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  • 4 months ago

    mrtampa2

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  • 6 months ago

    tonightatsix

    Awesome.  Thank you, GM Khachiyan :)

  • 7 months ago

    vetrivelkandan

    This video lesson is very useful to me and I definetely use this techniques while  I am playing. 

  • 10 months ago

    brankz

    now if only chess.com would do something with the graphics of the board and pieces so that it matches the quality of the video authors...

  • 12 months ago

    Redglove6

    Outstanding.  I am learning bushes of good stuff.

  • 13 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Great calculation skills I enjoy your videos!! Cool

  • 15 months ago

    D_Zaster

    I think at 10:18 capturing the bishop was silly because it would allow the knight to take its place.

  • 15 months ago

    crunchtime88

    Great vid GM. Quick question, at 10:18, you mentioned it is silly to capture black's bishop at c5, may i ask why that's the case? thanks

  • 16 months ago

    TigerLearns

    Thank you GM Melik Khachiyan for a very instructive lesson on calculations which is a core skill in chess. I like the small bushes technique and I am slowly understanding the meaning behind the saying, "It is just a matter of technique". Very helpful video series!

  • 16 months ago

    Marfol

    Very good and instructive!

  • 16 months ago

    shukradev

    Thank you very much!!

  • 16 months ago

    CHESSUSA39

    Cool & instructive.

  • 16 months ago

    Ghost79

    I loved how quickly it was over after Rc3, nice vid!

  • 16 months ago

    Redglove6

    Loved the basic tips (1) more pawns on one color, make sure you control the opposite square (2) to find the most aggressive piece look for the most advanced piece.  Loved the idea of calculating in bushes and process of emilination which is what I do anyway.  Advancement then becomes understanding key positions which is why Mel is a GM and I am picking up the crumbs of his wisdom!

  • 16 months ago

    chesschief24

    I completely understand what you're trying to tell us in this video, you want us to calculate very short variations once, and then calculate 10 moves deep all the other times :)

  • 16 months ago

    Redman

    Interesting video as usual.

  • 16 months ago

    ericwangl

    It is useful to my games!

  • 16 months ago

    Alivallo

    at 19:21 in the video.   I don't see why a break with c5 is bad for black. 

    also this video has revealed I don't know that many plans!  Where can I practice coming up with similar plans?  The only method I know is a position analysis with a program like SCID then using the Idea of the highest rated winners.  This type of analysis takes hours, also; bad plans are not explained.  Additionally this is not really making plans.  In this video there is a plan for even bad positions.   

  • 16 months ago

    Luidefunes

    :)

  • 16 months ago

    DrFrank124c

    GM Melikset uses shorter calculations and calls them bushes as opposed to trees of variations. We need more vids to further illustrate this thinking process.

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