16853 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Backgammon, Yatzy, and more!
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
thank you sir
Thanks again Coach.
Hey, that was some really interesting problems. Isn't chess beautiful, and unlike checkers, nobody will ever figure it out ...what a game, a game of kings.
Instructive :) Thank you GM Khachiyan! :)
I think most people think that pros calculate 12-15 moves deep because they don't realize that what they think of as 12-15 moves is actually only considered 6-7 moves. seems to me to be a confusion between a full move and a half move. if you have 4 lines each of 2-3 moves that's 8-12 moves and 16-24 half moves. processing all these moves (full moves, half moves and all) would still require someone who just sat down at a chess board for the first time a substantial amount of time (to say the least (much more than, say, a mere 30 seconds)). if they are even able to identify the 4-5 key lines in the first place as just to do this you have to possess and be able to apply a substantial amount of positional knowledge no? I guess what's a 'bush' for a pro is like a full grown proud 'quercus alba' to a novice huh? yeah wow a lot of tedious topiary work to do there huh. it's ok. I can handle it.
Great video! This theory of "bushes" as you call them is one I have explained to some of my friends that don't play chess very often and assume that strong players ALWAYS calculate 12-15 moves deep which is wrong as you show here
I keep getting a flash error that it can't find the file.
i cant view the video???
it says error loading media: file not found
Cannot view the video -- it is not loading for some reason.
I'm learning a lot with you Melik. Thanks a lot. Really helpful!!!
The problem with calculation videos is inevitably the GM says something like Melik at 1:30 "If White goes Kb2, at least Black can do Nc4+. So clearly, playing Kb2...I don't think so; it's not an option." Ok...we're just dismissing a whole line without looking at it? Then we play Ka1 with absolutely no calculation of that line at all. Sure, after Kc1, he loses two pawns, but after Ka1, maybe he loses a queen...how would we know if we don't look?
Thank very clear explanation. Good stuff!
thank you so much Grandmaster, this is a breakthrough for me,now I understand what I was lack in chess. To correctly understand the position and find the right move is not easy indeed. But with your plain tutorial, I am confident that someday I will be able to do it.
Thanx for the video .
Instructive and entertaining.
Thank you, very nice, plain and easy to understand.
great lesson, short and sweet but understandable and instructive as well.
by GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Melik Khachiyan continues to dispel the myth that top players are always calculating very far down the road. Using a trio of instructive positions from famous players, Khachiyan continues his series on "bushes" by finding the right path without ever straining to see past three moves. His point is simple - you only have to analyze enough moves to either find an unacceptable position or a comfortable one. Either way, it's time to stop and move on with the game!
Russian Game: Nimzowitsch Attack (C42)
Related: Part 10
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2016 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!