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thanks again Grandmaster.
Another fantastic video, GM Melik! Thanks!
Thanks Melik for another great video!
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this is really nice..very instructional!
1.Nf3 and the KID is part of my repertoire...To see it from a grandmasters view from both sides of the board is awesome.
Melik's videos are awesome. I haven't seen anyone as skilled in explaining positional concepts and games in general to an intermediate-level player such as myself. He doesn't digress into long calculated lines, which can get a bit boring and is better left to books; and instead focuses on principles, which is exactly what I want when watching a video.
Very helpful video, thank you.
Great video Milekset, thank you for using the red arrows when you discuss plans, it makes it much easier for us lower rated guys to understand. Also, I loved how you turned blacks knight into a donkey!!! I would like to see more videos just like this one.
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I love how Melik calls his pieces 'guys.'
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by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan brings us a game in which he used a dominate structure and space advantage to create favorable tactics. When his young opponent, FM Tatev Abrahamyan, miscalculates his response (fxg3) -- the game turns in his favor. Watch as Melik's technique, controlling the critical f-file, converts the full point with ease... 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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