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Anyone know why this video isn't able to play? Or where a working link is located?
Update: weird, after posting this comment it decided to start playing, not sure why...
The Shirov–Shabalov Gambit line with
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. g4
looks like quite an interesting idea. It reminds me of the Keres attack in the Scheveningen.
interesting video lectures....
not to happy , with his chess mentor courses....
it really hurts my feelings , when I make a bad move. I he says... I should quit playing chess!
well Mr. GrandMaster Shankland' ,
I'll remind you of that when I defeat you over a chessboard in the future....
id like 2 c more info about the semi-slav in general--how about a longer vid with more examples?
I like the g4 move for white.I cannot wait to try it out!Thanks
and the knight would be kicked into oblivion
"they are a tremendous help for those of us who are truly thirsting for more knowledge!!!" I think exactly the same!! Thanks a lots
Very instructive, thank you.
Sam its always enjoyable to watch your videos as we always get the feeling we"re on the cutting edge of whats going on presently in chess. Also love the pace and spontinuity of the presentation as it helps to see how different varitions are thought out with even some past games in mind. I never even heard of the Meran before so thanks for opening up a new door to consider. Thanks once again for these enthusiastic presentations as they are a tremendous help for those of us who are truly thirsting for more knowledge!!!
The video is not working for me either
something's wrong with the video.. unable to open it
great video THX! will now explore these new possibilities such as g4
this vid was great thank u
Thank you- this vid was very interesting
Sam, I've been Enjoying this series, thanks, it's much appreciated!
I'd like some additional commentary (pros vs cons) on why white would not want to get his dark sqr'd B out (to say f4 or g5) before playing e3 and blocking it in?
I find that if I bring it out before playing e3, sometimes I feel like my drk B is out of play on the King side (and usually harassed by a N over there), and if I play e3 before bringing it out (blocking it in), it winds up becoming an issue of where to develop it to, or how to use it behind my pawns.
Any guidance/suggestions on this would be helpful.
by GM Sam Shankland
IM Shankland continues his series on "how to play the Queen's Gambit" with some recommendations in what has arguably been the most topical and theoretically relevant variation of the Slav/Semi-Slav over the last few years: The Meran! Starting with a discussion on the line(s) that was featured in the Kramnik-Anand WCH Match, and then moving onto the "Latvian" favorite (g4), Sam gives some great examples and advice for our members...
Semi-Slav Defense: Accelerated Meran Variation (D45)
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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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