My 2011 US Championship 8: Match vs GM Hess 1

Jul 12, 2011
19 min
After coming up short against their more experienced opponent's, young American stars Robert Hess and Sam Shankland were paired with what would be their final "mini-match" of the 2011 US Championship -- a battle for 3rd place or the "bronze medal". After getting off to a solid start in his favorite white weapon (the Catalan), Shanky over-presses the position and finds himself needing to make several accurate moves to hold on. Could he do it?