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Really useful thx
Very helpful for a beginner, thankyou
Great video Thanks Danny
Like the suck it up part
How about Chess Up lol
Love the Princess Bride reference
Man, I have made thousands of little mistakes just like that. But thanks to your videos Danny, I am making less errors every time I play. I would love to get a blitz game against you sometime, unrated of course.
Great game you picked there Danny, black was completely crushed! More valuable opening principles learned, good job!
Looking forward to your next installment
Thank you for a great video. One thing you said was startling to me, because i had never heard it before! It was, "never open the center until your king is safe." That one piece of advice is going to make a huge difference to us beginners. Thanks again!
Danny, being a big fan of you, I listened to this as if the general teaching principles are directed specifically to me :) looking forward to improve my game further..
Sorry! Here it is http://www.chess.com/forum/view/game-analysis/member-analysis-auditions
and I will post it in the other video too!!!
One of Rensch's most valuable videos to date for beginners. The example is consistent with the type of games played at this level. The strategies and tactics were directly applicable to my game. Thank you.
Worst Vizzini impersonation ever. Still had me laughing though. ;)
excellent video, one of your better ones in terms of advice, danny [edit: when posting this comment, it came up as a preview first, no idea how to reproduce it or why ]
wonderful video whch consisted of an excellent, review plus new stuff over and above what you were teaching
iocain powder I believe is the posion :). A movie quoted many times when we were bored on the submarine when I was in the Navy.
A gem of a video because of its focus on thinking processes employed by titled players. I really appreciated the overarching insights which seemed to instruct us regarding how to think strategically. Quite rare to find such thinking process guidelines, and therefore valuable.
Enjoyed the video. Keep em coming!
@pointred -- anymore comments in this thread, and I will close your account for spamming...
Great basic analysis! More of this type on basic principles is needed to help players to improve their games without a coach. So I hope you continue in this vein of teaching members. Again, great video.
Danny...you're way better at chess than me...thats why I'm here...I really appreciate your criticism because it gives me a chance to see a truly excellent chess player break down my moves, that's what it's about...been very valuable, thanks again - I'm not about the ego but getting better, and this is awesome for this!
by IM Daniel Rensch
Why is it so hard to get better at chess? Is it always just lack of knowledge, or is there something in your approach to the game? Are you making enough effort to find the "little mistakes" in your games, as well as your lack of understanding that ultimately led to your "big blunder"? If not, IM Danny Rensch has some words for you!
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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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