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What about the option of:
7: Bxb8, Rxb88: axb5, cxb59: Rxa7, Bb710: f3, Nf6Isn't this ample compensation for white? He's quickly taking the center, his pawns are aligned in the direction of open and half-open files, he has taken back the pawn sacrifice, and can follow black's castle in a couple moves...
Thank you Daniel.
Good lesson about not releasing the tension in a position without concrete calculation. Some nice general lessons about QG pawn structures as well.
Do you have the time controls for this game? It seems like players often release the tension too early in blitz games. G/5 or G/3 for example.
Very good and instructive, thank you.
I'm getting hooked on this series!
Love this series of lectures. Great teaching, great advice. Thank you.
Good lecture, thanks
Will there be more videos like this. I found the game in online chess.
i'll move the second part up to tomorrow so joey doesn't miss it.
i remember when Danny was doing live sessions and people found out that his next vid would be this amateur analysis rather than more live sessions "nono, don't stop this series." but as you see, people like this series too! so folks, don't worry too much when this comes to an end as well. other authors will also do amateur analyses from time to time, and somebody is bound to like Danny's next series.
Singe video topics (as distinct from the 10-part stuff) that are split up dont work well on this site. Unless you log on everyday, the viewer will usually misses the 2nd part. Because its not a series, there isnt much incentive to track it down either.
What is my point? Unless its a series (3 or more videos, with one whole lecture per video), dont split it up!
Thanks for a great lecture on the slav and queens gambit and other very useful advice! I found it very useful as I play these openings.
Amateur Game reviews are excellent videos to learn from and should be an ongoing feature and not just a series that ends. We should also try to pick games at different skill levels and you will see different type of mistakes made. This is a good game to review and Danny you have done commendable job in pointing out mistakes made and general insight into the game of chess. Many thanks.
I really like this series. I feel like I learn more from this format than any other. It's a little like getting the computer analysis of my own games (blunders), but more informative. The computer tells you the move you should have made, but doesn't give all the reasons like Danny does.
I wish this series could go on forever.
Love the amateur vids, and Thanks to Daniel Rensch for Slowing down a little. keeping it simple and taking one step at a time really works. cheers :)
Woot! Thanks for the review, Danny! If you guys think there were mistakes in the opening, get ready for a dirty, dirty middlegame (move 29 still makes me cringe).
Not to 'release the tension' too soon by giving away what will happen, but my biggest headache in this game ended up being my uncastled king. After a5 was played, my plan as black centered on utilizing the queenside pawns to create a passer in an eventual middlegame, and to otherwise improve my minor pieces. Unfortunately, my opponent found a better middlegame target than me and so there ensued a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Stay tuned to see what happens!
" I am making it sound complicated, but it is very simple"
Actually I think your analogy with the R's made perfect sense. I've never really thought about it that way with tension in the middle, or with pawns but it does make sense looking at it like that.
The basic idea or "rule of thumb" is: The person to trade and release tension first, especially with pawns, is usually making a mistake. Try to think about it like this: If rooks (simplest one to understand) are challenging each other along an open file, the first person to trade is allowing the opponent to recapture with a rook, and therefore maintain control of the open file. Furthermore, The person who made that trade first generally will not be able to bring the other rook to challenge that file again.
With other pieces this concept isn't as obvious, but it is still there. When people make exchanges without a "concrete reason behind it", they are generally allowing there opponent to recapture, and therefore maintain control over the situation that previously held tension. I am making it sound complicated, but it is very simple: Don't trade pieces or pawns unless you have a reason to!!! When you trust your abilities to outplay someone, you want pieces on the board until the "concrete" opportunity presents itself for a combination...
The Video cut off because I talked too much and we had to split it into two parts... sorry!
The player who releases the tension first in a building structure usually made a mistake; is a good rule of thumb
Actually, he said "usually the first person to release the tension is making a mistake". I hope Danny returns to this point on part II. I'd really like to hear more on that one. i.e. When is it NOT a mistake?
The video cut off but I like the theory suggestions. Don't develop the bishops too early and don't trade for knight too early giving up colored squares. Also be sure to calculate to confirm your intuitions. The player who releases the tension first in a building structure usually made a mistake; is a good rule of thumb.
ok 2 halfs
Why has the video finished early?
by IM Daniel Rensch
Danny tackles the use of intuition and calculation in the first half of this game analysis, exhorting his viewers to use one to build up the other. Look in the mirror, are you a grandmaster? he asks. If not, there is still some work to be done before we can play based on feel and opinion.
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With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. every year from the age of 12 - 21years old, and at one point he was the highest rated 19-year old in the country. He earned the IM title at age 23. 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.
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