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Thanks again Coach Melik.
Why not 2.d7 ? I cannot see any way to stop the pawn from queening...
Thank you Grandmaster Melik.
Why not d7 on the 2 min spot??
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Very good - thank you for doing this! I was hoping to see Hou's ending against Giri and Magnus's win over Karjakin. Since those were almost perfectly conducted endings, I don't imagine they fit in with the topic though. I thought Hou's especially instructive because she continually avoided a "fortress" that was always threatened by Giri.
Excellent advice....before you give up material when on the defensive, be sure the resulting position is clearly drawn. Otherwise, don't do it!
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by GM Melikset Khachiyan
Here Melik provides two final examples from the recent Tata Steel Super-GM Tourney in the Netherlands. Rather than highlighting bad technique as he did in part 2, here he focuses on where these strong GMs could have improved their defensive technique. He highlights the need to look to give up small amounts of material for activity or to head towards endings you know are drawn (like Opposite Colored Bishop Endings).
Players: Sergey Karjakin
vs. Wang Hao
Related: Tata Endgames: Nobody's Perfect! - Part 1
Tata Endgames: Nobody's Perfect! - Part 2
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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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