How to Think Like a Chess Master – IM Danny Rensch
About the Author:
Danny Rensch is an American International Master, event organizer, and commentator. He holds the Arizona State record for the youngest national master at the age of 14 years old. The National Master title is awarded by the US Chess Federation when a player’s rating surpasses 2200 on the USCF rating system.
Rensch obtained his final IM norm at Susan Polgar’s SPICE CUP tournament, by achieving a draw against then-Grandmaster candidate Ray Robson.
Rensch is best known for his coverage of the GM Blitz Battles. His live shows at chess.com/tv include “Man vs Machine,” “Call of the Wild,” and “Bullet Brawls.”
Is this course for me?
“How to Think Like a Chess Master by IM Danny Rensch” has been specifically developed to help you improve your game by learning the fine aspects of the game you should evaluate before choosing a plan. You will also benefit by looking at the most common mistakes you and your opponent usually make when playing a game.
Find the answer to the questions: How do chess masters seemingly find incredible tactics effortlessly? How do they win complex looking endgames with ease? How many moves in advance do you have to calculate in order to be a player of “master-level”?
Join IM Danny Rensch and get the answers…
Here’s part of what you’ll see:
Strange Material Balances. Danny makes things more exciting for the viewer by sacrificing his queen on move 6! An exciting game ensues where he gives a lot of good advice on how to handle positions with strange material imbalances.
Beating Mediocre Openings. Danny sits down and faces a strong opponent who chooses a “less-than-stellar” opening. After struggling to find a clear win Danny gives his philosophy on how to approach such situations.
Theory of Dynamic Compensation. Time for Danny to employ one of his favorite openings. He must rely on the “dynamic tension” in the position in order to find compensation for a sacrificed pawn. When White’s pieces can’t find good squares, he eventually lashes out, allowing Danny to “stick a thorn” into white’s position.
Amateur Game Review: Chess Crimes
IM Rensch kicks off a series analyzing the games of lower-rated players where he seeks to provide useful advice that you can apply to your own chess game and your own studies. There is a focus on proper psychology with the introduction of mental discipline, but also some good chess lessons about playing in the opening.
How to Analyze Your Own Games
If you really want to improve, you need to go over your own games! IM Daniel Rensch joins you in the task of reviewing and critiquing your own play, searching for mistakes and patterns along the way, with the ultimate goal of finding chess improvement.
This only a portion of what you’ll enjoy in the 29 hours of high-quality training material!
Enjoy this course!