Activity First!

Sep 14, 2010
27 min
GM Melik Khachiyan finds more instructive concepts from his own games and shares them with us in today's video! Here he takes the black pieces against IM Walter Shipman at the US Open just a few weeks ago. After a slightly strange opening, Melik finds a "flexible" way to grab an advantage. Pay special attention to his description of the knight vs bishop middlegame, the need for activity, and the lesson his first coach gave him about f2 and f7...