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Thank you for a very good leason. THough the video stallrd at 6 min. into it. Will try again later.
this was a grate video i though i know how to play chess until i found this site it's grate thank you for the tip's
Though I knew it all, but remarkable & excellent video for beginners and a refresher for intermediate players !!
Super cool and so helpful !
This is a great series of videos. Keep 'em coming.
thank you very much
thanks! so precious ; )
Daniel Thank you so much,after watching this videos I have a feeling that i can destroy anyone in my neighbourhood,in a chess game obviously.
LOL MefromCali -- I will keep that in mind. In fact, maybe I'll announce it before all of my videos?
Once in a while you see a sign on the rear of vehicles: 'Slow down! Baby on board.' Well, you talked a little slower (maybe) this time. A suggestion: Have a little sign in front of you when making these vids: "Slow down! Old people and non-native English speakers on board this site.' Still always good stuff though; thanks!
Sorry guys, it's sometimes hard to slow down in the heat of the moment
Watch it more than once?
nice informative video...and a little too fast on the explaination
Slow down a bit -- can you talk slower? My old brain doesn’t process info that fast. But very informative; thanks.
!!!!!!~great , I love it~!!!!!!
sims_chase01 - no, because he's in check with the knight as well.
Great, clear review. Thanks
I have one quick question. I've just gotten through the Venus Fly Trap move and you say that even though the white pieces are hanging black can only move his king. Well what if he were to take white's queen with his own? His king would be perpetually safe, would he not?
by IM Daniel Rensch
For beginners, the most important week of your chess life continues today with the second installment in the "Everything You Need to Know" video series. IM Rensch brings us a fast paced ride through the fundamentals of tactics and strategy today. Buckle up, and pay attention (or just watch it twice) to fully grasp all the basic tactical patterns, checkmate themes, and critical strategical concepts in this lecture.
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IM Daniel Rensch
At age 14, Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master, an achievement that was a record for Arizona chess players at the time. Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the United States 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. As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Danny has developed multiple State and National Champions. Recently, he has cut back his teaching duties significantly to focus on the growth of Chess.com and ChessKid.com, and to strive towards the GM title.
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