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I'm going to have to watch this video like 10 times because I know it will improve my tactical skills by 10 times. Make no mistake, your videos are for the advanced which explains why I struggle so much because I'm just at the intermediate level. But I'm confident that your videos will get me there.
Great video. Do you ever worry your potential opponents study your videos?
After Rd6.... on to the next video. :)
I loved that lecture good job.
Oh man that was really cruel stopping the video like that! good luck getting your title!
Thank You ^ ^
It'll be good to see how Shankland survives...'he promptly banged down Rd6!' Black's position looks under enormous pressure but he must have defensive resources.
I love these kind of videos from strong players when it's their own games where they have a very intimate knowledge of the positions, and they walk you through their thought process. Awesome job!
Shankland packs a punch within 23 minutes. If you can keep up, you'll learn some very valuable tactical motifs.
Good moves in the critical moments of that middle game. Master tactics are mind boggling. Good luck in the pursuit for your GM title!
Sam, cliffhangers are not cool!
Nice analysis though :p, very good video.
by GM Sam Shankland
In part one of this "game in review" video, IM Sam Shankland analyzes, in great detail, his critical second to last round game against Grandmaster Jaan Ehlvest from the Chicago Open a couple month's ago. As the game developed, Sam was feeling confident about his maneuverings and accumulation of the slight "bishop pair" advantage; however, when Sam miscalculates at the critical moment, it seems that the former World #3 is about to "bring down the axe"...
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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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