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|Jun-11-18|| ||OhioChessFan: A surprising surge at 26 years old. He crossed 2600 at 21, and stayed pretty steadily there for the next 5 years, when he crashed through to 2700.|
|Jun-12-18|| ||Penguincw: Another tournament win for Shankland.
Impressive 9/11 at the American Continental Championship, winning by half a point.
|Jun-17-18|| ||Whitehat1963: Time for some elite-level invites? Or way too soon?|
|Jul-02-18|| ||searchforbobby1: He should get invited in Sinquefield 2018|
|Jul-02-18|| ||Appaz: <Whitehat1963: Time for some elite-level invites? Or way too soon?>|
I would say it's the right time for him to get the first ones.
<searchforbobby1: He should get invited in Sinquefield 2018>
This however is a little too late for formal reasons and maybe a little to early considering his rating. Maybe in 2019 if he continues his development.
|Jul-27-18|| ||UncleBent: Shankland has begun play in the Danzhou Super GM tournament, in the Chinese, island province of Hainan. The tournament has 8 players with a rating average of 2729 and is a 7 RR. Participants include Jan Duda, Wei Yi, Vladimir Fedoseev, Santosh Vidit, Bu Xiangzhi, Yu Yangyi and Le Quang Liem -- all rated above 2700.|
|Jul-27-18|| ||chancho: He drew GM Bu Xiangzhi with the black pieces.
|Jul-27-18|| ||JimNorCal: Looks like at one point Sam was somewhat better with R+R+N vs Q+N. But in the end Sam had to set up a fortress for R+N vs Q|
|Jul-28-18|| ||JimNorCal: Sam drew again ... but he did have more time on the clock at the end :)|
|Jul-28-18|| ||indianchessupdates: After 2nd round in Hainan, Shankland unbeaten streak has extended to 53 games |
Sam Shankland in 2017-18 - 53 games ongoing (25 wins & 28 draws)
How long can he continue to be unbeaten ?
|Jul-29-18|| ||JimNorCal: <icu>: How long ...|
Sadly for Sam, today was that day. He lost to GM Vidit.
|Jul-29-18|| ||indianchessupdates: Shankland unbeaten streak of 53 games has come to an end with 3rd round defeat to Vidit, India in the Hainan Danzhou Tournament. It must be one of the best runs in recent times. The standout performance of the series was winning the US Championship ahead of So, Caruana and Nakamura.|
Top unbeaten streaks in Chess (min 50 games unbeaten) with win and draws.
Mikhail Tal in 1973-74 - 95 games (46 wins & 49 draws)
Vladimir Malakhov durung 2015-2017 - 93 games (37 wins & 56 draws)
Mikhail Tal in 1972-73 - 86 games (47 wins & 39 draws)
Wang Yue in 2008 - 85 games (30 wins & 55 draws)
Milan Drasko in 2006-07 - 84 games
Vladimir Kramnik in 1999-00 - 82 games
Ding Liren in 2017-18 - 76 games ongoing (20 wins & 56 draws)
Vachier Lagrave in 2015-16 - 67 games (27 wins & 40 draws)
Wesley So in 2016-17 - 67 games (25 wins & 42 draws)
Capablanca during 1916-24 - 63 games (40 wins & 23 draws)
Le Quang Liem in 2016-17 - 59 games (26 wins & 33 draws)
Wesley So in 2014-15 - 54 games (30 wins & 24 draws)
Sam Shankland in 2017-18 - 53 games (25 wins & 28 draws)
Fabiano Caruana in 2016-17 - 50 games (19 wins & 31 draws)
|Jul-29-18|| ||nok: <After 2nd round in Hainan, Shankland unbeaten streak has extended to 53 games
How long can he continue to be unbeaten ?>
That was a pretty effective jinx.
|Jul-30-18|| ||UncleBent: Sam now has a current unbeaten streak of 1. Earlier today, he defeated Jan Duda in the 4th round of the Danzhou Super GM tourney.|
|Aug-03-18|| ||UncleBent: Finished 3-4 (1+2-4=) in Danzhou. I am assuming Sam would have been satisfied to go .500 and validate his 2727 rating, but, in the penultimate round, Le, Quang Liem applied the pressure just before time control, and the roof caved in on Shank's position. Nice execution.|
|Aug-03-18|| ||whiteshark: With 3/7 points (+1 -2 =4) he came last but one in Danzhou, <UncleBent>.
Yu Yangyi won with 4.5/7.|
|Sep-09-18|| ||Everett: Apparently worked with Aagaard for some toms, and credits him as part of the intro to “Inside the Box”|
|Sep-27-18|| ||piltdown man: How many toms did he get?|
|Oct-01-18|| ||Check It Out: As Neal Peart will tell, one can never have too many tom toms.|
|Oct-01-18|| ||Ironmanth: Happy birthday, Grandmaster Sam Shankland.|
|Oct-04-18|| ||mycroft2120: Tomorrow's match against China could come down to Shankland's game on board 4. |
* Fabi with white may not get a winnable edge against Liren,
* So will be OK with a draw with black against a 2750, and
* Naka is just plain out of form -- maybe he'll get pissed after his loss and thrash Xiangzhi.
Boards 1-3 all drawn;
Sam wins a long grinding endgame with the black pieces against Li Chao and clinches the tournament gold for the USA tomorrow!!
GO SAM!!! USA!! USA!!! USA!!!
|Oct-11-18|| ||Everett: some *time*|
|Nov-21-18|| ||ketchuplover: Good luck at Wijk aan Zee Sam.|
|Jan-12-19|| ||ketchuplover: Drawn goes Shak!|
|Jan-18-19|| ||ketchuplover: 36 ply draw. Shame on thee.|
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