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  • 4 months ago


    Great series of videos. Thanks for all the work you put into this.

  • 11 months ago


  • 15 months ago


    @6:13 I know what you are talking about. The semi-naked body is more appealing because we use our imagination.

    "Have you seen my Tower of Power..? Baby!"  :D 

  • 16 months ago


    lol i did a pillsbury mate on tactics trainer

    awesome video and video series!

  • 19 months ago


    Awesome! Thank you, IM Rensch!

  • 24 months ago


    You are my favorite chess instructor because of your humor and knowledge. Thanks a lot! 

  • 3 years ago


    "I was trying to find something that rhymed with party. Sorry." Haha

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  • 3 years ago


    I have laughed a lot during these very intructional videos, but this was by far the hardest I have ever laughed on Chess.com



    • 12 months ago

      IM ACEChess  

      Not sure I know the version of "wind milling" you speak of Zanamo Undecided, but thanks for watching...

    • 12 months ago


      I do KNOW what you're talking about.  So... you call it "wind milling".  Your wife know you wind mill Daniel?  Great video!  A little TMI, but good video.  Thanks.



  • 3 years ago


    Brilliant. Thank you. God bless you.

  • 3 years ago


    My second time watching this video. I'll be watching 4 and 5 twice too. Thanks Dan.

  • 3 years ago


    fantastic video

  • 3 years ago


    sorry... I didn't quite get that... did he say "checkalimamcshlomba" or "checkolimamichslomba",... (sorry if there's a spelling mistake)   fantastic video.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for the video

  • 3 years ago


    But what will do when there is a rook on c7and a bishop on d7

    But anyway thanks for showing this video.

  • 4 years ago


    "Chompalicious, checkalinalaschlumba, checkmate-a-Rooski" Wink Classic!

  • 4 years ago


    You are a blast in chess, You rule Danny!!

  • 4 years ago


    Danny, you mention in the first demonstration of Morphy's mate that a knight on d7 would require another repetition of the windmill pattern.  In that situation, couldn't black survive the attack by blocking with the knight after Rxf7+? (That's a question. I'm not asserting that Rxf7+ is a bad move.)  Black would lose some of his(/her) material advantage, but it seems like he'd still be in pretty good shape after ...Nf6, Bxf6+ Kg8, Rg7+ Kh8  white must retreat his bishop, giving black a chance to push his h-pawn, and live to fight another day.  Seems like he'd have pretty good winning chances up a queen for a bishop and two pawns with the passer on d3.  Am I missing something?  

    Edit: I just realized that white can retreat the bishop to d4, trading it for black's queen and gaining a two pawn material advantage, but it seems like that would be short lived-- his rook on g7 is hanging, as are his c- an f-pawns, and it seems like black should be able to trade of the d3 pawn for a rook, so black should be fine.  However, given this possibility, it might be better for black to follow Rxf7+ with ...Ne5, Bxe5+ Qxe5, fxe5 Rxf7 instead, ending up a rook ahead of where he is in the other line.  I haven't analyzed enough to say with confidence that this is the better of the two options, but frankly, neither looks terrible for black to my admittedly rather untrained eye.  I still don't see a way for white to perpetuate the mating net in the face of either of these moves.  If it's there, I'd love to know where.

    Edit 2: The comments I'm talking about start @ about 5:45.

  • 4 years ago


    wehttam4, do you mean Rg1? If so ...Rxg1+; Kxg1 Re1+; Qf1 Rxf1#

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