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  • 8 weeks ago


    Thanks Melik! A good start to your chess.com video strategy! You've definetley improved over the years, but still it's worth watching and still learned a lot

  • 3 months ago


    Great video.Gives me new ideas about when bishops pin the guard Knight.Thanks

  • 5 months ago


    thanks for the video

  • 16 months ago


    Similar to the classic, Winter - Capablanca game which I think Melik covers in a later video.

  • 16 months ago


    Good one. I think the first game of the Death Match between Polgar and Short went in a similar fashion by punishing Bg4 by sending it to the corner to spectate.

  • 17 months ago


    Thank you

  • 18 months ago


    thx for this great video, positional play it s the scientific side of the game really enjoyful ! 

  • 2 years ago


    back again

  • 2 years ago


    thank you grand master

  • 3 years ago


    Good video! Thanks!

  • 4 years ago


    So nice how you shut in the Bishop for the whole game. Black was effectively playing down a piece the whole time.

  • 4 years ago


    I love making enemy pieces worthless like what you have done - shutting them out of the game. Weaker players don't seem to grasp positional play very well and although I'm a relatively decent player, I on occasion make these mistakes and know positional play is where I'm lacking.

  • 4 years ago

    CM FLfish29

    Great game thanks.

  • 5 years ago


    On Melikset Khachiyan's 3rd move he sets out to lock down black's bishop with 2 pawn chains. That pawn remained lock up for the entire game. Absolutely phenomenal.

  • 5 years ago


    Melky you the man

  • 5 years ago


    This video was very helpful and instructive.  Great insight on restricting opponents passive pieces and keeping them passive as well as watching an opening move that can cause your pieces to be restricted.  Thanks again!

  • 5 years ago


    Thank You Mr. Khachiyan! Great video as it opened up a new way of thinking and analyzing Bishop pins in openings.

  • 6 years ago


    250494, the reason you couldn't watch the whole video was because you are not a diamond member. You are a basic member, so you don't receive that many privileges.

  • 6 years ago


    Fantastic, really helped me to begin to understand restricting pieces and positional play.

  • 6 years ago


    Terribly helpful.

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