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Thank you Grandmaster Melikset.
Im proud to say ive become an expert! Not to mention beat 3 players over 2050 uscf.
I'm proud to say; that I said out-loud to myself; push to e5; long before you mentioned it. I immediately regarded the knight on the edge as "bait". Un-fortunately, I could not deal with the rest of the game. but that's not surprising, I'm really not a strong player.
I play "en pasant". I'm not afraid of the ensuing trades.(homework answer; sorry if it belongs somewhere else, I'm not exactly a computer expert).
I wonder if after Qb5, White can play Bf1...
waiting for ur responce
Interesting lecture, I wouldn't have found the e5 move opening up the centre in my own game...
homework: I would go for these lines, trying to maintain the big pawn center:
- h3 exd4 hxg4 Bxg4 Rac1 and white plans to play e5 soon and pick off the d4 pawn at their leisure.
- h3 exd4 hxg4 d3 Nc3 Bxg4 Kxd3 white has maintained their big pawn center
- h3 Nf6 fxe5 Nxe4+?? Ke3 Ng5 h5 wins a piece for white
- h3 Nf6 fxe5 Nd7 e6 fxe6 dxe6 leaves black dealing with a lot of hanging pieces.
Very nice video. Just the kind of advice I was looking for ! And based on the favorite player Kramnik !
Great video. thanks
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
This weekend GM Melik Khachiyan reviews the play of one of his personal favorite players of all time: The positional and technical mastermind, former World Champion Vladimir Kramnik! He discusses a complicated middlegame position Kramnik played against rival Veselin Topalov., and he highlights how Kramnik used a dynamic approach to deal with his issues and maintain a strong center. Of course, accurate calculation was required!
Players: Kramnik, Vladimir
vs. Topalov, Veselin
English Opening: Symmetrical Variation, Hedgehog Defense (A30)
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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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