Sam Shankland Wiki – Sam Shankland Biography

Sam Shankland is a well-known celebrity from U.S. So let’s check out Sam Shankland’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details. Sam Shankland was born in the California in 1991.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real NameSamuel L. Shankland
Professionchess grandmaster

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Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

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This section will get Sam’s age, birthday, religion, hometown, food habits, and birthplace details.

Age (2021)30 Years
Date Of BirthOctober 1, 1991
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Samuel L. Shankland was born on October 1, 1991 in . Sam age is 30 years as of in 2021 and his birthplace is .
Currently, He is living in , and working as chess grandmaster.
By nationality, He is American, and currently, his food habit is mix vegetarian & non-vegetarian.
He also worships all the Gods and goddesses and also celebrates all the festivals.
His hobby is acting. He loves doing acting in movies and shows.

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Height, Weight, And Body Measurements

Sam’s height is Not Available tall and he looks tall when standing with his friends. Though he is a little tall as compared to his friends still he manages to maintain his weight.
His weight is around Not Available and he always exercises to maintain that. He loves to do exercises regularly and also tells others to do that.
According to Sam, you must have to do exercise regularly to stay fit. his body measurements are not available currently, but we will update them very soon.

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Sam Shankland Spouse, Wife, , Personal Life

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Sam’s father’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Sam Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Sam’s mother’s name is Not Available. We have no more Information about Sam Father; we will try to collect information and update soon.
Also, we have no idea about his brother and sister, and we don’t know their names either.
But we are trying hard to collect all the information about Sam and will update you soon.
his Girlfriend’s name is Not Available. They are in relation from previous few years of strong relationship. We have no information about Sam’s Girlfriend.
But we are sure that Sam is not available and his Wife’s name is not available. Now, his relationship is perfect. We have no more information about his Wife.
Also, we have no information about his son and daughter. We can’t say their name. If you know some information, please comment below.

Samuel L. Shankland Net Worth

The Samuel L. Shankland Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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Fast Facts You Need To Know


As a member of the United States team, he won the gold medal for the best individual performance on the reserve board at the 41st Chess Olympiad. He also was part of the team at the 42nd Chess Olympiad, where the United States won team gold for the first time in forty years. In 2018, he won the U.S. Chess Championship, simultaneously breaching the 2700 barrier for the first time in his career.


In December 2017, Shankland was runner-up at Sunway Sitges International Chess Festival, in Sitges (Barcelona, Spain), with a score of 6.0/9 (half a point behind GM Aravinth ), after defeating GM Salem Saleh in a blitz chess play-off for the second place. He played the regular tournament with a performance rating of 2713.


In 2016, he competed on the first season of FOX’s reality game show Kicking & Screaming, finishing in eighth place with his survivalist partner Caleb Garmany.

In March 2016, Shankland took first place in the Fagernes International. In June, 2016, he won the Edmonton International. In August, 2016, Shankland won the Biel Masters. In September, 2016, Shankland played as fourth board for the United States at the 42nd Chess Olympiad, where the team earned gold for the first time since 1976. In September 2016, he was ranked 57th in the world with an Elo rating of 2679.


Shankland shared first place at the American Continental Championship, qualifying him for the 2015 World Cup.

Shankland competed in the 2015 Chess World Cup, where he defeated GM Ivan Popov in the first round, but lost in a tiebreak in the second round to GM Hikaru Nakamura.


On December 14, 2014, Shankland broke into the top 100 chess players worldwide.


Shankland attended The College Preparatory School – a private high school in Oakland, and graduated from Brandeis University in 2014 with a degree in Economics.

In 2013, Shankland made his debut for the US national team at the Pan-American Team Championship in Campinas, Brazil, leading them to victory with a performance rating over 2800.

In April, Shankland took clear first in the US Chess Championship with a score of 8½/11 (+6–0=5). He finished half a point, two points, and three points ahead of Fabiano Caruana, Wesley So, and Hikaru Nakamura, respectively. He took home $50,000 in prize money, and increased his rating to 2701 in the process, breaching the 2700 barrier for the first time in his career and becoming the seventh American to reach the super-grandmaster level.

In May, he won the Capablanca Memorial, scoring 7½/10 (+5–0=5) for a performance rating of 2831. This result vaulted him further up the world rankings, putting him at No. 30 with a live rating of 2717.

In June, he won the American Continental Chess Championship, finishing clear first with 9/11 (+7–0=4).


In January 2011, Shankland earned the title of Grandmaster at the Berkeley International.

He finished third in the 2011 U.S. Chess Championship, after first defeating Alexander Onischuk in a playoff game, and then Robert Hess in an Armageddon match. This result qualified him for the 2011 FIDE World Cup.

In the 2011 World Cup, Shankland defeated Hungarian super-grandmaster Peter Leko in the first round, but lost to Abhijeet Gupta in the second. Shankland’s victory over Leko in the first round was the biggest upset of the tournament.


After losing his first two games in the 2010 US Junior Championship, Shankland won six out of the last seven rounds to tie for first place, and went on to clinch sole first with two back to back Armageddon victories over Ray Robson and Parker Zhao. This result qualified him for the 2011 U.S. Chess Championship.


Shankland was California State Champion in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012, and Champion of State Champions in 2009. He won bronze at the 2008 World U18 Championship, and was US Junior Champion in 2010. He earned his international master title in 2008 and his grandmaster title in 2011. Shankland surpassed a FIDE rating of 2600 in 2012, and entered the world’s top 100 players in 2014.

Shankland began his rise to prominence in 2008, winning the Pacific Coast Open and the California State Championship. He made his international debut at the World Youth Chess Championship under-18 section, where he tied for first place with Ivan Saric and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, taking home the bronze medal on tiebreak score and earning the title of International Master.


Samuel L. Shankland (born October 1, 1991) is an American chess grandmaster. He won the U.S. Chess Championship in 2018.


Shankland was selected as the 27th Samford Fellow. The Samford is a fellowship given once a year to a promising young American player, providing the funds necessary for the recipient to devote him or herself to chess without being restrained by financial concerns.

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