• 8 weeks ago


    Great lesson!

  • 3 years ago


    I tried to download the pgn, but in chessbase 10, the file shows nothing. ???

  • 4 years ago


    Position 1:  I don't see how Rc3 changes anything.  I would continue attacking on the kingside with Qg3, threatening mate. After g6, Qh4; h5 Qg5; just like in the game.  

    Position 2: I would play Rf3, uplifting the rook to the 3rd rank to defend against Qe3. And also, now the uplifted rook is in position to join in on the kingside attack or to join forces with the rook along the b-file.

  • 4 years ago


    Why can't I play this on chrome?

  • 4 years ago


    i dont have any virtual images in my videos only sound why is that?

  • 5 years ago


    OK., but in the pgn file there is no game!!!

  • 5 years ago


    It`s telling me "Video Not Found " Why is that?  Has it been removed? Explane Please ?!

  • 5 years ago


    Suggestion: In the synopsis, i.e. in this case in the last 3 minutes, naturally it would be very helpful to go back and put those moves discussed on the screen. Thanks!

  • 5 years ago



  • 5 years ago


    Good suggestions but I need to play through the game a few more times to really understand it all.

  • 5 years ago


    Involving the queen in an attact to make it a power move and "we do not play material we play the game and the squares," was most helpful because I just started playing. Thanks for passing that on!!

  • 5 years ago


    Excellent lesson! I love how the queen, in the solution to the first question, manipulates the pawns to gain access to the king. Nicely done.

  • 5 years ago


    I enjoyed the lesson, it would be really cool if the homework assignments could be attached to a analysis board to work out and post. 

  • 5 years ago


    Homework #1: ...Rc3 1. Qg3 g6 2. Qh4 h5 3. Qg5 Kh7 4. Ne5 Be8 5. Ng4! hxg4 6. Qh5+ Kg8 7. Qh6 1-0

    Homework #2: ...Re2 1. Rb3 Qf8 2. Nxg6 fxg6 3. Qxg6+ Kh8 4. Qxh5+ Kg8 (Here I didn't see Rg3 which immediately wins but rather Kh1 which is also really powerful. For Ex: if 5. Kh1 Qf7 6. Rg1+ Kf8 7. Qh8+ w/mate to follow). 

    If on 1. ...Qxb3 then after Qh6 mate is inevitable.

    The idea of adding homework is brilliant as it involves the audience and immerses them in the lecture thoroughly. It also makes, at least me, feel extremely involved as I feel I am interacting with the game and the teacher GM Melikset Khachiyan. 

  • 5 years ago


    This is a fun and entertaining game! Laughing

    Homework #1 20. ... Rc3 21. Qg3 g6 22. Qh4 h5 23. Qg5 Kh7 (queen walks on weakened dark squares) 24. Ne5 hitting f7 Be8 25. Ng4 hxg4 26. Qh4+ Kg8 27. Qh6 with mate to follow as Queen completes dark square dance to win Cool cool game.

    Homework #2  perhaps 25. ... Re2 26. Rxb7 Qe3+ 27. Kh1 Qh3 28. Ng2 interference Be8 29. Rg1 Kh7

  • 5 years ago


    It's already a great series: What the doctor ordered, for me at least.  I learned so much from this first one, I can't wait for the others.  Keep up the great work GM Mel!

  • 5 years ago


    Very good lesson! Clear and esasy to learn. Thank you!  (I think the pgn has some problems...)

  • 5 years ago


    For #2 I originally thought that Rb3 works and I'm still not sure why it doesn't. Rb3 if Qb3 than Qh6 and after stopping black's checks white should win. If after Rb3 than Qf8 white has Nxg6, fxg6 Qxg6, Kh8 Rh3 with Rxh5+ to follow. Than if after Rb3, Qd6 then Nxg6, fxg6 Qxg6+ (if Kh8 then Rh3 again.) Kf8 Qg7+, Ke8 then f7+ and white will queen next move. I don't know why this isn't the best move though.

  • 5 years ago

    GM GMMelik

    I would take Musk6868 as the person who made it whole thing. ,Vladan88 came very close as well. 

    If I'm missing someone please let me know.

    Kind regards,

    GM Melik..

  • 5 years ago

    GM GMMelik

    Solution # 1. On 20...Rc3 the best respond is 21.21.Qg3 g6 22. Qh4 h5 23.Qg5 Kh7 and now 24.Ne5 Rc1 and 25.Nxf7.

    Solution # 2. 25...Re2 26.Rf3 Qa2 27.Qh6,or 26...Qa4 27.Nxg6.

    I hope you guys,enjoyed by having this lecture with homework. I will put in my list all players who found the all answers,and by the end of the lectures I will  give award  to the winner.

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