• 3 weeks ago


    Wonderful topic!

  • 13 months ago


    at 8:38 black to move is mate right??????i mean if Rxe4 then black queen can mate....right?

  • 21 months ago


    Thanks again Coach

  • 3 years ago


    Melik, I'm a big fan but you really should have re-recorded this. Great explanation of prophylactic thinking but errors in analysis should have required your corrections.

  • 3 years ago


    An enjoyable lesson - there should be more videos made like this! Cool

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you... it was a very nice instructive video. Kindly do make this type of videos; its very very good. thank you once changes a players perception to c the chess board rather than just calculations.. and all...:)

  • 3 years ago


    how is the game over at 8:14, which the black queen is protecting that f5 square?

  • 3 years ago


    At 8:39 White has Qc1+ mate. but i still love your videos, Melik.Smile

  • 3 years ago

    NM CraiggoryC

    Usually Melik's videos are great (Dvoretsky-esque), but the missed mates were very distracting. Hopefully there is a retraction or another Melik video on the same topic soon!

  • 3 years ago


    At 8:38, after overlooking Rxe4, Qc1+ leading to a mate for black, Melik proceeds to mate black with 2 white queens, and then says, "Very simple". Looks like the video needs an overhaul.

  • 3 years ago


    yes, I noticed it too.  


  • 3 years ago


    Most of your videos are exclams, but this one was a blunder.  I'm looking forward to seeng you start a new series.

  • 3 years ago

    FM Nemo_Nobody

    Missing backrank checkmate after Re4 once or twice. Also I don't understand why after miscalculating (7:14) you don't go back and delete (edit) the video but instead leave miscalculations in it.

    Other then that, a good topic and an interesting position.

  • 3 years ago


    Very instructive, but has a miscalculation Qc1 after Rxe4!

  • 3 years ago


    Maybe at 8:34 instead of Rxe4 you meant Qd5+? Then if Kh7 Qxf5 wins. And after Kh8 e8=Q should be mating shortly. I haven't checked with the computer but it seems to work.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you Grandmaster Melik.

  • 3 years ago


    @8:36, doesn't black win after Qc1+, then there is no defense to the mate!!!

    I'm a little confused..

  • 3 years ago


    Bobby Fischer..Anything to win

    a good documentary, watch it later

  • 3 years ago


    Yea Rxe4 isn't possible in any variation. Weird that you spot advanced variations more clearlySurprised

  • 3 years ago


    It is already at 5.57: Why fxe4? There is a mate before that with Queen to the first rank.

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