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Great vid. Very good comentary
after nc3 what about b5? doesnt that win a pawn
This is great! Chess at the intermediate-advanced level being analyzed live by the one and only! Epic, gonna watch part 2 tomorrow!!
funny and instructive way to learn...thank you..
You nailed it on the head when you said that 14 to 1700 players usually focus on improving peaces and not focusing on using them to attack the opponents weaknesses, and i will focus on doing that now thanks!
Very instructive Dan thanks
Category: Amazing games :D love it :D
never stop the accent!! so good! oh and your vidoes are BA
pleas stop with the terrible english accent. I love your videos, and you're quite funny, but it is truly excruciating.
i got interrupted by correspodence chess and when i moved the recording to the part where you were doing your british accent, im like did danny invite some british guy here?
Great game.Thanks for the Caro-Slav info!
Yeah, I was wonderin why Danny didn't point out Qd4. I thought there might have been an easy refutation that I had overlooked
really important for me to note is the push for e5 or c5 that kingpatzer missed and played Nd5 instead. im not sure what my plan would have been in that position, but i know im unsure at times what my plan should be and leave the pawn structure unchanged. nimzo-indian, queens indian, its easy for me to try to lay back and not fight for the center as black. through this video, i will definitely be looking for this in my games.
Typos fixed! Sorry about that ;-(
I see a cool trap to defend that a3 pawn for white.... See, if white Qd3 - Qxe6 ?! - bh3, I don't see how white's not winning something there. That's what I'd be thinking about in this position. (I'm 1600, just like kingpatzer)
@Eccentric02 Maybe it won't be so hard for black to castle: can't he just play c5 and block that bishop's view of f8?
I saw QxD4 also!
After black played Bb4+ and white blocked with Bd2, I think Qxd4 might've worked. It places a double attack on the e5 knight and the pawn on b2. Of course, if white then captures the bishop and lets black take the knight, white's bishop would make it really difficult for the black king to find a safe haven. But two pawns might be worth that inconvenience.
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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