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This incredible 16 hour course from Super GM Sam Shankland (2674 Elo) reveals his approach to becoming a master calculator and finding the most forcing, powerful moves at the board.

In each of the 55 chapters, GM Shankland examines an instructive, dynamic game, revealing why and how the winner was able to create chances and convert them into victory.

Sam asks us to consider one question: if we have a strategic or tactical aim but our opponent seems to be preventing it, what happens if we play it anyway?

It’s this consideration that allows us to put maximum pressure on our opponents and opens up a new world of creative possibilities at the board.

Sam has carefully selected the games so that most of them should be new to you, even though they feature some of the biggest names in the game, including Carlsen, Anand, Topalov, Kasparov and Aronian. Of course, Sam includes plenty of his own games too – losses as well as wins – revealing the secrets he has found in his analysis.

Sam teaches at a fast pace and demands the interaction necessary for you to make real improvement. For any ambitious player looking to take their calculation, attacking play and dynamism to a very high level, there is simply no other course like this.

Includes a 1 hour bonus of GM Shankland playing online blitz, voicing his thoughts and analysis in real time plus a fascinating insight into his personal philosophy and best advice for improving players in a Q&A session!

MEET THE AUTHOR:


GM Sam Shankland (FIDE 2679)

is an American Chess Grandmaster on the United States National Team, the reigning Olympic Champions. He is a two time Olympiad Gold Medallist (2014 and 2016), a former World u-18 co-champion (2008), winner of several international events, and the third highest rated homegrown American player of all time. He has worked as an analyst for the reigning World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, training with him to prepare for the 2014 and 2016 World Championship matches.

Course Curriculum

Video Lesson
1. Topalov – Anand 00:13:00
2. Shankland – Barbosa 00:13:00
3. Shankland – Nyzhnyk 00:30:00
4. Carlsen – Wang Yue 00:08:00
5. Charbonneau – Yedidia 00:11:00
6. Shankland – Safarli 00:14:00
7. Wang Hao – Shankland 00:10:00
8. Kamsky – Gelfand 00:11:00
9. Kramnik – Carlsen 00:18:00
10. Morozevich – Giri 00:08:00
11. Kramnik – Aronian 00:14:00
12. Kaufman – Shankland 00:10:00
13. Kasparov – Kramnik 00:13:00
14. Gashimov – Bacrot 00:11:00
15. Shankland – Kraemer 00:25:00
16. Morozevich – Leko 00:08:00
17. Shankland – Kacheishvili 00:14:00
18. Shankland – Ganguly 00:21:00
19. Short – Kramnik 00:14:00
20. Kasparov – J.Polgar 00:16:00
21. Shankland – Gozzoli 00:21:00
22. Molner – Shankland 00:17:00
23. Shankland – Romanenko 00:14:00
24. Shankland – Sanikidze 00:21:00
25. Nakamura – Gelfand 00:19:00
26. Shankland – L’Ami 00:19:00
27. Shankland – Martinez 00:19:00
28. Dominguez – Svidler 00:18:00
29. Ivanisevic – Caruana 00:24:00
30. Kramnik – Anand 00:14:00
31. Shankland – Dominguez 00:22:00
32. Shankland – Getz 00:18:00
33. Kamsky – Seirawan 00:12:00
34. Ali Marandi – Moiseenko 00:16:00
35. Shankland – Turov 00:19:00
36. Shankland – Gopal 00:15:00
37. Van Wely – Topalov 00:15:00
38. Carlsen – Gelfand 00:15:00
39. Shankland – Saric 00:21:00
40. Carlsen – Karjakin 00:17:00
41. Nakamura – Shankland 00:20:00
42. Shankland – Gareev 00:22:00
43. Ivanchuk – So 00:09:00
44. Topalov – Kasimdzhanov 00:14:00
45. Carlsen – Aronian 00:21:00
46. Shankland – Ortiz 00:22:00
47. Shankland – Li 00:24:00
48. Javakhishvili – Shankland 00:18:00
49. Karjakin – Anand 00:17:00
50. Erdogdu – Morozevich 00:19:00
51. Ponomariov – Shankland 00:11:00
52. Aronian – Anand 00:21:00
53. Krasenkow – Nakamura 00:11:00
54. Shankland – Hernandez 00:20:00
Bonus Lesson
Blitz Session 00:59:00
Q&A Session 00:04:00
Practical Part
Puzzles 00:00:00
PGN files 00:00:00

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