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Thankyou for your honest evaluation, I feel your pain! I throw away countless games from the same things. Either from thinking it's an open goal when the goalie is standing right there, or being so annoyed with earlier mistakes that I want to force the position in a direction it doesn't want to go...
I guess we have to suspend emotions for a while, but it's so unnatural!
Thanks Coach D.
that was graetthat was the best video ever
Thank you for this fabulous video. At video 11:41 -- when Qxd4 vs. c3xd4 -- you said you had spent some time evaluating this move. In retrospect, what impact did this move have, if any, on the outcome of the game? If this is a dumb question, I apologize. I'm a beginner. Thank you.
nice vid danny
Great video. I like the idea of really focusing and using your time thinking specially on critical positions, which are tactical and concrete ones by nature. I just played an OTB tourney and one lesson I learned was just that one above.
Great video! thanks
very instructive, thank you
Extremely instructive. I had my own case of trying to play it safe and consolidate in a won position recently and can definitely relate. I guess if we're not struggling to be objective and throw down the absolute best moves possible we're not really giving the game its due.
I remember seeing this game live with David commentating live (the whole tourney). He saw the free pawn and said something like "easy win" and started to look other games. And few moves later he looked at it and said "wtf" or something :) but my point is, that after watching this, I can put this and that situation together and see what happened, and why. And it's educational.
:D i have learned alot- amazing video ,im a 1700 and im trying to improve ,this helped.....
At your level of play, there certainly is a lot of preparation before, and much thought during, the game. Thanks for taking the time to show beginners like me how chess masters approach the game. Incredible stuff.
Thank You Very Much for recommending additional ways to improve calculation skills. I think, after watching both several times, that your videos on how to analyze your own chess games are exceptionally valuable and informative.
There is little actually provided to humble amateurs such as myself, other than the constant admonition to analyze your own games. Your efforts have provided a roadmap and I can't wait for the next time you make a third video on this subject. All the best to you!
could of played better
The only problem I have with this video series, Danny, is that there are not enough of them. I thought this one was excellent and appreciated the length very much. Longer generally means a slower pace, which enhances comprehension considerably. Rock on...!
This video is boring.
@receipt1 -- Well, playing lots of games and solving lots of tactics with NO computer engine analysis will definitely improve your calculation.
You need to try and have your study habits accurately reflect "over the board" situations. Kind of like I explained here:
how do i win evey day?????????????????? learn?
What practice methods can an older person use to improve their ability to calculate concretely? Is it all about studying tactics books and playing the chess.com tacticstrainer? Are there other methods you recommend?
Thank You for any response you might care to give.
by IM Daniel Rensch
Good technique requires accurate calculation at all times! IM Rensch is reminded of this important fact in his game against young star IM Darwin Yang. Danny was seeking revenge against Yang, but comes up a little short when he loses his focus in the critical moment. This highly interesting Classical French is sharp, tricky, and full of fun! Take notes and learn vicariously through Danny's mistakes...
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IM Daniel Rensch
With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. 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. A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com LLC, Danny is our Vice President of Content and Professional Operations, managing the products and "team of contributors" you enjoy here, as well as for our scholastic extension site, ChessKid.com.
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