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  • 7 months ago


    thank you forthe good analysis

  • 9 months ago


    Thanks again Coach

  • 16 months ago


  • 18 months ago


    Awesome.  Thank you, GM Khachiyan :)

  • 20 months ago


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

  • 22 months ago


    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...

  • 2 years ago


    Outstanding.  I am learning bushes of good stuff.

  • 2 years ago


    Great calculation skills I enjoy your videos!! Cool

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


    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

  • 2 years ago


    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!

  • 2 years ago


    Very good and instructive!

  • 2 years ago


    Thank you very much!!

  • 2 years ago


    Cool & instructive.

  • 2 years ago


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

  • 2 years ago


    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!

  • 2 years ago


    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 :)

  • 2 years ago


    Interesting video as usual.

  • 2 years ago


    It is useful to my games!

  • 2 years ago


    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.   

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