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Great video Danny, really good lesson, but it confused the heck out of me...
OH man... I was looking at Nd5 too and probably would've played it instead of Bd5. However, I did see Ne8. Fantastic video Danny. Please do more of these "psychology" topics. Cheers
Thank you for another instructive video! And that was a tough one, Jay - I know how it feels to make a draw even though there's a forced win. Happens to the best of us.
I really learned from this video. Very instructive and fun game to watch too. Thanks. I've always played too emotionally. Time to change my way of thinking.
The psychology of the initiative is so tough, no matter which side are you on! Thank you Daniel great video!
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After finishing the video I realize (as your title says, hehe) that you're really focusing on the psychology, rather than the best moves. I like it. :)
Danny, I know you're not the biggest fan of computer analysis, but a lot of the moves you suggest in this game are actually inaccurate from the engine perspective, i.e. we could say you being dogmatic too (which, of course, we all are).
For instance, 14.Bb5 is considered a very good move by my engine.
I've heard a lot of strong players say you shouldn't analyze your game with an engine until you've analysed it with your own brain, but how do you balance your own analysis with engine analysis when you make videos like this?
Not trying to attack you (as I've seen a lot of people do).
doesn't the sun shine brighter, and birds sing happier, when the king's gambit works ?
Just proves that chess is not a game of perfect moves, loved the video and loved the mistakes, hey we are human and there would be no beautiful games without mistakes.
I can't believe I actually saw that Ne8 move!!! Danny, your videos are having an effect! Maybe the next time you meet OldChessDog on the chessboard, you'll discover this dog has a much sharper bite! ;-)
Great chess lesson--as always.
Why not take the queen with 16. Nxe6 ???
Whoever play black could have taken the pawn with his bishop on c7 and kept white from promoting to another queen. Am I missing something?
Another wild and wooly King's Gambit, with instructive analysis. Don't let it get to you, Jay. (Ne8 . . . Ne8 . . .Ne8)
by IM Daniel Rensch
Today's Member Analysis video features a wild game in the King's Gambit, with an early piece sacrifice, that ultimately leads to several instructive moments on how to play with the initiative, both "on and off the board". IM Rensch takes his own life in his hands when pokes some fun and gives direct criticism of his boss's approach to the game. Chess.com Co-Founder (Jay) conducts a strong attack, but does he deliver the goods in the critical moment? Watch and find out!
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King's Gambit: Accepted, Quade Gambit (C37)
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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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