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thank you grandmaster.
Okay, Kn to f6 on the fifth ply. definete advice; now that;s good instruction; it's simple and even I can remember it!
"A Donkey piece" LOL. I love it. Also the definete instruction in the beginning that the Queen must re-take on f6. this is exactly the kind of thing that sends me into a a downward spiral of failed analysis, ( I can't go deep enough), then depressive thinking, "I'm only a make-believe chess player, anyway"; and meanwhile the damn clock ticks away. So now; it's settled; it only needs 2 seconds; the Queen re-takes. Okay. That's what I call instruction. Very pleased with this game; plenty of fireworks!
this video is interesting, but i still like the first video better than this video
good game! I had an endgame not too disimilar from the above today when I played an otb game for my club - bishops always outplay their pawn "value" equivalent! you are a good teacher Melik :)
@f7f5: I am just a patzer, but I ~think~ the reason f3/f4 fails is that the queen cannot stay on the second rank. 18. ...Re8, and if 19. Qd2, then 19. ...Bh6 forces the queen to c2. There it looks safe at first, but of course, black can take the protecting night with check (since the f pawn has moved), thus pick up the queen. Of course, if white moves off the second rank, then mate on g2.
Nice question. These are my favoirte type of calculation exercise. Too bad I would never find these moves in an actual game .
wow i used to hate palying against ruy lopezers and never even consider f4 ( lol started playing alekhine just to avoid lopez) now with these 2 videos tried it out and bam all of a sudden they get lost, great surprise opening at leat on the lower level, keep it coming thank you very much
very interesting video ... eye opener for sure. Didn't know it was still played at this level ... obviously it is an played well indeed very exciting game and very entertaining
@drumdaddy: there will be 7 parts :-)
Great video. thanks.
Small mistake at 20:26. The rook can go to e5 and Bxf3 would be a severe blunder because of Rf5+.
After Rae8 in the game (16:25 in the video), you suggest that black answer ...dxc5 with Bxb2. But why not Rxe3 with the main idea being that on fxe3, white can carry though the previously mentioned threat of Bg4 forking the queen and mate on e2? Just want to know what I'm missing (since it's always something :)). Thanks for the great vid as usual GM Khachiyan!
Actually, on second thought, you wouldn't even need Rxe3 because answering Bg4 with f3 already loses the queen. But the question remains, why can't Bg4 be played immediately since now the Q protects g4?
Final edit: Okay, now I see that on Bg4, white can give a Q check on d5, forcing a Q trade, where now the white rook protects d5 since the d pawn has moved. Sheesh, so easy, yet I miss it! Oh well, I leave the comment up in case anyone else had the same question .
I like this vedio
Very interesting position result from the Schliemann Gambit. I hope there is a Part 3.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today GM Khachiyan continues his video series on the Schliemann Gambit by reviewing a recent victory against IM Jack Peters. When his opponent surprises him with what is clearly "Opening Prep", Melik has to think fast in order to find an interesting and original approach to the position. After finding the shot 11...Nd4!, Melik puts his opponent on his heels and never looks back!
Players: Peters, Jack
vs. Khachiyan, Melik
Ruy Lopez: Schliemann Defense, Jaenisch Gambit Accepted (C60)
Related: « Part 1
Part 3 »
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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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