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Oh! Didn't realilze that
Danny, you don't lose the piece on e7 at 2:50 because your knight on c6 is protecting it
i love how danny talks. i like it, yeah i like it...
"Ouch Town: Population = White King"
This guy is hilarious! A lot of fun to watch his videos and they're very instructive too.
Is that irish coffee? great references though, entertaining as always. we like it ya?
"Nobody puts Baby in the corner" - from Dirty Dancing.
What about Ng3+ after white played Be4 at 9:55??
As an Australian, I can tell you that Danny's accent doesn't even come close to ours. If Danny can bust out a bit of aussie vernacular in the next video, I may be persuaded to change this opinion though :)
ACE live session there Danny! I won't mention your caffiene addiction (whoops!) just joking but you was on fire there - definately going to watch you at "Live at the Apollo" (comedy show in UK) and speaking of the UK, your "London" accent is more "Sydney, Australia" lol
The game though was pretty amazing, knowing when to strike, kinda like a cobra watching its prey before going in for the kill - top stuff
Very good video, fun comments too.
really enjoyed and learnt a lot.....keep it up danny!!!
Another fun and educational video from Danny. Live sessions is my favorite thing to watch on here because you get the thought process behind an entire game. Good stuff as always. Keep em coming!
Yes, I was kidding you nerds.
Yeah, I hope Papa Bear wasn't espousing never to use computers/engines. As an advanced beginner, I really feel I learn a lot from analyzing my games with Houdini AFTER I go over them with stronger players or alone if necessary. What I do is look at my games first and make my own comments in a journal of my games that I keep and only then do I use Houdini for final analysis.
Even masters make mistakes in highly tactical positions with a lot of capturing sequences. Dan Heisman has a Novice Nook showing a position from one of his games where it took a computer to find the right sequence. I think his choice at the time was only the 5th best move! Most of the masters he showed the position to were not accurate either.
Having said all that, I'm sure there is a tendency for many amateurs to rely too much on computers/engines.
I agree with ace here on the computer thing, great to check after, but letting them solve a tactical problem is bypassing the thought process.
Get to der chopper!!
If it bleeds vee can kill it!!
Entertaining and instructive as usual.
However, your channelling of Patrick Swayze is cause for concern. Is it possible at some point you'll shift from "Dirty Dancing" references to "Ghost" ones? I shudder to think that you might move from facing an opponent over the board to spooning them from behind and fondling taken pieces. Yes sir, I shudder!
by IM Daniel Rensch
Sometimes the most important thing to know is what not to do! IM Daniel Rensch starts an attack against the enemy king, and is tempted multiple times to "blow things open" and go for mate... but when he shows his technique by holding back, his opponent plays right into his hands! Execution of the right idea is many times about letting the game come to you, and this Live Session displays exactly that!
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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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