Craziness in Round 8: FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss

Craziness in Round 8: FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss

IM DanielRensch
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6 hrs ago

In Round 8 at the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss we had just about everything! To start, the main topic of the round was that we had two players "copying" each other, one removed from the playing hall, and all four players involved playing terrible ch...

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Round 2 Highlights

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Round 2 Highlights

IM DanielRensch
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5 days ago

Another day NOT on the Isle  has me doing a few quick video lessons, highlighting some of the fun, educational takeaways from Round 2 of the FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss.  Hope you enjoy the written notes to go along with the videos... ...

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Round 1 Highlights

FIDE Chess.com Grand Swiss: Round 1 Highlights

IM DanielRensch
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7 days ago

Each day, I'll be recording a few videos designed to bring you some educational, entertaining insight into a few games or key moments that didn't get as much love as they deserve from the main broadcast. Below is my analysis and videos from Round ...

Best Games of FIDE World Cup Round 2.1

Best Games of FIDE World Cup Round 2.1

IM DanielRensch
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Sep 17, 2019

As promised, I'm continuing to offer my notes and analysis as I prepare videos for our YouTube and Twitch channels during the 2019 FIDE World Cup. In Round 2 we, once again, saw fighting chess (the kind only a knockout event with stakes like the W...

FIDE World Cup Round 1.2: My Favorite Games!

FIDE World Cup Round 1.2: My Favorite Games!

IM DanielRensch
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Sep 11, 2019

Round 1.2 (or is it 1 and 1/2? Who knows! ) of the 2019 FIDE World Cup brought the thrills, the chills and a couple of guys with some mad skills! Grandmasters Parham Maghsoodloo and Peter Svidler played chess to impress in Khanty-Mansiysk on Septe...

Denver Open Round 2 vs Rose Atwell

Denver Open Round 2 vs Rose Atwell

IM DanielRensch
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Sep 9, 2019

Hey Everyone! Back at it again with the White Vans... and blog!   I'm currently doing a streaming / youtube series on my games from the 2019 Denver Open. If you missed the memo, I somehow, I finished that event with a perfect 4-0 score (o...

History Of Computer Chess: Video 1

History Of Computer Chess: Video 1

IM DanielRensch
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Sep 6, 2019

Hey everyone,  In my first video of a new series we're doing—an educational, historical retelling of the "rise of the machines" —I analyzed the final game of the match between Ostrick and Kaissa. You can view the video righ...

Tough Times For Snowballs At PRO Chess Finals

Tough Times For Snowballs At PRO Chess Finals

IM DanielRensch
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May 23, 2019

First, I must acknowledge a delay in telling this important story, and attempt to proactively answer your questions of "why wait to tell us this," before you start reading. What I'm about to share truly is upsetting. It hurts not just for t...

Our Bullet Chess Philosophy

Our Bullet Chess Philosophy

IM DanielRensch
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Apr 5, 2019

As the action in the Bullet Chess Championship heats up, so does everyone's itch to throw down in a game (or 36 ) of 1|0! Bullet chess is fun. Bullet chess is crazy. Bullet, more than any other time control, truly represents the online sporting ...

The Day Leela Changed Computer Chess

The Day Leela Changed Computer Chess

IM DanielRensch
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Aug 24, 2018

What...just...happened!? When my "engine-obsessed" teammate -- you know who you are, @Pete  -- gave me a heads up that "Danny, you might wanna check out this game!", I reacted as I normally do: "Pete, these are computers here! I'm watching ...

Celebrating 100k Subscribers on YouTube Party!

Celebrating 100k Subscribers on YouTube Party!

IM DanielRensch
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Dec 12, 2016

...and YOU'RE invited! On Wednesday, December 14th at 10am Pacific, I'll be hosting a party on chess.com/tv. It will be my party. So I can cry if I want to. Laugh if I want to. Play Bullet chess until we drop, if I want to. #yougetit In honor o...

My Coverage Of The 2016 World Chess Championship

My Coverage Of The 2016 World Chess Championship

IM DanielRensch
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Nov 13, 2016

In addition to ChessCenter shows, airing after every game at 5pm Pacific on chess.com/tv - I am also reviewing GM Robert Hess' analysis (definitely follow his blog), adding my own "educational tips for beginners points" to Robert's analysis, and t...

How A Chess Odd Couple Beat The World...

How A Chess Odd Couple Beat The World...

IM DanielRensch
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Sep 13, 2016

Were we really a match made in heaven? I don't know. Yes, it's true that some have called the union between me and John the greatest duo since Bert and Ernie. Simon and Garfunkel. Luke and Leia.  Harry and Lloyd.  BUT I'll leave o...

Sometimes I Wonder...

Sometimes I Wonder...

IM DanielRensch
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Jul 22, 2016

If I should be worried about how much joy my team takes in posting all my humiliating moments to our social media channels   Your thoughts? Time to look for new, more supportive team members, or embrace the self-deprecation?  Most re...

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