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If you've seen the YouTube video, you'd know Ippo isn't as strong as he used to be... can't even hold his own in arm wrestling anymore
shame. you don't even mention Ippo the hippo. he should beat you up for that (you know he could). lack of communication is an understatement. aside from panic chess, there's also "i don't even know I'm playing chess chess".
I am not much of a chess player...but white played terrible there.
Informative and entertaining.
I'm really liking the "new" live sessions because of the postmortem at the end... it's good not only watching you play a great instructive and entertaining game of chess, but listening to the in-depth analysis afterwards helps me understand the advanced concepts going on - great as always!!
Thanks for the feedback @Lakune -- I have definitely had some tough games before (I don't think I'm undefeated or anything ), but you are definitely right that I am much stronger than the majority of my opponents. The reason for this is actually simple: Most titled players (and even Expert/Master+) don't like to play longer games online. They log on, play some blitz or bullet to have fun, and log off.
So, unless I setup a schedule in advance with another strong player -- I can't control the strength of my opponent. If you follow any of my Live Sessions on YouTube you'll notice I lose more often. Partly this is because it's a faster, crazier experience to play 5 and 3 minute chess and talk at the same time -- BUT the other reason is my opponent's are much stronger. Lots of titled players wanting to play "blitz", not "standard" time controls...
Anyway, I figured I'd explain why that seems to be the case.
Thanks to all for enjoying the video!
Interesting,understandable and funny-what more can you ask for?! Loving IT!
New rating: 1748?? dafuq
it"s really good oll the member are loging chess .com!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
nice idea but i think nc3 is best
nice idea but i think nc- 3 is best
silly danny, trix are for kids!
Interesting video, I c that 1 has 2 understand the opening he is playing in order 2 b able 2 use it to its maximum.
Once the queens are off the board, for an ideal piece setup, should black try to castle or not? I haven't worked through the concrete tactics, but I pictured something like the knight on d5, the bishop on c5 or b4, and then putting the king on e7 to connect the rooks. Is that a good way to plan?
Great video! Maybe you could do more live sessions as white.
I've been following your videos since 2010 and I am a big fan.
I have noticed lately that your Live Session's opponents tend to be much weaker than in the past, making the games less instructive.
How about recording Live Sessions on a server where you can find opponents that are Expert/Master level, make the games a little less auto pilot for you, and with the ACTUAL threat that you could lose :)
Regards and wonderful overall work.
Another great video. I will now refine my openning to ensure ouchtown is achieved.
thank you very much
Your opponent was a giver, gave you 3 pawns for free, then 1 rook, i appreciate givers
by IM Daniel Rensch
Playing without a plan can be costly! Thinking only one move at a time or playing "if chess" can lead to many problems in your position, and an uncoordinated army is just one of them. This Live Session by IM Rensch was never really in doubt once his opponent showed a lack of understanding in regards to where his pieces belonged. Listen in and take notes from Danny's post game review...
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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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