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  • 6 months ago

    NNHSChess

    this is a fantastic video on the philidor, thanks for posting

  • 7 months ago

    prabp

    nice

  • 7 months ago

    prabp

    niceCool

  • 8 months ago

    MOthemasterPRO

    Always appreciate comments on Philidor.

    Thanks Melik.

  • 10 months ago

    Bhoetrus

    King Malik,I salute you.not only chess lessons,life skills and philosophy to.what a privelige to hear your masterful explanations,thanks again

  • 10 months ago

    prrcc

    I like this video for revealing the plans for black. Even I never start by e4 I enjoined the lesson. Thanks.

  • 10 months ago

    techron

    Good demonstration of technique from going into superior endgame. I will have to remember to use these counterplay limitation patterns (i.e. pawn fixing, covering opponents knight squares, pushing the king back with the rook with in-between check move). Knights are the trickiest piece to operate and defend against because of their awkward movement, although Queens in open positions trick people too. I have to say that 3. f3 transposing into the Samisch seems like a more challenging response to this Philidor. But it's a good thing to transpose an e4 pawn player into a d4 opening. It looks like black gets a fine position with any other move besides f3, since the eventual e5xd4 leaves white with a kingside majority and his king on the kingside : (. I thought Qe2 was a wasted move since black can easily move rook to e8 and create that x-ray Melik mentioned. G4 proved to be the disaster.

  • 10 months ago

    MaggieBear2004

    i think this video really helped!Laughing

  • 10 months ago

    janeCMD

    Part 6 and first half of part 7 were more like for Advamced players, not intermediate players. Some ideas just expect too much theory to know, too many positions to have experienced to really follow.

  • 10 months ago

    ryesudian

    Great video as usual Melik. Your videos really help!

  • 10 months ago

    RuneMusen

    A fine instructional video... Good work!

  • 10 months ago

    buddykeith

    Again!  Superb instruction on not only how to think when plallying but

    tips and suggestions on what not to do during a game. Another gem

    from Melik.

  • 10 months ago

    balamkej

    Awesome video! I love how you think, Melik. Calm, composed, solid, but incisive when necessary. Just beautiful.

  • 10 months ago

    mware63

    Great, thank you Melik

  • 10 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thank you Coach Melik.

  • 10 months ago

    Passerby676

    Thanks again Melikset Khachiyan for an insightful video and analysis.

  • 10 months ago

    HAIRoftheMONK

    I would of loved to have seen your opponents face during the post-mortem analysis when you called his horse a donkey. Awesome. 

  • 10 months ago

    upen2002

    thanks

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