• 9 weeks ago


    Great vid thanks!

  • 2 months ago


    Thank you for giving me a great video IM DanielRensch !!!

  • 3 months ago


    Good video!

  • 4 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    You're welcome!

  • 4 months ago


    very nice instructive video. Thanks Rensch

  • 5 months ago


    HI i'm new when is trading queens good?

  • 10 months ago

    IM DanielRensch

    @Daybreak57 -- Though I'm not sure we have any videos on the 4 on 3 structure, we can make some! Good request! 

  • 11 months ago


    Great intro - looking forward to this series
  • 11 months ago


    Which is best defence against the queens gambit with black.????

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  • 15 months ago


    On Tuesday July 27, 2015 at 12:45 am I finished watching this video and enjoyed it. Thank you!

  • 20 months ago


    This video, along with some others I've seen on, helped me consider playing openings other than my usual openings because most of the time I try to avoid losing pawns in the opening or avoid getting an isolated queen pawn.  Sometimes, if the pawn structure allows, you can lose a little to gain a lot in the long run.

    I've been playing for over 10 years, and my rating isn't so hot.  I've been noticing that I lose a lot because I often don't look for tactics when I should, make dumb pointless moves when I do not find anything to do, and... don't reconize basic principles I already know but don't reconize them because something in the position is different.  I don't know why but when someone plays e5 in response to my e4 and I play Nf3 and they play f6 I immediately know to sac the knight with the possibility of gaining a rook or checkmate depending on what the other guy does, but if he moves f5 I for some reason "don't see it," because I'm worried about the center and foolishly try and do other things to keep the center when I should just disregard it and take the free pawn with a nice tactical blow with the check of the queen if he allows next move.  This sort of thing happens more in speed chess.  I also realized that I get "scared" when the king comes out and am more prone to make blunders in that situation, when playing speed chess.  

    I've been watching videos everyday lately, and going over a chess book at the same time, and also improved my tactics rating by 100 points, but I still lose games for crazy reasons.  

    I'm trying to become a more consistant winner.  I think your videos along with others will help me get more varity in my chess game and allow myself to explore pawn structures that the people I usually play against are not aquainted with.

    The thing I hate though...

    I have decided that moving a bishop to an active square on the outside of the pawn chain is pointless.  Why?  Because whenever you do that, people are like, Oh, wth?  I'm going to trade that piece for one of mine!  

    So my aim is to learn the exchange variation of the Ruy Lopez.  I already played it, I just would like to know if there are any videos on the subject of capitalizing on the 4 on 3 majority?

  • 20 months ago


    i wish there was a more organized syllabus(sp?) to tell me what i need for intermediate. is the isolated queen trivial or part of a specific thought out program? sorry, mr. r, but i have been having trouble with your videos. i can be more specific if u want. it's not just the seeming randomness of subjects, but you sure know your material, even though you called people "silly-billies" i know it's cool, but how about "students"

  • 21 months ago


    Thanks, Daniel

  • 22 months ago


    Excellent Video. Give yourself a raise.

  • 23 months ago


    Excelente lesson!!

  • 2 years ago

    IM DanielRensch

    Me too Ivan... me too Wink

    Upgrade time!

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