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Goood analysis, nice rhyme to remember...don't worry too much about the length of the video as long as you are emphasising the crucial points. Thanks a lot for the nice video.
Why not play Ba3 after a5?
Wonderfully Spectacular Video!!!
Very good stuff! Running into KID more and more often these days.
get to the base, win the race... got it!
Really good one Danny. I just think your former "how's it going everybody" greeting was more rhythmic than the new standard ..."everyone". I reckon it must be the more balanced 8 syllables vs. the 7. perhaps you'll consider going back to the old intro. Otherwise, everything else is great. ;-)
great lesson, great presentation, i love chess.com
great video. I like these concept kind of videos. It's great to getting an overview of what's going on in these openings. Thanks Danny!
i dont mind the long talking sessions. Great video!
Yah. keep the vids as long as they need to be. During your videos, you do wonders answering the most frequent question I have: "Why?". I can listen to the answer to that one all day long.
My god, Opening Theory is just disgustingly fascinating. Danny, do you know of any great books that discuss major themes along with the actual moves for openings? I'm currently reading "the art of chess" by morphy which has all the moves but doesn't really discuss overarching themes.
You think these member analysis videos are too long and you need to talk less? The amount of time is just fine; after all, if people have the attention span for a 90-minute lecture, then a 40-minute video is nothing.
Lol, from "dr evil's" perspective, Great vid, more King's Indian stuff in general!!
Great video! I seem to be watching loads of King's Indian's lately and it's currently not even a part of my repertoire which I've been advised to book-up on because it suits my playing style.
Speaking of youtube, I've watched lots of chess on there recently, by lots of different authors and websites, but nothing ever beats a 40-min chess.com lesson by you Danny! #1 always
Awesome vid, thanks
Awesome lesson, thanks for taking the time highlight each option and best approaches I've learned a lot..
by IM Daniel Rensch
We continue with our second Member Analysis video lecture on the subject of "race positions". Today's video lecture highlights how the details can change when the king's are castled on the same side of the board, the center is closed, and one side has a space advantage. Sound familiar? King's Indian Defense players, take notes and don't forget to memorize the rhyme: Whoever gets to the base (of the structure), wins the race!
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King's Indian Defense: Orthodox Variation, Bayonet Attack (E97)
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IM Daniel Rensch
At age 14, Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master, an achievement that was a record for Arizona chess players at the time. Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the United States 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. As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Danny has developed multiple State and National Champions. Recently, he has cut back his teaching duties significantly to focus on the growth of Chess.com and ChessKid.com, and to strive towards the GM title.
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