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Thanks again Grandmaster.
Congrats to your Chess Prodigy. He's one good chess player, the kind that makes a coach proud. Great job!
this game gives me inspiration to beat international masters.. :)
Great game. Wow a 11 year old NM beat a GM.
Melikset Khachiyan has some wonderful students. They are proving him to be a fantastic teacher. We would all do well to closely follow Khachiyan videos. I desperately need to bring sound thinking processes into my own games if I am to have any real hope of improving.
Bf5 (at 12:20) is a sweet move, I like it. Passing on the f-pawn to guarantee that black remains only with bad pieces.
I concur with jlueke. Very instrutctive video, easy to understand. Keep the "Student days" coming ;)
A nice game and video, easy to understand. It's very interesting how slight yet concrete the advantages were and they slowly increased to a won endgame.
Could someone please post this game? Thanks.
Nice win Kayden! And thanks Melik for showing it.
Very good positonal game. Amazing 22 year old.
Another great video Melik - and congratulations Kayden!
Hi Melikset, thanks for sharing this game, extremely impressive and very instructional, love the rook uplift and Kayden not falling for unnecessary swapping of pieces in the knight-fork (which most of us would have done). Must be great to have a student like this. I wish Kayden every success, wow, 11 years old and already a strong player.
11 years old?? If I played till I was 111 I wouldn't be able to play as well as Kayden. Nice video.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
A positional masterpiece by an 11-year old? Certainly looks that way! Here Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan reviews the game, and explains the psychological approach of his student NM Kayden Troff. From the Opening and possible "IQP" position, to the accurate transition into a "bad piece middlegame", the young master dominates his titled opponent with positional play and sound calculation. 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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