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Back again and still learning. Thanks Grand Master.
Thanks again Grandmaster Melikset.
great video, but did anyone else hear the guy say, in coughing voice, "bullsh!t situation" at 9 mins 50 seconds to 9 mins 52 seconds? he was talking about an obvious mating pattern, and I heard it in the background... funny stuff.
Great lecture as usual. What does white do if Rxd3 at 20:32 instead of the game move Bd4? Idea of h4 and if covers g3 with queen then Qh6. and if white shifts to attack the g4 pawn then Qg5, the point being that the white queen can't cover g3 and g4 at the same time. i'm thinking rxd3 qxd3 h4 qd5 qh6 qxe5 h4 and kh2 i believe fails due qh4 and rf8 idea. i'm doing this in my head...somebody can check.
good attacking ideas
I like the attack on the h file
Thanks, Melikset. Good ideas throughout.
Really great video. It's amazing how you are able to take a drawish looking position and crush a very good player with such simple ideas.
Very nice commentary. Activate your pieces and you have said that time after time. Best here was Bc5 and then give up pawn to keep Bishop active...very instructive. Many thanks.
Thanks Melikset. I dont usually know what to do after I develop my pieces, so many choices. Your videos about postional play and playing against bad pieces and imbalances are opening up my mind for middle game ideas. Thank you.
Walter Shipman is 81.
Amazing!! Amazing!! Amazing!! A very instructive and insightful video Melik. You played powerful, patient, aggressive and sublime chess. Thank you very much you just made not my day but my week an absolute pleasure.
Mahalo for the video. I always learn a lot from your videos. Keep them coming, please.
Nice to see Walter Shipman still playing.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
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...
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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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