• 7 weeks ago


    The Semi-Slav everyone.

  • 7 weeks ago


    Yay! An advanced opening video series! Hear that everyone? Yes, it is advanced. It takes time and effort but you actually learn something. If you don't get it watch something easier. The Semi-slav probably isn't for you anyways.
  • 10 months ago



  • 11 months ago


    Good! Looking forward to this series! Thanks, Sam!

  • 16 months ago



    Shankland recommends Qe6?, but white can play Nc7, forking the queen and rook.

    Am I missing something, or was this a mistake?

  • 23 months ago


    One of the worst instructional videos I've seen.

  • 3 years ago


    A lot of good information but from the presentation and teaching point not well done. Look at the confusion created between the 21:00 and 23:00 time slot and no resolution offered just side stepped. Furthermore in all these videos it would benefit the student to have the moves numbered to avoid confusion when the presenter jumps around so much. This video created much insight but also quite some confusion

  • 3 years ago


    very instructive video , but please can u be slower and don't give too much variations in one time!! thx.

  • 3 years ago


    I wish I could disagree with Seannachaidh on GM Shankland. :(

  • 4 years ago


    This video is a bit like giving children the complete works of Shakespeare before teaching them how to read. 

    One reliable defence to d4 with a few sidelines is sufficient for intermediate players like me. 

  • 4 years ago


    if you paid attention, Shankland gives you the important, relevant information that you need, all you need to do is really paid attention and be active on filling the blanks yourself.

  • 4 years ago


    Some people are great teachers and some are great chess players and some are both. Shankland is not. Liu and Lilov (and maybe others) are logical and easy to follow. Rensch and Shankland may be brilliant chess players but not as teachers. Too confused.

  • 4 years ago


    really thats very useful thanks master u are the best

  • 4 years ago


    poup says awesome

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  • 4 years ago


    This was quite a good video from what I remember of it. However, I want to see the Slav proper, maybe Chebanenko Slav, Botvinnik System, also want a video covering the Meran and anti-Meran systems. I will revise the videos you did couple of years ago on the QGD.

    At 8:51 in the Meran

    1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 dxc4 7. Bxc4 b5 8. Bd3 a6 9. e4 c5 10. e5 cxd4 11. Nxb5 axb5 12. exf6 gxf6 13. O-O Bb7 *

    Are you sure that 13...Bb7 is the move played here? I thought that 13...Qb6 is supposed to be more favorable for black in this position.

    In the line at 14:54

    1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nf3 Nf6 4.Nc3 e6 5.Bg5 h6 6.Bxf6 Qxf6 7.Qb3 dxc4 8.Qxc4 Nd7 9.e3 e5 10.Ne4 Qe7 11.Bd3

    My computer doesnt see anything wrong with 9...e5 and actually recommends that this is a good move. After 11.Bd3 you seemed oblivious to the move 11...f5 here which seems to be good for black.


  • 4 years ago


    and it is well, completely insane.

  • 4 years ago


    Don't get me wrong, this video is fine, but I keep wishing you would go into much greater depth.  I suppose I was spoiled by your amazing coverage of the Caro-Kann, but now that you've given me a taste, I want more!  Come on Papa Bear, turn this guy loose!  :)

  • 4 years ago

    FM gauranga

    Orders are orders! lol

  • 4 years ago


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