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Thanks for sharing your game GM, very interesting.
Thank you Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan.
Спасибо за все Ваши знания и эмоции, которые Вы выложили в этой лекции!
Very interesting game. Thanks for sharing!
CelticChess, this is not the place to complain about the daily puzzle. Personally I have only had a couple puzzles that have had problems. Perhaps you should direct these flaming comments towards somebody who can actually solve the problem, instead of defaming our precious grandmaster video lessons. GM Khachiyan is not responsible for the daily puzzle, and therefore should not be subject to such comments. If I were your manager, I can honestly say that I would have fired you for not using the proper channels to communicate to the right people, and instead crying like a little baby. Isn't it time you stopped being so angry? Or can you simply not control your rage in such a way that doesn't spam this site, specifically this video lesson, upsetting not only GM Khachiyan, but everyone who reads your pathetic comment? Professionalism? FAIL
thank y6ou for sharing!
Enjoyed this one thx!
Why are these videos so short?
Well played, well told! What a memorable experience!
Enjoyed the story behind the game, as well as the game itself. He was quite a gentleman to offer draw twice and then spend so much time aftewards talking about it.
Thanks for sharing this special "historical" event with us!
I thought My System mentioned overprotecting strong points not weak points. Can you explain this? Anyway great game I always enjoy your lectures.
Greate story, two draw offer by Spassky. Thank you.
Instructive game, great story. To form, Spassky was a gentleman.
You should have complained about the lighting conditions after the first draw offer! ;-}
@archmage81 You know, they recently invented a time machine. It worked! ;)
What an honor to play a historic figure. Great video!
how is it released July 27, 2012, was it made in the future and sent back?
Wow! What a story!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
When one of the greatest chess players of all time offers you a draw in a roughly unclear position, you take it right? Not GM Melik Khachiyan! Today he kicks off a new video series by reviewing not necessarily his best, but definitely his most memorable games -- each of which will have a story to go with it! See how Melik achieved a clear advantage against the former World Champ, but eventually fell just short of ultimate glory.
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Spassky, Boris
vs. Khachiyan, Melik
English Opening: Reversed Sicilian Variation, 2...d6 3.Nf3 (A21)
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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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