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Atalik is my coach best friend. They still send emails to each other!
At 35:20 Rxe7 is fine because Rb1+ can be met by Re1 :)
It is amazing how one inaccuracy in the opening (a6 instead of b4) can lead to this kind of a zugzwang in the end with almost perfect play by both sides.
Nice explanation of your game, but nothing about "How to analyze your own games". Sorry, Danny, I usually like your videos, but there are lots of videos analyzing games; I need to know how to analyze MY games for myself, which seems to be what your series title promises. I hope you'll get to that in the others in this series.
WOW! really awesome video!I really loved your humorous way of talking!Plz keep up your good work!
love watching your video cause you not boring, you make jokes as you goes
Those look better than what I did...
Hey Danny, you know you said Kf5?? was a blunder, what was the best move given the circumstances? I've thought of 2 possible lines where you could be OK, but I know I'm missing something... what really was your best hope of keeping the game alive or was you really busted?...
@Donodo -- I was joking... My own made up word for castle is cackle...
Why did you Say Cackle instead of castle when you where explaining the B5 Variation
Great video. Thanks
Define preparation please. I'm assuming you mean before the game. But you've made mention to preparation multiple times AFTER deviating from your previous game. Does that mean you actually prepared to deviate from your previous game?
Great video. Keep them coming!
I don't know... I think the e6-pawn simply frightened me! Though the computer seems to like f6 as the best move for black at first, I am confident in white's advantage there. I think simply Rd1, attacking the d-pawn and leaving black to struggle with his king still leaves white with an edge.
When Atalik played e6 why didn't you consider f6?
I definitely need to go over my own games. Thanks for reminding me.
top stuff! where's the rest in the series though?...
i CRush people in the cataland
great vid, thanks for the insight
instead of a6, what about c5?
This has inspired me to go through my own games now. Thanks for the video.
by IM Daniel Rensch
We know you want Pawn Structure, and we know you want Live Sessions... but you also need to go over your own games! IM Daniel Rensch is back in the video making business this weekend with a new series. He joins you in the task of reviewing and critiquing your own play, searching for mistakes and patterns along the way, with the ultimate goal of "finding chess improvement". Danny plays the role of the "Evil Kid" in this epic battle. Enjoy!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Atalik, S.
vs. Rensch, D.
Catalan Opening: Open Defense (E02)
Related: Part 2 »
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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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