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One minor but interesting correction. Anastasia’s mate has nothing to do with the last Tsar’s daughter. It takes it’s name from the novel Anastasia und das Schachspiel (Anastasia and the Game of Chess) by Johann Jakob Wilhem Heinse. Since the book was published in 1803, it clearly had no connection to the Imperial Princess (Grand Duchess) Anastasia who was born in 1901.
In the case anyone (like me) tries to write down the names during the video, here is some information: Wait till the end, Danny has a list for you at ~26:00 ;)
SIMPLY SUPERB DANNY _ ROCK ON!
I went over all Danny's Basic and Paterns videos a couple of times before the Big Enchilada tournament in Raleigh and won my section ( under 1800 ). My first win in a tournament. Thanks Danny... You're the best!
So excellent. Danny's the man!
Not to be rude, but get to the action :)
".....then we back this thing up like juvenile"
Qxe5 only delays mate for one more move. Black need not move the queen, dxe5 does the job well enough without relinquishing the pressure.
Actually, I just looked at the last one. Mate can be avoided with qxe5+ required the black queen to take back, giving enough time for the temporarily saving Rb4 followed by Rh4 if Black plays Rh8 which would temporarily end any mates. But it's still such a clear and distinct win black could rightly resign
I get so much out of your videos Danny. Keep them coming.
u r awesome Danny
Much appreciated, many thanks.
Thanks Danny, we appreciate you and your videos. Keep them coming.
The eagle sure did land!!
Watched this video for a third time just to review the excellent material!
Awesome! Nice to watch again and recap
Best video series I've watched so far. Won 2 games tonight with ideas from Mating Nets 4!!
by IM Daniel Rensch
Start your week off right with some critical chess patterns you absolutely must know! IM Daniel Rensch continues his series today after some hard work in the "preparation lab" to bring the first installment of critical mating nets. Today's featured video focuses on the patterns, and relationship between the Knight and the Major Pieces. Take notes, watch it twice if you need to, and 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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