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Wow, Qxf6 was really nice. But trading the Q for the two rooks (as at 27:27) wouldn't work Danny, cos after Qxd1 Qxd1 Rxa6 he wouldnt play it slow with g3, but play Qe2! with a nice double attack on your rook and bishop. So black is def not better there :) Cool game, thanks for doing these!
Exciting shot in the dark sacrifice.It just goes to show you that everything should be considered in a game of chess.Thanks
I was checking Rd7+ when Qxf6 happened.
After Qxf6 Bxf6 Rd7+ Kb8, now you would be safe. If c7+, then Qxc7 Rxc7 atleast your up a rook.
Thanks Sasa ...
I am playing on our server all the time now, and those who follow me on twitter (@danielrensch) will see when I am going to do it and have a chance to play ...
I always want to play titled players...
for jmetpally, i immediately thought of this line too! can't believe sometimes it takes a few minutes for me to see a solid reply though? thought after white played Qxf6! Rhd8 was outright winning, but i believe white just takes black's Q with check (with check!) and this is winning for white
The sozin was you mistake.
Just kidding! I love playing the sozin for white.
I think you should add a video on the French.
Man, this is way better than most of the live sessions, probably because your opponent played strongly. I hope you will have more games against excellent opponents in the future.
TQ IM..now i realize why my international friend call me Mr. Sicillian..ha ha ha
after the qf6 rd8 what can white play?
Technically a quiescence error, eh?
Tough game. get em next time.
@FMgauranga and others who commented on the same point -- Yeah, when I later looked at the game with a computer, I also saw that white seemed to have compensation (at least enough to require extremely accurate play by black). I was suprised by this, I must admit, because I thought white shouldn't have enough...
@others -- Thanks for enjoying the video. You probably all think that I only publish the Live Sessions I win, but its not the case. We publish every session I sit down to record. I've been lucky to win most the Live Sessions I record, but believe me, my bosses would not like if I was wasting valuable time recording lots of videos but ONLY publishing my wins ...
haha, I laughed pretty hard when you said so stubbornly, I should probably resign... but I won't. Anyway, it was a great game with a great queen sac. Unfortunately you were on the recieving end : (
hey your new name should be danny down on time lol
You da man. It's know fun losing, I seem to learn a lot more from your losses than your wins. Keep challenging yourself. You rock.
by IM Daniel Rensch
After developing into an extremely sharp Najdorf, Danny finds himself furiously defending against his opponent's piece sacrifice on d5. After making all the right moves (or so it seemed) -- his opponent lashes out with a brilliant sacrifice! Was it good enough to put Danny away for good, or does he hold on? Watch and find out in this exciting and instructive Live Session!
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Sicilian Defense: Najdorf Variation (B98)
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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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