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Thanks again Grandmaster Melik.
Thanks Grandmaster Melik.
excellent analysis....will try this line for sure
Very instructive game,Thank you very much!
Good stuff !
excellent as usual...
sorry for the mistake on my comment my cat hided the black bishop lollllllllllll
have a look on the game (playing vs the maroczy bind 2) at 17:25 the GM talk about sacrifice but he might has forget rook a1 checmate the king is traped
DId any of you people find the chess bord to big for the vido
R + minor piece endings have a tendency to separate masters. This game is a good example of that.
Great lecture. I really enjoyed the explanation about the problems with the bishop on e3 after f3 was played.
Nice king run. :)
Nice as usual.
Another Melikset Khachiyan End Game Extraordinaire
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Grandmaster Khachiyan show us another example of how black can, and perhaps should, approach the modern Maroczy Bind -- Accelerated Dragon. Today's video lecture is instructive once again in terms of the ideas black can play for in the opening stage; however, even more educational is Melik's description of the resulting Opposite Colored Bishop ending, Principle of Two Weaknesses, and practical "time pressure" tips...
Sicilian Defense: Open, Accelerated Dragon, Maroczy Bind Formation (B36)
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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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