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These "converting extra material" videos have been great! Thanks.
the language you use to annotate games is very concise and revealing
Great video, Sam. Learned a lot. Thanks.
Subtle, Soft-spoken Sam. Great video lesson. Love your sense of humor. Your live game videos are awesome!!!
I wish you the very best in whatever you choose to do in the future. I'm confident your decision will work out for the best.
The second digit of my sister's rating is 7 or 8. The only problem is that she's a 872.
It seems hard to leave chess after winning the 2010 Jr. Closed which, I think, triggers an invitation to playing in the 2011 US Open.
Sam, have you reconsidewred giving up chess, man? Thats a NO-NO decision .
Serious... Of course its your life we are talking about , but still
Wish you all the best and for you not to give up on it, man !
Way over my head.
I like the knight protecting the passer on the last rank trick. I need to watch out for those.
great video, it really showed a window into the locking system
I've seen only two or three Sam Shankland videos and I like this one best. Once again I see the importance of (endgame) tactics and accumulative positional (and material) advantages.
by GM Sam Shankland
IM Sam Shankland continues his video series on the topic of "how to win when you are winning" with his second video regarding the conversion of extra material. In today's lecture Sam highlights the "three-step process" of showing good technique: 1 -- The elimination of counterplay; 2 -- The activation of your pieces; and 3 -- The execution of your advantage (in this case, and open file). Listen and learn...
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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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