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clarifying and greatly instructive, many thanks GM Khachiyan, i look forward to your other 7 videos in the series.
Great calculation skills! I hope mine are at least half as good at next weekends' chess tournament!
Great examples and advice. I definitely lack some combinational vision. Thanks.
BH3!! in the first puzzle! love it.
thanks for the clear explanation
Thanks for the great series of lectures, please do continue! All the best in the US Championship as well :)
Thank you Grandmaster.
I saw the position at 9:30 in tactics trainer. It was nice to Immediately know the answer. Thanks for another great video!
Amazing video!!! Hard to keep up with your skill! I can hardly memorize what I've just seen.
Absolutely love this series!!! Thank you very much GM Khachiyan!
I second the question on where to get the common positions to study. Chess.com needs a wiki for these types of themes.
You mentioned learning the common positions. Any advice on where to get those positions? Love the series, btw.
thank you very much. i really need to understand how to improve my calcultating from many examples. please continue this series.
Probably the best multi-part series I have seen. Please keep this line going. Thank you so much.
Yes. Real instruction; for sure.
Thanks for this great series! I'm Lov'n it! GM Melik Kachiyan ROCKS!
keep these techniques of calculation coming
It seems like Nd2 instead of Kb1 fails because of Ra1+ Nb1 Be6 and Ba2 cannot be stopped. If Rd3 to capture c3, this is also hopeless because of Ba2 Rxc3 Rxb1 Kd2 Rxh1.
thank you so much for the lesson! very informative!
great video Melik... penultimate puzzle brought out the thought process of move order to a good level... thank you...
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Here Melik provides interesting positions that require a need for what he likes to call "Combinational Vision". He provides multiple example puzzles, and emphasizes how solving them, learning "what to look for", and recognizing the repeating patterns within those types of positions can help you in real game situations. Try to solve each position as you go and improve your game along the way!
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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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