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Thanks again Grandmaster Melik.
Thank you Grandmaster.
thanks for a great series and this video is particularly interesting to me as I was looking for a good line for white! Be3 seems like an interesting move that could lead to rich positions...
Great game! I'm a big fan of Joel Benjamin's and will look at more of your games with him.
Great video and lesson.
I'm curious at the position at 19:03 why you didn't save the rook? I'm just thinking what I'm missing here. If you had move the rook from b8 to b7 would that have been a bad move?
But again great video I'm just here to learn more.
Sorry for the loss but the analysis and video and even the game was top-notch, loving your lectures! :)
Even B5 would not help us I guess... After trying B4 to kick the knight what about the immediate threat of checkmate by the move knight capturing the E5 pawn?
That was a nice game you had, gmmelik. Out of all these videos in the series, I have to say this one was the best. Hope your next lectures are more interesting!
I liked hearing your thinking behind each of the moves.
Not only interesting but usefull as well
Great to see loosing as black, which is what I do 80% of the time. :) Show me a game when you win, with this opening, and I promise I'll remember and play it!
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
In part 6 Melik displays yet another battle he had with a top American Grandmaster, and yet another game where he refused to "shy away" from his Schliemann Gambit! Today Melik shows a game where he took on GM Joel Benjamin, and though the result wasn't exactly what he wanted this time around, he still highlights all the important principles of the opening for all of our enjoyment.
Ruy Lopez: Schliemann Defense, Jaenisch Gambit Accepted (C60)
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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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