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Videos about the hedgehog - a series of connected videos - would be interesting indeed.
Can you make another video abou the hedgehog? I want to learn more about this interesting video. Thanks
Thanks everyone :)
VERY instructive and nice game. I really enjoyed it and learned from it :)
that was an amazing yermolinksy impression. just with a little deeper voice and you'll have it nailed.
it is goo-stow
shoot the "god" is here
First class teaching Danny, thanks for taking the time to show the quality of your play and give us something to aspire to.
Great game, very instructive. loved it.
thank yu xd
I can't get enough of your live sessions. Thanks for another great game!
Another live session! Well, no-one can never stop Danny from doing what his guts tell him huh? Well.. I did say that I wanted these kind of things in youtube, but I guess occasional mixes are alright..
you need to work on your Australian accent lol
"He chose ... poorly," is certainly Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Does anybody else ever wonder what's in Danny's Kool-Aid?
So, the Bxc5 Nxc2 Ke2 thing works out well for white - looks like black has to give the exchange back right away with Rd4, white has to take it, and you end up with a knight ending, and it's all very tricky but white looks for choice (to me, after a minute or two of looking at it). Fine. Of course, seeing all that is pretty hard.
During the video, though, I was confused at your 'tactic' for a different reason - it seemed fine to me (I totally missed Ke2 trapping the rook as well), but I thought white can just play Re2 and you can't do anything other than trade down, getting a position really similar to what you would have by just trading on e3 right away.
"...three leprechauns short of a riddle."I was laughing pretty hard over that one. You're a riot a minute Danny! Although it'd be nicer if you could start being five riots every 3 minutes from now on.P.S. I believe the word "gusto" is pronounced 'guh-stow'. Merriam-Webster online is great for checking that sort of thing, as they have downloadable audio pronunciations for most of their words.
Gusto is pronounced "Gus Toe". As in, "when Gus stubbed his toe he did not have a feeling of gusto."
Love your commentary, Danny. You're my favorite video author on Chess.com.
weeverrm; yes, I've been having trouble getting video lessons to play on my ipad and I find it very annoying.
@jpramirez, ACEChess: David is leaving?! Oh No! This is the first I'd heard. Sad face :(. Is there a blog post or video where David says his farewell that someone could post a link to?
danny must be so popular bc i check each day for new videos and already 30 comments on this video. dan you have a lot of fans and im one of them. we lost david, so who can we expect to have you hosting with during the live hosting you guys did together?
by IM Daniel Rensch
It's been a while, but IM Daniel Rensch is back today with a Live Session for your viewing pleasure! Danny plays into the black side of a well-known variation of the Hedgehog System, patiently striving to achieve equality for a long time. When he eventually does, it doesn't seem to take long for his opponent to falter. His patience in many of the critical moments teaches us that you can't play for a win in chess until you achieve an equal position first...
Intermediate | Advanced
English Opening: Anglo-Indian, Hedgehog System (A17)
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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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