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Good grief; well that went way over my head. but it was very interesting.
Ng5? Oh, I see. very good.
I was actually just two boards over in the first game shown. Everyone around was really shocked when the game was all over so quick while the rest of us were still coming out of the opening phase. Especially knowing it was a GM vs IM game. Only expect a result like that in round 1 when GM is paired much further down.
thanks this has helped me alot
its very intresting
1.d4! is always a winning formula
On a more serious note, for me as a 1.d4 player myself, it's instructive to see how 1.d4 games develop at a much higher level and I definately like that neat trick in getting rid of blacks DSB in the stonewall - b3! which is a move I love anyway in another opening
Great material Sam thanks for showing these
Nice video! Thanks.
nice video- thanks!
First, I presume you mean 6. Ba3 at 2:35. Second, it's a blunder because of 6...Bxa3 7. Nxa3 Qa5+.
Grrr... really want to know why "...c6. Ba3," is a blunder.
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Getting the opponent out of their comfort zones with non-theoretical but still challenging play is a great way to apply practical pressure. Thanks for the egs.
by GM Sam Shankland
Today Sam Shankland explains the reasons for why two International Masters would make totally uncharacteristic, back to back, blunders against him. It's all about the pressure! He highlights how being super accurate in his approach "challenged" his opponents to find accurate moves earlier than they were used to, which can lead people to blunders. Shanky accepted these gifts with pleasure!
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GM Sam Shankland
Sam learned chess at age 11 from the Berkeley Chess School program. Within four years, he had become a National Master, and two years later, he became an International Master when he tied for first in the world u-18 championship, a result unmatched in the last decade of international play by American players. At 20, he has already played in several U.S. Championships, placing 3rd in 2011.
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