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Thanks again Granmaster Melik.
You amaze me with your positional understanding and I am proud to be one of your students. BK
Very good and instructive, thank you.
yes the king move certainly was the highlight of the game, considering i got bored after that
I was wondering why at one point Re7 was the only move for black?
Good game, very well described. I liked learning about how a bishop and a rook, when activated, can be even better then two passive rooks. Also liked the strategy of the king move instead of castling to get him out of the book.
in chess there are thousands plans..it depends upon your challenger and the way he plays..every one has his own tactic in playing..it is just a study of previous games already played..so it is so difficult to keep in mind all plans of great players..but just to know how they think...Regards
very nice game! I really like the idea of playing with the exchange down but having a solid plan with it.
very nice game ! i learn a lot from your lessons thanks !
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In the second installment of this series, GM Khachiyan displays a very interesting game filled with everything from positional blockades to tactical exchange sacrifices. In this highly instructive example of good technique, Melik teaches us once again exactly how to "change the course of a chess game"!
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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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