The Schliemann is a draw?! GM Melik is surprised to learn that such an aggressive response to the Ruy Lopez has been yielding all draws for him lately. He earns another one, against a strong GM in the USCL. Even though White gets a four on two majority, Khachiyan has a firm grip on the light squares and everything is under control. His simplification to a drawn ending is instructive, unfortunately his fellow Vibe went down in flames!