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I actually saw that Queen-Bishop Ram, get the Knight in there... But thought some strong calculation prevented him from doing that, but indeed, that would have been the killer move.
At 17:09 couldn't your opponent play BxF4 Bxf4 Qxd3
Great video, Danny! We loik it, yeah! We loik it!
Interesting game. Re the sacrifice Nxg2 you discuss from 27:58 (sorry, don't know the move number), Deep Rybka reckons it ends up equal: ...Nxg2 Kxg2 Qxh3+ Kg1 Bg4 Nxd6 Rfd8 (...f5? leads to a big swap-off exf5 gxf5 Bxf5 Bxf5 Nxe5 Bxb1 Qxb1 +- leaving black slightly up on material but losing, presumably due to white's active-looking knights) Nxf7 Kxf7 Re3 =
It reckons ...Nh5 Bh2 Ba6 = is very marginally better than the sacrifice. It says ...g5 is indeed weaker, leading to Bxf4 gxf4 Nh4 +/=.
In other countries their life is survivor and in america we act like its a game... its horrible.
Mind if I quote you?
Really the best part about this video for me is it's good to know even someone of your experience and talent can make mistakes. There's been many a game I've been down on myself for a poor performance over the board. It's those kinds of losses that are a catalyst for learning and ever striving to be better. I won't feel so bad the next time I botch a game. Good luck on becoming a GM!!
Dan, I really think you're too hard on yourself sometimes as you don't ever seem to factor in the much-deserved handicap that you're dividing your time between instructing and narrating while playing and your opponent is not. Whenever you make a mistake in these live sessions I'm always of the opinion you would not have done so if you were playing in peace and quiet with 100% focus as your opponent almost certainly is. Great job. Thanks for sacrificing your Elo points for our benefit. We like it yeah, we like it! :-)
Thank you Ninja for answering that, and yes, that video does explain fully how white is winning in that position.
Thanks to all who enjoyed this Live Session... Man, that was a crazy and painful finish ... Not everday your opponent blunders into a winning position.
Hey david, it's a theoretical win called the lucena position.
Actually, Danny already has answered your question : )
check out his video,http://www.chess.com/video/player/rook-endgames-beginner-to-master-part-1
Great game! Thanks for sharing-I guess you are human after all
when you are looking at a sacrifice just ask yourself, what would Tal do :)
Thanks again, Danny
And: any chance you could explain why Gelfand resigned in the second blitz game - the R + p v R ending? All the commentators said. well known winning position, but did not explain how White can advance, with the R constantly checking. Be great if you could!
Nice game papa bear. Yeah, the rybkanator likes nxg2 as well (saying roughly equal, but I think black has the practical edge). Just promise you will take us to sac town on the next vid : )
Yes, ...a5 and stopping White from playing b2-b4 was a good idea. It could be followed by ...Qe8, ...Bd7, ...Nh7 and ...f5 looks like a nice plan for Black in middlegame.
first and nice puzzle
I have to agree. Very good job, not cutting the analysis short because of the loss. Excellent review. Also shows you are a fighter who does NOT like to loose. thx
good job Bo
by IM Daniel Rensch
In a closed and rather complex position, IM Rensch finds several strong maneuvers for his pieces to launch what "might have been" a strong kingside attack. However, one missed opportunity leads to another and we eventually find ourselves watching an exciting time scramble where one player "accidentally" sacrifices his queen to deliver the final blow.
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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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