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At 26:32, Daniel Rensch said that Qg4 was threatening the rook and a check fork. However, why can't black just play Rd8...
I really liked this video tho. It was awesome and I learned a lot!!!
What was wrong with Rd8 at the end after Qg4! exclam! other than that last bit of mystery it was super-packed with stuff I did not know, thanks danny!
If Kamsky had played Nc3 this forks queen and bishop and looks killing--not so?
What is a super freak?
Oh, the kind you don't bring moma.
While it can be argued that with Nc3 there are still problems to Black's position, I think it would be worth the endeavour in trying to fix that after winning the exchange.
more live sessions please, always a treat. but more of these types too. you're vids are the best on this site! peace x
Hey Danny hope you make more videos like that!! is like have a couch at home!!! Thank you!!
actually, what the Queen really wants, is for me to get off "that stupid chess website" and clean the bathroom. Great video. Thanks.
@evan2010 and others -- Yeah, ...Rd6 to stop Nf6 OR even Rfe8 first is good enough to maintain the initiative for black in that imbalance. If white plays Rf1 to target f7, then just ...Bxd5 should work... Like I said though, that imbalance is not better for black, but very unclear. A much better choice than the decision I made in the game!
Since the Nc3 move occured to me within the first five seconds I thought it HAD to be wrong, in fact, probably idiotic. Thus I busted my brain for a couple of minutes trying to see the flaw. Now I see from other comments that it was a valid continuation. Goes to show, psychology is a big factor in this game even when a move is obvious.
This was a great video. I liked the move Be2 in the final position I completely didn't see that idea.
At 18:50 though, Bd4+ fails to Rxd4 cxd4 Nf6+ with mate to follow.
I think instead of Bd4+ the simple kh8 with rd6 rfd8 to follow is fine for black
I got all this right. I just need a bit of time to able to see the super freaks clearly. but I think if I don't have time or feel pressured by time I don't apply what I know and make a random move or just start capturing everything I can. thus blitz chess is not my forte.
well, everyone would consider Nc3 in first case, That's very simple and right. you don't even need engine to check it, but rybka also says that Nc3 is much better than b6
Rb1, wat if Nc3?
Very Good Video!!!
As usual, the best vids are from IM Rensch!!
by IM Daniel Rensch
You thought you were working "for" the weekend? It's time to work this weekend! That's right, your personal coach -- IM Daniel Rensch -- has put together a series of practical test positions on the subject he's been teaching you for that past few months: Unbalanced Material positions. Your goal is simply to apply the knowledge you've acquired about playing with the initiative, correctly determine the "true" value of your material, and watch out for tricks along the way. Enjoy!
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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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