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Nice video so the other part will be in #4?
Many thanks Daniel - really informative. I've enjoyed all three of your "Amateur" analyses and personally, I wouldn't be able to deal with all of the new information if it was all on just one video! So keep up the great work!
Agree on the cutting videos in half comments.
Terrible business decision for Chess.com if intending to keep customers happy.
by the way hicetnunc is pronounced hick ett nunk :-) I doubt Latin is taught in many schools these days. Love the videos, congrats Laurent on getting a game analysed!
What's next? Bd3?
the video cutofffs are horrible. The 40 minute video Daniel had on chesscrimes was great and not too long. Please no more cutting off videos in the middle.
Thank you very much for having selected my game and for this analysis Daniel ! This first part is already very instructive and helps me tremendously understanding these pawn structures (I'm relatively new to 1.d4, having played 1.e4 most of my chess life).
hicetnunc is Latin (it means 'here and now'), but you can just call me Laurent, or the analyzer if you prefer
cutting in the middle of the game is bad
Great video. However, I would like to point out that after h6 Bf4, if black goes after the bishop pair with Nh5, white can simply play g4, castle long, and then play for an attack along the g-file. If black attacks the bishop with the g-pawn, white can play gxh5, and if Nxf4 exf4 gxf4, black is just asking white to castle long and then assault the black king. If black responds to g4 by taking the bishop, the e pawn will join the pawn storm. Moreover, black's knight's role as a defender is much larger than white's dark-squared bishop's role as an attacker.
He records the whole thing in one go, and then finds out it's going to be too long. Yeah it'd be nice if he could go in and edit the video after the fact to announce he had to split it in two parts, but it's not like this the first time someone has had to do this.
Great video so far! I can't wait to see the rest!
Intresting discussion about the move order between Nf3 and Nf6 in the slav. Great with extra info on the openings.
Dear Chess.com.got to do better than this,cuttuing off some vidoes without any explanation.Great job Danny like usuall.I be greatfull if you got a good endgame book and made vidoes from it from cove to cover.TY playbridge.
by IM Daniel Rensch
You may remember him from the classic hits "Amateur's Mind 1" and "Amateur's Mind 2." Yes, Daniel Rensch is back, with even more opening principles, more explanations about the queen's gambit, and more advice about your thought process than ever! Rated Beginner-Intermediate for some ugly moves and bishop-for-knight trading opportunities.
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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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