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back again... Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
Thanks again Grandmaster Melik
For more infomation about the Vancura and Romanovsky Positions, I've prepared the following videos.
For an even deeper understanding, I recommend the book I used as a reference in preparing the above videos, Practical Chess Endings by Paul Keres. BK
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In his fourth installment of this video series, Grandmaster Khachiyan brings us a two part lesson: The first being a "blunder fest" between GMs Fischer and Gligoric; and the second being one of the more advanced defensive methods when dealing with an enemy corner pawn. The "Vancura Defense" describes a technique in which the rook can defend by checking laterally -- a very awkward yet effective defensive maneuver. Enjoy!
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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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