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One of your more interesting live sessions I think. I think your commentary around your Rc8 move was very interesting. Will have to look into the benko and blumenfeld gambits.
I have however I am particularly interested in lines similar to what you played because I don't often play a proper Blumenfeld (unless my opponent forces me to), I play the Benko move order with 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 c5 3. d5 b5 4. cxb5 a6 5. bxa6 e6 which can transpose into what you played if they take on e6 and fianchetto. Usually, especially in blitz and OTB this is more common than the mainline 6. Nc3
Have you watched Mac's series on the Blumenfeld?
Sorry Marcus, I can't reveal EVERYTHING about me
Great video!! btw do you mind saying what lines you have been studying with IM Molner? I am very interested in the Blumenfeld Gambit!
I really like this sesson. I find myself in alot of the same sitiuations. Very informative and also taught me about the power of patience... I find, when playing gambit lines, that i tend to be overly aggresive trying to compensate for the lost pawn(s). And when i like my setup i sometimes push pawns when they shouldnt be pushed. When you meantioned that you were thinking about moving the pawn to e5 and then you instead moved the rook to patiently wait for something to develope instead of trying to force the situation. Extremely instructive. Thank you!
I guess this is a good example of space advantage since black was spreaded on 4 ranks and white on 3 for more than half of the game. Nice to see.
Loled hard @ your commentary, definitely one of the better videos I've seen here on chess.com
morning for me!!
epicness i just started playing chess again and this is the thing i look forward to doing the most when i start getting back
I like your videos. They are very instuctional. My game has improved due to Chess.com and the videos you guys made. And your chess sight is alot better than the one I used to play on. Keep up the good work. I once beat my mother playing a different game-(a card game) and the next morning I found a note from her that said "I hate you!!!!" lol. I'm right there with you!!!!
Watching all your vidio's, great stuff, love yor humor.
Keep up the good work, your really helping my game.
When Danny played Qh4 could he have played Bxe6!
Oh dear god the link to where the rumour started is great. How in the hell did anyone take that seriously?!?!?! I get dunce points for not doing my research.
what can I say, a generous man who teaches his fellow chess.com brothers and does not hesitate about showing what in his mind but certainly cruel on the board leave the enemy no option to move... nice game!
Danny, do you send these videos to your opponents afterwards? I'm sure they'd be interested to see that the person they were playing was actually a titled player jabbering away to hoards of wife-avoiding chess junkies during the game.
Blumenfeld Isn't that somewhere in Illinois
by IM Daniel Rensch
Today's Live Sessions features a familiar friend, but from a different perspective. IM Daniel Rensch employs one of his favorite openings and he must rely on the "dynamic tension" in the position in order to find compensation for his sacrificed pawn. When white's pieces can't find good squares, he eventually lashes out (e4), allowing Danny to "stick a thorn" into white's position (d3-pawn).
Blumenfeld Countergambit (E10)
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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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