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Great Video, but I don't find myself being the one getting very lucky
Very good video and instructive, thank you.
The commentary was excellent. Very clear and helpful explanation of the thought process during the game. My only criticism and it's a very minor one is I'm not sure why this was titled getting lucky in chess as I was expecting some insight on how to create luck. Anyway, great job though. Keep the vids coming!
Thanks for the games and keeping us updated on your tournaments.Sounds like your on your way to becoming a Grandmaster.Enjoyed the rapid pace of the different variations .Really helps expand the mind to various options. Enjoyed your objective analysis and honest evaluation of your opponent. Also found the endgame very interesting. Thanx again
Great video. I've been on the receiving end of accidents like this countless times.
I liked the instruction in endgame with bisop vs. knight
ur a jammy man sam :D lol
I am beginner.
Oh. My. God. This is too intense for me.
by GM Sam Shankland
You may not want to admit it, but we all just get flat out lucky sometimes! Yes, even you!! So what is it about those games that go back and forth, up and down, and are just wild and crazy? How do we "hang in there" when our opponent is better, knowing that there is still some chance to "get lucky in the end"? Well, International Master Sam Shankland answers some of those questions with this video...
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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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