• 2 months ago



  • 3 years ago


    truly inspirational!

  • 4 years ago


    Thanks again Grandmaster Khachiyan.

  • 4 years ago


    yes i liked it, and thank u... remember dont be materialistic, think about who dominates the squares!

  • 5 years ago


    That was a very interesting maneuver, a positional sacrifice with both defensive and offensive qualities. It was defensive to stop the pawns and offensive by repositioning his knight to a very powerful square. This goes to show how imaginative Petrosian was in using the positional sacrifice.

  • 5 years ago


    Reshevsky's position seemed strong enough, but clock and psychological issues proved too much for him.

  • 5 years ago


    Good Video, thanks, I think I learned something from it!!


  • 5 years ago


    Great story. 

  • 5 years ago

    NM gbidari

    "It's not about the material. It's a game of squares." Valuable lesson!

  • 5 years ago


    nice little insight into the mind of a great player, must remember your advice about the squares!

  • 5 years ago


    It would also seem, given Reshevsky's potential clock issues and the preceeding Re1, e6 plan, that the shock value of the exchange sac along with the plan derailment had real psychological value as well. The smile couldn't have hurt either, lol. It shows that chess can be more than just the moves.

    Great game, great story.

  • 5 years ago


    Wonderful GM Khachiyan.  Very interesting because it clearly demonstrates how a great positional master viewed the game of chess.  Your comments about squares vs. material is fascinating.  Please show us more of GM Petrosian's masterpieces!

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