Mastery: Strategy

Restrict and Win

Restrict and Win

Restrict your opponent's counterplay and win the game!

Want to learn how to execute the perfect positional squeeze? Then this course is for you! Learn from the great teacher GM Melik Khachiyan as he demonstrates how to cut down the opponent's counterplay and dominate the game. Start winning with the positional squeeze today!

Here is what you will learn:

  • Learn how to use prophylactic play to prevent the opponent's counterplay before it begins!
  • Learn how to apply "Spanish Torture" in the Ruy Lopez!
  • Learn how to calm the sharp Najdorf and apply a positional squeeze!

"This was an excellent video that brought to light many of the Ruy's motifs for me. I watched this and had a game right after with all of these ideas." - Chess.com member FastCache

"Great lesson. Just a wealth of understanding and so well communicated. One of, if not the best, instructors of chess. Thanks Melik!" - Chess.com member Check4321

  • How To Restrict And Win

    Big attacks and spectacular sacrifices might get all the attention, but there are other ways to win a chess game. GM Melikset Khachiyan explains the powerful positional method of restriction, which slowly saps the energy of both your opponent and their...

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
  • More Restrict and Win

    Want to learn how to execute the perfect positional squeeze? Learn from one of the greatest, Efim Geller. GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his series on positional restriction with an excellent lesson on prophylactic positional thinking.

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Restriction in the Ruy Lopez

    GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his lesson on restriction in indisputably the most important king’s pawn opening there is: The Ruy Lopez. Learn how to limit your opponent's pieces and their potential in this deeply studied opening.

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
  • Ruy Lopez: Karpov vs Ulf Andersson

    GM Melikset Khachiyan continues his excellent series on restriction with a lesson on how to squeeze your opponent in the Ruy Lopez. GM Khachiyan reviews one of his favorite games ever, an exciting Grandmaster battle between Anatoly Karpov and Ulf Andersson. Learn...

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Boa Constrictor

    How do you squeeze your opponent like a snake? GM Melik Khachiyan shows you the way in this important lesson. Watch GM Melik do his best Petrosian impression in one of his recent tournament games, and learn how to use positional advantages as a deadly...

    • 20 min
    • 5 challenges
  • The Boa Constrictor: Squeezing the Najdorf

    The Najdorf Sicilian is an aggressive, counterattacking system for Black that can be hard to handle as White. GM Melikset Khachiyan shows us how to put the squeeze on this fighting opening! Watch how Melik tames the mighty Najdorf and restricts his...

    • 14 min
    • 5 challenges
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