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Thank you Grandmaster Tactical-King Sam-the-Man 😃👍
I told Sam in person how this game and lecture inspired me to learn the grunfeld. Nice transition from opening to endgame.
good video by an arrogant bastard
I learned a lot, great lesson.
I enjoyed hearing your thinking behind the moves especially in the opening choices. I'll try to go back and visit some of your other videos.
12:23 What about rc7 rc7 Bc7 Rc8 d6?
Nice analysis, very clear and easy to understand! Your video lectures now are so much better than the ones 6 months ago... your development not just as a player, but a great video author is good to see - your lectures are now very enjoyable and instructive, you seem like a guy that could break 2700+ one day and become a super-GM, good luck in your chess career!
By the way, you said you thought you played sloppy... well get this - you're a human being not a machine!! Nobody performs at 100% all the time... not even the elite 2800+ players. To become a GM at your age is a huge achievement, let alone become a GM at any age, so even if you have your sloppy games, still give yourself a metaphorical pat on the back and realize that in general, you're winning
excellent video which serves to reveal the inner workings of a grandmasters thinking process especially in the area of competition psychology. Thank you Mr. Shankland for an informative video
Great Video, thanks for posting.
it takes me hours to work thru these variations he sees in seconds.
Great video. thanks.
enjoyable to watch
Another "well worth watching" video. Thanks.
by GM Sam Shankland
In this interesting game that arose from the Grunfeld Defense, GM Sam Shankland takes us through each stage with flare! Providing personal insight into not only his thought process during the battle, but also every positional and tactical detail of the struggle as it develops. The tournament situation was critical at the time, with his opponent claiming a clear lead by a half a point over the rest of the field. Did that all change?
Players: Shahade, Greg
vs. Shankland, Sam
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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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