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I'm sick and tired of this. I can't watch a single video and I'm all ready paying 4.99 a month for this nonsense and its not enough
its not complete....its just a 3 min video
That was great!! Chess.com needs to publish more 8 year olds games and forget about those masters. That put a smile on my face
Some of my takeaways:
1) Develop to a plan, don't just blindly develop pieces.
2) If you want to get to 1600, you have to stop blundering.
3) When you have an advantage, eliminate your opponents threats before pursuing your plan.
nice game planned!
"Not the best chess player but the number one in your hearts." :D
I was laughing at 33:38...definitely seen those swings in my own games...have to stop blundering!
Very good and instructive, thank you.
Terrific video, and even hilarious at some points. Why isn't Danny a GM yet? Or at least a GM of instruction? Just one thing: Isn't one of the main lines in the Philidor 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 f5 ? I don't think this was mentioned in the video......
Nice tutorial .. Thank you
Wow, that is so far my favourite video on this site. Great work, thanks a lot!
thank you verry much good video, i like your honesty other teacher would probably only show games were their students win in brilliant fashion and i was already expecting him to win because of that. Also verry funny, i used to think im not really 1600 player because i always thought people let me win, but after the vid i can surely say im 1600... even so i blunder a lot too.
by IM Daniel Rensch
IM Rensch kicks off a new series. Analyzing the games of lower-rated players, he seeks to provide useful advice that you can apply to your own chess game and your own studies. There is a focus on proper psychology, with the introduction of mental discipline, but also some good chess lessons about playing the opening.
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IM Daniel Rensch
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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