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Thank you Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan
Lol... i liked his statement: "Never underestimate a grandmaster!"
good Sicilian game. Thanks, Melik.
Nb3?! is a very instructive moment. Since bd7-c6 isn't a threat yet, no reason to commit nb3 yet. Be3 is a move that is needed to play no matter what. But nb3 it's better to wait and let black declare his intensions with his c8 bishops first.
Very nice right to the end. ...Bd4, no g1 for you! :)
What a package! A great lecture by GM Melik, a good game by GM Melik, and anabsolutely brilliant game by GM Ramirez!
I really appreciate the way the black pieces, pawns and kings were connected in the end game. Quite inpressive thanks for the analysis. Good video.
I enjoyed this study of a good Sicilian game. Thanks, Melik.
I hope I learned something from retreating the bishops or knights, something I never consider in a game. I have a mind set of always going up the board.
Another great video GM M.
thanks Melik, I like how you confess to not seeing the best moves all the time and to making mistakes. It keeps me into the game of chess, knowing that my mistakes aren't the end of the world. Loved the video bro!
Great video, I really liked this commentary. Very enthusiastic.
Liked the end game
Fantastic fighting game. Many thanks to Melikset for presenting such an instructive loss.
At 21:20 isn't Bd4 winning?
Great Sicilian review!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today GM Melik Khachiyan launches a two part video series -- both describing games from the U.S. Open in Southern California not more than a month ago. His first battle, though a loss to Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez, is highly instructive in regards to common "Sicilian Pawn Structures" and typical Scheveningen plans for black. Enjoy this installment, and get ready for the second!
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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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