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Daniel... you are the man! I freagin love you videos!!!
I learn a lot of unusual things from your videos thx
ive always said on an open board, the rooks win any day but where other material is on the board eg pawns + minor pieces the queen will always come up trumps due to her versatility, agility and ability to create multiple threats at once. This was a very good video to watch I was hooked all the way through :)
Excellent stuff!! great video!!Keep up the good work!
Great video, I'm looking forward to seeing the kinds of positions where the rooks can outplay the queen.
In your final position, I wanted to play Qe6+ Kf8 Kh6 with the simple idea of g6-g7. I couldn't find any defense for black, I think they just resign on the spot. Did I miss something? Of course Shirov's plan is quite effective as well. ;) btw a fun sideline here is Qe6+ Kh8 f7! Ra6 f8=Q+ Rxf8 Qxa6 with an easy win for white.
Thanks it is wonderful, and great
iam seeing first time video chess .
Our chess I.Q. goes up with each lesson. The opportunity for this trade comes up a lot so thank you for the useful video!
very educational...thanks, Danny.
Awesome to hear that Brother-joseph!
Thanks Danny, these videos are certainly helping to improve my chess, I even predicted the sequence of moves!!
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Thanks Danny... another great video! good examples with clear and concise advice
An Amazing Video! Thank You Danny!!! :D
by IM Daniel Rensch
Today we make our transition into arguably the most common type of material imbalance in chess: The "first lady" vs the "towers of power"! Learn what the critical points are in evaluating these positions, and keep your own "mental list" of criteria to weigh before deciding which pieces are better and why. Try to solve the positions as the video progresses, and further solidify the principles of these positions in your own thought process...
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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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