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Please bring back live session hybrids and/or live sessions! These are awesome and used to be a huge benefit of diamond membership.
TY somewhat turned to my usual line XD !!!
An excellent game to check out in this 1.d4 c5 line that has some fireworks is
Alekhine-Levenfish, St Petersburg Winter Tourney 1912
Thanks Danny good vid
Hey Danny, I've watched all your live sessions, and i think these are just as good, very entertaining and instructive. Don't listen to the haters.
@iamdeafzed and akujiki13 -- Sorry you guys feel that way. You might be right in the end that these videos (and this series in general) will not prove to be quite as isntructive as the regular Live Sessions or the Member Analysis videos (as this is trying to be a combination of both) -- BUT I think if the quality of the game was better (and several of the next games Kingpatzer played in this series were better games overall) then you might feel like it was more instructive???
Advanced players will really like the 3rd game (3rd and 4th videos actually, because it had to be broken into two parts) -- but that won't be out for a couple weeks.
Thanks to all who enjoyed the video...
I prefer watching Danny's own live games because he explains his thought process in first person. If he is going to analyze a member game I would rather it be a higher rated one than this. Would like more opening theory videos also.
This really wasn't THAT interesting of a video...certainly could have been much worse, but it falls into the 'not instructional enough to merit uploading in the first place' category.
These live session hyrids are possibly my favourite ones
at minute 4:45, instead of b-c4 wouldn't n-b5 theatening mate and then n-d6+ totally strangle black position?
You have to assume that he had a pre move selection going for the opening after he followed the "Oh Sh*t" moment with e5.
I love the punish of the rediculous opening.
Entertainment and instruction in one package! "I loike it, yeah? I loike it!"
By the way, at 22:26, Rd6+!! Kxd6 Rd1++ is a picturesque finish in which every white piece is playing a major role.
This is brilliant! Love the colourful commentary and analysis, and yeah sometimes some peoples chess.com names are more catchy than their real names - Danny, never call me Sam!
One thing I really like about the "evolution" of the live sessions/hybrids in general is the post-mortem analysis... this really helps me understand the fast-pased calculations a lot more clearly. ACE!
A second look at the video reveals that 40 seconds passed between 2. Nf3 and 2. ... e5 which leads to the safe conclusion that black was hyped by a large cup of hot chocolate with extra sugar creating a temporary feeling of having superpowers if not total immortality in the center of the board. Needless to say, the superpowers quickly faded away as insulin took care of blook sugar business and had totally vaporized after Kingpatzers principled response 3. dxe5.
Good point @chessatore!
Come on Lindauer, I wasn't that harsh ...
Thanks to all who enjoyed this series!
Just get ready for Kingpatzer month here on Chess.com!
I think black was either pre-moving 2. ... e5 in anticipation of white playing d5 or on a weired coctail of (legal & family server aproved) drugs. In any case it turned out to be an entertaining video.
Kingpatzer - you took a beating this video, and I'm sure Danny is right about your thought process needing improvement when you played O-O. Still, I wanted to say... very nice game man! Seeing Bf4!! Be6 Nxd6+!! is tremendous, and I'm secretly happy you missed 8.Nb5 so that you could put on that calculating display a few moves later.
I would be proud to have played this game. If you can also take something away from this video to improve your thought process and eliminate the occasional lazy move, you will be a very tough player to beat indeed.
ps. This miniature is full of interesting sidelines. 11.Bf4! a6 Bxe5! (instead of Nxd6+ as given in the video) is crushing for white. Now 12...Qxe5 gets mated, while 12...dxe5 allows Nd6+!! Qxd6 Qxf7+ Kd8 Rd1 winning the queen. That only leaves 12...axb5 but now the zwischenzug 13.Bxd6! with similar ideas leaves white with a huge advantage.
by IM Daniel Rensch
Today IM Rensch tries to apply his "multi-tasking rambling skills" to someone else's chess games! This month he will kibitz on member KingPatzer's live games, in an attempt to provide advice not only for Mr. David Wagle, but for all chess.com members alike. Our first game starts off with a terrible opening choice by black, but when the "less than perfect" approach is chosen by KingPatzer, the game has the potential to become much more unclear. How does it finish? Watch and find out...
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IM Daniel Rensch
With numerous "scholastic chess accomplishments" to boast of, both as a player and a coach, Danny has been a "chess professional" since his early teens. He was ranked in the Top 10 for his age in the U.S. every year from the age of 12 - 21years old, and at one point he was the highest rated 19-year old in the country. He earned the IM title at age 23. A part owner and full time Staff Member for Chess.com 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, ChessKid.com.
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