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  • vor 8 Wochen


    Thanks again Coach

  • vor 14 Monate


    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.

  • vor 18 Monate


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

  • vor 19 Monate


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

  • vor 21 Monate


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

  • vor 21 Monate


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

  • vor 21 Monate

    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!

  • vor 21 Monate


    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.

  • vor 21 Monate


    yes, I noticed it too.  


  • vor 21 Monate


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

  • vor 21 Monate

    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.

  • vor 21 Monate


    Very instructive, but has a miscalculation Qc1 after Rxe4!

  • vor 21 Monate


    No doubt that GM Khachiyan got his notes mixed up but his general anlalysis and, more importantly, his teaching point is still valid. When you make a plan, you must also consider how your opponent can oppose that plan and then make any neccesary prophylactic moves to prepare your planned continuation. If you play without considering and addressing your opponent's ideas, then you're just play "hope chess" as NM Heisman terms it.

  • vor 21 Monate


    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.

  • vor 21 Monate


    Thank you Grandmaster Melik.

  • vor 21 Monate


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

    I'm a little confused..

  • vor 21 Monate


    Bobby Fischer..Anything to win


    a good documentary, watch it later

  • vor 21 Monate


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

  • vor 21 Monate


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

  • vor 21 Monate


    Great video.

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