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Towards the end, why not instead of Qh3, instead Qxc5? Leaving an indirect threat on Black's Knight after say Nd6.. ah... maybe Black then has Qg4 threatening mate and White doesn't have a good answer to prevent it. If g3 black has Qf3 or Qh3 with mate next.
Always good to have some friendly rivalry otb lol, I've yet to meet a friend in a tournament game but I'm sure it will happen soon... and I will go at him 100% - so kudos for not doing one of those "GrandMaster draws", you went out there with your friend, played something neither of you had been studying up on, and won! Regardless of the result the way you approached the situation is worthy of 2 of these - - and the fact you won, that's the bonus!
my nick name is also shanky!
Good game and you looked after your friend, that`s good.
Danny is right! For me, it was fun to see GMs play on opening that us "club" players play frequently.
refutation of berlin defense--4.Bxc6 haha
anyone else hear a ding around 30 second mark?
lol, refutation of the Berlin Defense. Can't wait to see it.
I think Sam would have played the Evans Gambit against 3...Bc5!
thanks for the candid analysis of your game! i liked that you pointed out what you didn't see in addition to what you did see correctly and incorrectly in addition to going into detail at what you were considering at critical points (when you played b3 and d4 for instance). very good.
This was a good game and it brings to mind something about the quality of GM play ... you guys find the only move in most or almost all the situations where an only move (the old 'box' in the Informant notation) is needed or a series of only moves are necessary. When there is that one slip, as you noted, it's enough to win. Nice game!
My last month with this website if the problem isn't resolved and I can't watch these videos on my ipad
Very nice game and easy to follow thanks to your analysis!
This was a very interesting game and an instructive analysis - thanks for sharing!
Thanks to the "boss" (aka Danny) for making Sam show this game, it was quite instructional to follow.
Nice game, it's in the theme of other fried liver videos recently. I play this as black and the more I see it the more I hate it. I mainly play the 2 knights to avoid something like evans' gambit, did you want to play that against bc5 or is that too noobish :P?
This really was a fun game, and a great video! Thanks Sam !
Nice game! I play Bd3 as well in this variation, so it was nice to see a current GM game with this line.
I ran this game through Deep Fritz and you managed to play every recommended move after the opening cleared, lol must be nice!
If you want more info on that crazy sharp variation after black plays the early Ng4, Roman Dzindzi did an in depth video on it back in 2009! Start at 19:00; http://www.chess.com/video/player/trend-breaking-novelties-italian-game
Thanks for the video!
Nice video Sam! Anyone know where to get the pgn games of this tournment? Thanks
It might be me but .. it always sounded to me like he's saying "young Ludwig" :) , great game - it's nice to see GM's playing this opening I got some ideas dealing with the fried liver , Thanks!
A really fun game to watch, thanks. Good presentation too; thank God your infatuation with ennui seems to be finally coming to a close.
by GM Sam Shankland
It's on! Apparently what happens in Vegas, doesn't always stay there! In this exciting battle between two good friends and training partners, GM Shankland vs GM Hammer, we witness a sharp struggle full of interesting attacking ideas, met by creative defensive maneuvers. We learn how to say "fork" in French, and that you owe it to your friends to always try your hardest to beat them. Enjoy Sam's witty and honest review of this fun game!
Players: Shankland, Sam
vs. Hammer, Jon Ludwig
Italian Game: Two Knights Defense (C58)
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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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