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GM Khachiyan said that Black defends after 1. Rf4 Rh8 2. Raf1 Rh6, but what if White tries 3. h3 to force through g4?
Notes from video
There are also defensive ideas after Rd8 combining interference and defense along the 6th rank, for instance Rf4 e5 Bxe5 Rd5 Bb2 Rd6. Problems with this approach?
Please make more videos like this one. Fantastic advice on how to think through the available options and how to discover candidate moves. The h5, Rh6 defense in one line was inspired. My favourite video so far!
I am amazed at how good a teacher this guy is, simply awesome. Normally such a variation full video would be a real turn off for me, but not this one. He really lets you the viewer, into his thoughts.
i wasnt sure it was a c5 french because of the pawn on b5, but you may be right...
i still dont see the moves :\ my chessbase is buggin out.. thanks david
ok, i spent two minutes inventing a plausible game to reach that position, and i'm uploading it as the new "get pgn."
i don't have the complete game, i just used the starting position and then punched in moves to get the pgn. i'll have to look into why it didn't work for you, since the file evidently works on my computer where it was created ;-)
as far as what opening it comes from, well, 3. Nd2 c5 French, right?
yea for me too, i wanted to see from what opening the pawnstructure arised from.. i think its chessbase bugs :\
Very good video :)
However the "get pgn" thing on the side won't work for me, when i downloaded it, it had " in front and behind all the tags, and even after i removed them i still got an error when i tried putting it in a pgn reader, pgn's with fen normally work on it.
as some one who has studied chess for a while, there were two things that struck me as good practical advice: the first one was the comment on calculation, on how if he sees that he is doing well on the most forced line while defending, that he might choose to ignore, or feel safe on the secondary lines.. the second comment was the one on how he counted the amount of pieces defending and attacking, while this seems super logical, i have never really heard anyone of his level feel so confident in a position as the one showed on the video, simply because he had an extra piece defending... i would say those were very insightful comments..
His explanations are disorganized and not instructive. He just likes talking to himself.
sorry, I can't understand you.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan looks at a very typical and dangerous looking attack. He breaks down what thought process the defender should use, as he goes down several branches of the defense. This video is excellent for anyone wanting to improve their play in the face of direct attacks on their king.
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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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