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17:21 he says Re1 is fine what he[master rensch] meant to say was Re8 looks good
That's rough Danny, it was still a fun video
Can't believe I missed ...Qb6+
Danny obviously saw that Qb6+ wins a piece, but he was playing the Honey Bagder defense. So, naturally, he didn't care.
Nearly Mated sounds good!!
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i like the way you end the video Danny.. : )
I dub your third game the Checkmate Saloon.
Get it? You had a lot of minors and as exciting as it looked they weren't allowed inside.
Yeah, I saw Qb6+ like a shot, but then I'm not trying to play and commentate against a super-GM :)
Qb6 wins a piece, Danny was obviously focused on commentating.
True novv.... So blundered a piece but Danny was probably paying more attention to the commentary (Danny: "we keep the pawn because we're greedy" and at that exact moment he could have won a piece... lol) than the opening.... a KG gone extremely wrong for white...
I stopped the video at 15 30 and started reading the comments to see if anyone else spotted it or I was just hallucinating about the double blunder.
Wow. Thanks Jay.
@Jhorwin -- yes, I was commentating while playing and HE wasn't. That's obviously WHY he won
Seriously though, if you don't stick around until the end, you won't see that I DID manage to get ONE game!
Hi IM Daniel, Were you playing live against Wesley while narrating at the same time?? Or is this just a replay?
at 15:11, Qb6+ winning the bishop!... I guess Danny didn't think Wesly would just make such a mistake
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