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Very brilliantly instructive, thank you!
Awesome. Thank you, GM Khachiyan! :)
"we win a pawn we happy hooray" funny stuff.
""what you're playing for" absolutely. fundamental info you need to have.
Thanks for your calculation videos...
Thank you GM.
In -10:25 after the move 1.Qh5, need to know that even after 1... g6 White wins: 2.Qxh6!! Rc1 + (Bxf6 only shorten the check as follows mate) 3.Rxc1 Bxf6 4.Qh7 + Kf8 5.Qxf7 #
Good video!!! Thanks!
What about .. Qe1 Ne4, preventing the check, and now the best line I saw was .. RxN RxR Ne3 RxN pxR and then Qxp+ for white. Or if Qe1 Ne4 would you just push the pawn to d2?
Since we're talking chess/English, the GM made me remember my professor's explanation on a poem by e.e.cummings... so simple, so complex.. the right word on the right place... the right piece on the right square.Thx GM
Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
in second problem I was thinking about Qe2 Rd4 and Ne3... i guess thats another solution.
Amazing:First he got in my mind and saw all my variants, then, instantly he "became" a GM and show his piont of view!!!, once again, amazing and thank you for this videos!
I think that at the end there you should add in calculating Nf1 as a desperation defense forwhite. It fails to Qxf1 and Ne3 once again, but black definitely has to see it.
Excellent. Thank you for the focus on what we want to achieve.
@ 17:58 "Because these two pawns are running, so scary, woo ooh." LOL!
Best comment ever!
This is a fantastic series. Thank You!
Great series. Thank you very much, it's extremely useful. :)
thank you for this really great lecture. it could have been even better had the audio been a little clearer
hey melik, thanks for the advice and for the vidoe. really helped. that book that said gm's only calculate once is called alexander kotov think like a grand master. i have got the book. thanks for helping
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan provides his own instructive take on a famous Isolated Queen Pawn position. Highlighting how to improve your calculation skills, and where to avoid common pitfalls, Melik reveals white's best approach in a complicated attacking position (the brilliant Bc2) and provides criticism of common "calculating myths" amateurs hold over grandmasters. Enjoy this original review of Najdorf-Kotov, 1957!
Players: Najdorf, Miguel
vs. Kotov, Alexander
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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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