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After Black castles, could Black attack the center by c5?
Lol: you show the alekhine's defense then the grunfeld.
Background history of grunfeld: It was developed by Grunfeld for a world championship match vs Alekhine. Grunfeld won the first game, and Alekhine resigned by throwing his king
of all the video authors, your videos present the most instructive in terms of understanding positional themes; others simply show lines, variations, tactics, however, you really explain the issues of controlling squares, space, files, and structures. thanks a ton.
Too much yakkin' about Al Yakin
Danny - that history lesson was superb, and analysis presented very sensitively.
PS: Astonished at people's presumptiousness, in comments. The correct pronunciation is Al-ye/ak-in....just as Danny says it -rather than the phenetic Ali-kine.
Excellent video, yes I did learn plenty, thanks.
A lesson on the QGA always entertains me as I love the opening (for white) and it was useful to relearn a few basics - in my first year back in playing chess I had a habit of 3.Nc3?! - but this year... now that's gonna be 3.Nf3!
Sorry Danny but I gotta put this... Alexander ALEKHINE - (alec-hy-ne) (!!) - you even pronounced his name correctly at one point lol!?
Excellent instructional value. Nevertheless too much verbage as usual for IM Rensch. If some of the excess were eliminated, even more quality could be added in the same time frame. This could be done by writing out the text and editing it down. It could then be read when the video is produced.
very instructive, Great video!!
I actually think I learned something. I'll see if I can apply some of it.
Thanks Dan, Learned lots!!
Learned what black should do in the QGA!thanks
Thanks very much for the video dan, very instructive.
You teach very well
Awesome help in understanding the importance ofcenter.Thank you:)
by IM Daniel Rensch
In today's Member Analysis video lecture, IM Rensch discusses the "evolution" of the Queen's Gambit Accepted, highlighting the importance of challenging white's center once it is established. Moreover, he points out the major issues in black's position if the right breakthroughs (namely e5 by black) aren't executed. Although a "slightly flawed" effort by white is applied, the finish is pretty and it summarizes the "pros and cons" of playing with the center...
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Queen's Gambit (D06)
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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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