Chess Analysis Masterclass: GM Shankland – Lesson #1 (Fischer-Petrosian)

Join GM Sam Shankland for a fascinating lesson about pawn structures, isolated pawns, and much more.

The game used for this lesson is Fischer-Petrosian, round 7 of the 1971 candidates final

This game is especially known for the surprising move 22.Nxd7

You can copy-paste the moves below to DecodeChess, using the import menu

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 a6 5. Bd3 Nc6 6. Nxc6
bxc6 7. O-O d5 8. c4 Nf6 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. exd5 exd5 11. Nc3
Be7 12. Qa4+ Qd7 13. Re1 Qxa4 14. Nxa4 Be6 15. Be3 O-O 16. Bc5
Rfe8 17. Bxe7 Rxe7 18. b4 Kf8 19. Nc5 Bc8 20. f3 Rea7 21. Re5
Bd7 22. Nxd7+ Rxd7 23. Rc1 Rd6 24. Rc7 Nd7 25. Re2 g6 26. Kf2
h5 27. f4 h4 28. Kf3 f5 29. Ke3 d4+ 30. Kd2 Nb6 31. Ree7 Nd5
32. Rf7+ Ke8 33. Rb7 Nxf4 34. Bc4 1-0


  1. 0:15 is that the only engine that do that ??I searched that and found that ???

  2. Not watching this video,,, Should start with the OPENING for Effective Discussions !!!

  3. Excellent promo for DecodeChess and its value as a unique analysis tool for beginner to intermediate players. Thanks Sam Shankland. Hope this is a harbinger for an affordable AI Chess Coach !?

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