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  • 5 months ago

    tonightatsix

    Instructive :)  Thank you GM Khachiyan! :)

  • 9 months ago

    brankz

    I think most people think that pros calculate 12-15 moves deep because they don't realize that what they think of as 12-15 moves is actually only considered 6-7 moves. seems to me to be a confusion between a full move and a half move. if you have 4 lines each of 2-3 moves that's 8-12 moves and 16-24 half moves. processing all these moves (full moves, half moves and all) would still require someone who just sat down at a chess board for the first time a substantial amount of time (to say the least (much more than, say, a mere 30 seconds)). if they are even able to identify the 4-5 key lines in the first place as just to do this you have to possess and be able to apply a substantial amount of positional knowledge no? I guess what's a 'bush' for a pro is like a full grown proud 'quercus alba' to a novice huh? yeah wow a lot of tedious topiary work to do there huh. it's ok. I can handle it.

  • 12 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Great video! This theory of "bushes" as you call them is one I have explained to some of my friends that don't play chess very often and assume that strong players ALWAYS calculate 12-15 moves deep which is wrong as you show here Wink

  • 14 months ago

    sounix

    I keep getting a flash error that it can't find the file.

  • 14 months ago

    aaronchang2001

    i cant view the video???

  • 14 months ago

    lakiut

    it says error loading media: file not foundFrown

  • 14 months ago

    cofresi

    Cannot view the video -- it is not loading for some reason. 

  • 14 months ago

    dani_el

    I'm learning a lot with you Melik. Thanks a lot. Really helpful!!!

  • 15 months ago

    nunquam

    Thanks helpful.

  • 15 months ago

    Magician4MA

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  • 15 months ago

    ChessSoldier

    The problem with calculation videos is inevitably the GM says something like Melik at 1:30 "If White goes Kb2, at least Black can do Nc4+.  So clearly, playing Kb2...I don't think so; it's not an option."  Ok...we're just dismissing a whole line without looking at it?  Then we play Ka1 with absolutely no calculation of that line at all.  Sure, after Kc1, he loses two pawns, but after Ka1, maybe he loses a queen...how would we know if we don't look?

  • 15 months ago

    duncanduncan

    Thank very clear explanation. Good stuff!

  • 15 months ago

    mhisma

    thank you so much Grandmaster, this is a breakthrough for me,now I understand what I was lack in chess. To correctly understand the position and find the right move is not easy indeed. But with your plain tutorial, I am confident that someday I will be able to do it.

  • 15 months ago

    Xezz

    Thanx for the video .

  • 15 months ago

    UncleKolaYams

    Instructive and entertaining.

  • 15 months ago

    Heritage140

    Thank you, very nice, plain and easy to understand.

  • 15 months ago

    DrFrank124c

    great lesson, short and sweet but understandable and instructive as well.

  • 15 months ago

    Black__Knight

    Thank you Grandmaster Melik.

  • 15 months ago

    eastyz

    Trying to understand the logic of a position and then calculating can take longer than simply calculating all captures, checks and threats.  It is ok if you are familiar with the position in which case you would understand the logic already (because you know the result).  But in a completely new position, that process takes time, especially in complex positions.  It is not only reasoning from the result to the method (which is what composers do) but it is also finding the (correct) result which is not always obvious.

  • 15 months ago

    chessmaster19898

    Very helpful lecture.Thanks.

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