Mastery: Master Games

Play Like Danny Rensch

Play Like Danny Rensch

Danny Rensch isn't just everyone's favorite chess commentator, he's also a pretty good player himself! Danny is an International Master and won numerous national scholastic titles. In this course you can try to find the moves and learn from five of Danny's greatest games!

  • Play Like Danny Rensch: Danny vs Matikozian

    Andranik Matikozian is a strong International Master and trained Samuel Sevian, one of the top scholastic players in the world. Danny remembers this game from 2005 as one of his first games just *crushing* a titled player in the open variations of the...

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  • Play Like Danny Rensch: Danny vs Abrahamyan

    Tatev Abrahamyan is a strong FM and WGM. She's a ferocious attacking player and a key member of the US Women's Olympiad team. In 2010 Danny played what might be his best ever game against Tatev. He allowed Black to promote to a second queen and still...

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  • Play Like Danny Rensch: Sevillano vs Danny

    It's not easy to win a smooth game with the Black pieces against a strong Grandmaster. Yet, in this game from 2011, Danny made it look easy! He sacrificed a pawn to advance a passer towards the end-zone and suddenly White was helpless!

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  • Play Like Danny Rensch: Danny vs Figler

    Ilye Figler was an International Master and a fixture of the famous Marshall Chess Club. He preferred the French Defense, an opening that Danny loves to play against, so you know we're in for an exciting game! Danny forced kingside pawn weaknesses and...

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  • Play Like Danny Rensch: Steel vs Danny

    In Swiss System chess tournaments it's important to be able to win on demand with both colors. In this game against David Steel from the 2001 American Open Danny played the sharp Blumenfeld Gambit, started attacking early and never let up!

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