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Danny, e6 is a better place for your bishop than b7.
nah yu were better ...dint give much thinkin ... in pawn end game ...yu would have seen it if yu had given anather three or four min s ..analysis..really enjoyed it
@blake1674 i am no chess master or chess brainiac but in fact i am really bad but isnt anastaisias mate a sacrifise of the queen?and how can a white rook move to e8? do you mean e1? im confused now...
I thought Kxe5 in the beginning was a bad move....Can't white put his rook on e8 and set up the anastasia mate that someone on this site showed us? Please explain because I am confused.
In my oppinion losses are more instructive than wins, but few people are humble enough to show their own losses to other people. And I really enjoyed hearing you think. Very instructive! Thank you!
I LOVE YOUR VIEDOS YO KID DOPE!
@everyone -- Your wish is my command ... Stay tuned for next weekend's featured video for a description of every main line opening in chess, as well as the basic pawn structures and plans therein... It was quite the tricky task, but I think I hit all the important points. Get excited !!!
PS It doesn't mean this is it, or that there won't be more "opening videos" by different authors down the road. You can find videos on specific openings by searching our library (which we are adding more opening videos to all the time). Likely, there will eventually be a at least one video or two on every opening. This coming video is more of what you requested here: A description/intro into all "main line" tournament openings and pawn structures... I am pumped and hope you like it!
Great video! Also, it would be very nice if, like you said, could make a video about the basic positions in the five or six main openings a club player might face such as the Giuco Piano, Ruy Lopez, French Defense etc.
I wish people would quit saying "by definition" when they mean "necessarily".
Neat video, I enjoyed this one very much. And yes Mr. Rensch, I would definitely be interested in a video on the 5 or 6 openings you mentioned that everyone should know and be familiar with. Thanks!
Great vid! And yes, a video on openings for the club players would be amazing!
Absolutely love the live sessions. So instructive. The video idea about the opening repertoire is good, too.
So doesn't Kg8 work instead of Bc8
whoa awesome demonstration.
Good video ok I would like to ask you, as you said in the beginning of the video, to make a video with the first eight to ten moves of the five to six most popular chess openings. That would be interesting!
Hello to all,
I’m new to chess.com and really enjoy all the videos. I’m learning a lot but still have a long way to go. One of my biggest weaknesses in my game right now is lack knowledge about the theory behind the main line chess opens in general and it would be vary beneficial to my game if there were a video series about the different theory’s behind the main line openings that I would see in tournament play. I hope to one day be a tournament player so if I could learn more about what I’m going to see when I start would be vary be helpful in growing knowledge of the game.
Like I said earlier I’m new to the game so I don’t know how theory works in chess but I did study music in college. I had to take music theory in as part of my course requirements. Now I don’t know much about chess but I’m thinking chess works in a very similar way. If you can understand the theory behind the game then the rest is just applying that knowledge to you games to see the best results. Understanding theory and applying it are to different things but knowledge is power, so the more you know the more you can apply. One spends a life time learning how apply the knowledge but without the knowledge one cannot move forward. So a video series not just about openings but chess theory in general might be helpful for those how don’t know even the correct or best way of thinking about or approaching the game form a broader spectrum might be helpful. Not for me but for those how have similar ambitions. Which the everything you about chess series did a very good job of doing just that but maybe something on the intermediate to advanced level.
But these are only theories about the theory chess, of which I know very little.
Like the idea of the openings everyone must know video :-)
Enjoyed this video - thanks
When you played Bc8 couldn't you play Kg8 as after Rd7 Rf7 e6 black has Rxe6! winning a pawn
by IM Daniel Rensch
The transition from a worse middlegame to an equal ending was seemingly all IM Daniel Rensch needed to feel confident that he was outplaying his opponent... but how wrong he was! Though Bishops are generally superior to Knights in endgames of this nature, the particulars of the pawn structure change the situation drastically. For Ruy Lopez players, this game should take on even more value. Enjoy!
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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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