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Great series of videos. Thanks for all the work you put into this.
@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
lol i did a pillsbury mate on tactics trainer
awesome video and video series!
Awesome! Thank you, IM Rensch!
You are my favorite chess instructor because of your humor and knowledge. Thanks a lot!
"I was trying to find something that rhymed with party. Sorry." Haha
BEAUTIFUL, THANK YOU
I have laughed a lot during these very intructional videos, but this was by far the hardest I have ever laughed on Chess.com
Not sure I know the version of "wind milling" you speak of Zanamo , but thanks for watching...
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.
Brilliant. Thank you. God bless you.
My second time watching this video. I'll be watching 4 and 5 twice too. Thanks Dan.
sorry... I didn't quite get that... did he say "checkalimamcshlomba" or "checkolimamichslomba",... (sorry if there's a spelling mistake) fantastic video.
Thanks for the video
But what will do when there is a rook on c7and a bishop on d7
But anyway thanks for showing this video.
"Chompalicious, checkalinalaschlumba, checkmate-a-Rooski" Classic!
You are a blast in chess, You rule Danny!!
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.
wehttam4, do you mean Rg1? If so ...Rxg1+; Kxg1 Re1+; Qf1 Rxf1#
by IM Daniel Rensch
IM Daniel Rensch is back this weekend to continue his latest video series on the critical patterns every chess player must know! Nothing like starting off your weekend by adding a few new mating nets to your repertoire. In Part 3, Danny discusses all the relevant nets concerning the "Tower of Power" (the Rook) and has a little fun along the way!
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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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