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Great video. Is it possible to do a video on the QGD exchange variation ? This a line you get very often with black.
To anyone interested in the QGD, join this brand new group! http://www.chess.com/groups/home/queens-gambit-declined-defenders
Aronian played 10. h4!?. Does anyone have any comments on this line?
Another great QGD lesson! Always picking up new ideas here it's great!
Thanks! Excellent as always, Sam.
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Good video, but it would be better if GM Shankland slowed down a tad! I'm too old to put what's left of my brain into overdrive to keep up with his rapid-fire delivery!
Great.Now I know two opening varatations to Bg5 QGD!Thanks
I eagerly await each day to see what the new video of the day is. I'm always slightly dissapointed when it's an opening video because, more often than not, it's in a line I don't play.
Just a thought, but how about posting opening videos in another section, and more general advice / annotated game videos can be the main video of the day?
by GM Sam Shankland
With his second installment GM Shankland reviews perhaps the most topical variation of the classic QGD structure, when he discusses the 7...Ne4 variation. Played recently by Anand to retain the World Championship title against Topalov, the Lasker Defense has seen a big jump in popularity, and Shanky agrees: Black is equal!
Queen's Gambit Declined: Lasker Defense (D56)
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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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