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1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4
Nfd7 is the stronger move, but 10...Rd8 is not a "blunder" by any means, according to F13 Livebook it has appeared in 103 games. After 11.Qc1 black does not play 11...Nfd7 as you advise but instead plays 11...Bd6 and he does not appear to be losing. However, according to the Game Explorer function on this website, white seems to be doing pretty well irrespective of what move black chooses to play in this position.
Btw, that was a pretty impressive game by Lendermann.
I am definately a novice but with fritz on with the engine off so that I can play the moves, the ability to pause and rewind the video these videos are fantastic.
Don't expect to watch them and understand straight away be prepared to study what you hear and you will get lots out of them.
Very instructive, thank you.
Terrible Video Lectures....
I'm sure iv and v is just the same.....
Moving extremely fast to absorb the Main theme...
Just a bunch of Jargon, over and over...
Two Thumbs Way Down
I've watch videos here @chess.com Where the Masters and Grand Masters gives Us Ideas, Methods, Principles, and new Approaches....
that we can take into game after game, with a new horizon...
here its like book openings, moves, after moves, with no real understanding nor any real concepts ....
Two Thumbs Way Down...
In Addition: To give credit IM Sam Shankland
Chess Mentor Courses are Superb, extremely excellent....
I just believe he needs some Polishing on his Video Presentations...
Two Thumbs Way Up!
"By the way, has any one noticed how there's less and less views for a series as it gets farther in?"
Well you wouldn't expect it to be the opposite, would you?
Sam you made a mistake at 6:27 instead of white playing Pxb3 you can play the imbetween move bxg7 check and white is now up a pawn and I think has better chances of winning the game
Good video, I'm going to have to watch this series and the passive queen pawn series again.
By the way, has any one noticed how there's less and less views for a series as it gets farther in?
A rich opening filled with alot of positionally dominated chess. Thanks
by GM Sam Shankland
Opening Theory, Opening Theory, and oh yeah, more Opening Theory! Well, the Slav hasn't been the most topical Opening variation in chess for the last few years for nothing we suppose... IM Shankland does a superb job of summarizing these variations for our viewer(s), and he still finds the time to offer some pearls of wisdom regarding the general positional nature of these structures as well. Check it out!
Slav Defense: Modern Line (D11)
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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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