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I don't understand why Be7 is not winning istantly ???
Thanks GM Kachiyan for presenting this great game, I would've gotten very little out of an unannotated game score without your explanations
Thanks again Grandmaster.
This series has been long overdue! This first one met and exceeded all my expectation and I can't wait to see what's next.
absolutely awesome, I never know what to do in these kinds of positions! Maybe now I'll have some ideas! not moving black pawns to c5 and e5! wow makes sense!
CAN U EVER DO BE7???
on 9:37 could u have done be7 follewed by bxd6?
Thanks for this video! As a 15 year old learner this helped me a whole lot! Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing the positional expertice ofyour chess coarch Petrosian. In most life experieinces patience is a vertue. Petrosian shows this on the chess board. The way he postioned his rook to create so much havic in the midst of blacks major and minor pieces made me giggle to myself.
The lesson about exchanges reminds me of one in securities trading where for every buyer there is a seller and vic versa. The question is who is the "greater fool" the buyer or seller. I see this same principle in exchanges on the chess board.
Very nice explanation of this game. I especially liked the explanation of how Kh1 could have led to Black's queen getting trapped!
One question - at around 9:31 white plays f3. Instead of f3 what was wrong with Be7 with a double attack on f8 and d6? Would ...f5 given Black good counterplay? Obviously neither Petrosian nor Gufeld missed this move, but I'm not sure how Be7 would have been met by Black.
excellent rook manuvering!
Good lord that was annoying. I sat through 3 minutes of bad sound quality and a barely intelligble accent to learn it was just an add for premium membership?
so much to learn from petrosian!
Great video, Thanks!
Thank you! I've started to study Petrosian, and it's great to hear his games through your voice, his student. Please do more Petrosian games!
I enjoyed this game and commentary very much! Petrosian, the prince of prophylaxis and patience!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
This weekend we learn from the best! Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan starts us on a new video series, exposing us to some of the great positional and "deep thinking" principles that his first coach, former World Champion Tigran Petrosian, instilled in him. In our featured game, Petrosian turns his "positional dominance" over GM Eduard Gufeld into a Queen-side breakthrough with devastating tactical results. Nothing like some "Soviet Chess School prophylactic thinking"... Enjoy!
Players: Petrosian, T.
vs. Gufeld, E.
King's Indian Defense: Semi-Classical Variation, Benoni Variation (E61)
Related: tactics trainer
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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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