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Great endgame!! I loved the thought process about placing the rook in f5. It makes more easy to understand a move like h5!
Very instructive video, thank you!
Thank you Grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan.
Fantastic video, GM Melik! It was very interesting! Thanks!
en passant opens up check
Pure class in getting that rook behind the pawn.
was kinda wondering about en passant myself??
Great vids man.....respect.
coz of d ra5 pin!!
Thank you ! I needed this !! This endgame proved to be very tricky anyway ... takeaways : patience and visualize the position you need to get to ... move in that direction be still have patience ... and still visualize ...
Thanks for the video!
Why does white not en passant fxg at 25:30? seems like atleast a draw will be the result. Correct me if I'm wrong please. Huge fan, by the way, always love your insight, just wondering on that move.
Thanks for this video, very interesting!
i. found these endgame videos very helpful. i, cant wait to try this the next time i run across an endgame where i can try to apply some of this knowledge. thanks
Awsome one Kachiyan YOU ARE ALWAYS THE BEST!
Exceptionally well presented! Please make more endgame videos. This was full of fantastic ideas which can be applied in my own games!
Very instructive video on the way to think about reaching advantageous positions. I learned a good bit. Thank you GM.
he does not talk clearly enough, can not recommend
davidmelbourne-"Why not fxg6, ep?? And: why does this editor not allow me to ep in this position?? What am I missing?? Please help!" What you are missing is the Rook pins the pawn so he can't en passant
Hope this helps
Excellent video as always. It's fantastic to see how coming with an entire plan of attack can turn obscure moves like h4 and Ra5 into completely obvious choices. Thanks!
@egelonic: yes, of course, thank you!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today Khachiyan divulges several brilliant insights into the thought process of a Grandmaster in the Endgame. When he sat down to play IM Amanov at the American Open last November, Melik expected a draw after the very "equal Opening choice" by his opponent. However, after a slight mistake, Melik began "thinking from the end" and played like a prophylactic genius to take home the full point!
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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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