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Thank you Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan.
great lessons from great players
thank you GM
Great game, Melik! Many of your games like this one convincingly illustrate the superiority of activity of pieces and control of squares over material.
I really got a lot out of your "thinking process" in this video. Wow. How do you keep a poker face in light of seeing Rf5? Sometimes when I see a great move for my opponent I try to stare at at different part of the board in hopes of 'willing' him/her to make a different move than the 'best one' ... I think this Rf5 move was definitely the turning point in this game. Your video lessons are great in so many ways!!
Nice fighting game. Rf5! really was a great move for White that looks like it was winning. Once he missed that, Black took over nicely.
Very useful, thank u very much.
Muito bom, valeu!
Thanks for the fascinating game, full of instructive moments. You explained it very well as well as nicely summarizing the dynamism contained the changing positions.
pefect video, it's very useful.
Really instructive, thank you!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today GM Khachiyan takes a page out of an old book to bring us a lesson on practical defense! He continues a series he started over a year ago on Chess.com with a fresh installment. Melik highlights for us the importance of being both positionally and tactically precise, and when his opponent misses a chance to put him away (strong Knight on d6 allows for a brilliant Rook move) -- Melik slowly works his way back to a winning position.
Players: Amanov, Zhanibek
vs. Khachiyan, Melik
English Opening: Anglo-Slav Variation (A11)
Related: « Part 8
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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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