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it is goo-stow
shoot the "god" is here
First class teaching Danny, thanks for taking the time to show the quality of your play and give us something to aspire to.
Great game, very instructive. loved it.
thank yu xd
I can't get enough of your live sessions. Thanks for another great game!
Another live session! Well, no-one can never stop Danny from doing what his guts tell him huh? Well.. I did say that I wanted these kind of things in youtube, but I guess occasional mixes are alright..
you need to work on your Australian accent lol
"He chose ... poorly," is certainly Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Does anybody else ever wonder what's in Danny's Kool-Aid?
Wow! Amazing as always. Looking forward for more and more of your videos...
So, the Bxc5 Nxc2 Ke2 thing works out well for white - looks like black has to give the exchange back right away with Rd4, white has to take it, and you end up with a knight ending, and it's all very tricky but white looks for choice (to me, after a minute or two of looking at it). Fine. Of course, seeing all that is pretty hard.
During the video, though, I was confused at your 'tactic' for a different reason - it seemed fine to me (I totally missed Ke2 trapping the rook as well), but I thought white can just play Re2 and you can't do anything other than trade down, getting a position really similar to what you would have by just trading on e3 right away.
"...three leprechauns short of a riddle."I was laughing pretty hard over that one. You're a riot a minute Danny! Although it'd be nicer if you could start being five riots every 3 minutes from now on.P.S. I believe the word "gusto" is pronounced 'guh-stow'. Merriam-Webster online is great for checking that sort of thing, as they have downloadable audio pronunciations for most of their words.
Gusto is pronounced "Gus Toe". As in, "when Gus stubbed his toe he did not have a feeling of gusto."
Love your commentary, Danny. You're my favorite video author on Chess.com.
weeverrm; yes, I've been having trouble getting video lessons to play on my ipad and I find it very annoying.
@jpramirez, ACEChess: David is leaving?! Oh No! This is the first I'd heard. Sad face :(. Is there a blog post or video where David says his farewell that someone could post a link to?
danny must be so popular bc i check each day for new videos and already 30 comments on this video. dan you have a lot of fans and im one of them. we lost david, so who can we expect to have you hosting with during the live hosting you guys did together?
Thanks for the video Danny! :D
I was pleasently suprised to see you playing what I play otb with black at every given opportunity as I love the QID hedgehog setups and to see you play 6...c5! that made my day! I know there were lots of options here but I always considered 6...c5 a logical move and it became my pet move to try and gain some more central control before castling - epic to see you play like this!
and 7...Ne4 is potent theory good to see you tell the masses!
"more air in the lungs" - can only be good Laughed my head off!
In your Russian outburst you forgot to say that the trade of knights allows you to fully control the light-squares! Until you gave them up My knowlegde of the queen's Indian hedgehog-style setup tells me that the bishop trade possibly favours him as your fianchettoed LSB was one of your best pieces. I could be wrong though it's just a thought...
In/after the opening I'd much rather have black than white, simply because I play this a lot with good results, and on the white side I play 3.Nc3 to avoid playing against the QID because it is so solid I'd rather play against the Nimzo! Just seeing you play Bf8 is great prophylaxis I sometimes play it too. Then you play it again! Strike with the bishops then bring them back home - great way to play I think it really puts the move back to your opponent whilst you aren't defending weaknesses only your opponent can improve his pieces and when he tries to then you strike!
That was some amazing endgame skill Danny real cool stuff with the rook avoiding the trap on b2 and the co-ordination of the minor pieces came out of nowhere! I hope I could be as good myself one day lol, great video - my personal favourite live sessions in a long time
ios this the magical thing u talked about?
by IM Daniel Rensch
It's been a while, but IM Daniel Rensch is back today with a Live Session for your viewing pleasure! Danny plays into the black side of a well-known variation of the Hedgehog System, patiently striving to achieve equality for a long time. When he eventually does, it doesn't seem to take long for his opponent to falter. His patience in many of the critical moments teaches us that you can't play for a win in chess until you achieve an equal position first...
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English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense, Hedgehog System (A17)
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IM Daniel Rensch
At age 14, Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master, an achievement that was a record for Arizona chess players at the time. Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the United States 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. As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Danny has developed multiple State and National Champions. Recently, he has cut back his teaching duties significantly to focus on the growth of Chess.com and ChessKid.com, and to strive towards the GM title.
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