My Memorable Games: Crushing Lputian!

Jul 21, 2012
20 min
Every "future" Grandmaster must challenge those who have come before him/her at some point, and today Melik reviews his first "GM Scalp"! He dives right into one of the sharpest lines of the Modern Pirc system against the well known theoretician, GM Smbat Lputian, but it is Melik who quickly gains the upper hand when Lputian takes a passive, and dubious approach. White breaks through the ranks with the prototypical e5-push, and Melik crushes the black king where he stands!