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18.h3 is slightly stronger than the actual 18.Qf3 played according to my engine.
According to the engine your tactic at 10:00 is not working for some reason. 27.g3 is considered to be a mistake but (according to SF) if white instead plays 27.Kh2 then he is retaining a 2 point advantage.
On 32. you said you like Rc2 but according to my engine it is much more strong to play 32.Rxf7+ here.
instead of h3, Be1 traps queen
This was a great demonstration game between 2 good players.
You have done an excellent job on the Caro-Kann series Sam.
Keep up the AMAZING work!!!!!!!
Hi , I saw you at the Best of the West Championship , in Marriott , Santa Clara, California........... I won 97$ :) ............you won 1,975$ O.O , oh and my dad talked to you on the end of the first day.......but I got shy , and sprinted away.
pumpupthevolume, you can't determine a complete opening just by watching one game. One player just made a few inaccuracies.
This clip shows (on a much higher level obviously) why I don't play the CK much... entertaining to watch black being completely busted though
and by the way, kancil's chinese below, "neng zai hao," means that the players can "play much better" than they demonstrate.
now I know that master level players are not super invincible players of robotic minds. this game helped me realize how bad the mistakes 2400 players make. thanks!
I see you meant Rfa8, instead of Raa8. For a second, I was like Rb8+?
shortest video i can remember! lol.
Great video. thanks.
thank you it's very good
Helped me a lot with learning the Caro Cann.
by GM Sam Shankland
The next example game comes to us in the Advanced Variation, as GM Shankland moves one step closer to bringing his series on the Caro Kann to a close. Today's game gives a clear reason for why black can not afford any miscues in his development plan, nor can he get away with a passive approach in the middlegame. Gharamian puts on a clinic from white's perspective, launching a deadly Queenside assault!
Players: Gharamian, Tigran
vs. Michiels, Bart
Caro-Kann Defense: Advance, Short Variation with 4.Nf3 (B12)
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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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