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Great coverage of a critical system in the taimanov, which i like to play as black. Somehow this game convinced me of how strong black's system is, since it is very complex, too complex for any amateur or even expert player to execute perfectly
Reviewing all the tactical lines that Sam hightlights is an exercise in itself.
Nice coverage. White made some tough defensive moves to hold off the aggressively placed black pieces.
sam once thought a class in Berkeley and i was in it. he nicknamed my friend mouse and dumped water on him 2 times in a row!
Very good, thanks!
nice thank you
awsome GM game. I wish I could think like that!
what an incredible game!!! unreal
Excellent analysis Sam - thank you!
very nice defense indeed. passed pawns are always good good :)
by GM Sam Shankland
In this video, International Master Sam Shankland continues with more game review of top level Grandmaster chess. Here, Super-GMs Yu and Movsesian face off in a high stakes match, and neither player holds anything back in this sharp, English Attack variation of the Taimanov Sicilian. Did black's initiative hold up, or was white able to liquefy black's threats to eventually promote his queenside pawns? Watch and find out!
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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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