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I agree with most of the folks here. This is incredibly informative. You make it look so easy, yet the ideas you present are clear. I would suggest any titled players that are looking to get into teaching to do what Sam did here. This helps the lower among you out ten-fold. Thank you!
very interesting Stuff.Thanks.Recently seen Sam play in the Edmonton 9 th international.Good stuff.
Please give me link this video with full time to view... If you have this video please apload.., and I download, I have no premium account I'm just a poor guy... Thanks..
I find the french defense really easy to play in blitz (when I'm black). Specially the advance varitation. The plan is really simple : attack the d4 pawn with everything and exchange the light-square bishop. Well, at least that works around my rating (I'm 1600ish, here it's lower 'cause I just subscribed).
I gotta say after listening to this video and his interview with John Watson on ICC that Shankland's tone often comes across as very condescending, arrogant and cocky. The sound of his voice and inflections are remarkably similar to Nakamura, and I wonder if this is intentional or some subconcious form of hero worship.
The material and tips presented were ok, but rather than referring to Narrowitz's opening as a junk openings, it would have been sufficient just to state that in blitz, ideas based closed systems are easier to play than open games when u don't know a lot of theory.
i like the live commentary blitz, that's informative.
-thanks, good presentation!
It was short and sweet. I'm only gold so I got a couple of miutes!! OOHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHH!
Great video lesson!
Your videos are not only instructive, but funny. Thanks for teaching me and making me laugh. You're my favorite IM -- oh wait, you're the only IM I can remember the name of. Still, that's gotta count for something.
What about for Black's side?
www.Youtube.com/kingscrusher has lots of live commentary blitz games for those interested. There are over 3000 subscribers to the channel.
YaacovN is also one of my favorite players on ICC, he is really amazing, he could see everything so fast, He actually just playd a 10 game match vs radjabov on icc and he won 4 of the games, he also beat naka (who is the icc champion) a lot of times. I recommend yaacovn for lessons (go on yaacovn.com) youl see a new way to look at the board.
I like birds opening for white in blitz. you know your first ten moves and your opponent has to think a lot to counter.
lol i've played against that stonewall attack system in corr. before! I got an "eternal knight" on the e4 hole and then crushed my opponent quickly =)
by GM Sam Shankland
IM Shankland weighs in on a viewer request for tips on blitz play. He gives some advice about what types of openings and strategies to play; then gives examples with real-time blitz games where he shares his thoughts.
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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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