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|Apr-19-11|| ||zubenator: I saw an interview with him today, and I thought he kinda sounded like a jerk. not a fan.|
|Apr-19-11|| ||MaxxLange: The interview with Klein? I thought he seemed nice enough|
|Apr-19-11|| ||Nina Myers: <The interview> How about posting the link?|
|Apr-19-11|| ||MaxxLange: I saw it on the round 4 live coverage from yesterday's US Championship. They have archives at http://www.saintlouischessclub.org/..., but I can't direct link to it|
|Apr-19-11|| ||Nina Myers: Thanks <MaxxLange>, here is the direct link: http://uschesschamps.blip.tv/file/5...|
<zubenator ...he kinda sounded like a jerk> That's bulllshit!
|Apr-20-11|| ||wordfunph: “Today I thought I played extremely well. Last year it took me nine rounds to get 2.5 points.”|
- GM Samuel Shankland (after collecting 2.5 points after three rounds in 2011 U.S. Chess Championship)
|Apr-22-11|| ||hellopolgar: this guy just eliminated Alexander Onischuk...and he did it in style too!!!|
|Apr-22-11|| ||wordfunph: GM Shankland marches to the Finals by beating GM Onischuk 1.5-0.5 in the playoff.|
..and now the cast is complete with GMs Gata, Shulman, Hess and Shankland.
Gata may be the favorite to win the title but GM Hess will give him a good fight.
|Apr-23-11|| ||James Bowman: G.M. elect Shankland holds former world champion challenger Gata Kamsky to a draw even having a slight edge with a minor piece vs two extra pawns. |
Hess holds Shulman to a draw too.
Up and commings not dissapointing the fans U.S. open better than expected inspite of Nakamura's absence.
My general observations are that both Shankland and Hess play solid but persistant chess and press for an advantage with out being overly risky.
Both seem skilled in the endgame for their level.
Sam Shankland seems likely to enter the 2600 club quickly IMHO.
|Apr-28-11|| ||HeMateMe: In the final, Armaggedon game to determine 3rd place at the US championship, Shank bid 20 minutes to get black w/draw odds, Hess bid 19 min 55 seconds.|
No matter, Shankland won, with white.
|Aug-28-11|| ||ketchuplover: Down goes Leko! (first game of world cup)|
|Aug-28-11|| ||wordfunph: great win against Leko! interesting game tonight with Shankland handling white.|
|Aug-28-11|| ||fab4: Great name !
I thought my eyes were seeing Samarkand at first.. but it's getting late. .. that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.
|Aug-28-11|| ||notyetagm: USA! USA! USA!
Leko must win a big game tomorrow, and he is *not* known for clutch wins.
|Aug-29-11|| ||positionalgenius: I think his win over leko might be good enough to make it to "notable games"...|
|Aug-29-11|| ||notyetagm: <dangerhump: Shankland accepts draw and advances. Yay, chessbucks!>|
USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
|Aug-29-11|| ||Nf3em: Congratulations GM Sam Shankland!!! nice games against GM Peter Leko ... ;-)|
|Aug-29-11|| ||Strongest Force: Sam stuck the Shank where the sun don't shine: sstswtsds!|
|Feb-24-12|| ||dangerhump: After his win against Leko and a victory in this years NIC, Shankland is conspicuously absent in the lineup for the 2012 US Championship.|
|Oct-01-12|| ||LoveThatJoker: Happy 21st Birthday, GM Shankland!
|Oct-01-12|| ||rapidcitychess: I know someone who is considering taking lessons from you. Maybe it will be your birthday present?|
|Oct-15-12|| ||DrNine: Someone should upgrade the rating to 2605...that's a pretty big milestone -- congrats sam!|
|Mar-16-13|| ||wordfunph: "I think that I will always win if I am wearing my lucky boxer shorts." |
- GM Samuel Shankland (when asked for superstitions in chess)
|Mar-16-13|| ||BadKnight: Shankland is a very good teacher. I love his videos.|
|Oct-05-13|| ||Llawdogg: Happy Belated Birthday Sam!|
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