My 2011 US Championship 3: vs GM Shabalov

Jun 2, 2011
17 min
Shanky's only loss in the preliminary rounds of the 2011 US Championship came at the hands of the "Shabinator" -- and it wasn't pretty! However, Sam's honest and forthcoming review of his missteps and "immature approach" to Shaba's surprising Opening choice is highly instructive. The game was dynamic, entertaining, and though it didn't turn out well for our hero -- knowing that his tournament worked out well -- makes it easier to swallow. Enjoy!