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Thanks again Coach Melik
this is a fantastic video on the philidor, thanks for posting
Always appreciate comments on Philidor.
King Malik,I salute you.not only chess lessons,life skills and philosophy to.what a privelige to hear your masterful explanations,thanks again
I like this video for revealing the plans for black. Even I never start by e4 I enjoined the lesson. Thanks.
Good demonstration of technique from going into superior endgame. I will have to remember to use these counterplay limitation patterns (i.e. pawn fixing, covering opponents knight squares, pushing the king back with the rook with in-between check move). Knights are the trickiest piece to operate and defend against because of their awkward movement, although Queens in open positions trick people too. I have to say that 3. f3 transposing into the Samisch seems like a more challenging response to this Philidor. But it's a good thing to transpose an e4 pawn player into a d4 opening. It looks like black gets a fine position with any other move besides f3, since the eventual e5xd4 leaves white with a kingside majority and his king on the kingside : (. I thought Qe2 was a wasted move since black can easily move rook to e8 and create that x-ray Melik mentioned. G4 proved to be the disaster.
i think this video really helped!
Part 6 and first half of part 7 were more like for Advamced players, not intermediate players. Some ideas just expect too much theory to know, too many positions to have experienced to really follow.
Great video as usual Melik. Your videos really help!
A fine instructional video... Good work!
Again! Superb instruction on not only how to think when plallying but
tips and suggestions on what not to do during a game. Another gem
Awesome video! I love how you think, Melik. Calm, composed, solid, but incisive when necessary. Just beautiful.
Great, thank you Melik
Thank you Coach Melik.
Thanks again Melikset Khachiyan for an insightful video and analysis.
I would of loved to have seen your opponents face during the post-mortem analysis when you called his horse a donkey. Awesome.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Fans of GM Khachiyan's series should know, when he needs a win as Black against a lower-rated player, get ready for a Philidor. Using his patented weapon, the veteran takes all the excitement off the junior's face by outcalculating him in a counter-attacking sequence. Khachiyan then masterfully conducts the ending, never allowing his opponent to gain any activity or acquire any hidden resources. So listen to the wise middle-aged GM and you'll never lose to a talented youngster again (hopefully)!
Philidor Defense (C41)
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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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