• 16 months ago


    Everyone here is invited to join...
  • 22 months ago


    ok, can not see the full version again.

  • 2 years ago


    Instructive.  It'd be nice for the subscribers if the analysis was added to the PGN.  I believe this is what another popular subscribtion service does. 

  • 3 years ago


    @SPASSKY; I agree completely. For a lesson, I would say; look at the whole board. don't get hypnotized by the fact that you rat-trapped a rook. The echelon of black pawns defining a funnel pointing towards your king hiding behind a single un-protected pawn, is supposed to tell you something. I once won a game in a casual club tournament from a guy who was busy cleaning out my Queen side; and hadn't finished yet, when I checkmated him with a three move combination. That's when I found out that people really can turn red in the face; he did, and I thought it was quite interesting.

  • 3 years ago


    At 10:41 you missed Ra1! After Qc4, there is Nxf4 followed by a capture on h5, so I think Qxa2 would be a blunder.

  • 3 years ago


    TQ SIR...

  • 3 years ago


    games went to fast for me to follow

  • 3 years ago


    thanks for the video.

  • 3 years ago


    very enjoyable but why did feel the need to mention black's spectacular...Nc6 in the introduction spiel? no point in the author urging us to pause the video if the move has been"telegraphed" in that way.that said,keep up the good work GM Shankland,i always enjoy your vids.

  • 3 years ago


    hey, I play the KID as black and i know the concept of attacking the kingside before your opponent destroys the queenside. However, many times, something like b4 and Nc7 completely destroys my queenside leading to a loss. Is there any advice on an accelerated attack or maybe a bit of defense on the weak queenside?

    P.S. I cannot stand Queens Gambit as I prefer tactical open positions 

  • 3 years ago


    Nice game (for Black).  A typical King's Indian:  Black wins the game, White wins the analysis.  White gets reduced to finding "only" moves for a while, and he always misses one during the game, but finds it during the post-mortem.

    I've written my share of articles about the same line.  An excerpt from the first article:

    If you are going to play the King's Indian Defense as Black, you have to have the mindset of being committed to your kingside attack.  Halfway attacking gestures, unnecessary defensive moves on the queenside, and fearful moves just don't cut it.  You're either going to attack and play for mate or you're not.  If you don't like attacking, play the Queen's Gambit.  The main idea you have to keep in mind is this:  "If his queenside attack works, he wins material.  If my kingside attack works, I checkmate him."  That thought will give you courage as your queenside gets decimated.  Think of his captures of your material as a good thing, that is, he is spending time over there and giving your attack more time to develop over here.  Time is the important thing, not a rook on a8 that is contributing nothing to the attack.

    ttp:// (Games 2 & 3) (Game 5)

  • 3 years ago


    very resourceful calculations looking at it presently!

  • 3 years ago


    A painful loss but an enjoyable lesson - I might need to study-up and add the King's Indian into my repertoire! Thanks for showing us a loss - in an ironic way it's reassuring that a good GM like yourself made mistakes during your rise up the ranks... it would be awesome to play even half as good as you one day! Cool

  • 3 years ago


    I liked your opening moves and wished you spent more time on them. Do you have any videos on that opening? Thanks for the lessons

  • 3 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    interesting exercise is to try to consolidate 21. bxa7 nc6.  white is winning, but it does take care/calculation.  sam and alex have a few very well-played KIDs, but black has sufficient resources in the kozul line and the early nb5 line, vigorito's recent book is probably a good starting point, at least on the former line, black's best resources in the latter have yet to manifest themselves in practice afaik.  objectively no doubt 9.ne1 is the way to play.

  • 3 years ago


    Looks like losing that game really hurt. Your voice breaks during the whole video. Great game.

  • 3 years ago


    Great video sam

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