10689 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Here is a diagram of Matthewq's fine analysis from 13:18.
After Kg8, then white goes Rg7+. If he takes, then Ne6+ wins the queen, and if Kh8, then Rxh7+, Kg8, Rg7+, Kh8, and now Ne6 attacks the queen and threatens Qh6#.
second to none
Good video! Taught me some things other than casual chess
Nice! I've learned a lot. Many thanks. I'll also like Daniel' emotional approach :)
He does not realize that yakking on for so long about the exciting things happening in 2012 is living on as extra dull content in 2014 and beyond.
very useful video, thank you Rensch
Danny at 13:18 you said Rxf7 will remove the defender and we will be able to fork the king and queen, but what if then king goes to g8?
I know the position is crushing but I can't see how white can take the queen by force
Daniel is my favorite. I'm a beginner and I love his teaching skills and I find him hysterical and very very entertaining.
Thanks alot Dan we definitlely need more of these videos they are very good thanks
Your videos are entertaining and informative. Funny as heck. I'm a new Platinum member and also new to Chess, and I have to say that your videos are helping me a great deal. Stay cool!
Very helpful video!
"you're gonna puke out tactical patterns."
Great job, very helpful, good voice for teaching aswell!
Just when you think youll never see a "Checkolini Leslombo" and bam there it is at 19:56. Thanks Daniel. Great vid. Really though, its a great vid!
I came back to this one after first going through your excellent part 3. I thought I was advanced enough until you started with the german terms :) Your learning videos are great! Entertaining and informative. You are an excellent teacher.
You rock my world like a little country girl, Danny, but let's keep it between us.
by IM Daniel Rensch
This weekend we bring in the new year with a huge announcement: Chess.com will now be releasing 6 videos every week, with the "weekend feature video" extending over just Saturday and Sunday, no longer Friday! What better way to start this new tradition then with Part 2 of Friday's new video series by IM Daniel Rensch. Continue with the remaining 12 patterns that you need to know, and yes, you're welcome!
Beginner | Intermediate
Related: Tactics: Definitions and Examples!
« Part 1
Next Video »
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
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.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2014 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!