IM Daniel Rensch

Target Students:

All Skill Levels

About Me:

Follow me on Twitter @danielrensch

Dear Members --

A part owner and full time Staff Member for 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,

I am not currently acepting any new students.


  1. GM Alex Yermlinsky -- Username AlexYermo. Email:
  2. WGM Camilla Baginskaite (particularly for female players looking for a fellow woman chess player) -- Username CamillaB. Email:
  3. GM Eugene Perelshteyn -- Username EugenePerelshteyn. Email:
  4. GM Melik Khachiyan: Username GMMelik. Email:
  5. FM Elliot Liu: Username ImmortalTechnique. Email:

VP of Content and Professional Relations -- LLC

President -- American Chess Events LLC (

My video lessons:

  • Daniel earned the status of U.S.C.F. National Master at age 14.
  • Daniel achieved the title of International Master at age 23.
  •  Daniel was ranked in the Top 10 for his age nationally every year from the age of 12yrs-21yrs old. He was the #1 rated 19-year old in the United States.
  •  Daniel was the winner of numerous State and National scholastic titles, including: 1998 Elementary National Champion; 2000 Junior High National Champion; 2004 High School National Champion. Multiple 1st place Individual State Championships from 1995-2004.
  • Daniel was a member of the Shelby School Chess Team's multiple State and National Championships. He was Captain of the 1998 team that won the K-3, K-6 and K-9 National Championships in the same year. (The 1998 Shelby School chess team is the only team in American scholastic chess history to accomplish this feat.)
  •  Daniel was a 6-Time All American Chess Team Member.
  •  As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Daniel has developed multiple State and National Scholastic Chess Champions. He is currently teaching several of America's best scholastic chess players, many of whom are rated in the "Top 50" for their age nationally. Daniel also has many years of experience in training adult chess players.

Individual Lessons:


My video lessons:


  • 17 months ago


    Thank you for the lesson at the state championships danny! It really encouraged me, and helped! Insanityfiler really liked his lesson too. If you get back into coaching, I would buy!

  • 18 months ago


    Danny, I'd really like to apologize to you and tell you that I certainly didn't mean to come off as rude last night when I asked for a "free lesson" amid immediate post-simul-game euphoria.

    It wasn't a very serious request. Honestly, in my own strange way, I was just implying that I very much look up to you as a most valuable chess guide/mentor no matter what happens in any games with you (especially not so serious ones) that I have the privilege of taking part in. I think you're wonderful. In fact, as far as personal chess idols go, I rank you above Carlsen, (I am serious about that.) and I do firmly believe that highly-skilled individuals who devote their time and effort as you do to the development and promotion of chess definitely deserve satisfactory compensation for all their hard work. 

    In fact, to try to make up for my heat of the moment silliness I also came here to propose a "counter offer" and pay you for at least one private/Skype lesson, but as your coaching profile reads that you're currently not accepting any new students I'll take it as a 'wasn't meant to be'. 

  • 18 months ago


    Can u please be my coach .I always fall into traps and i do blunders to.Please try to help me .I keep losing because i lose pawns too much.Please message me whether u will be my coach . I need a good trainer for my mistakes too

  • 19 months ago


    great show

  • 19 months ago


    Just watched your video series on calculation about full board awareness. Fantastic stuff, already seen improvements in my calculations.

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  • 22 months ago


    is there any way we could have an e4 series on the mainlines of the sicilians for white? That would be so great. 

  • 2 years ago


    your awsome

  • 3 years ago



  • 3 years ago


    We all love you Danny!

  • 3 years ago


    Haha- the webpage URL for this is Lol! FM Danny Rensch!

  • 3 years ago


    You have single handedly motivated me to learn about, and play more, chess. Thanks and keep on keeping on!

  • 3 years ago


    My name is Favour. I came across your profile in website and found you interesting so i had to contact you. You can reach me through this e-mail

  • 4 years ago


    Please can u make a series about the ten most common openings and all the main lines

  • 4 years ago


    Just to save a few comments, an IM usually charges about $50 per hour for teaching.  And has to turn people down at that because there are just too many of us neer-do-wells at chess. 

  • 4 years ago


    could you help me.if you have some advice could you send it to me please?

  • 4 years ago


    I just wanted to read all these replies on your site.  Love your stuff on chess mentor.  

  • 4 years ago



    nice to see you can you taech me please

  • 4 years ago


    NO HE CAN'T TEACH YOU. You're welcome Danny.

  • 4 years ago


    Well hello Daniel. I enjoyed taking lessons from you for 8ish years

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