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WOW - you really believe the dragon should not be played past 2200? I'm really curious as to why... You say that when someone reaches 2200 that they should just stop playing it, though you do not give a reason why... if Kasparov played it, why is it not good anymore, in your opinion?
Thank you IM Rensch!
Instructive:) Thank you, IM Rensch! :)
LOL! I agree john-warner
Sounds a little too much like a cross-dressing member of Snow White's posse
I think I'll use that line another time.
Drag-a-dorf.What a funny word!
someone can explain why "101" ? for PAWN STRUCTURE 101"
Great to learn that the f3 structure when castled short is a waist of time for white.Thanks
Ouchtown Population: White King.
I cracked up when I heard that, haha. These videos are amazing and are helping me learn both the black and white sides of the Sicilian.
Magic carpet experience
Thanks for the video
TQ SIR...hope u can become GM soon...
Great video! thanks.
Magic carpet ride indeed! You're extremely humorous, Danny! I loike it! :)
And I now know how to pronounce "Najdorf" and "Fianchetto".
These are awesome! I want to take the white king to Ouch town!! Can't wait to hear how to stop getting buried in the Yugaslov graveyard. Rock on Danny!
Haha, that part of the commentary at the end... I was mesmerized by the video, and did in fact forget to grab a drink that I just realized I want badly... good stuff, and thanks for keeping the instruction simple enough for someone as new to chess theory as I am.
i know a very good trick
Thank you, nicely done.
Hope you guys had fun with this one... I actually feel it was one of the more important ones in the series to see how black plays (or should play) against a slower, but "castled short" approach...
Another great video. Funny and instructive, as always.
by IM Daniel Rensch
In today's video white experiences the terrible consequences of playing too slowly on the kingside, neglecting to play for a normal (aggressive) plan of driving the f-pawn against the Scheveningen structure. IM Rensch clarifies when the g2-f3-e4 pawn chain can lead to an effective pawn storm on the kingside, and foreshadows the coming videos on the English Attack pawn structure. Kasparov display more brilliance in the Najdorf and wins with ease...
Intermediate | Advanced
Sicilian Defense: Sozin Attack (B86)
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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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