How Boa Constrictor Chess Squeezes Wins
Squeeze play — that is, making positional moves that reduce your opponent’s mobility to the point that he feels like his pieces can’t move…like he is being positionally strangled…
This was the true secret of guys like Petrosian and Karpov and why Iron Tigran got the nickname “Boa Constrictor”!
Inside this bundle you’ll find 27 hours of lectures giving you deep knowledge and a skill set strong enough to squeeze opponents in a way that’d make even Petrosian proud.
About the Author:
Melikset Khachiyan is an Armenian-American Grandmaster, originally from Azerbaijan. Khachiyan began playing chess at the age of eight. Two years later he won the Baku Junior Championship.
When he was twelve years old he became a Soviet Candidate Master. Among his early coaches was the 9th World Champion, Tigran Petrosian, as well as Aleksander S Nikitin and Alexander Shakarov, who are well known for their coaching and analytical work with the 13th World Champion, Garry Kasparov.
Melikset is the trainer who coached Levon Aronian and is credited for the Armenian hitting his sickeningly high rating of 2830 Elo! His student roster has also included some of the top junior players in the US, including 2010 World Youth Champion GM Steven Zierk, 2012 World Youth Champion GM Kayden Troff, 2017 World Youth Champion WIM Annie Wang, and multiple US national and state youth chess champions.
Is this course for me?
In this 27-hour bundle, GM Melikset Khachiyan makes use of historical games to illustrate positional chess concepts, such as the way Capablanca used the restriction to score a remarkable win over Winter, then we fast forward 66 years and see how Kasparov applies the same concept to defeat Karpov in 1985, his own career highlights as well as the games of players with a promising future, and if you haven’t noticed, is positional chess what makes the difference between an amateur and a master.
Here’s just some of what you’ll learn:
- Dominate Squares like Petrosian! Petrosian placed the domination of squares far above considerations like material or attack. In his 9 part series Learning from the Best: Tigran Petrosian, GM Khachiyan reveals how his famous compatriot approached positions, sacced exchanges, and squeezed opponents to death!
- Shut Down his Bishop Pair and Dominate with Knights! The bishop pair is a deadly weapon..especially when the other guy has it! GM Khachiyan shares his “Anti-Nimzowitsch” method to shut down the bishops with astonishing ease!
- Use Kasparov-like Pawn Sacs and Push Opponents Off the Board! Kasparov was known for his creative and devastating pawn sacrifices that made his pieces menacingly active, whilst leaving opponents dazed and on the ropes! GM Khachiyan explains exactly how he did it and shares an amazing example where even Karpov was left unable to move after …d5!! (diagram)