching your games has been very instructive over the years. I think your videos are a big reason I've become an expert and was able to beat 3 players over 2050 uscf in my last tournament. Keep doing what you're doing.
I like seeing your whole games personally, annotated by the player... it makes for a more enjoyable learning experience than just a segment of a game from my perspective, thanks for sharing GM Melik
really enjoyed the vid gm melikset, thx for taking the time to share and help us improve our calculations *hopefully!
angyi understandi lento nje
Brilliant series, thanks GM.
Instructive and interesting game.
Excellent video...i'll watch that one a couple more times. Lots to learn. Thank you and hope to see more of your games. Best Regards, EddieB
Excellant video! I like the member game analysis of lower rated players as well.
Thank you Coach Malik.
Thank you sir for your wonderful tips
Nice video i prefer to see a real Gm game that any member analysis of weak opponents. I like to see ggs and understand the process u used to choose ur moves. Thank u very much!
Thanks Melik, very nice job here. I enjoyed watching the strategic themes play out through the whole game.
wonderful! i really like all your videos! i am really glad you show your game. and i learned a lot.
Very good, but I wonder why you all have to show your hole game. That´s not so interesting as to show some strategies. I as a watcher, I tend to forget what the lecture was all about. I would like to see many games and a few moves that showing us, who still strugles with opening or middlegame. My point is that all videos don't have to teach endgames. That's where nearly all videos ends up. I like the videos but it strikes me that they could be even more valuable that way, I think. Many thanks.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Continuing his series on the lessons, both on and off the board, Melik draws from his own games this weekend, he reviews a more dynamic struggle he had from a recent tournament that did not feature the GM in his best form. Nonetheless, Melik reviews his play for us, and shows that even GMs learn important lessons from each game the play. We are reminded that chess is a "two player game" and that stopping your opponent's threats is not a choice, but your responsibility.
Italian Game: Giuoco Piano, Steinitz Variation (C54)
Related: Part 3
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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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