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Instructive :) Thank you, IM Rensch! :)
Love you too DJ !
Love you all!
AND thanks for loving me !
man i wished i had seen this videos before i startied a game where i make nonsensensical move as white against sicilian.
Danny i love you <3
Another excellent video!Thanks
Very nice video from IM Rench, thank you very much for all the informations.
For those who love this series, I started some thematic tournaments for practicing this pawn structure .
That was a powerful attack by Smyslov in the game, he truely understood what was needed in the position. Your d5 shot at first sight didn't appear devestating but as soon as Nb4 was played it all became very clear!
Looking back on this series again has made me realize just how much your video lectures have shaped my repertoire (!!)
A great followup to the first video on the Scheveningen!
i'm italian so english is not my first language , difficult to understand, speak slowly please..
Danny, you are absolutely my favorite chess.com video author. I hope one day I end up at a tournament you are playing in. You're so funny!
I am so glad this series is back on track... just loving it. Thanks Danny
@frank124c -- Sorry if I went a little fast, but remember, this video is but just one part of an entire series -- so if you aren't familiar with all the ideas (meaning all the previous videos and "the bigger picture" of this structure) then the material will definitely seem too advanced and my explanations way to fast ...
Glad everyone else liked it ...
I agree. The themes in this video turn up in other variations. I have played the Najdorf and the Kan (Paulsen) variations and see these ideas often.
Reminds me of a game I played with some of the same ideas:
Even though it's a Najdorf and not a Scheveningen, it still has g4 and a4 by White and Black could have played ...d5 later in the game to extricate himself from some problems.
The video is labeled "intermediate-advanced" for a reason. If you're having trouble following, to be blunt, perhaps the video is just too advanced for you.
2 fast 4 me--slooooooooo down!
by IM Daniel Rensch
All the cool kids are doing it! Watching IM Daniel Rensch's Pawn Structure 101 video series that is! Apparently, playing a4 to prevent black's b5 pawn expansion is also something the "cool kids" are doing, and in this game, former World Champion Smyslov leads the way! Learn when white's g4 expansion can back fire in the second game, and stick around for Danny's summary of what you've learned so far...
Intermediate | Advanced
Sicilian Defense: Scheveningen Variation, Classical Variation Paulsen Variation (B85)
Related: « Part 1 (Scheveningen Intro)
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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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