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|Dec-08-14|| ||me to play: Shankland has been steadily rising. If he continues his pace he will eventually get chances to play Giri, Caruana, etc. For now he just has to continue doing well against the ones across the board from him. He will have a chance to get some valuable experience soon when he plays ( along with Sevian ) in the "B" section of Tata steel. Opponents include GM Navara, Wei, L'ami, Potkin, Saleh, et al.|
|Dec-08-14|| ||schweigzwang: <He won individual gold at the olympiad easily>|
You know, there was actually some ringer for a poor team who was knocking off the less-talented lower boards of the less-talented opposing sides his team was facing. For a while there he led in the stakes for reserve board medals but then took a loss, allowing Sam to prevail.
|Dec-08-14|| ||Jambow: Sam is talented enough that it is very doubtful he has not reached his maximum potential. I do think it seem likely he will cross 2700 soon enough. He almost quit chess about 5 years ago but decided to become a proffesional and has gained steadily ever since. |
American chess has some real hopefuls too bad Caruana got away and Nakamura hasn't fulfilled his utmost potential at least not yet.
|Jan-18-15|| ||Penguincw: I know it's late, but congrats to Shankland for returning to the top 100 in the live ratings. He got off to a slow start at Tata Steel, but won back to back and is now at an undefeated +2 through 8 rounds. He's currently in 3rd place, but a point and a half behind the leaders, Navara and Wei Yi.|
|Jan-21-15|| ||ketchuplover: 1 loss in last 68 games!|
|Jan-25-15|| ||jia: I just logon to say i really like Sam and should he continue to be a pro he definitely has chances to break 2700. 2800 though might be a challenge.|
|Jan-26-15|| ||Penguincw: Congrats to Samuel Shankland for his performance at the Tata Steel (Group B) (2015) tournament. Aside for Navara and Wei Yi, he was the only other undefeated player (+5).|
|Jan-26-15|| ||SirRuthless: Yes, Sam is alright. He is on his way to 2700 territory and is proving to be a tough nut to crack. IF he were able to cash in on some of the nice position he gets a little bit more he would be top 30 at least. He rarely loses but his only problem is letting winning positions slip and that won't do vs. the very top players so he still has some work to do but he produces so many nice positions in his games the potential is there and he is still young enough to get "there". Go Sam!|
|Jan-26-15|| ||docbenway: Shams: <chancho> <Whatever he is doing to improve, may it lead him to more success.>
An insight to turn <Ulhumbrus> green with envy! ;) Misread or not, it made me laugh.|
|Mar-31-15|| ||ketchuplover: 5 losses in Hawaii :(|
|Aug-03-15|| ||Bruce Graham: Well done in Denmark. Congratulations.|
|Aug-24-15|| ||ketchuplover: 1/2 in Abu Dhabi so far|
|Aug-26-15|| ||ketchuplover: 2.5/5 now|
|Aug-31-15|| ||ketchuplover: He appears to have dropped out with 3/6
Hope all's well.
|Sep-07-15|| ||ketchuplover: Good luck vs. Popov|
|Sep-13-15|| ||ketchuplover: Destroy Nakamura!!!!!!!!!!|
|Dec-24-15|| ||ketchuplover: Not handling the Qatar heat well :(|
|Dec-26-15|| ||ketchuplover: May have dropped out. Hope all is well.|
|Dec-26-15|| ||choosea: Dec-26-15 JohnBoy: It's probably been discussed here already, but can someone quickly say what happened to Shankland?
delete choosea: what happened to Shankland?
WERESSSSSSSSSSSSSS SKANEKEMANESSSSSSSSSSSSSS ?!?!?!!?!?!?!
|Dec-26-15|| ||mrbasso: He appears to have dropped out with 3/6
Nope. He dropped out after a loss against Harika with 2/5 as far as I can see and this game wasn't really played.
1.b3 1-0 ...
|Dec-26-15|| ||whiteshark: <Sam Shankland had to withdraw from the tournament for health reasons and handed Harika Dronavalli <a forfeit win>>|
The forfeit was caused by some misguided communication so to speak and not intentional as Shankland posted today in a statement...
|Jun-27-16|| ||jerseybob: <FSR: "Surfing" Safarli.> Beautiful!|
|Jun-27-16|| ||offramp: He and Robson are huge talents.|
|Aug-03-16|| ||diagonal: Sam Shankland wins the traditional Masters Open Tournament (MTO) at the 49th edition of Biel Chess Festival outright, ahead of Eltaj Safarli from Azerbaijan who finished as clear runner-up. Congratulation to the US (and US born) Grandmaster! |
Final standings: http://www.bielchessfestival.ch/en/...
|Aug-03-16|| ||Shams: Also ahead of Vitiugov and Rodshtein. Big summer for Shankland already! He may have reached a new personal high ELO as well though I'm not clear on that.|
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