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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.
i will pray for you danny!!!For sure,with a big cup of honey badger cup
Wonderful diatribe about praying and the dog. The perfect marriage of instruction and entertainement.
I really enjoy this series.
(I was staring at the screen asking myself how you were not seeing the second one you missed )
Finally a sensible response to "I'll pray for you."
it was great danny
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
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!
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.
I really enjoyed the video, thanks Danny
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
At 24:06.... If rook takes bishop pawn takes rook black queens first and in check...if pawn doesnt take rook takes pawn on next move. Did white win in this puzzle?
thank you. this makes it worth the money for subscribing. hey Danny.. I'll pray for you. muhuahaha!
by IM Daniel Rensch
"You're good enough, you're smart enough, and doggone it, people like Danny." Today he raised his Tactics Trainer rating more than 600 points in 30 minutes. Wouldn't it be nice if your Chess.com rating went up that quickly? Some puzzles he aces like a whiz, but he struggles with others late in the session. Listen and hear what a strong player is thinking about, and see how he self-diagnoses his weaknesses.
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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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