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At 7:26, why can't white play f5 after f3? You know, after the queens
exchange black can do rd7, f3 and then f5.
Im sorry if that question is idiotic
(considering the idiot i am) but i cant see anything wrong with f5.
Great selection of endgame to depict the point - How super strong GMs evaluate positions differently and how to learn from it?
Great video. Thanks !
Fantastic. More endgame videos like this please.
Hey Shanky, this was amazing analysis of world-class chess!! I'm sure you'll be up there yourself (2700+) within a few years
Great video Shanky, yeah at 20:55 I'm certain Sam knows the winning line and just said the wrong thing. You can't expect humans to be absolutely flawless : ) What Sam meant was (and I had to check this with an engine) instead of h4-h5, d5-d6 straight away, or, after Ke3, e4, then Kf2 and the king stops all 3 pawns and the black king can't stop the two white pawns.
Again, that's not my analysis but the engine's. Look forward to more videos shanky : )
Your assessment of the pawn endgame around 20:55 is wrong, black simply wins by playing e4.
Thanks for an incredible roadmap toward understanding chess at the highest levels.....one needs to know your opponent's plan(s); when/how to exchange; whether any and all resulting pawn endgames are won/drawn/or lost; and whether you're willing to work that hard! Fantastically valuable video.
great video! thanks
I'm a super fan of Carlsen, so whatever material you guys do on him is great. Keep up analysing Carlsen games :D
Very nicely done. It's a technical endgame which I frankly had no interest in initially, but you explained the ideas very well and made it a good teaching exercise.
Great video. Magtown is amazing.
Thanks GM Shankland for your incisive comments! Explains why Carlsen is No 1 !! :-)
Great defence by Carlsen!!
GM Shank you are the best.
by GM Sam Shankland
When the best in the world actually has to play defense, he does it pretty well! In the game McShane-Carlsen, London Classic 2011 the "world's greatest amateur" had the world #1 on the ropes, but when Magnus puts on a defensive clinic (clearly recognizing white's plan as well as which pieces to exchange and when/how to exchange them) the young Englishman is unable to crack black's blockade. Enjoy GM Shankland's review and take more notes on how to play defense!
Players: McShane, Luke
vs. Carlsen, Magnus
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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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