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The four knights make an unusual pattern. Is it a Reti or is it actually a four knights game by unusual transposition!
remember those huge chewy sweet tarts. I bet they were horrible for people huh.
video for the kids
Entertaining, instructive live session. :)
Thank for this video
if you have good ideas about where to move and your teaching, take time to explain each one a little slower instead of " well i have this move that might be better than this move considering the other move thats backed up by this move so i guess ill just defer to the other move and leave this move as a possible option provided that this move doesnt interfere with that move. lol
this is exactly why i dont believe in a convincing win, a pretty mate or any of the other things people like to say about wins. if i beat you your beat and none of the terms means anything
When you win, you look good.
I would rather look bad and win, what about you?
could barely hear the sound
good video.Thanks alot.
I enjoy hearing how IM Rensch thinks and analyzes. It helps me pattern my own thought process. Thank you.
Ah, yes. Missed that. Thanks sidgar.
chess only needs such words as good game check how are you let me introduce myself draw offer things like that. No need to talk about the whole thing.
Hey Danny great game! Maybe you thought it was a bit "sloppy-Joe" chess but I found the whole game pretty entertaining and your commentary as always is classic!
In an otb game I could see there being a repetition of moves, but thanks for playing that exchange sac to liven up the game for our viewing pleasure - it sure worked
The diagram fails at Rxd4 after the key move Bf6. Black is forcibly winning material after that move. See below:
Thank you for another extremely instructive live sessions! Also, nice exchange sacrifice!
Nice video, just one question (diagram)
by IM Daniel Rensch
Would you rather look good and lose, or look bad and win? IM Rensch manages to pull off both in this Live Session! He looks terrible, but somehow manages to stick with it until he eventually wins the game under mutual time pressure. After equalizing quickly, it becomes clear right away to Danny that he didn't have his "A-Game" for this one, and he knows the ugly truth of the matter is that sometimes it looks sloppy, but a win is a win...
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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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