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Thanks Melik! A good start to your chess.com video strategy! You've definetley improved over the years, but still it's worth watching and still learned a lot
Great video.Gives me new ideas about when bishops pin the guard Knight.Thanks
thanks for the video
Similar to the classic, Winter - Capablanca game which I think Melik covers in a later video.
Good one. I think the first game of the Death Match between Polgar and Short went in a similar fashion by punishing Bg4 by sending it to the corner to spectate.
thx for this great video, positional play it s the scientific side of the game really enjoyful !
thank you grand master
Good video! Thanks!
So nice how you shut in the Bishop for the whole game. Black was effectively playing down a piece the whole time.
I love making enemy pieces worthless like what you have done - shutting them out of the game. Weaker players don't seem to grasp positional play very well and although I'm a relatively decent player, I on occasion make these mistakes and know positional play is where I'm lacking.
Great game thanks.
On Melikset Khachiyan's 3rd move he sets out to lock down black's bishop with 2 pawn chains. That pawn remained lock up for the entire game. Absolutely phenomenal.
Melky you the man
This video was very helpful and instructive. Great insight on restricting opponents passive pieces and keeping them passive as well as watching an opening move that can cause your pieces to be restricted. Thanks again!
Thank You Mr. Khachiyan! Great video as it opened up a new way of thinking and analyzing Bishop pins in openings.
250494, the reason you couldn't watch the whole video was because you are not a diamond member. You are a basic member, so you don't receive that many privileges.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In this interesting game, GM Khachiyan takes advantage of an early opening mistake to build a long term game plan based around restricting an enemy piece. His play demonstrates the value of patiently building up your position and limiting your opponent's options. This lesson is a beautiful example of prophylaxis and positional domination.
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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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