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Great game and lesson there Danny! It was good to hear the ideas behind the Ne7-g6 and d6, e6 and a6 pawn moves. I'm hoping I won't be caught out by stronger players tactically when facing this again.
Good to see you back!
on 22:38 why dont u play nf5 seems like a good move
Nice comeback video, thanks. :)
But I don‘t (at least not totally) agree with your gambit philosophy. There *are* gambits where you don‘t want to create lots of threats but rather want to destrict your opponent‘s pieces. Why do I know that? David Pruess told me (and us) in his first video http://www.chess.com/video/player/conquering-cochrane-concepts of the Cochrance Gambit.
Of course at a general advice your "gambits tips" are great, but - as all chess tips - there are exceptions.
I believe the main move after black plays Nge7 is for white to play Bg5.
@melvin and teh - What browser's are you using? Please always include your browser information when posting comments like that, it helps us to identify and attack the issue faster.
@everyone else - It's good to be back
It's great to have the 'Live Sessions' return.
its the best series on chess.com....
I wish I could calculate as fast as you do. How can I learn this?
Nice Madonna reference! As a child of the 80's I understood the arcane, deep cultural undercurrents of this complex mythology. The Gods of MTV only reveal themselves to the chosen few.
Danny - thank you for another highly instructive and entertaining live sessions! Please continue bringing this series back - it's the best one!
good game :)
This is very strange....... This video won't play. All the others work fine. I even tried other websites, youtube, etc. and they play, so I don't think it's my computer.
Very disappointing, as I really like Danny's videos. Guess I'll have to watch a rerun......
Thnks for showin some critical line ...like Nd4 f5 and showin how to calculate
TACKTITCO!!! my new favorite word!!!
nice long video....!
Though the game was just a few moves, you made a very instructive video. Thanks, you're the best.
Someone should ban the spammer, "Sherearter".
Im not able to watch the vedios for some reason any ideas?
by IM Daniel Rensch
IM Danny Rensch is back, and so is his British accent and 80s music references! This Live Session is a longer game, where he shows his pet system against the Morra that the late GM Igor Ivanov taught him. He never lets white get any initiative and actually does most of the attacking himself. His lack of an inner monologue means you get to hear his "bushes" of analysis, just as GM Melik Khachiyan teaches!
Related: Best Play Against the Smith-Morra
Best Play...Part 2
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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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