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Why Play 1.d4? Sam Shankland

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Sam Shankland makes the case for opening with 1.d4 with White, using some of his most memorable games as arguments.


To explain the creative potential of playing 1.d4 with White, and to showcase White's strategies against Black's main options.

Additional information about the video

Sam Shankland introduces the reasons behind his decision to devote his time and energy into studying and creating a Chessable course for 1.d4.


  • Introduction

    03:53 min
  • Shankland-Yu Yangyi

    17:52 min
  • Shankland-So

    17:02 min
  • Shankland-Bruzon

    26:01 min
  • Shankland-Vidit

    22:12 min
  • Shankland-MVL

    19:40 min
  • Shankland-Polgar

    14:56 min
  • Conclusion

    05:23 min
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