• 2 weeks ago
Thank you Danny!
• 12 months ago

At 8:47, you could promote your pawn to a knight with checkmate

• 22 months ago

3...Kc6 looks safe.

• 22 months ago
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• 3 years ago

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!

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!!

• 3 years ago

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.

• 3 years ago

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.

• 3 years ago

• 3 years ago

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

@mikeinmunich -- Maybe ...

Thanks everyone...

Danny

• 3 years ago

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!

• 3 years ago

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• 3 years ago

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! :)

• 3 years ago

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.

• 3 years ago

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?

• 3 years ago

Good stuff.  Thanks.

• 3 years ago

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 :)

• 3 years ago

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. :-)

• 3 years ago

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