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How your videos get classified under beginners I don't know. You are very fast paced and informative. Thanks for the analysis.
Excellent, I learned a lot. This year's US championship was a very memorable battle royale. History will show that you are to blame for that.
as an idiot amateur(that plays what i learned is the vienna), i get pissed when someone rambles off "which is the vienna" in a position that is completely unlike anything resembling a vienna? or is it just me, pls. explain
I spend too much time waiting around for more great lessons from the Oracle of Orinda, SShankland.
Good solid game analysis. Good lesson. Yeah, being an intermediate player myself, nevertheless, I play to win with both white and black.
How many hours a day do you recommend we practice staring at opponents ?
You GMs see so much of tactics, its really unbelievable...very nice vid..I wonder how can you see further to 2 or 3 moves ? and most importanty how do u guess wht ur opponent's gonna play...?
woot! love shanky.
been a very long time since i saw a video.
by GM Sam Shankland
GM Shankland is back after a long break to show how he stopped a runaway train at the U.S. Championship earlier this month. He'd played GM Lenderman eight times previously, all as White! Shanky lines up with Black and after a surprise in the opening, walks the tightrope between brilliant play and trapping his own queen. After that White's structure is crippled, and Black slowly munched on the helpless soldiers.
Queen's Gambit Declined: Harrwitz Attack, Two Knights Defense (D37)
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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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