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Awesome. Thank you, GM Khachiyan :)
This video lesson is very useful to me and I definetely use this techniques while I am playing.
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...
Outstanding. I am learning bushes of good stuff.
Great calculation skills I enjoy your videos!!
I think at 10:18 capturing the bishop was silly because it would allow the knight to take its place.
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
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!
Very good and instructive!
Thank you very much!!
Cool & instructive.
I loved how quickly it was over after Rc3, nice vid!
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!
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 :)
Interesting video as usual.
It is useful to my games!
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.
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.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Are you trying to become a grandmaster by analyzing positions a dozen moves deep? GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you that two or three moves at a time is plenty! Here he beats an FM by only calculating in small chunks - what he called "bushes". Khachiyan achieves his strategical aims without once envisioning the position more than a few moves ahead. Chess just got a lot easier!
Ruy Lopez: Schliemann Defense (C63)
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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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