Dynamic Chess With GM Khachiyan

Dynamic Chess With GM Khachiyan

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What is dynamic chess? You'll find out here as GM Melik Khachiyan teaches you to compound your advantages and really put pressure on opponents. There's nothing like learning from in-game examples. Watch a great teacher break down dynamic chess from these classic matches. 

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Dynamic Play 1: Key Decisions in Critical Moments GM Melik Khachiyan offers a lesson in imaginative chess. Down in development and possessing a wrecked kingside, Khachiyan shows us the meaning of dynamic play. With subtle sacrifices and brilliant creative tactics, the tides are turned, and the game is won. This video offers insight into the mind of the grandmaster as Khachiyan illustrates game-changing decisions at critical points in the attack and defense. 

Dynamic Play 2: Key Decisions in Critical Moments Khachiyan hones in on “concrete” tactics in this second video of his dynamic chess series on Analyzing two games featuring dynamic chess and inspired tactics, Khachiyan continues to let us into the mind of the GM with fantastic and inspiring chess. There are too many exclams (!) to count in this video. 

Dynamic Play 3: Typical Ideas in the Scheveningen Khachiyan draws from a critical last-round contest with GM Eduard Gufeld to present the viewer with a host of ideas from the Scheveningen structure (characterized by black pawns on e6 and d6) in the Sicilian Defense. The game continuation also shows some good attacking play against an uncastled king and some fantastic tactics.

Dynamic Play 4: Winning Piece Placement Sometimes a chess position is totally out of control. In such positions, concrete calculation is often of primary importance. However, in many cases, you can actually discover a logic to the position. Khachiyan shows you how he solved a wild position with two exposed kings with an assessment of proper piece placement.

Dynamic Theory: GM Khachiyan v. IM Brooks Khachiyan goes through a recent tournament game of his, giving the viewer his detailed thought process. The game covered is from a main-line Najdorf Sicilian, with opposite-sides castling and sharp tactical play for both sides. 

Dynamic Theory: Logical Chain Khachiyan again shows how a logical chain can run through an entire game, guiding and informing the players' decisions along the way. He stresses piece activity and coordination while showing many important positional themes from the Sicilian Defense. 

Evaluation and Dynamic Thinking I Khachiyan continues his video series on the subject of improving your positional understanding with a review of the pivotal world championship match game between Kramnik and Leko in 2004. White's ability to target weaknesses on both sides of the board, while maintaining a strangle hold over the seventh rank, proved to be the decisive factor in Kramnik's victory!

Evaluation and Dynamic Thinking II Khachiyan continues his video series on the "art of evaluating" with a review of yet another game from the 2004 FIDE World Championship Match between Kramnik and Leko. In this case, Leko finds himself in a positionally lost ending, but he saves the game with "dynamic" defensive moves. What exactly is the difference between "normal defense" and "dynamic defense"? You will have to watch to find out.

Dynamic Thinking In Chess What did Khachiyan and his students learn from the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships? One lesson was the importance of dynamic thinking in chess, especially in as big a tournament as the world youth. Andrew Hong, one of Melik’s star students, took his shot at what Melik thinks was the most brutal section of the tournament, the Under-12. One look at his first game “should teach other kids how to play chess” — dynamically and prophylactically.

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