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Melik, I'm a big fan but you really should have re-recorded this. Great explanation of prophylactic thinking but errors in analysis should have required your corrections.
An enjoyable lesson - there should be more videos made like this!
Thank you... it was a very nice instructive video. Kindly do make this type of videos; its very very good. thank you once more...it changes a players perception to c the chess board rather than just calculations.. and all...:)
how is the game over at 8:14, which the black queen is protecting that f5 square?
At 8:39 White has Qc1+ mate. but i still love your videos, Melik.
Usually Melik's videos are great (Dvoretsky-esque), but the missed mates were very distracting. Hopefully there is a retraction or another Melik video on the same topic soon!
At 8:38, after overlooking Rxe4, Qc1+ leading to a mate for black, Melik proceeds to mate black with 2 white queens, and then says, "Very simple". Looks like the video needs an overhaul.
yes, I noticed it too.
Most of your videos are exclams, but this one was a blunder. I'm looking forward to seeng you start a new series.
Missing backrank checkmate after Re4 once or twice. Also I don't understand why after miscalculating (7:14) you don't go back and delete (edit) the video but instead leave miscalculations in it. Other then that, a good topic and an interesting position.
Very instructive, but has a miscalculation Qc1 after Rxe4!
No doubt that GM Khachiyan got his notes mixed up but his general anlalysis and, more importantly, his teaching point is still valid. When you make a plan, you must also consider how your opponent can oppose that plan and then make any neccesary prophylactic moves to prepare your planned continuation. If you play without considering and addressing your opponent's ideas, then you're just play "hope chess" as NM Heisman terms it.
Maybe at 8:34 instead of Rxe4 you meant Qd5+? Then if Kh7 Qxf5 wins. And after Kh8 e8=Q should be mating shortly. I haven't checked with the computer but it seems to work.
Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
@8:36, doesn't black win after Qc1+, then there is no defense to the mate!!!
I'm a little confused..
Bobby Fischer..Anything to winhttp://youtu.be/A5YUsgHJFHYa good documentary, watch it later
Yea Rxe4 isn't possible in any variation. Weird that you spot advanced variations more clearly
It is already at 5.57: Why fxe4? There is a mate before that with Queen to the first rank.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Melik Khachiyan unearths another fascinating position where the calculation won't be easy but will reward the player that focuses on his opponent's defenses. Here white clearly wants to promote his passed pawn, and had he thought through black's answer, he would have found a more nuanced way to get the little guy to score a touchdown. White actually faltered twice, again not bothering to calculate, and it cost him the game.
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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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