My 2011 US Championship 7: Semi Final vs GM Kamsky

Jul 6, 2011
28 min
After conceding a draw with white, Sam Shankland was faced with the tough task of playing the top seeded Kamsky with the black pieces. Though he achieved "opening success", after making the crucial mistake to trade Queens, Shanky was put up against a "two Bishop" wall that he just couldn't quite climb. His commentary and analysis of this game is honest and instructive, and reveals for everyone just how tough it is to play GM Gata Kamsky!