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thanks for the vid.
Omg! 23:26 he forgets he's imitating and says I and then catches himself :D
Hilarious yet instructive!
Funny video indeed. Can you try GM Dzindzi sometime? We're all part of the chess.com family, so a little humor couldn't hurt even if it's with Dzindzi the great. Right Dzindzi? :)
haha that was fun!
Sam, that was a great imitation of Melikset Khachiyan because it's not that easy. If Melikset is the best chess.com author, you are right up there with him. Great job!
I'm not sure mocking GM Melik is in good taste. It only really displays the immaturity of Sam Shankland. Not sure why chess.com would even air this pitiful, insulting video.
Sam, the respect I had for you is lost, but of course, what I think doesn't matter, besides, look at all the dweeby fans you have chiming in. Pathetic
Whoa, whoa, Sam. Slow down when u do accents!
Nice parody, but Melik is normally much slower, only you have that tempo
Being somewhat new to the site I WAS fooled and was howling at the end of the vid! BEST chess vid EVER!!!! LMAO!!!!
haha! Nice video Sam!
He was too disrespectful of Sam. Thought something was off.
SAM, SAM, SAM, you gota work on accent, mon.
i give it ****/***** reason because, you gota work on accent, mon.
That was great. Fortunately I haven't seen the comments before watching the video so by the end I was convinced that GM Khachyian is chess.com version of dr. House.
As for AceChess' "Accent Challenge", maybe the two of you could make first-person analysis (or fake Live Sessions) of some all-SSSR/Russian matches for the title of World Champion, for example Kasparov vs. Karpov or Botvinnik vs. Tal.
knew it was you Sam good game....hurry up and get your GM title! you play like one...
Never had more fun watching an analysis!
That was just amazing... Even at the end, I was not convince for some time. Very Impressive. Great game to watch, great commentary... hope to see more of this in the future.
Our video authors are having too much fun!! But they deserve it. Sam, I watched the final rapid playoffs live on "Ben and Jen show" and was happy you won the Junior title. Watching the interview, my god you are a good looking young man. But what is this nonsense about you retiring...well you will stll have to make videos for us
The commentary is brilliant! Thank you for this upload.
by GM Sam Shankland
Grandmaster Melik Khachiyan reviews his game with fellow Chess.com Video Author -- IM Sam Shankland -- from the US Championships in May. This highly instructive video reveals Melik's inner thought process during the game, as well as his practical wits after failing to see Sam's "game changing" shot: Bg4! Melik's tone may be a little surprising at times and show a complete lack of respect for his opponent; however, we are all in for a little surprise at the end of this video...
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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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