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at the end of irina crush game why not after Qf5+ Kh8 and after Qc8+ Ng1??
Why is ThunderHolt marked as an FM?
Just joined, mostly for the USCL, which used to be on ICC. Enjoyed the blitz-style recap, noting the relavent tactics and strategies present. Mr. Rensch's lexicon was also entertaining to hear. The Collyer win was reviewed by me personally and I also saw and asked myself why Re6+ wasn't played as it appeared to be the only move, followed by the knight check.
The broadcast was great last night. Sam looked a bit disheveled but even in that sleep deprived state it was highly entertaining! Thanks
Great highlights. I'll be looking forward to the full game analysis by GM Yermolinsky!
Ty good turning points ^^
Favorite line: "Rinse and repeat like shampoo" !
At the 12:16 I think the perpetual can be stopped by kh8 qc8+ ng8
@EnterTheDragon -- the live show on Chess.com TV is exactly like this as well! It's fast paced (for chess) and very exciting. IM Greg Shahade "The Commish" and his partner FM Mike Klein are superb! When these games come down to the endgames ... well that's when the thinking caps really get tested. Last night in one game if the player would have "auto-promoted" to a queen ... it would have resulted in a loss! So he had to under-promote to a N for draw!
Here in Canada 7 days a week our major sports channel recaps the previous days sporting results, events, and highlights in a show that replays all morning called SportsCentre. No matter what your schedule or how busy you are SportsCentre will keep you up to date with nearly any sport you are into. (SportsCentre is almost a religion up here)
Watching this USCL Week 1- Highlights video really gave me a feeling like I was watching the "SportsCentre of Chess". Very current.. Great video!
by IM Daniel Rensch
Grab a venti coffee and settle in chess fans. The sprightly IM Danny Rensch covers a half-dozen of the U.S. Chess League's most dynamic positions from the opening week of the season. You'll see all of the Game of the Week nominees, as well as a few other notable games. We've got several queen sacs, two exchange sacs, and a position where promoting a pawn loses! See the brilliance of the USCL players and the moves they missed in the heat of the battle.
Related: Game of the Week: Week 1
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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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