My Memorable Games: Young Shanky!

Oct 9, 2012
22 min
In the last round of the 2008 National Open in Las Vegas, GM Khachiyan looked across his board at a young, talented FIDE Master -- and he knew he was in for a fight! As Melik explains, he was committed from the beginning to take his time, find all the right moves, and punish his young opponent for trying to surprise him with a sharp, but slightly dubious variation of the Najdorf. What happened in the end? Watch and find out...