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  • 13 days ago


    Danny said something about Black having a perpetual.

    What about ...Ra1#?

  • 6 weeks ago


    Thank you Danny! Great vids!

  • 9 weeks ago


    Danny, very entertaining and helpful.  I just started Chess.com, so to see masters go through the thought process and sometimes getting it wrong makes me feel so much better. I will be looking at all your other videos.  Thanks.

  • 2 months ago


    i will pray for you danny!!!For sure,with a big cup of honey badger cupTongue Out

  • 3 months ago


    Vvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy interesting.Wink

  • 4 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Thanks everyone.

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  • 4 months ago


    Wonderful diatribe about praying and the dog. The perfect marriage of instruction and entertainement.

  • 5 months ago


    I really enjoy this series.

    (I was staring at the screen asking myself how you were not seeing the second one you missed Smile)

  • 6 months ago



    Finally a sensible response to "I'll pray for you." 

  • 6 months ago


    it was great danny

  • 7 months ago


    I died laughing when the annoying dog sent you into a hilarious rant about those "pray for you" people,

    "if you got a list sure, dont make it a hassle for yourself" i had a seisure

  • 8 months ago


    Another great video. I liked your comments about calculation, but I'm not yet at the point where I stop calculating "because I've reached a conclusion". I stop because I can't visualise the board - so my next stop? Your visualisation series!

    Thanks Danny

  • 8 months ago


    Something I don't like about those tactics trainings is that you KNOW that there's always something going on. For example the Nf3 move that you play, you don't play it because you think it's the best move, you play it because you acknoledge that it's the only move possibly leading to a quick win. You wouldn't have played it in a game without seeing the whole line.

    The tactics trainer needs a percentage of problems, maybe only above 1800 let's say, for which there is actually no tactics involved. There is no tactics, and the move to play is a strategic one. Or you should be able to click the button "no tactics here tricky Danny" ! To teach real life chess.

  • 8 months ago


    I really enjoyed the video, thanks DannyCool

  • 8 months ago


    I think endgame puzzles are just harder. endgame positions are much more complex than most people realize (or perhaps want to realize). john nunn's books I rest my case.

  • 8 months ago


    Great video, I really enjoyed the format. Very interesting to see you calculate. Also reassuring to know that even strong players can struggle with puzzles. I also really enjoyed your mating nets videos as well as the other tactics everyone must know videos. Please keep up the tactics videos!

  • 8 months ago


    Thanks for the video Danny. It was fun. However, I play a lot of TT puzzles and I didn't see anything that makes me think my 1300-1400 score is going to go any higher.

    In the past two years I have play over 16,000 TT puzzles. I solve aobut 66% of what I attempt, but in almost half the puzzels I solve, I lose points for being too slow. It is often discouraging, but I keep on doing it anyway.

    Any advice?

  • 9 months ago


    Danny's advice is solid but I found the problems "easy" and yet my rating on tt is around 1380.  He climbed too fast to really help me with the problems which are driving me nuts.

  • 9 months ago


    I made it to 2100 my first TT session. I didn't notice Rh8#, even though I also solved it; but I saw Nxh8+ in about 15 seconds.

    And don't worry Danny, I'll pray for you.

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