Best Chess Openings for Tournaments (for 1600-2000+ players) – GM Sam Shankland

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                    [description] => <h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Best Chess Openings for Tournaments - GM Sam Shankland</span></h2>
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If you want to get involved in playing chess tournaments – or any competitive chess – then you must be prepared to face any opponent. Do yourself a favor and prepare with the US Chess Champion, GM Sam Shankland.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>In this 16.5 hour collection of videos, GM Shankland gives you a powerful chess openings repertoire</strong></em></span> and explains all the related tactics, positional aims and middlegame ideas.

Watch these lessons and you’ll always be able to obtain great positions out of the opening and know exactly what you need to do to turn this edge into a win.

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><em>Sam gives you GM insight into the most respected chess openings for tournaments</em></strong></span>: the super-sharp Sicilian Najdorf, the strategic Ruy Lopez, the Queen’s Gambit, Caro-Kann, and Semi-Slav – openings you can definitely rely on.
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">About the Author:</span></h2>
Sam Shankland is an American Chess Grandmaster and the 2018 US National Chess Champion. He is a mainstay of the US Olympic Team, a two-time Olympiad Gold Medallist (2014 and 2016), a former World U-18 co-champion (2008), and the winner of several international events.

<strong>He has worked as an analyst for the reigning World Champion, Magnus Carlsen</strong>, training with him to prepare for the 2014 and 2016 World Championship matches.

As of 2018, he’s ranked #27 in the world, with a Fide rating of 2727, which is also the highest rating of his chess career.

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Sam has carefully selected games so that most of them should be new to you, even though they feature some of the biggest names, 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.
<h2><span style="font-family: 'arial black', sans-serif;">Is this course for me?</span></h2>
If you want to be equipped with the best chess openings for tournaments directly from a strong 2700+ Elo super GM with the caliber of a US champion, then this course is for you.

Here are some of the main topics this course covers:

<a href="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Best-Chess-Openings-For-Tournaments-Position-1.jpg"><img title="Best Chess Openings For Tournaments (for 1600-2000+ Players) &#8211; Gm Sam Shankland" class="alignright size-full wp-image-439750" src="https://cdn1.ichess.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Best-Chess-Openings-For-Tournaments-Position-1.jpg" alt="Best Chess Openings For Tournaments (for 1600-2000+ Players) &#8211; Gm Sam Shankland" width="302" height="307" /></a>How to play <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Bobby Fischer’s favorite 6.Bc4 system against the Najdorf</strong> </span>– with either color. Sam explains how to build positions full of potential while avoiding traps like <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>11…b5? 12.Nc6! Qc7 13.Nxe7+ Qxe7 14.e5! Bb7 15.exf6!</strong></span>

<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em><strong>No easy draws.</strong> </em></span>So you’ve got Black against someone determined to hold you to a draw by employing a super-solid system like the London or Torre? Shankland explains how to ruin their plans with an early flank attack involving …Qb6.

<em><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Ruy Lopez unraveled.</span></strong></em>  The Ruy Lopez/Spanish is the best way to play for a win after 1.e4 e5. Learn how to navigate the deep and murky strategic waters of this classic opening with the aid of some surprising pawn breaks and minor piece maneuvers.

As well as the lessons on specific openings, you get Sam’s valuable insights on refining your repertoire to suit your skills and keep your opponents guessing.

Want to give yourself the best chance in tournaments this year? Take advantage of this exclusive training course with the US Chess Champion…

<em><strong>Enjoy this awesome course!</strong></em>
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Best Chess Openings for Tournaments – GM Sam Shankland

Best Chess Openings For Tournaments (for 1600-2000+ Players) – Gm Sam Shankland
Best Chess Openings for Tournaments – GM Sam Shankland

If you want to get involved in playing chess tournaments – or any competitive chess – then you must be prepared to face any opponent. Do yourself a favor and prepare with the US Chess Champion, GM Sam Shankland.

In this 16.5 hour collection of videos, GM Shankland gives you a powerful chess openings repertoire and explains all the related tactics, positional aims and middlegame ideas.

Watch these lessons and you’ll always be able to obtain great positions out of the opening and know exactly what you need to do to turn this edge into a win.

