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Thanks again Grandmaster Melik.
Thank you GM Melik.
After black's e4, it really goes downhill for black. Good knight vs. not so good bishop and a monster square on d4! I like the coverage Melikset. :)
good job! great game to see how moving into the endgame before you should can cost the match.
Great video. Thanks for sharing your insights.
I enjoyed the video man. Thanks! And Kaaj a voice like his just takes a little while to pick out what he is saying. I can understand him because I work with someone who has a very thick russian acent. Not saying he's Russian or not though. Just try listening a few times it should help. :)
dude ur nothin but wierd! ur voice doesnt match ! this sucks
after b5 for black - why not d4 ??
Spassky: great tactics! Thank you for this video. I knew that queens on the board usually means the endgame hasn't been reached, and I learned that pawns in the center with queens on the board means middlegame still going on.
Yeah good. Blacks inability to quickly support his pawns with his king was striking.
cant undrstand his voice
Thanks for the instructive video. There is a fine line between liquidation toward a draw and stumbling into a lost endgame, especially against a giant of the game like Spassky.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan reviews another classic battle between two former world champions. When both players are know for their "positional technique and finesse", what happens when they play each other? Does one side lose their patience? Learn from the lecture as Khachiyan explains where one champion goes wrong -- both with his moves, and his approach to the endgame. Enjoy!
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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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