Sunday, February 8, 2009

Grandmaster Melikset Khachiyan




Winner of Special Super Gambito # 407, arguably the STRONGEST Gambito ever with GM Khachiyan, IM Enrico Sevillano and IM Cy Lakdawala with a formidable support cast of masters including John Daniel Bryant, Bruce Baker, Garoush Manoukian, Ron Bruno, Romeo Ignacio, Peter Graves and Avram Zaydenberg. Grandmaster Khachiyan is the consummate professional and deserved his victory fully. Here we see the grandmaster under pressure from Cy Lakdawala but the grandmaster extricated himself safely, drew the game and collected undivided first place.

5 comments:

  1. Don't forget NM Romeo Ignacio, he was the 10th master. Alex Kretchetov cancelled at the last minute or we would have had 11...

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  2. LOL! Look up, Chuck! Romeo was originally listed. As for Kretchetov, unfortunately, if you don't show - "You didn't play!" But nonetheless, a nice "shout out" for Alexandre.

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  3. Oh, Sorry I counted only nine that you listed there, and so I thought that you left out Romeo. I think John Bryant is the only one missing from your list. In rating order "the gang of 10" is Khachiyan, Sevillano, Lakdawala, Bryant, Manukyan, Bruno, Baker, Graves, Zaydenberg and Ignacio. Pretty cool.

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  4. You are right! I have John Bryant video clips crawling all over me that I simply omitted his name on the list! Correction is in order!

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  5. Rick: It should have been more exciting and memorable had you interviewed each GM, IM's and NM's. Maybe highlights of their games including the out of town players. T'was the STRONGEST Gambito ever. Heh, heh , hurray to your effort!

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