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Thanks for making chess fun...and really funny.
Is chess boring? Yes, unless it's narrated by Danny Rensch! Good job, Danny!
Thanks for making chess fun...and funny
That last one put a smile on my face.
Why is the video 33 minutes long but I only get 7:22 on my android?
IM Rensch is bizarrely verbose but if you put that aside his videos are informative and worth it.
Great video! all the tactics were great!
although is the final position completely forced (the last few moves)?
Yeah you got me. I said Rc8 and didn't consider Qd6. Sue me
(Great video btw :D)
Very informative series until 28 minutes into the video when IM Daniel Rensch attempted a English accent at that point I choked on my tea as such I think he deserves a dam good spanking.
Just great! Thank you, IM Rensch!!:)
"The double check is the honey badger of check!"
It would be nearly impossible to tolerate these videos more than once. The material is great but too much filler. Like 4 1/2 minutes in the opening of bla, bla, bla. This would really be a less than 15 minute video with minimal admonitions, such as to pause.
On the plus side he can be funny, his silly side would endear him to many an elementary school crowd (no slur intended). Yeah, I talk too much too.
by IM Daniel Rensch
Today you take your quest to master all the critical tactical patterns in chess to the next level! IM Daniel Rensch is your guide, and you will certainly need one as some of these positions are a "big jump" from the last video in this series. Beginners will need to have truly mastered the fundamentals in given in the first two videos, and even some advanced players might find these positions a little tricky. Enjoy!
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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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