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Still loving to see these livesessions over and over with a cup of tea :) even after all these years.
I also use some of the postions to teach my students at school. 13:55 is a good one. I have this simple counting method in endgames when opponents can't interfere with your moves and you can't interfere with his/her moves. Then they just count to see how many moves to queening compared to their opponent and evalutate that position in their heads, instead of the normal "he goes there; I go there; he goes there" and gets confused along the way.
at 13:55 usually doesn't take them to spot the black win even though you I never say in a postion who is best.. Kf3 instead of in the video going after the centerpawn (which still wins).
The position is a good teaching position since it takes some technique to win against to connected passers. And further black still wins in the position where he goes after the centerpawn even though white queens with a check. Because of a little tricksy move. Which the kids find funny if presented the right way. Like "Booyah in whites face" smashtown! :p
Awesome video Danny:)
try to umm... get your words a little um... politer Danny- it makes sense that you called the last guy a total idiot, but you know, it good to be polite.
Very good anyway, Danny!!
great video!!! (even though I haven't seen it, I think it is going to be fantastic like others!
Gr8 Video! Love it!
The last game was instructive when Danny pointed out that it's okay to allow his king to stay in the middle of the board after bishop takes knight, "because I own the dark squares." He has the only dark-squared bishop on the board. Great point.
Great video Danny:)
This is listed under beginner videos. It shouldn't be. I'm pretty green, and this was way over my head.
oh my bad i guess you mentioned it later in the video my bad
hey danny aren't you losing in the game after ...Bg5 Bxg5 Kxg5 Ke3 b4? Isn't White in zugzwang there? King moves and then ...Kf4
Great video, thanks...we will be looking for others by you. Time to start learning the Sicilian from Black. Dave and Bennett Katz, Phoenix, AZ.
Thanks Danny..good stuff
Thats what I'm talking about. Great Vid, and on last Chess tv session its comedy.
by IM Daniel Rensch
IM Rensch continues to brings us the immensely popular "Live Sessions" videos in which we get a rare glimpse inside the "mid-game" thought process of an International Master. Today, we see an even more exciting version of this story, as Danny decides to play several fast games against slightly stronger competition, rather than one long game. The explanations and thoughts from these games are very "up tempo", and we hope you will find them as "educationally-entertaining" as ever... Enjoy!
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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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