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Some great tips there Melik! although I don't play 1.e4 the ideas can still be applied in any middlegame perhaps.
Thanks, I found this video very instructive ! :)
I like the way you play, it's a mature way to view the game. I love flashy play but hate the riskes it exposes me to. I find I play more comfortable in a positonal game. Thank You for another great video! We all appreciate your skill and time!
Why not try ... f5 after eg Bc2 and activate bishop ?
Thanks a lot,good job.
to @Ghost79 Thats typical tactic in this kind of game. If Nxe5? then Qh4! and black is close to winning
bravo - great lecturer !
He explains everything so simply, but this game really shows the polish of a grandmaster. Just clinical.
Ghost79 : Then d3 falls.
Thanks Coach Melik.
why not nxe5 after nh5 with a discovery on blacks knight?
love the video!!
I will try the Italian game more often thanks to this fine video.
Nice game. Made it look very easy to take down an FM. After Nh5 I was looking for some tactical refutation with Nxe5, but d4 was a very principled and logical approach (d3 hangs in the lines with Nxe5, therefore by thinking from the end we can find the move d4 from a different train of thought). Thank you for the good instruction.
I love the simplicity and logic approach,mighty thanks o great master.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Not every game is a tactical melee. Today GM Khachiyan admits that he did "nothing special" - but there is beauty in simplicity. He's the king of practical play, and he chooses the most solid moves at every turn, stifling his opponent. Don't let Melik grab hold of an open file or let him latch on to a weak pawn. You'll be given a lesson in Karpovian style, but it'll cost you the point.
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Italian Game: Giuoco Piano, Steinitz Variation (C54)
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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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