IM Daniel Rensch presses the reset button on the Chess.com tactics trainer, starting with a fresh rating of 1200.
How quickly can he rise through the ranks and gain rating points? The tactics trainer is a tough grader, but IM Rensch explains the thought process you need to solve its puzzles.
Learn what an international master is thinking when he solves tactical exercises in this instructive lesson. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch battles some tough puzzles in this latest tactics trainer live session.
Listen to IM Rensch think out loud as he untangles the most difficult positions on the Chess.com tactics trainer.
Try to defeat the automated tactics beast yourself by clicking the TACTICS TRAINER link in the sidebar. | Watch video
IM Daniel Rensch takes on the Chess.com tactics trainer in a quest to reach a 2800 rating.
Can IM Rensch beat the clock and the toughest puzzles on Chess.com to reach this lofty plateau?
Watch the video to find out IM Rensch’s advice on how to intuitively spot potential tactics on the board. | Watch video
After tackling 2800-level and 1200-level tactics, IM Rensch focuses on the middle level as he tries to work his way back to master level. Watch and hear how he analyzes, using mostly calculation but also much pattern recognition and even a little intuition. At the end, you'll hear his thoughts on the Chess.com Tactics Trainer rating system. Do you agree or disagree? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below! | Watch video
"You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like Danny." Today he raised his Tactics Trainer rating more than 600 points in 30 minutes. Wouldn't it be nice if your Chess.com rating went up that quickly? Some puzzles he aces like a whiz, but he struggles with others late in the session. Listen and hear what a strong player is thinking about, and see how he self-diagnoses his weaknesses. | Watch video