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What a crucial lesson. I feel like becoming as strong as I can is part of my responsibility as a player It's something you owe to yourself, because as your understandig improves, your love and appreciation for the game will only grow.
GM Melik, you are inspiring chess players to be their best!
Thank you Melik Khachiyan.
A great game Melik with an amazing tactical finish! A clear and complete analysis too!
Wow. I almost feel sorry for Aldama. Playing against you must be as much fun as playing hide and seek with a Russian Sniper.
By the way, pawns aren't pieces so it can't be the best piece on f2!!
Awesome game! :D
Hey wonderful move man
hey melik i live in san diego, it would have been nice to come watch! great game, well done.
Thank you for all kind words.
Congratulations on the great tournament and the great game! I'm so happy you kept playing tournament chess. I know you were discouraged after some poor results, but it is always darkest before the dawn. Great comeback!
i like it. great game
Congrats on your wins. I for one am also very glad that you have decided not to retire, it would be a great loss to us all. You are a great teacher, and I wish you the very best, and continued success in all your future endeavours. Great videos and this one is no exception, thank you for sharing it.
I always watch you on chess.com tv, but don't know how to chat there, so I am sure there are others that feel the same about you not retiring. Good luck Melik
khachiyan, play the board not your opponent
Great defense! Very sharp game.
I love playing chess
Wow, that's an incredibly beatiful game Melik!
Your defensive skills are so inspirational. Great video as usual, can't wait for the next one.
Superb...wonderful to see a Grand Master bring a wealth of experience and play such a great game! Thank you!!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Today GM Melik thanks the Chess.com Members for providing him with the needed encouragement and support to keep playing actively and to strive further, and always for improvement! Without that, we would never have had the pleasure of the current spectacle! Melik takes on an aggressive, and surprisingly well prepared opponent. He quickly finds himself on the defensive. Is he resourceful enough to "wiggle away" to does he falter to black's kingside attack?
King's Indian Defense: Fianchetto Variation, Classical Fianchetto (E67)
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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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