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Enjoyed the game thanks. I especially liked the thematic d5 to deny black an e5/f5 duo & patient the h3 is very instructive...well played!
IM sam speaks so fast, maybe he could make it a little slower for the benifit of non-english speaker.
Botvinnik-Bronstein WCC matches featured 8 games where black played the Dutch
Malaniuk; I would definitely happen to agree. IF you want to learn how to play the DUtch well, study his games. I don't know of anyone who plays it better than him.
GM Alex L
good game sir..
I liked the endgame technique...no need to allow any knight on e5! Kh8..f6! TKO
Great game. You played well.
nothing wrong with it at GM level, maybe it starts to get dodgy at 2700+ but I'm not convinced!
Good Game. I will enjoy this game... This game will encourage to everyone... Thanks for Chess.com
Interesting game, and as somebody who is a devotee of the Dutch Leningrad, I thought your lecture did a good job of showing the main traps, tricks and positional themes. Black did not play the more interesting Qe8 line, but the Qa5 move was nice. For top-rated GM games on the Dutch, look at Malaniuk and Gurevich, although I've seen Nakamura and Carlsen play it lately. At the GM level, perhaps it deserves to get a bad rap, but Dutch players who study it and understand can get really good games against club players who don't understand it as well. It's fun and puts black in the psychological driver's seat (at the non-GM level).
I hit pause everytime you asked this time and got far more out of your instruction. I even saw the final winning move of f5-f6! It's amazing how critical the move order of h3, then e4 can be. You had to stop Black's bishop from going to g4 before playing e4. Well played! Great video.
Fine game Sam. It's neat when someone has a clear chain of logic that can explain what drove both players moves. The game becomes a battle of ideas that I could follow even if I could not find all the tactical justifications while looking at the game on my own. Astute commentary like this makes elite chess accessible to less skilled fans like myself who appreciate the beauty fine play even if I we are unable to duplicate it at the board.
good game Sam! I can see the future......GM Shankland
by GM Sam Shankland
Back for more game review, IM Shankland is here to offer our members lessons from his own personal experience. In this case however, it seems we will all be learning at the expense of GM Ehlvest! Sam reviews a great game against the former world #3, in the Leningrad Dutch. He offers some great analysis on both the positional and tactical nature of these structures... Enjoy!
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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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