Technical Chess PlayBook – GM Melikset Khachiyan
GM Melikset Khachiyan is here again to provide you with some incredible chess strategy lessons that will help you obtain much better results in tournaments.
In the first portion of this bundle, GM Melikset Khachiyan offers advice on both practical and psychological levels for dealing with worse positions.
How bad are these positions? Some of them are bordering on dead lost, but as Melik shows, a cool head, accurate calculation, and the right “state of mind” can help you prevail under pressure.
In the second part of this series, GM Melik Khachiyan presents a video series designed to help every ambitious chess player reach a commonly shared goal: Become a chess expert!
Each video of this series tackles a specific topic, from helping you to understand why “dynamics” are more important than “the material count” in the middlegame, how to maneuver your pieces and calculation techniques, to teaching you how to attack when the Kings are castled on opposite sides of the board.
You’d better get ready to take notes because this video collection is full of Melik’s positional advice. Learn everything you need to know about how to play technical chess on both sides of the board.
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.
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 23-hour technical chess guide, GM Melikset Khachiyan makes use of his vast experience in order to illustrate how to implement correct planning, evaluation, and calculation techniques in your own games.
GM Khachiyan uses practical examples to show you how simple chess can be once you master positional elements and have a solid tactical foundation.
Here’s part of you’ll learn with this video collection:
Evaluation and Planning
How many of the Seven Wonders of the World can you name? It doesn’t matter – what GM Khachiyan wants more is for you to know the Seven Elements of Evaluation.
Just like the pyramids, they’ve stood the test of time. How many of them can you name? Watch Part 1 of his new series, which features a battle of two World Champions, and you’ll ace his test!
Positional Tips: Learning from My Own Play!
In a game where prophylaxis rules the day, GM Melikset Khachiyan masterfully restricts black’s pieces until he obtains the concrete advantage of good knight versus bad bishop.
From there, he ruins his opponent’s pawn structure and simplifies into a favorable ending. The finishing tactic is a clever piece trap where he simply out-calculates his lower-rated opponent. The game is low on flash but high on substance!
How to Win Endgames vs Weaker Opponents
How do you beat weaker players in the endgame?
GM Melikset Khachiyan shows you how with his own game against a lower-rated international master. 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 when you absorb the knowledge provided by GM Khachiyan you’ll even be able to outplay higher-rated opponents in tournaments!
Enjoy this course!