Chess Strategy Guide for Club Players – GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to provide you with some exclusive chess lessons that will help you improve your chess and obtain better results in tournaments. This is a collection of some of GM Khachiyan’s premium videos from chess.com.
In the first portion of this bundle, GM Melikset Khachiyan walks you through the key ideas of the positional exchange sacrifice in one of his own instructive games.
You’d better get ready to take notes because this video is full of Melik’s positional advice. Learn everything you need to know about both sides of the positional exchange sacrifice in this lesson.
Big attacks and spectacular sacrifices might get all the attention, but there are other ways to win a chess game. GM Melikset Khachiyan explains the powerful positional method of restriction, which slowly saps the energy of both your opponent and his pieces.
GM Khachiyan will help you learn how to deny your opponent space, squares, and potential in this enlightening chess course.
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 own early coaches was the 9th World Champion, Tigran Petrosian, as well as Aleksander S Nikitin and Alexander Shakarov, who are most known for their coaching and analytical work with the 13th World Champion, Garry Kasparov.
Grandmaster Khachiyan’s 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 28-hour chess strategy guide, GM Melikset Khachiyan makes use of his own experience and his students’ experience in order to illustrate how to implement dynamic thinking and strategic thinking in your own games.
Sometimes chess relies on the rote study: the rules, normal openings, and some common endgames. But most of the time, winning chess requires imagination — and lots of it.
Here’s part of what you’ll learn:
How to stay creative in chess
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how one of his master students came up with inspirational ideas to stay active during his game and win a long and hard-fought game.
Learn how to have a flexible mind when evaluating your positions and you just might win more of them.
Expect The Unexpected: In-Between Moves
Both Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand missed a critical in-between move in game six of the 2014 world championship match.
GM Melikset Khachiyan will teach you how to look out for these game-changing moves, whether there are quiet threats or spectacular sacrifices. GM Khachiyan shows you one of his own games that is filled with potential in-between moves, and it’s your job to spot them.
5 Secrets To Win Complex Endgames
GM Melikset Khachiyan is here to show you the five endgame concepts you need to know. GM Khachiyan analyzes a game he played against a lower-rated international master to show you how you can convert a complex endgame and get the full point.
Learn how a powerfully placed knight can dominate a bishop in a pawn endgame, even with pawns on both sides of the board.
Follow this course until the end, and you’ll be able to absorb the knowledge provided by GM Khachiyan, you’ll be able to outplay higher rated opponents in tournaments, and you’ll also increase your rating considerably.
Enjoy this course!