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Thank you Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan.
nice video - but i was expecting something more traditionally 'calculation'
Great followup to part 1 - part 3 is getting watched now
At 14:40-15:30, some great advice from GM Melik about the crucial role being objective regarding the position plays in deciding upon the correct plan!
The first example of Sokolov was a really nice/instructive one. Indeed it seemed like easy to see. But okay, I make a whole lot more mistakes than that, but I can actually imagine myself seeing this idea in a real game. Thanks for your clear explanations/videos.
After 7 hours, I'd probably be trying to push the knights in straight lines. LOL. but since I just got here; I understand the points you made. thank you.
This video will not work for me either. I am told that either there is a "corruption issue" or that the video "used] features your browser did not support." (I am using Chrome.) Anyone else having issues viewing this with Chrome?
Very helpful and instructive endgame analysis - thanks, Melik!
Great Video GM MK, great series. Well done!
softreacher has a 10 days old comment on a video published today? Either "someone" is bullshitting us, or there's a bug in your code.
Once again, this wont play on my ipad. It worked a couple hours ago but after the servers were shut down and came back up, it wont play on the chess.com app. Annoying. Please figure out what. The heck the problem is.
That video is so good
it was very good. This video helped improve my rating.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In his next installment, GM Khachiyan reviews the games Nakamura-Sokolov and Hao-Anand. He highlights instructive moments regarding Zugzwang, when to setup "goals" within you endgame plans, and how to avoid traps and pitfalls on both practical and psychological levels. And he also recommends that you never "Tweet" after a tough loss!
Related: « Part 1
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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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