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Shankland's videos, especially his videos on openings, would be SO much better if complete pgns of them were given. One was given in part 4 of this series, and while helpful, it wasn't fully accurate. Most of us can't think chess at warp speed, which is what these videos demand of the viewer.
GM SAM SHANKLAND WHY DON'T YOU PLAY COMPUTER 4 IMMPOSIBLE
Thanks for your 2 great vids on the Advanced variation.
I've had this played against me and not know what to do!
I wonderd if I would ever improved at this game.after watching you guyes over again t is omming to me Thanks for giveing so much.
The other ones had a better flow with much more certainty regarding your positional thoughts and ideas as they related to the variation sequences. This one seemed more confusing(ambiguous). Great Job Overall!
Sam, thanks for the explanations pertaining to the nuances on the Short variations, particularly on the move c2-c3.
For those wondering if a patzer can play the Caro-Kann successfully, yes...I...er...we can. I generally have a decent position out of the opening and lose from tactical oversight later.
I appreciate the insight GM Shankland has taken the time to offer.
A very good series - I've experimented a few times with the Caro Kann in live chess and usually brings me a draw... I'll be trying it out a few more times yet though, I look forward to your next series on a particular defence!
it's very confusing but it's pretty good
seems Caro is quite a subtle opening - black must be well aware can not play generally ... wonder how suitable it is for no-GM players ?
Your Qb6 recommendation and explanation was very valuable to me thanks!
Hello Thanks Alot
I would like to correct one error I made in my video here: I had forgetten my analysis at 19:50, I was saying Nxb4 but this is not the best move because after cxb4 Bxb4+ Kf1 b5 a3! black is a lot worse- I had forgot about this move. Instead, Bxb4! first instead of Nxb4 is best and black has a very comfortable position. Other than that, I think this video is fine and I explained the positional nuances to the best of my ability, but it does take experience in these positions to develop a good feel. In any case, I apologize for the error.
GM Sam Shankland
by GM Sam Shankland
To bring this video series to a close today, GM Shanky completes his coverage of the Advanced Variation. Reviewing the more positional approaches by white, including "Carlsen's Choice", the "Short Variation" and the Nbd2-b3 move order. Take notes and use this series as your personal launching pad, after all, recommendations on the best lines from a GM can't be a bad place to start!
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance Variation (B12)
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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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