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I thoroughly enjoy all the chess.com videos, but with regard to this series, it would appear that Sam doesn't think that any great moves were made by anyone before about 1990! I can think of many great games and amazing moves played by the likes of Alekhine, Capablanca, Lasker, Botvinnik, Rubinstein, Fischer, Tal etc, which I would have possibly placed in the top ten.
I hardly see how this can be such a great move, since on move 36, Karpov should have taken the queen right away instead of the pawn. If he had had done that, 5 min of Stockfish indicates a draw (+/- 0.00). What happened is that Karpov blundered (he felt to about -4) by taking the pawn, that's it. Maybe Kasparov played well in terms of "doing odd stuff that will eventually help you later in the game", but in terms of deep calculations, it wasn't the #1 move in chess history.
Fischer's Queen sac along with his Na4 move in his game against Bryne deserves at least #7 or #8. Fischer was only 13 years old at this time, and his analysis is very, very, impressive.
Excellent job, video and series. The moves f5 followed by the later g5 was absolutely amazing.
no bobby fischer?
Good game. Good move. But I still prefer some of the old classics from Morphy and Anderssen like the Opera House Game and the Immortal Game and the numerous sacrifices in those games.
e5 at the end by Karpov immediately loses a number of ways.
I also think game 4 was the greatest.
In terms of pure depth I think this move is maybe more exquisite:
Very good and instructive, thank you.
at the end of the game before white resigns, why did he attack the rook instead of the queen with the discovered check?
Truely amazing. Can't thank chess.com enough for these videos. I watch them EVERY day/night. Currently revisiting this video to lend me some ideas in a game in playing at the moment. (I noticed a typo in the description, "Campion")
Thanks for the vids, keep em coming!
Muhammad333, that was thebest game ever! It realy did deserve the #1 spot, but alas, IM Sam Shankland does not think so. Thank you for the game!
Sam, at the move 37, when black played Rxb3, winning a knight, wouldn't 37 ... Nb4 be an improvement?
Sam question for you.. Instead of Rg3 why didn't karpov opt for Bf3 to stop the Knight? And for Ba8 instead of Rd6 how about a5? defending his queen? May be I could find the game somewhere and analyze is myself :P
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The 1st move wow!
Karpov v.s.Kasparov! Thanks for the video! Are you going to make other series?
I upgraded to become a platinum member just to see the rest of this clip. however I still get cut off at 4:09 just like i did before. WTF?
I just want to point out that I'm the first to notice that Sam was clever.
Anand's move was a double piece sacrifice
hence, 10 best moves :)
At the end of the videos you guys should make it perfectly clear to people that if they want to see more they have to upgrade their account. Should get rid of confusion at the end when it just cuts out
bad business practice to cut off the video? because we cut it off, you don't feel like upgrading? what are the odds that you (the ppl who made those comments) would have upgraded if the videos were free in their entirety?
it seems like a perfectly reasonable business practice: we offer 8 full-length videos and a couple minutes of each video so that anyone who wants to can fully ascertain the quality of the merchandise before they make a decision on whether or not to purchase it. it's both friendly and practical.
by GM Sam Shankland
#1!! The move in question is an unusual but strong positional concept, connected with a couple possible pawn sacrifices, requiring both deep understanding and accurate calculation. Great sicilian lesson here by its greatest historical campion.
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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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