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I love the game (Part 1, and esp Part II) but 27...Nd6 is no improvement over 27...f6. 28.axb6 axb6 29. Rb1 Nxc4 30. Nxc4 Rxc4 31. Rxb6 Rc2 32. R(d)-b1! = Now white threatens Rb8 as well as R(6)-b2. So Sam made the best try.
I love the complex middlegame that arised - looking forward to the endgame (part 2) because the endgame is the best part of chess! Awesome
This video was really useful to me. Thanks!
great video. Thanks for sharing.
whats with all the two parters?
Super helpful ... and super relevant! Nice work, Sam! I find it interesting to see whether or not there was a draw offer in this game.
I like the idea of breaking the game into two parts.
Looking forward to the endgame.
Nice video and easy to follow. Thank you...P.S. FrameWK you are obviously a jerk.
you love saying GrandMaster Sam Shankland dont you you cute little yapper
Great video, Sam! Thank you for not cutting the endgame analysis short. I really appreciate you taking the time to explain your thoughts in detail - it really helps. Looking forward to next video's conclusion!
Great video, Sam! Extremely impressive how you always assume your opponent is going to make the absolute best move on your level of play.
Fantastically instructive on many levels. Thank You GM Shankland.
by GM Sam Shankland
GM Shankland reviews a game from recent tournament play against a fellow Chess.com Contributor. The game highlights many key positional factors in the dynamic "Hanging Pawn" structures that tend to occur in the Nimzo/Queen's Indian variations. Particularly, Shanky talks about multiple key exchanges, as well as the good and the bad decisions made in those moments by both he and his opponent.
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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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