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  • 8 months ago


    Got there by typing in the title in Google and the video opened up! 

  • 8 months ago


  • 2 years ago


    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...

  • 3 years ago


    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.

  • 3 years ago


    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....


  • 3 years ago


    id like 2 c more info about the semi-slav in general--how about a longer vid with more examples?

  • 4 years ago


    I like the g4 move for white.I cannot wait to try it out!Thanks

  • 5 years ago


    and the knight would be kicked into oblivion

  • 5 years ago


    "they are a tremendous help for those of us who are truly thirsting for more knowledge!!!" I think exactly the same!! Thanks a lots

  • 5 years ago


    Very instructive, thank you.

  • 5 years ago


                      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!!!

  • 5 years ago


    Great video.

  • 5 years ago


    The video is not working for me either

  • 5 years ago


    something's wrong with the video.. unable to open it

  • 5 years ago


    great video THX!  will now explore these new possibilities such as g4

  • 5 years ago


  • 5 years ago


    this vid was great thank u

  • 5 years ago


    Thank you- this vid was very interesting

  • 5 years ago


    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.

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