Sam gives you GM insight into the most respected chess openings for tournaments: the super-sharp Sicilian Najdorf, the strategic Ruy Lopez, the Queen’s Gambit, Caro-Kann, and Semi-Slav – openings you can definitely rely on.

About the Author:

Sam Shankland is an American Chess Grandmaster and the 2018 US National Chess Champion. He is a mainstay of the US Olympic Team, a two-time Olympiad Gold Medallist (2014 and 2016), a former World U-18 co-champion (2008), and the winner of several international events.

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.

As of 2018, he’s ranked #27 in the world, with a Fide rating of 2727, which is also the highest rating of his chess career.

Best Chess Openings For Tournaments (for 1600-2000+ Players) – Gm Sam Shankland
Sam Shankland Rating Progress Chart

Sam has carefully selected games so that most of them should be new to you, even though they feature some of the biggest names, 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.

Is this course for me?

If you want to be equipped with the best chess openings for tournaments directly from a strong 2700+ Elo super GM with the caliber of a US champion, then this course is for you.

Here are some of the main topics this course covers:

Best Chess Openings For Tournaments (for 1600-2000+ Players) – Gm Sam ShanklandHow to play Bobby Fischer’s favorite 6.Bc4 system against the Najdorf – with either color. Sam explains how to build positions full of potential while avoiding traps like 11…b5? 12.Nc6! Qc7 13.Nxe7+ Qxe7 14.e5! Bb7 15.exf6!

No easy draws. So you’ve got Black against someone determined to hold you to a draw by employing a super-solid system like the London or Torre? Shankland explains how to ruin their plans with an early flank attack involving …Qb6.

Ruy Lopez unraveled.  The Ruy Lopez/Spanish is the best way to play for a win after 1.e4 e5. Learn how to navigate the deep and murky strategic waters of this classic opening with the aid of some surprising pawn breaks and minor piece maneuvers.

As well as the lessons on specific openings, you get Sam’s valuable insights on refining your repertoire to suit your skills and keep your opponents guessing.

Want to give yourself the best chance in tournaments this year? Take advantage of this exclusive training course with the US Chess Champion…

Enjoy this awesome course!


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Chapter List

Chapter Outline:

  1. Positional Buildup In The Opening
  2. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.Bc4 part 1
  3. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.Bc4 part 2
  4. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.Be3 e6
  5. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.Be3 e5
  6. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.f4
  7. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.Bg5
  8. A Lesson in the Scotch
  9. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.Bg5 Part 2
  10. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.Be2
  11. Shankland Teaches the Najdorf: 6.h3
  12. Creating an Opening Repertoire
  13. Getting Started with the Ruy Lopez 1
  14. Getting Started with the Ruy Lopez 2
  15. Getting Started with the Ruy Lopez 3
  16. Getting Started with the Ruy Lopez 4
  17. Dealing with Passive Queen Pawn Openings
  18. Dealing with Passive Queen Pawn Openings 2
  19. Dealing with Passive Queen Pawn Openings 3
  20. Creating an Opening Repertoire 2
  21. How to Play the Queens Gambit I
  22. How to Play the Queens Gambit II
  23. How to Play the Queens Gambit III
  24. How to Play the Queens Gambit IV
  25. How to Play the Queens Gambit V
  26. How to Play the Queens Gambit VI
  27. The Complete Caro – Part 1: Sidelines First!
  28. The Complete Caro – Part 2: The Fantasy Variation
  29. The Complete Caro – Part 3: The Panov Attack!
  30. The Complete Caro – Part 4: “Old” Main Lines!
  31. The Complete Caro – Part 5: Advanced Variation 1!
  32. The Complete Caro – Part 6: Advanced Variation 2!
  33. The Complete Caro – Part 7: Laznicka beats Hou!
  34. The Complete Caro – Part 8: What Not To Do!
  35. The Complete Caro – Part 9: Riazantsev Dominates!
  36. QGD 1: Sidelines & the Tartakower Variation
  37. QGD 2: The Lasker Variation
  38. QGD 3: The Topical 5.Bf4
  39. Semi-Slav 1: The Moscow Variation
  40. Semi-Slav 2: The Anti-Moscow Gambit
  41. Semi-Slav 3: The Botvinnik Variation
  42. Semi-Slav 4: The Meran – 6.Qc2
  43. Semi-Slav 5: The Meran – Main Lines!