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Great video! I don't play the caro-kann but i get into this line after my slav move order c4 c6 e4.
it was a good video but if u can show some games revolving around main variations it would be great.... as it was really rapid fire... with all main variations main game... thank u .. it was really nice..
at 22:25 it should be called the "double fienchetto defense!"
This guy's hilarious. Utterly confident of positions that seem competitive. I love it!
1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.exd5 cxd5 4.c4 Nf6 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nf3 Bb4 7.cxd5 Nxd5 8.Qc2 0–0 9.Bd3 Be7
black is hanging his h pawn in this line.
Sam 'Kalashnikov'Shankland, very rapid fire. i've tried against the pc but he keeps trowing some strange moves at me and i get confused. it's a difficult opening, this one.
Thanks 4 going into all the detailed variations and tactics. As you said, it can get very, VERY complicated:)
At Chicago Open I got to the line with 8. Qb3 Bxf3 9.gxf e6 10.Qxb7 but somehow mixed this with the line where Qxb7 happens before gf and ran into trouble, but played accurately to hold a draw in a tricky endgame. Lesson: Take care with learning theory precisely!
thanks a lot sam!
your videos are 5 stars! (and above if i could!!!!)
tells me, video not found, i can see all in this series except for part 3
Thanks. I am a caro kann player and I was struggling against the panov very often. Now I am very confident
I don't see that, 15:40 bf8.
15:40 bf8 also strong threat
thanks a a lot sam..i hope i can improve my chess skill
Thanks Sam, I might consider playing Caro-Kann once again. Nice video.
I've been using this openning with pretty decent resultes. Many times I don't try it but this game shows some of its' strengths: http://www.chess.com/livechess/game.html?id=272959116
The Exchange Variation is always dismissed as harmless by Caro-Kann players and books. Keep it up! That way, I can keep churning out wins like this:
by GM Sam Shankland
After quickly giving his recommendation against the 4.Bd3 variation of the Exchange Caro, GM Shankland proceeds with speed! His "rapid fire" approach to the Panov-Botvinnik Attack (where he suggests the 5...Nc6 variation) should leave everyone feeling excited to dive into these lines and use Sam's suggestions as a solid foundation for building an opening repertoire against 1.e4 around the Caro Kann!
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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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