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Thanks Coach Melik
I really enjoy seeing players play their pet lines with success thanks for sharing GM Melik keep on playing it
Can Black play g4 instead of Qf7? (near the end of the game, when the Qs come off)
So clear; precise, logical. successful! You left some nice "land mines" for a typical "human move"; as opposed to a computer move; but your oponents, were playing at their ratings and didn't make any "humanisms".
Great addition to the Schliemann series.
Nice games! You played two of California's greatest living legends ... well Melik now you're part of our great chess legacy here in the Golden State! Nice job and great video!!
Nice video, good, good stuf. I enjoy all these videos, has helped my game.
I enjoyed the recovery by Black into a very comfortable position against GM Browne.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Two Schliemann Gambits against two former U.S. Champions in the same afternoon? All in a day's work for GM Melik Khachiyan! In a recent tournament, the grandmaster uncorked his specialty against the winners of nine combined U.S. Championships! Does that sound like a vote of confidence for the offbeat opening? Watch and learn the exciting positions that arise, where black can certainly play for a win!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: de Firmian
Ruy Lopez: Schliemann Defense (C63)
Related: Part 7
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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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