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This is great! really challenges me, I hope you do this more often
I can't believe Danny you must be good at blindfold chess.
Danny, I really like your teaching style. Your funny, but you get your serious ideas across. I look for and enjoy your videos. This was really tough for me to follow, but that's your stlye. You always are saying stretch our imaginations and get out of our comfort zones. As usual, good stuff.
That was awesome! I can't believe I managed to follow that. It was a good excersize, and you should make more of these!
where are the pieces?did i get viruses on my computer?
loved it Danny; I think that videos like this deserve a large place on chess.com !
Excellent! I would love it if you made more videos like this.
I am rated about 1600 in blitz, and i can not follow the analysis without the sight of the board, so i am guessing this video will be very tough for people below 1800-2000 in blitz.
It's true this video is too advanced for most, but I'm still glad you made it. I bought a month of premium just because I wanted to watch your videos, no other reason. Had I known how much they'd help me I'd have done this a long time ago.
Thanks for all the feedback! I've been reading all.
Seems like this is hard for most to follow, and maybe kind of kills the joy of the "Live Session" experience a little?
So, this format will be rarely repeated...
As a beginner , I find this unbelievable, ......
That was cool, but definitely too hard for me. Thanks for trying to keep us all involved though! Your regular live sessions are my favorite part of this site.
The board always distracts me. I do better when I don't even watch the video, just listen, then I can follow just about everything danny says.
And Danny, what's wrong with h3 instead of d5, simply intending e4 without allowing Bg4. Did you mention this in the video?
Nice change of pace on a live session.
I nice way to give the flavor of blindfold and to allow those of us with a tiny hope of being able to one day do the same to try visualizing the board ourselves.
Note having the empty board to look at helps. I have found when I attempted "intermittent" blind fold chess without a board, I was always surprised how small the board looked once I took a peek. My blindfold mapping is a bit of a patchwork.
what ever who cares anyway if you have a low rating then you can win lots of monny it's all good
I just deleted a response because I finally got what you were saying about your online rating and my blitz. Simply put, it's obvious you had no idea one way or the other what strength I am compared to you. I guess I took it badly. No big deal.
my quick rating is 350 ponts lower rated than my regular rating
by IM Daniel Rensch
Today IM Rensch takes a break from helping you achieve the "full board nirvana" you so desire to play a Live Session game. The catch? He's playing blindfolded! The first ever Blindfold Live Session takes place today, but don't worry, Danny "mixes it up" between using the blindfold pieces (for our advanced users) and showing the pieces so the less advanced users can still follow the progress of the game. Try to follow along in your head, work hard, and enjoy!
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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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