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the sound is bad!!!
I REALLY DISLIKED THIS VIDEO. normally i don't even care enough to comment, but since you want to teach people chess, at least make an effort. not just poor sound, but poor critique, basically talking to your self. sorry.
Very good video and instructive, thank you.
its easier for us 2 set behind and judge moves here ....but i think that it all comes down to how calm and focused the player is at the time ,,,,,,,IM Sam indicated that he had a lot of winning plans ....the one he picked thoguh had the flaw of the pinned Bishop ....ofcourse he refocused and coped with it ...but some time the frustration can affect the quality of u r judgment ....
Why cruel world!?
very interesting video, I'll think about that
its crazy i dont know what are they doing!!!! : (
too fast for me... i need to study it harder
I listen to him quite well, just 2:39 mins, but well
Sam, the sudden drops in volume may be due to a weak battery or a talking head turning away from the mike. You might try monitoring the latter part of the broadcast or switching to a chin mike; the talk itself, however, was excellent, and I felt I was sitting by your side at the tournament, enduring the ups and downs. Nice going! I am finding high value on chess.com every day.
the sound is recorded to low i can barely hear it with my system sound turned all the way up
Thanks. Good video.
"if thisattackdoesnotwin thenchessisaflawedgame" love thatquote!
Good video. The largest lessons to be learned from competition are psychological.
by GM Sam Shankland
Sam Shankland continues his series on "getting lucky", with the review of another one of his own games from a recent tournament in Europe. Sam describes the practical risk involved in trying to surprise your opponent our of the opening. At the same time, he conversely explains how important it is to "just hang in there" against your opponent's attack. They might make a mistake, after all. Then again, so might you! We all get lucky...
Sicilian Defense: Alapin Variation (B22)
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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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