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  • 6 months ago

    Scottrf

    3...Kc6 looks safe.

  • 6 months ago

    bbjjoorrnn

  • 17 months ago

    pampaa

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    bbjjoorrnn

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  • 20 months ago

    pumpupthevolume247

    Great lesson Danny! As a part-time composer of puzzles and love solving them, I always enjoy these Beauty and Entertainment series lessons...

    I can happily admit I didn't get a single problem 100% correct, I missed a king move in no.1 (Kc6!) and although I got no.2 almost completely right, I missed the solution for 1...Qh1!

    Puzzle 3, I thought there was a line where white sacs the minor pieces for the bishop and passed pawn but was wrong, looked deeper and actually found about 9/13 moves in the forced solution - I saw up to 7.Bf5! Nd5 8.Be4 Rf6+ 9.Kg5 and Rd6!? That's it... I missed the king moves that forced the rook and bishop going back and forth draw I would have lost that as white... and drew as black! Laughing

    Puzzle 4, I got 1.g4! completely missed the overwhelming power of the opposition though... 2.Kb5?? was my move, missing 2.Ka5! - great material Danny, looking forward to the next one!! Cool

  • 20 months ago

    aronchuck

    Thanks for the great videos - the work you put into them is much appreciated.  I have been working hard on my calculation skills over the last year and so can also recommend the following books packed with great hard exercises if anyone wants to check them out.  I have increased my FIDE rating by 235 points by doing just these - and playing of course!  

    1. Grandmaster Preparation Calculation - Aargard - Quality Chess
    2. Tactimania - Flear - Quality Chess
    3. Imagination in Chess  - Gaprandashvilli - Batsford
    4. Critical Moments in Chess - Gaprandashvilli - Batsford 
  • 20 months ago

    Scottrf

    First puzzle I've literally just read yesterday from Yusupov Build Your Chess - Fundamentals.

    EDIT: Tell a lie, no it's not, this is opposite bishops.

  • 20 months ago

    cROOKed_KNIGHT

    Hey, thanks a lot Danny. I am one of those people who thought that there was no point in calculating more than a few moves ahead, because my knowledge of theory isnt quite up to par. However, I took the time to really visualize and calculate that white-to-draw puzzle like you said, and I was surprised that I was able to see it clearly all the way through if I really focused. That may have been the most helpfull chess lesson I've ever had.

  • 20 months ago

    healthybrick

    "It got foggy in your head" LOL

  • 20 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @elindauer -- Thanks for taking care of that comment from JeffreyShi, and yes Jeffrey, he is correct: Kb6 is winning for white.

    @mikeinmunich -- Maybe Tongue Out...

    Thanks everyone... 

    Danny

  • 20 months ago

    dzindzifan

    the 13 move problem was a mind blowing experience ... great stuff Danny and thank you so much for challenging us to commit to excellence and work harder!

  • 20 months ago

    kuheylann40

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  • 20 months ago

    elindauer

    Great video, you really got me working on this one!  fyi, I can't remember seeing that initial opposite colored bishop position, and if I haven't seen all the videos, I'm pretty close... :)

     

    @JeffreyShi: ...Ka2!? Kb6!  If black maintains the distant opposition, white wins the race to the h file and captures on g5, winning.  If black ever steps on the 3rd rank, white takes the opposition on the 5th rank, transposing to the main line.  Now go calculate it for yourself to make sure! :)

  • 20 months ago

    PUNTHAMURRA

    When asking us to pause the clock Danny can u not be in the middle of a sentence cause we forget to pause and then u show the move.

  • 20 months ago

    the_king_hunter1

    on move 3 of the last composition, can black go Ka2, forcing a repeat of the position with white moving Ka6? if white tries to move to the b-file, wouldn't black gain opposition?

  • 20 months ago

    LetsReason

    Good stuff.  Thanks.

  • 20 months ago

    KeyserSzoze

    Not for me Danny, for those that can't afford one.

    I appreciate your work and buying the subscription on a monthly basis plus recomanding chess.com to my friends is a way of saying "thank you, you're doing a great job." Keep it up :)

  • 20 months ago

    MikeinMunich

    Thanks to this video I now feel reassured that "most" chess players are undisciplined calculators like myself and know who Tupac is (and that he was supposedly recently spotted in some bar in Tanzania), though I am unclear on how/why that is important in life. I've noticed you seem to have reverted back to the more rhythmic "everybody" in your greeting. I like to think you did that because of my recent comment / recommendation. :-)

  • 20 months ago

    jdm

    I'm far from advanced, but I enjoy watching masters with a sense of humor.

  • 20 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Not really relevant to the point I was making f7f5...

    And you don't need a month of Platinum Keyser -- you're already a Diamond Tongue Out

    Danny

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