2014 US Championship Coverage: Sam Shankland vs Varuzhan Akobian

May 29, 2014
16 min
The winner of the Best Game Prize at this year's U.S. Championship! GM Finegold is a bit flummoxed trying to explain what tournament leader GM Akobian did wrong, before conceding it may be that walkabout the bishop took. Spending five moves to travel from f8 to g7 is not usually recommended, but you can chalk that up to the strength of GM Shankland's position. Is there Caro-Kann on the ropes? Judging by our recent videos, perhaps it is!