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The Combination King, Sam Shankland, strikes again...
Haha I think it's crazy Carlsen told you what to play in this game, nice! Looks like he was right, well played!
dont the imbalances belong with danny?
wow awesome game.
Lol, if Maggie wanted me to play F3 Nimzo i wouldn't disobey!!
That's more like it! A piece sacrifice with a long term imbalance that you convert for a win against a great player at a crucial moment in a major tournament... what more could anyone want out of one game? Awesome game, thanks for sharing.
i love how carlsen is always like a backround voice on this site you guys should actually like try and get him on here some time..
Sam steps out and plays the f3 Nimzo. Playing white, Sam plays for the center. He offers a queen exchange, black declines. Later, black offers a pawn, white says no way. They move into an unbalanced end game with white having four connected passed pawns against a knight. White wins. Good game.
by GM Sam Shankland
The "mini-match" between Grandmasters Sam Shankland and Alexander Onischuk comes to a close with today's video, and they saved their only decisive game for last! Watch as this interesting 4.f3 Nimzo turns into a material imbalance of 3-pawns vs a Knight. When GM Onischuk grows impatient, perhaps refusing to settle for one more draw, Shanky doesn't hold back!
Players: Shankland, Sam
vs. Onischuk, Alexander
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Leningrad Variation (E30)
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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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