Federico Perez Ponsa vs Shankland: How to Win a Gold Medal

Sep 25, 2014
15 min
How did GM Sam Shankland win a gold medal at the 2014 Chess Olympiad? By winning crucial games like this one! In the conclusion of this informative series, GM Shankland annotates his win as Black against GM Federico Perez Ponsa. Learn how GM Shankland’s knowledge of his opponent’s favorite opening book helped him gain an edge in the Slav Defense. The game builds up the tactical tension before suddenly resolving itself as a strategic win for GM Shankland.