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These videos on patterns are really great....very instructive and also very well presented....I learned a lot.
At 5:52 Ng6 appears to hold black's position together.
If 1. QxQ RxQ
2. Rd8+ Nf8
also at 24:05 doesnt qa1 or qb1 work also?
lol i did the problem at 18:57 in tactics trainer
!!Awesomely instructive!! Thank you, IM Rensch :)
minya za voot minya za voot slim shady. (didn't need to pause anything. at all)
Thanks Coach D. for another excellent series.
@6:17 could Bc5 be played?
@24:04 can't white play Qe7?
Well, aint that a son of a viatch...
IM Rensch always awesome
That means a lot to me -DARKKNIGHT- ...
DANNYAVIATCH, thankyou for the proper explanation of "Exclamaviatch". I found it simple enough to understand that russian men add "aviatch" to their middle name as a culturally honorary suffix to their old man.
BTW, you are the reason I have a chess.com account originally. I find your in-depth quickfire style and witty side remarks simply the way I would want to be taught in person. Bless you for all the energy you spend for us.
After 24:04 isn't it possible to take the pawn on C3 with the queen insteed of Qc1?
...nothin ta say... ya never fail me!
That x-ray position at 15 min. is AMAZING! Is that from a real game or the warped mind of our favorite IM?
Good ole fashion fun...you crack me up- you make the membership worth it! Another great vid. Hey, if you were raised by Russians why do you speak with an American accent? Just wonderin you don't even have to responde sure your probably busy winning chess matches-take care.
by IM Daniel Rensch
In the second half of the Beyond the Basics installment, International Master Daniel Rensch takes you, well, beyond the basics! Part two is kicked off with the "deflection" pattern, and this fast paced video never looks back! Remember to pause your video every time a new position occurs on the chess board, giving yourself an opportunity to try and solve it before Danny gives you the answer.
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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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