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Real chess instruction at last, I was giving up hope until I saw this video.
thnx danny ur awesome
how do u sport all theese tactics?
Eureka!! I've been struggling with the relationship between tactics and strategy--to me there has always seemed to be a chasm between them. Your video has suddenly made it crystal clear to me! Thank you Danny!!!!
Thanks for the video, good one.
Honestly the best video ive seen in a while. It has very applicable lessons to begginners as well as to more advanced players. I love how you discuss the proper thought processes and mindsets in order to become a great strategic player, as opposed to simply discussing the mistakes members made.
This made me realize why grandmasters are so stubborn, because they look for dynamic ways to achieve goals instead of just changing thier goals like weaker players.
Great stuff! I like that you discussed a well played game in this video as well, its lessons apply to nearly all players
Best instructional chess video I've seen -- really useful to remember when to look hard for tactics!
I like your lectures. Thanks.
Danny your an awesome teacher, Great video!
Thanks for the video! I'll probably have to look over it at least once more since I'm a beginner, but the bishop remaining in the pawn chain idea will definitely stick! As well as the not-so-good a3 in certain situations. It's funny because those two points were kind of like "oh I don't want to get off into a tangent, but...", yet those were the ones that stood out most to me. Thanks again!
Possibly your best video to date Dan. Really impressed with the lecture.
Tx for the fast answer!True i am biased here cause this is the way i play this position for white sry about that .
after 12...b4 the position is not that clear for white so the line with Rc1 is indeed not totally convincing somehow white is slightly better but not more than that so overall nothing to be too optimistic. The line i found is 12...b4 13.Na4 Rc8 14.Qe2 c5 15.Ba6 Bxa6 16.Qxa6 with a tiny plus for white due to loose Qs for black but it is far from winning since anyway Black was able to play c5 with decent play.
Right by the video u achieve the objective to give a great overall overview of the opening theory and the structure with his strategy and tactics and this more important than the verdict of that line for either side.Every comments u made was critical and useful! Tx for doing so!
I learned so much from this video, awesome Member Analysis Danny!!
The 2 points that hit home for me were about keeping the LSB inside the pawn chain - I knew that was theory but I didn't know WHY
The second was about finding the right time to execute a pawn break or strategic idea and how it can be a great move to play "now" but next move it's a mistake... so many of my computer analysed games that have heaps of mistakes in them are due to me playing "THE move" a move too late, hence giving my opponent chance to either equalize or capaitalize...
This video has made me think a lot about my own calculations and calculative skills... a lesson like this is easily worth the diamond membership alone (!!)
great video.I was doing the bishop thing also until a stronger player showed me that it was fundamentally wrong.Thanks;
Very instructive, Thank U so much
@JohnnyTurgi -- First of all, I never said black was totally equal, but I do believe the position itself is "roughly equal" with a tiny pull in white's favor.
Your clear bias in favor of white's point of view not withstanding (which I understand, so no worries ) -- I do believe the critical line after 12.0-0 is 12...b4 13.Na4 Rc8 14.Nc5 Nxc5 15.dxc5 Qa5; where black is achieving some decent counterplay, though with an accurate approach (BUT I don't have the time or motivation to provide all my analysis here ) white is keeping a small edge.
For the record however, black is also only slightly worse after both 12...Rc8 and 12...a6 (both of which have been played by numerous GMs as black, according to my database), so it's good to "like the positions you play" -- but falling in love with one point of view might lead to a slight loss of perspective in regards to how good a position truly is...
So anyway, my objective in all my video lectures is to provide the best general information about a given structure, strategy, tactical pattern, etc for people to learn from -- not necessarily to prove the position good or bad for either side -- which keeps me "un" biased ...
Anyway, thanks for watching and enjoying!!!
by IM Daniel Rensch
From Beginner to Advanced players alike, everyone has something to "take home" in this Member Analysis video! IM Danny Rensch breaks down the critical thought process of following through with the right strategical plan, whether the tactics seem to work or not. You have to "make them work" in most cases, and the opportunities for creativity are always right in front of you if you understand that mindset!
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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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