Crushing White with the Schliemann Gambit – GM Sam Shankland

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This DVD is aimed at presenting a repertoire based on meeting 1. e4 with 1… e5 for the club player. Coverage starts after 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 when GM Shankland recommends the Schliemann variation against the main move 3.Bb5 Ruy Lopez, but played in a more classical way, aiming to take advantage of the extra central pawn in the long term instead of seeking immediate confrontation. All relevant side-lines from move 3 onward are also covered.

The main appeal of choosing the Schliemann is that White does not have many credible side-lines; advocates of this repertoire will be able to play the presented analysis over the board. This DVD will provide club level players with a strong repertoire that they can rely on.

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1. Introduction
2. 4th move side-lines
3. 4. d3 Part 1
4. 4. d3 Part 2
5. 4. Nc3 Part 1
6. Illustrative game
7. 4. Nc3 Part 2
8. Italian Game
9. Illustrative game (Ivanchuk-Karjakin)
10. Gambits
11. Illustrative game (Jones-Howell)
12. Scotch Game
13. Illustrative game (Shirov-Kramnik)
14. Ponziani
15. Illustrative game (Hou-Carlsen)

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Running time

2 hours 47 minutes



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