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cxd4 was so bad id almost call it a blunder
this had to be a blitz game, they were playing like patzers
What were the time controls for this game?
thank you for these instructive videos it's a joy to follow (even if I suspect that you're the secret cousin of Flash )
Ne2 would have ended the game in a maximum of 17 additional moves. Would like to have seen that potential path explained.
was this a blitz game? concrete calculation can be almost impossible in such situations. especially for a novice.
come on guys this is tough only 1 person noticing that Ne2 is winning at 17:18 of the video... seriously don't understand that Rensch is not commenting it... The most obvious move EVER. please if someone can explain that write me an e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Very good and instructive, thank you.
Educational for the beginner!
Thanks for the video!
rdjain, thanks, i will indeed work on the computer engine, and it'll get better. the release of chesskid at the same time has taken priority for a few days, but i promise i'll iron out most of the kinks in computer workout within the week.
glad that so many people enjoyed this video and learned from it. thanks, Danny, for doing such a great job!
What about the shot Ne2+! and it's lights out. Black forks the king and queen after Qg3?? This struck me as I was watching the video. Black has no need to "put it in reverse" to run back and protect the king. Obviously White has other moves that prevent this and you weren't trying to teach tactics here. I enjoyed the video. (whoops! I didn't scroll down to read your comment before I posted rdjain1)
The absolute best analysis I have ever seen, video or not.
All the chess.com video makers are AWESOMEGREAT!!! But, Danny has raised the bar for all you guys.
Lower players like moi really benefit from such teaching. I learned soooo much about flaws in my game from these two videos. I don't know if I can use the knowledge to improve, but I am pretty sure I can. If not, I'm so much better off, if nothing else, the entertainment (if you love chess) value is worth the price of admission.
David, you are 100% right about the folks griping about not getting the full video without paying a membership. chess.com is awesome from top to bottom. Those people would be griping about something else if it was all free. That being said, some people (me) gripe before realizing the true benefits.
As an ex math teacher, I have seen a lot of people called teachers, some of who weren't worthy of such a title ( although most of teachers are dedicated professionals). I also saw some who were absolutely natural teachers, such that it had to come from their genes. Daniel Rensch is one of those naturals!!! I hope that he is teaching something in a school somewhere, to go along with his awesome chess teachings.
Danny nice commentary covering multiple ideas...keep pressing we want more.
Videos like this r the reason i joined chess.com..... Thank You.
Another classic from Mr. Rensch
Danny, again, I love that you reviewed my game, and the advice was invaluable. In the interest of full intellectual honesty, I've just got to point out the missed royal fork that went unmentioned (yeah, didn't I tell you 29 made me cringe?). Totally understandable from a reviewer's point of view to miss it. I only saw it after staring at a computer analysis and hunting for a nine-point swing for way too long. IM Pruess, the fact that you rewrote the computer workouts to better serve your clients was impressive to say the least. Are there ways to make the automated computer analysis more informative?
Enjoyed both of them, thank you Mr. Rensch.
by IM Daniel Rensch
In the second half of his analysis, Danny teaches a bunch of important principles, for the queen's gambit structure, for playing with an uncastled king, and more. However, he never stops reminding the student that they may not play thoughtlessly based on the principles he's placing in their hands, they must force some precision out of themselves.
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IM Daniel Rensch
At age 14, Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master, an achievement that was a record for Arizona chess players at the time. Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the United States 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. As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Danny has developed multiple State and National Champions. Recently, he has cut back his teaching duties significantly to focus on the growth of Chess.com and ChessKid.com, and to strive towards the GM title.
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