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Thanks for the pointers.
Great video! ouch town! boo ya.
I'm gradually working my way through your video lessons - every1 of them is pure class, and makes me want to make it as a chess player (eventually!) even more
In the endgame of you against Alex you said you thought he was striving to get to a K+N+B vs K endgame which he thought you might not be technically savy to win. How about a video of this ending. I asked Sam Shankland for the same video in my comments to his Rook vs Queen endgame. Thanks Jeffrey.
Great video. The explanations were clear and easy to understand. Good job !
Thanks for the lesson,it was great!
If "town" is getting old, use "ville".
Nice work on unbalanced positions. It's clear, straightforward and provides valuable insight from both sides of the board.
fantastic videos danny
you are rocking- have you given coffee?
love your witticisms- sac town and crazy town
Extraordinary, IM David. Couldn't ask for better. You're doing it all. Congratulations to you and Chess.com: There are none better. I could no more live a greater chess life, both in playing and learning. Mahalo nui loa.
Nice! "Ouchtown: population 'town'" "Town" never gets old to me...
Both you and Alex are outstanding teachers. Thank you for this new series of videos on unbalanced material. Very cool.
Excellent video. Keep up the good work!
@madhattey: I would agree with you 100% (as it pertains to me, of course!)
@WilsonYiuWahWong: "Rooks on with the minors to challenge the other rook is a very useful piece of information." :: Yeah! I guessed this wrong based on the value of the rooks being tied to their ability to double... which was partially right, but I didn't even consider it in the context your quote restates. Useful info indeed!
Great video....I'm gonna enjoy this series
Great again, IM Rensch.
I hope (I think I did) learn something from this one. I always seem to lose whichever side of this imbalance I wind up on. My game would make a step forward if I could figure out how to attack and defend on whichever side I find myself.
The best part of this video is that Danny gives us a lot of principles instead of just pure tactics.
by IM Daniel Rensch
International Master Daniel Rensch begins a new video series today on the subject of "material imbalances" in the game of chess. What you need to know: In many cases where the "points" add up to be the same (or close to it) the entire story of the position, what you should do, who is better and why, etc is simply not being told. Learn the key factors to correctly evaluating these trades, and become an "Unbalanced Master"!
Intermediate | Advanced
Players: Rensch, Daniel
vs. Lenderman, Alex
Scotch Game (C45)
Related: Part 2 »
Chess Mentor: Scotch #1:The Mieses Endgames
Chess Mentor: Scotch #2: Mieses Theory/Middlegame
Study Plan: Opening for Beginners
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Video: A Lesson in the Scotch
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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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