ELECTRIFYING NEW AMERICAN CHESS CHAMPION SHOCKS CHESS WORLD WITH 8 WINS NO LOSSES VERSUS WORLDS BEST AND WILL WIN SECOND MONSTER EVENT IN 30 DAYS IN CUBA…A DRAW TOMORROW IN 53RD CAPABABLANCA
30 DAYS THAT SHOOK THE CHESS WORLD…CALIFORNIAS FANTASTIC GRANDMASTER /working class hero … SAMUEL SHANKLAND … WHO NOW ASTOUNDS EVERYONE … WON THE AMERICAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP UNDEFEATED JUST WEEKS AGO … WILL WIN IT ALL AGAIN WITH AGAIN PLUS 4 WINS AND NO LOSSES..SHANKLAND IS NOW THE MIND BOGGLING 30TH RANKED PLAYER IN THE WHOLE WORLD! (WORLD INSTANT LIVE RATINGS). Mr. Shankland needs just a draw tomorrow versus 5th place ALONSO BACALLAO who is a gigantic 3 points behind Mr. Shankland and has absolutely nothing to play for. Dreev of Russia is a full point behind the great American golden boy/ video star sensation … and so a tie is all that Is required to put this one in the history books.OH HOW SWEET IT IS. ################
— Jude Acers
Chessflash World News/May 20 Update:
AMERICA’S NEW MONSTER GRANDMASTER PLAYER…US CHESS CHAMPION SHANKLAND WINS CAPABLANCA ELITE INTERNATIONAL..HAS 11 WINS/10 DRAWS AGAINST THE WORLDS BEST IN 40 DAYS…RANKED NUMBER 30 IN WORLD!
THE MAN IS LIVING THE DREAM…/ 26 YEAR OLD US CHESS CHAMPION SAMUEL SHANKLAND THUNDERS TO VICTORY IN HAVANA, CUBA … THE 53RD CAPABLANCA ELITE MEMORIAL TODAY WITH 5 WINS 5 DRAWS … HAS INCREDIBLE UNDEFEATED 11 WINS/10 DRAWS VERSUS GRANDMASTERS IN PAST 6 WEEKS … NOW RANKED NUMBER 3O IN WORLD. ##########
— Jude Acers
Via John Henderson at “The Leap“:
Last month in St. Louis, Sam Shankland defied the overwhelming odds to somewhat surprisingly out-pace and out-score world title contender and big pre-tournament favourite, Fabiano Caruana, to become the new US Chess Champion. What’s more, the 26-year-old did so ahead of the elite trio of Caruana, Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura, who between them had won the previous three titles – so a very memorable breakthrough victory indeed.