22371 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Fantastic video Melik is my favourite author
Amazing video. Thank you for teaching us how to think!! Thank you for teaching humans how to beat computers =)
Thank you Grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan.
One of the first videos I've watched on Chess.com. Really nice explanations and nice game.
Great piece of work, both as a game and lecture!! Brilliant
great video, thanks!
at 22:30, instead of playing the move c6 what about the move Rh8 threatening Ng3+?
Great video with a big lesson.
excellent video! thank you, GM!
thank you for sharing your thoughts through this game. very instructive indeed!
As usual, you balance strategic ideas with tactical points and make the game look easy. Another fine video from Melik!
Great work! So many great points Melik! I'm going to re-watch this!
I'm in that tournament too! Perhaps we may meet in the playing hall.
Excellent and instructive - I love your videos!
I always enjoy your lectures, and this was one of the best. You do a wonderful job explaining concepts which we can carry over into our own games.
Melik's videos are always extremely helpful. He has such a relaxed attitude towards explaining ideas and plans to the viewers that it makes it a great experience for anyone to watch and get something out of each video. A great coach who can explain quite deep ideas and plans in simple language. Thank you and congratulations. :)
Excellent video, Melik, and congratulations on winning the American Open! Thanks for the instructive and enjoyable analysis.
"Chains are strong when they are long!"
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Khachiyan reviews a highly instructional game, explaining "all things positional" along the way! In Yankovsky-Khachiyan, played roughly one month ago, Melik recognized the critical moment in the transition stage from the opening to the middlegame, and he decided to prepare for a long term kingside attack. Do things work out in the long run, or does the position hold too much tension for Melik to achieve his goals? Watch and find out!
Players: Yankovsky, Roman
vs. Khachiyan, Melik
Italian Game (C50)
Related: Next Video »
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!