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At 11:30, is Qa4+ a good move?
Danny, youre always very entertaining, I love your videos more than watching "true blood" ...LOL. thank you...
Very instructive games. Your second game was most instructive as I find myself entering these types of structures as Black quite often. The transition into the endgame and the final endgame evaluation was a treat!
@ DannyAs a Scotch player myself, I really enjoyed the first game here especially. Don't give up on the Scotch! Especially since it's usually better than whiskey.Happy holidays, half decent+ New Year to you and your family, and keep on rollin' out these Live Sessions in the future.
Your ranting is awesome.
Nothing is wrong with 5.Nc3 because when Bb4, 6.Nxc6 bxc6, 7.Bd3
Lovely! Happy-happy holidays and a great new chessyear to chess.com !
New to twitter. #BlindfoldedBlitzFollower
Thanks Danny - I was really hoping for a Christmas live session and you didn't disappoint! Would you ever consider not immediately recapturing with Nxd4 and instead playing Bc4.
In the description, it's "nail BITER," not "nail BITTER."
IM Rensch, ...you rock.
Merry Christmas guys
Tiberius? Really? Are you named after Capt. Kirk??
Entertaining and useful as always. Thanks for a great year of videos!
2-0! Great live sessions happy holidays Danny!
This improved the quality of my Christmas Eve. Love the Live Sessions!
Happy Holidays to you Constantine! I hope all is well...
I will do as you wish! More variety of openings. I played 1.d4 until roughly 2300 and I've been considering switching back to 1.d4 in my repertoire... So maybe we'll use these Live Sessions as serious training games, huh?
Yeah fondamental rules of life first Tupac lives!!! Yeah Tupac was a Nigga(Never Ignorant Getting Goal Accomplissement) jesus that ressurected in 2000!
another amazing and awesome video Danny
I love live sessions, but I was really hoping for Santa to bring us Pawn Structure 101!
English attack please :)
by IM Daniel Rensch
All your holiday wishes come true today: A Live Session for everyone! Though IM Rensch does manage to dispatch of his first opponent rather quickly in a sharp Scotch Game, he not only provides instructive post game analysis, but in the spirit of giving, he turns this video lecture into a "Medley" when he decides to play a blitz game before turning in. The second game is a nail biter for sure, but you'll have to watch to see the what happens.
Intermediate | Advanced
Scotch Game: Schmidt, Mieses Variation (C45)
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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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