• 2 months ago


    Great game and Exc sac!

  • 4 years ago


    Thanks again Grandmaster Melikset Kachiyan.

  • 5 years ago


    funny that you said he probably mentally gave up the idea to play for a win... a guy who commented on the weird game petrosian had against fischer, said the same then... when for the first time i saw fischer really blunder.. anyway thx for the video.. i find petrosians games easier to watch

  • 5 years ago


    I like how you explained his thinking process. It will help me in the future.

  • 5 years ago


    Excellent video! I like how Petrosian mixed things up with his positional rook sacrifice. I also loved the presentation of the endgame, it was very instructional. 

    Thank for another well prepared and very helpful chess lesson. BK

  • 5 years ago


    awsome lecture

  • 5 years ago


    Good Lecture, thanks!!

  • 5 years ago


    Please share more personal recollections! 

  • 5 years ago


    Tal in his introduction to My System by Nimzowisch also discusses this game.

  • 5 years ago

    NM gbidari

    Good lecture. Petrosian was master of the exchange sacrifice. Thanks for covering this interesting game.

  • 5 years ago


    Melik narrates a game of the positional master Petrosian.

    In this game Petrosian makes the interesting exchange sacrifice with rook to f4. This move changed the course of the game. As the game progressed it seems that Petrosian had given up his advantage, in what may appear to be Petrosian mentally giving up his opportunity to play for the win. Petrosians nature was to play safe chess. Melik shows where Petrosian missed a check mate. Over all great game.


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