• 5 weeks ago


    The idea is that black must go back to a8 or white will play rb1 threatening rb8 and winning instantly
  • 6 weeks ago


    If 1.Re8+,then it transposes into the line 1.a7.
  • 12 months ago


    Very informative thanks Danny!
  • 3 years ago


    just one word



    the rambo-rock was really cool

  • 3 years ago


    Why not 1.Re8 in the second position?

  • 3 years ago


    awesome video

  • 4 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    I solved the first one!

    Thanks for the entertaining video. You're a legend. I don't have a premium membership so I couldn't finish watching it [:-(], so could somebody show me the answer to the second problem? Thanks.

  • 4 years ago


    Just... ACE! Wink

  • 4 years ago


    I haven't seen all of the video because I'm not a diamond member, but I have seen the second problem before. Give Houdini enough time and it will eventually figure it out.

    But the problem illustrates that you must recognise your key principles in end games, rather than concentrating on the race to see who queens first.

    In end games of all varieties, passed pawns must *ALWAYS* be blockaded with the king, because it is the only piece that can prevent (or at least stunt to the fullest possibility) the progress of the pawn, because an enemy king alone is unable to break such a blockade.

    The royal pieces (aka king and queen) are the only pieces that controls all the squares directly around them, and I love how this example demonstrates that blockading the pawn with the queen against the rook is not enough to win, because by eliminating all the potential activity of the queen removes all of white's counterplay.

  • 4 years ago


    Having viewed it a second time, there was still much to learn.  By the way, I put the second position on Deep Fritz 13, and the best it could come up with after 5 minutes was a7 a2, Re8+ Kxe8, a8(Q) Ke7, Qa7+ Kf8, Qc5+ Kg7, etc.--just a draw.  Danny demonstrated a much more instructive winning line.  Computers don't have all the answers yet!

  • 4 years ago


    I can solve ALL of these problems!

    (looks at first one)

    (..) --------------(fifteen minutes later)-----------------(..)


  • 4 years ago


    i saw this puzzle but when its about to solve i amazed and said BEAUTY LaughingITS REALLY i mean it its really entertainyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!

  • 4 years ago


    the first thing that came to my mind was b2 in your game

  • 4 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    very nice..i learneed a few tricks from it

  • 4 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    I like Rambo Rook, JMraz Wink

    I will be using that again...

    Thanks to all who enjoyed it!


  • 4 years ago


    Wow, imagination in overdrive!  I'm going to view this again.

  • 4 years ago


    Renegade, or Rambo Rook is AweSomE!!!!! or it could be named Rebellous Rook... whatever I love it :D

  • 4 years ago


    Your loss was kinda sad, it was a logical solution, nothing too fancy there, the other ones were very difficult though, couldn't see them at all.

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