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nice! as a expeirenced player, this is a logical video. it gave me some ideas t point out while teaching my chess students.
this was a very short film, but me and my friends watched it and it really showed us a few opening moves. overall it was great.
thanks Sam, I enjoyed the video.
@Diogenes28 -- No, this video has never been seen anywhere else. Sam has done USCL games reviews before, but this game was only played a few weeks ago, so a double posting is not possible...
@yimin123 -- We are aware of this issue. It is a compatibility problem with the NEW Iphone software and our app; however, the videos are still playing on the OLD Iphone software and our app. Of course, we are working to fix it and we apologize...
Great game from both players here!!!
Why do I feel like I have seen this video before by Sam? Hmm, I must have seen it somewhere else unless this is a double post from an earliar video? Probably my mistake.
That Joel Benjamin is good. And Sam has the courage to feature a game which he lost with the white pieces.
came up short, but a well played game. those sneaky tricks....i cant see them coming, nor can i play them against my opponent. too hard to see.
by GM Sam Shankland
IM Sam Shankland brings us the first in a video series designed to give an "inside look" at what happens on Board 1 of the US Chess League. Though Sam lost this battle against the former US Champion, GM Joel Benjamin, his team went on to win the war that night... and the next night...and the next! Did Chess.com somehow, someway know that New England could and would eventually go all the way? Nah, we got lucky! Lucky for us, we get these great videos from Sam!
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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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