• 6 weeks ago


    Great advice!

  • 4 years ago


    Thank you Grandmaster Melik.

  • 4 years ago


    Meowwwwww I love you Russians! 

  • 4 years ago


    You always inspire me!  I'm watching this video tonight to get pumped up for our weekly chess club at Carl's Jr. Now I'm off to face my friend ... my mantra "Don't back down"  !  Let's ROCK!  Tnx again Melik!  You ROCK!

  • 4 years ago


    Your game analysis always contains nice advice regarding technique as well as philosophical insight.  Thanks.

  • 4 years ago


    This is soooooooooooo much better than a Master analyzing someone else's  game.  We get to experience a little of the thought process of a GM.

    Well done!!!

  • 4 years ago


    Interesting game. But people could trick you out of your beloved variation by playing a "deferred" Alapin with 2.Nf3

    I just checked in the "c3" tome, you made it! He mentions your game in a subvariation of the model game 4.16 Sveshnikov-Rustemov, Elista 1995: "14.Qe2? Bg4! =+ Sveshnikov-Khachian, Moscow 1996".

    I put it on a board [for those who have the book, see page 77]:

    And he still thinks that "Of course, this [2. ... d6] is not the strongest move, since it allows White to seize the centre".

    I thought that you would like to know it but maybe you already knew :)

    Source: "The complete c3-Sicilian" by Sveshnikov, New in Chess, 2010

  • 4 years ago


    Brilliant game, and great line against Alapin!

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