GM Melik recognizes the talent in his young opponent, but he's not willing to pass the torch yet! Needing a win in the last round for a good payday, the grandmaster plays his favorite Philidor and a wild fight ensues. His queen is almost trapped, then he goes down the exchange. But not to worry - eventually White's queen is offsides and Melik takes over the initiative and the psychological edge. The endgame technique is flawless!