How to Win at Chess: Super GM Tools to Force Wins – GM Sam Shankland
Ever wondered what’s so special about Super GMs?
Here’s what happens: a well-seasoned super grandmaster always seems to find the way to force wins from rather drawish positions — where even a regular 2500-rated grandmaster might falter.
What is it that really separates the likes of Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, and Garry Kasparov from the rest of the players?
Is it that they have a higher IQ?
Is it due to having great genes?
Of course not! None of those things are really what separates such great players from the rest.
In truth, what makes a Super GM is actually a particular set of ‘tools’ or weapons that he hones over time and keeps “ready to fire at will”!
Curious to know what they are?
Well, why not learn them from a 2727 Elo rated grandmaster, currently world no. 27?!
In ‘Super GM Chess Tools To Force Wins’, GM Sam Shankland teaches you how to win at chess using the super grandmaster tools that, when applied correctly, have the potential to take you to 2700 Elo and beyond.
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.
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, 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?
This special course is focused more on the practical side of chess, and really teaching you how to win at chess, as well as giving you a peek into a super grand master’s mind in a REAL game. It is a selection of Sam Shankland’s premium chess.com videos.
Here are some of the things you’ll find inside of the course:
One move ahead.
Playing for equality? Stop playing natural moves! Start looking at weirder moves instead to wring initiative out of your opponent’s “perfect” position.
See why Shankland denied a piece sacrifice for a more unnatural Nc5! in this North American Open game.
Blitzing like a pro.
In this super instructive video, GM Sam Shankland shows you the TWO ways of playing a blitz game (by actually playing!) and also reveals one of the most overlooked secrets of becoming a better blitz player.
Hint: It’s pretty common sense but you’ve probably never even thought about it.
Upcoming tournament? Now what?
Watch this rare video of Shankland who leaked his complete personal preparation routine before a tournament back in 2011. Result? He ranked third and even qualified for 2011 FIDE World Cup. Don’t miss it.
This is not a theoretical course like most of our other courses. It is very practical in nature and lays out the most essential tools to master as a professional chess player. The tools that Sam Shankland used to secure victories again and again throughout his career.
Enjoy this awesome course by one of the best players in the USA.