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"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 !!
Awesome! I know the first board was introduced as a tournament game. Were the next two positions/puzzles taken from an acutal game between high level players. Either way, beautiful lesson. Thank you Melikset!
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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