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IM Daniel Rensch

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

About Me:

Follow me on Twitter @danielrensch

Dear Chess.com Members --

A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com LLC, Danny is our Vice President of Content and Professional Operations, managing the products and "team of contributors" you enjoy here, as well as for our scholastic extension site, ChessKid.com.

I am not currently acepting any new students.


  1. GM Alex Yermlinsky -- Chess.com Username AlexYermo. Email: yermo@sio.midco.net
  2. WGM Camilla Baginskaite (particularly for female players looking for a fellow woman chess player) -- Chess.com Username CamillaB. Email: Kamile@sio.midco.net
  3. GM Eugene Perelshteyn -- Chess.com Username EugenePerelshteyn. Email: zhelmir@yahoo.com
  4. GM Melik Khachiyan: Chess.com Username GMMelik. Email: chessgame64@yahoo.com
  5. FM Elliot Liu: Chess.com Username ImmortalTechnique. Email: liue@stanford.edu

VP of Content and Professional Relations -- Chess.com LLC

President -- American Chess Events LLC (www.AmericanChess.net)

My video lessons: http://www.chess.com/video/library.html?author=ACEChess

  • Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master at age 14.
  • Daniel achieved the title of International Master at age 23.
  •  Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age nationally every year from the age of 12yrs-21yrs old. He was the #1 rated 19-year old in the United States.
  •  Daniel was the winner of numerous State and National scholastic titles, including: 1998 Elementary National Champion; 2000 Junior High National Champion; 2004 High School National Champion. Multiple 1st place Individual State Championships from 1995-2004.
  • Daniel was a member of the Shelby School Chess Team's multiple State and National Championships. He was Captain of the 1998 team that won the K-3, K-6 and K-9 National Championships in the same year. (The 1998 Shelby School chess team is the only team in American scholastic chess history to accomplish this feat.)
  •  Daniel was a 6-Time All American Chess Team Member.
  •  As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Daniel has developed multiple State and National Scholastic Chess Champions. He is currently teaching several of America's best scholastic chess players, many of whom are rated in the "Top 50" for their age nationally. Daniel also has many years of experience in training adult chess players.

Individual Lessons:


My video lessons: http://www.chess.com/video/library.html?author=ACEChess


  • 5 weeks ago


    is there any way we could have an e4 series on the mainlines of the sicilians for white? That would be so great. 

  • 9 months ago


    your awsome

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  • 10 months ago


    We all love you Danny!

  • 13 months ago


    Haha- the webpage URL for this is http://www.chess.com/coach/fm-daniel-rensch. Lol! FM Danny Rensch!

  • 18 months ago


    You have single handedly motivated me to learn about, and play more, chess. Thanks and keep on keeping on!

  • 20 months ago


    My name is Favour. I came across your profile in website and found you interesting so i had to contact you. You can reach me through this e-mail

  • 22 months ago


    Please can u make a series about the ten most common openings and all the main lines

  • 2 years ago


    Just to save a few comments, an IM usually charges about $50 per hour for teaching.  And has to turn people down at that because there are just too many of us neer-do-wells at chess. 

  • 2 years ago


    could you help me.if you have some advice could you send it to me please?

  • 3 years ago


    I just wanted to read all these replies on your site.  Love your stuff on chess mentor.  

  • 3 years ago



    nice to see you can you taech me please

  • 3 years ago


    NO HE CAN'T TEACH YOU. You're welcome Danny.

  • 3 years ago


    Well hello Daniel. I enjoyed taking lessons from you for 8ish years

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  • 3 years ago


    hi man if you can time, please teach me

  • 3 years ago


    Hello,I'm Izwan and i'm new to the chess,i still have a lot to learn...i keep losing to my friends neither to my brother...i need a coach to teach me about chess,tactics,great openings,skills etc...will you be my coach and teach me?and correct my mistake and help to improve my chess playing??Message me please if you willing to be my coach D:

  • 3 years ago


  • 3 years ago


    I just want some advice on this game

  • 3 years ago


    yo dan dawg,

    there is an error on this page. right away you state, "I am not currently taking on any new students." while at the bottom of the page it clearly says "Daniel is available for both "over the board" and "online" Private Chess Lessons." Slight mixup here, thought I'd let you know. keep doin your thing =D

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