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At 5:45, WHITE HAS THE SAME NC6 FORK MENTIONED JUST SECONDS BEFORE? RIGHT?
Great video. Gelfand is a genius!
OOOOHH SAM, I SEE A TRICK!! PICK ME!! PICK ME!!
good choice of games to examine, I liked it, thanks Sam.
I always really look forward to Sam's videos. Great stuff.
Interesting Vid. Thanks.
hope thre's a lot of vidEo lesSon hEre.....=)
by GM Sam Shankland
IM Sam Shankland is back, and today he continues his video series on the topic of technique. Though there were several instructional moments in this game between Gelfand and Ponomariov, Sam places special emphasis on white's patient relocation of the pieces to defend the center, as well as Gelfand's disciplined approach in stopping his opponent's counterplay. Sam's outburst at the 17-minute mark is funny too...
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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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