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Sam Shankland vs Surya Shekhar Ganguly
11th Edmonton International (2016), Edmonton CAN, rd 8, Jun-25
Queen's Gambit Declined: Exchange Variation (D35)  ·  1-0



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Jun-26-16  offramp: The whole of this crucial game is very well played by Shankland. He is definitely going a very long way. Hos talent is colossal.
Jun-26-16  Bruce Graham: Shankland snaps Ganguly's winning streak.
Jun-26-16  offramp: <Bruce Graham: Shankland snaps Ganguly's winning streak.>

If "snap" means break then yes, he did. But he broke it with great ├ęclat.

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  SteinitzLives: Black seems warn out in this game, where as white's pieces and pawn center have so much more life and mobility to them. Great to see Shankland, who is now the 7 game winner, catch him.
Jun-26-16  Bruce Graham: Here's a Chessbase article about the game:
Jun-26-16  Jambow: Love these instructional games where we can see many decision points and the logical choices that culminate into a won position. This game has many of those and Shankland's calm cool persistence gets it done. Truly think there is at least a 2700 elo player in Sam. Glad he stayed with chess.
Jun-27-16  posoo: Gungoly CHOCKED dis one away! All u had to do is NOT WORY ABOUT DA BISHAP and do da exchange WAY EARLIER.

Tried to get GRIKEY

Jun-27-16  crwynn: 13...e5 makes more sense than baiting white into carrying out his idea. 14.nd5 nxd4 looks entirely safe, probably leading to an ending with opposite colored bishops, unless white has some tactical trick.
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  HeMateMe: 2 connected passers, a death sentence.
Jun-28-16  Jambow: I like how Sam kept his cool, allowed the discovered + and focused on his central passed pawns after Ganguly tempted him at several points. Shankland never panics, of course why do something else after exchanging a piece for three pawns.
Jul-03-16  Strongest Force: A very neat 'Capa-like' game. The Shankster and Robson should backup the big three at the upcoming Olympics.

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