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Thank you, IM Rensch! :)
This is one of the best videos in the study section. It was very clear, well presented and valuable. Thanks.
Very helpful for a beginner, thankyou
Another good video from IM Rensch! I already am aware of the stuff in this video, but I'm systematically going through the beginner study plan before I continue to Intermediate.
What program do you use to show your moves/games, highlight squares, and draw arrows?
Thanks for this video. I play chess on a regular basis for for one month right now, and i love it. And these videos are helping me a lot! Thanks again! :)
Another great introductory video. Very helpful. Thank you.
Very helpful information. Provides a necessary foundation that would not necessarily be evident. Seems a requirement if one is to develop their game.
thanks for your time
Great video...very helpful....thanks!!
This video is very necessary to move forward in chess. thanks very much for IM Daniel Rensch
I watched this video because I already had knowledge of pawn terminology, but I thought that this video might enlighten me on something about pawn structure that I had not learned. This video accomplished just that! The fundamentals, the "basics" are the essence of everything that you learn,whether it is differential topology or baking a cake. This is true also in chess. This video is informative and pleasurable to watch. I recommend that you watch it.
Back to the basics!
What I really needed to know.
After not playing chess for over 15 years these type of videos are very, very useful to bring me back to the level I once was.. :)
Thank you so much!
Great video Daniel !
great video! Learned lots!
learnt a lot from this video thanks!
by IM Daniel Rensch
For Beginners: Have you ever watched a video where a master/teacher is consistently making references to "chess terminology", and you have NO idea what he/she is talking about? Well, with this new video series "Chess Vocab" we intend to remedy that common affliction as best we can! Consider this video a "prequel" to IM Daniel Rensch's Pawn Structure 101 video series. Watch, enjoy, and become "Pawn-Literate"!
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Related: «« Intro Video to the Caro-Slav Series »»
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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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