• 2 years ago


    You should do a series on pawn queening races and stuff. I see some of my opponents don't really calculate when we're trying to queen first, but know some basic concepts I don't.

  • 4 years ago


    This video is easily the best of the series and one of Danny's most instructive videos for an intermediate player.  It is worth watching more than once.

  • 4 years ago


    Viewers gold!

  • 4 years ago


    nice kick a** videos.

  • 4 years ago


    Well, what can I say... IM Rensch's video kicks major a**! Very energetic in presentation, insightful, with humor sprinkled all over the place. Love it! I'm hoping you'd continue this series when you're done with the Pawn Structure vids.


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  • 4 years ago


    The longer videos are nice and Danny is a great teacher...keep them comming!!! Thanks
  • 4 years ago


    This video is great Danny, my new favorite. I have know watched it 3 times! It is really helping me in my games, nice video!

  • 4 years ago


    Love the kick ass videos Dan

  • 4 years ago


    Great video! Very instructive! Thanks a lot!

  • 4 years ago

    NM chopotin

    Danny is the best !!!!

  • 4 years ago


    this is great !

  • 4 years ago


    This video is EXCELLENT ... accurate and concrete ... this really helps me in two ways ... during game play to know when the critical moment has arrived and then what I MUST do and what I must do after the game and that is analyze ... the critical moment(s) to get better ideas from Rybka or Houdini ... nice job Danny this is huge.

  • 4 years ago


    What an amazing series! Especialy the breakdown of HOW to think in a game, and after.

    I'm the player you mentioned who looks and then "attempts" (LOL) to just develop naturally and deal with the critical moment (the opponents move/idea later)!

    Interestingly, although I'm one of the weaker players based on my rating, I actually DO see a good portion of the correct ideas/moves etc...and either play almost perfectly right up until I make a HUGE BLUNDER. haha!


    I get in time trouble because I try and calc TOO MUCH, and become indecisive, and even if ahead in the game, lose on time.

    Anyhow, this vid in particular really made me think about all of these things, and even though I'm a bit older in age (ONLY 42. Laughing) I truly believe I have gotten better, contrary to my earlier beliefs that I couldn't.

    Thanks for this series Danny...

    EXTREMELY instructive and valuable!

    All the best to all!


  • 4 years ago


    One of your better videos. It has motivated me to think harder when I get to the first position that I don’t know, instead of doing what I do too often, which is to develop another piece and hope that things will work out o.k. 

    A great video on the thought process during a game. Thank you!

  • 4 years ago


    ok i have a question. Your d5 move was so unnatural to me especially after watching all your pawn structure videos, wouldn't the pawn structure suggest you play on queenside instead you went d5 and changed it. Also, opponents b4 move was against his pawn structure as well, i was expecting him play on kingside. Just wondering if you have any comments about that. 

    P.S. Calculated up until Rookx b7 and evaluated as totaly loosing for black Bishop h3 !!

  • 4 years ago


    What about a6 instead of Nxb4?

  • 4 years ago


    Very informative

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    Well done
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