• 16 months ago

just one word

GREAT

the rambo-rock was really cool

• 18 months ago

Why not 1.Re8 in the second position?

• 20 months ago

awesome video

• 2 years ago

great

• 2 years ago

I solved the first one!

Thanks for the entertaining video. You're a legend. I don't have a premium membership so I couldn't finish watching it [:-(], so could somebody show me the answer to the second problem? Thanks.

• 3 years ago

Just... ACE!

• 3 years ago

I haven't seen all of the video because I'm not a diamond member, but I have seen the second problem before. Give Houdini enough time and it will eventually figure it out.

But the problem illustrates that you must recognise your key principles in end games, rather than concentrating on the race to see who queens first.

In end games of all varieties, passed pawns must *ALWAYS* be blockaded with the king, because it is the only piece that can prevent (or at least stunt to the fullest possibility) the progress of the pawn, because an enemy king alone is unable to break such a blockade.

The royal pieces (aka king and queen) are the only pieces that controls all the squares directly around them, and I love how this example demonstrates that blockading the pawn with the queen against the rook is not enough to win, because by eliminating all the potential activity of the queen removes all of white's counterplay.

• 3 years ago

Having viewed it a second time, there was still much to learn.  By the way, I put the second position on Deep Fritz 13, and the best it could come up with after 5 minutes was a7 a2, Re8+ Kxe8, a8(Q) Ke7, Qa7+ Kf8, Qc5+ Kg7, etc.--just a draw.  Danny demonstrated a much more instructive winning line.  Computers don't have all the answers yet!

• 3 years ago

I can solve ALL of these problems!

(looks at first one)

(..) --------------(fifteen minutes later)-----------------(..)

CRAP!

• 3 years ago

i saw this puzzle but when its about to solve i amazed and said BEAUTY ITS REALLY i mean it its really entertainyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!

• 3 years ago

the first thing that came to my mind was b2 in your game

• 3 years ago

Great

• 3 years ago

very nice..i learneed a few tricks from it

• 3 years ago

I like Rambo Rook, JMraz

I will be using that again...

Thanks to all who enjoyed it!

Danny

• 3 years ago

Wow, imagination in overdrive!  I'm going to view this again.

• 3 years ago

Renegade, or Rambo Rook is AweSomE!!!!! or it could be named Rebellous Rook... whatever I love it :D

• 3 years ago

Your loss was kinda sad, it was a logical solution, nothing too fancy there, the other ones were very difficult though, couldn't see them at all.

• 3 years ago

I had the foresight to calculate all these lines. I'm THE best chess player of all time muahahahha

:(

• 3 years ago

Just like  Shampoo just rince and repeat!!! lol

• 3 years ago

I really enjoyed this video.  Great job!

@rajas1998: White can put the Q on c1... they just can't win after doing so!