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Thanks so much Melik! I cant' believe I found the answer to the last puzzle.
I really appreciate an instructor with a good sense of humor.....thank you!
Thanks again Coach
Another great lesson by GM Khachiyan. I've been learning a lot through the videos of calculation and I pause the videos first to try and solve to problems on my own. I've agreed with every single problem except the first tactical position. 1. RxR QxR 2. BxP Qa2 and the continuation is to play Qa8 which (to me) is impractical. I believe it would be easier for anyone to play for material gain instead of positional gain. I would continue (instead of Qa8) with 3. BxR QxB 4. Bc3! Winning either the rook or knight. I believe that would be more of a practical way to play. Great videos though.
"OMG I'm second Anand!" lol Thank you, GM Khachiyan! Awesomely instructive :)
The video lessons on calculation by Mel and Rench are simply excellent. Seeing improvement. Thank you.
Bravo! Most informative
Thank you for the lesson !!! very instructive and enjoyable ;)
Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
im trying to watch the series but videos do not load quickly and keep sticking. please fix asap.
I was using my iphone to watch this excellent video but no sound. What happen to iphone app with no sound? chess.com needs to fix this. Great video but no sound.
Is it "tactics must serve strategy" or "tactics must sever strategy"? "tactics' most severe strategy"? "tactics mask server strategy"?
thanks for the video.. nice one...
I especially liked the trapped queen example!Thanks for the video.
Great Lesson. Awesome !
I found the 1st and 3rd examples almost instanty, but for the second puzzle I missed the Be4 idea after Kf1( very nice idea to hold it together). Great video!
great lesson as always !!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today Melik provides more proof that "tactics must server strategy"! He shows that with the right positional knowledge, and correct intuitive approach, you can spot tactics that might have been otherwise too hard to see. He reviews each position showing where the opponent's weaknesses are apparent, how you can see your opportunities to strike, and then provides awesome tactics to back it up!
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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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