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I never play the French defence as black but often play against it as white and it was nice seeing some new ideas for me, you're a very good player - live sessions rocks! :)
Really enjoy your live sessions! Could you make a series about dragon? Cheers.
lol "lights out buttercup"
I like it, even though I didn't see the video!
at about 1:06 of the first game after black moved his bishop back to d4, why wouldn't you just take the c2 pawn? it seemed that you were putting a lot of effort into getting the extra pawn back, and you could have just captured c2. I am thinking that there was a good reason, but would one of you more advanced players kindly explain this to me? Thank you all.
wow Danny, i just loved these, you're so awesome! yay!
Changed the world it has Danny, changed the world it has.
Great video. I only watch your videos here on chess.com. Keep them coming! MOAR MOAR MOAR
very good video!
thanks a lot!
Very informative and entertaining, even though I had stop, rewind, and replay certain part of the video like 10 times or something...
Always entertaining and your calculation speed is crazy fast!
There are a whole heck-of-a lot of good teachers/lecturers here at chess.com, but no one I like to listen to more than you! Wow!
That is the first live quick session I followed pretty much. You are getting to be a really better teacher!!! U probably don't know what a compliment that is.
Law -- Does that matter? Yes, this video was recorded a couple months ago and it has been sitting in my Live Sessions library waiting to get out and change the world ...
Just a few weeks after the Spice Cup, huh?
Good stuff! I've found more than one interesting gambit in the accelerated dragon which I play almost exclusively and never considered that line of the French when meeting that line. It probably would be better than the exchange French which is very drawish.
A+ as usual
Cool ideas, I was unaware of the opening approach especially of the French McCutchon game.
Nice live sessions Danny. Would really like to see more Accelerated Dragon games. Very fond of that opening, where black gets the d5 push. However, I'd be interested in seeing how you handle a few anti sicilians i.e the Rossolimo (without hyper accel setup) and when white plays a closed sicilian. I need help with those...lol Anyhow, good stuff, thanks for the lectures.
by IM Daniel Rensch
IM Rensch brings us Live Sessions and then some today! Two games with two "postmortem" reviews: First in the Accelerated Dragon and second in the Main Line 3.Nc3 French Defense. Grab your popcorn for the entertaining first half (where the games are played), and then take your notes during the second half of post-game analysis... 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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