• 3 months ago


    Thank you for being real. Great video.
  • 9 months ago


    can anyone tell me which is better ruy Lopez or scotch game. I am asking seriously so plz answer seriously

  • 9 months ago


    can anyone tell me which is better ruy Lopez or scotch game. I am asking seriously so plz answer seriously

  • 21 months ago


    So gunny, enjoyed the video tremendously

  • 3 years ago


    "A GM will never lose on time" is a funny sentence after the Candidates. :D

  • 3 years ago


    very dramatic ending- so much emotion! 

  • 3 years ago


    This was the first time I saw one of your movies, it was epic! Smile

    I was very happy to see that you have done a ton of movies! <3

  • 3 years ago


    I always enjoy your videos no matter what the topic is.  Thanks for the lesson.

  • 3 years ago


    OMG. I may not be LOL-ing in my pants right now, but I am wondering with a smile on my face what you would sound like if you weren't raised by abusive, racist alcoholic Russians. No matter what, at least they succeeded in making you a great chess player. Fun lesson, again. Well done. Thanks.

  • 3 years ago


    Amazing! That's 17 coco nuts short of a Christmas tree. Where do you come up with that? Laughing

  • 3 years ago


    Absolutely loved this video, well actually ALL your videos. "First Lady is a big girl, she can take care of herself - BIG GIRL" LOL  Love the humor and  enjoy your style of teaching Danny. Keep it going....

  • 3 years ago


    Awesome video I always learn something from danny! Thanks danny

  • 3 years ago


    "The goal of eveything you do to play a game is winning. Not because winning defines a person, but because winning defines so many things that do define a person. What is winning a representation of? How hard you've worked, how willing you are to take criticism, how much you love and enjoy your craft... so winning is very important aspect it is a rep of all these other things that actually ARE really important, as far as who you are and what you are doing."

    Danny I need to post it on facebook with your permission, for those who keep telling me I take games too seriously, tennis, chess, volleyball whatever, and I hate to lose (although I really think I can lose and I admint if the other one was better...).

  • 3 years ago


    Wow i just realize i like to play but in my essence im more like a artist and my taste for studying science is just  what make me love the game for the beauty of truth and imagination. BUT ur right lose on time is a shame to my work on the game and i'll take of it but trying to be fully concentred when playing and play fast. Tx very useful piece of advice!

  • 3 years ago


    Bobby Fischer was rarely - if ever -  in time pressure.  He did not spend precious time at the board looking for 'best'  moves.  He looked for good moves.

    Today Anand is known as a player who is very careful about time management.

    I learned the hard way that being aware of the clock situation is an integral part of the game,  just like being aware of the situation on the entire board.  It's awfully easy to forget about the clock, "trance out," and with shock realize you're in bad time trouble. 

    One antidote to time pressure is to learn as many technical endgame positions as you can.  That starts with the basic mates!  You don't want to spend precious and scarce clock time calculating variations of 'stock' positions.

    Don't fall into the trap of "playing in your opponent's time pressure,"  that is,  rushing moves in an attempt to push your opponent into flagging.  You can rush yourself into a blunder. 

    Finally,  I think the "Fischer clock"  (use of time increments) is the best technical change I've seen in chess,  and I've been in the game for over 50 years.

    Sorry for the scattershot nature of these comments.  I just thought the  subject of time management was a great topic in this video,  and couldn't resist adding my "2 cents."  Thanks, Danny.

  • 3 years ago


    Perfectly agree, the aim of the game is to win. There was a time when I used to feel good and proud (as if I had actually won a game), hey it there was time I would have won easily because I had a significant material advantage.

    All that changed as soon as started playing 1 minute blitz and understood that time is the most critical factor and there is only one winner in a chess game. The video that comes to my mind is Anand vs Kramnik blitz in which Anand loses because he goes for queening his pawn. I guess Kramnik only had .02 seconds on his clock at that instant.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks very much Dan I have learned a new combo and much to think about

  • 3 years ago


    So great, Danny! Exclamovich to you and yours!

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for doing this video, Danny.

    For anyone interested: I remember having less than a minute after Rd2 and this is when I realized that I didn't have a 10 second increment.

    Danny is absolutely correct that I missed d5 at the critical moment. I believe I made the bishop trade quickly, because I assumed that it was a winning continuation. I knew that I was giving him development for a rook. But that move created many problems that took me a long time to solve. I think that an instructive point is that if I spent time finding the correct move in the critical position, I would have SAVED the time I spent sifting through the crazy position that ensued.

    Also, in regards to your rant in the end of this video, I'm not too concerned with winning, because I am not a competitive chess player. At this stage in time, chess is kind of a coffee shop thing that I do when I'm not at work. I have hardly studied chess. I am not familiar with pawn structures. I do not have a big opening book in my head. These are the parts of chess that are scientific, in my opinion.

    I would say that I am much more of an artist than a scientist. Generally, I'd rather say, "I made a beautiful move" than say, "I made a clinical move". But this doesn't mean that I won't work extremely hard to find the clinical move to win a 2 hour+ game in a competitive setting.

    Finally, the instructive point that I would like to make about the game below is that I wasn't as obsessed with finding the correct moves. As a result, I had enough time to anticipate the winning tactic in the end. I feel that this position was easier to play, but I also feel that I squandered my advantage somewhere in this game. I can't really figure it out. I know that 24. Rxe5 must be a mistake. Any analysis of this game from anyone would be cool.


    Don't hate on king's gambit games... They are definitely interesting!

  • 3 years ago

    NM SasaK

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