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  • 5 months ago


    It's very useful to know what TO do in the endgame • Thank you very Mutch IM Rensch Daniel

  • 2 years ago


    @21 min (direct b5 line instead of first improving knight)..doesn't g5 by black after exchange on  b5 is kind of equal?

    i mean it guarantees at least one less pawn(improves bishop, more chances of draw by virtue of sacking minor piece for last pawn). if white tries to go king side with rook attack the b5 pawn with rook(not king which is better placed to go king side now than after capturing b5).

    other possibility is not to let the rook cross to king side(might not work as is purely defensive)

  • 3 years ago


    nd3 would have solved the problem

  • 3 years ago


    Just what I need to watch to improve. Parts 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 please...

  • 3 years ago


    nice video danny and i love the humor Tongue Out

  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @learningthemoves -- The main issue would be that if you block the diagonal with the Knight, the bishop might simply trade it off and the rook ending would be difficult to win. Also, there's a good chance that if you block with the Knight, the King will then be checked by black's Rook and have issues if it is tied down to defending the Knight from the Bishop.


    Thanks for enjoying the video... Thanks to everyone!


  • 3 years ago


    Danny, first off, thanks for the insightful instruction.

    I especially enjoyed the endgame analysis with your draw with the GM.

    One ideal position for white appeared in my mind's eye a few moves before the drawn position and I wondered your thoughts.

    You know where your opponent reached his ideal defensive position with the bishop on the diagonal with the plan to slow your pawn push?

    What happens if you defend your passed pawn on the a file with your rook and then block black's bishop with your knight protected by your king?

    Wouldn't that successfully promote your a file pawn and win for white?

    Would the difficulty lie in being able to accomplish both the rook on a file pawn protection move as well as the simple knight blocks bishop protected by king?

    I always enjoy your vids and insight.

  • 3 years ago


    i thought it was a great video good job danny

  • 3 years ago


    Great vid as always danny ,you have a natural way to help players such as my self to understand complex positions ,look forward to your next one

  • 3 years ago


    Dreamcrusher, i believe Nb4 would solve that problem. then again im no pro lol 

  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    In which position and which point in time, dreamcrusher?

  • 3 years ago


    After the the b5 which you claim is winning, What would you do after r-d5

  • 3 years ago


    i dont know what they mean when they say too much fluff, i like the fluff and i think it is educational, get the diamond its worth it.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for the great vid:)

    Much appreciated!

  • 3 years ago


    Many thanks, Appreciated.

  • 3 years ago


    and the mexican reflects who you are?

  • 3 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    No sequel on the immediate horizon pumpupthevolume ;-(

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks for the videos! My end game really needs work (well, all of my game needs work), and so I found these two videos in particular to be very educational. Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

  • 3 years ago


    Good lesson Danny as always! I managed to calculate the minor exchange correctly for white but I definately didn't spot black's strong defensive setup, and I missed pushing b5 straight away, that's actually one of the problems I'm trying to address in my own games I always seem to push pawns 1-2 moves late...

    @08:04 you said R1d2 - I'm sure it's Rdd1... Wink

    I found this lecture more relevant to my play than the first one, thanks for showing one of your own games - I find draws quite instructive because it means both sides missed chances to win. But drawing against a GM I'd say is still a pretty good result! Cool

    Will there be a part 3 in the near future?...

  • 3 years ago



    Are you a premium member? Because it seems as though the full length video is 27 minutes but you are only able to see the 9 minute teaser. I too am not a premium member, but as the video is actually 3x as long, 3-4 minutes of 'fluff' is minimal.

    Also, this is part 2. I'm guessing there is more concept discussion in the first part, and concept in chess is most easily understood through appropriate examples, in my opinion.

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