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I think Danny might have been in a grumpy mood...
"it's in your guts!" :-)
Much better explained than any book I've read on this topic.
great im learning lots from your videos - informative and fun - thanks very much
B1 is chinatown
very good info.Thanks!
Why did I wait so long to learn such a basic concept! Thanks
Thanks...eh...Papa Bear???...tonight I am going to study your king and pawn ending videos....like your cheery lecture style...
Nice clear explanation...Well done!
At 5:45, "There's no i-file."
Steve Jobs will invent one, and patent it.
Thanks, a clear and usefu video amplifying chess mentor's lessons. Will watch the nexr one soonl
very helpfull thanks!
gr8 one! hope I remember every point
Great video, this has solved a few problems for me :-) Thank You!
Good call Kolems! In Danny's defense, with King on the sixth, pawn on the fifth, you can sidestep with your king in either direction EXCEPT WHEN YOU ARE ON THE KNIGHT FILE. As you correctly point out if you move Kg6f6, and black responds Kg8h7, you can not make any progress without running into a stalemate. Your first move must be Kg6h6 !!
Danny, Incredibly after watching this video about 10 times, I noticed a small mistake @4mins 28secs. You say that the white king can move to either side but in fact only the move 1.Kg6h6 forces the win. If white plays 1.Kg6f6 then after 1...Kg8h7 the best that white can acheive is going back to where he started since pushing the pawn is a stalemate. This is explained in 1 of the chess mentor courses.
by IM Daniel Rensch
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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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