Daniel (Danny) Rensch is an International Chess Master, the Vice President of Chess.com (LLC) and ChessKid.com, one of the world's most well-known chess broadcasters, and an accomplished chess trainer/coach. Danny is married with 4 kids, so when he's not providing 'edutainment' (his own, ridiculous made-up word for what he does) to global chess audiences, he's likely playing ball, shooting hoops, or losing to one of his children at a random video game of their choice.
Challenge Danny on chess.com, watch him on Chess.com's YouTube and Twitch, and geek out on his Wikipedia page.
Episode | November 15th, 2018 | 53 secs
chess, coffee, ooff, tech, world chess championship
We are out of office this week, but don't worry we will be back next week with more Blunders goodness.
Episode | November 8th, 2018 | 22 mins 41 secs
caps, carlsen, caruana, chess, coffee, starburst, world chess championship
It is go time! Carlsen vs Caruana in the 2018 World Chess Championship and we have full unofficial coverage! Also lots of silly talk about corn and Starburst!
Episode | November 1st, 2018 | 20 mins 37 secs
chess, coffee, tech
Danny is on the move... literally, while Motz is trying to play catch up from a week in the Dominican Republic.
Episode | October 25th, 2018 | 13 mins 20 secs
chess, the isle of man
The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Man....
Episode | October 18th, 2018 | 32 mins 32 secs
bits, chess, coffee, en passant, hand and brain, subs, twitch, winks
This week we talk about Twitch streaming culture and community for Bits and Subs, Motz is blown away by the recent Hand & Brain chess battle, and get to some listener feedback.
Episode | October 11th, 2018 | 41 mins 50 secs
awkward, chess, coffee, life, poker, tech, thanksgiving, trolls
Motz attends his second Canadian Thanksgiving and completely makes it awkward by accident. Danny is joining the poker game and discusses trolls of the internet.
Episode | October 4th, 2018 | 36 mins 55 secs
chess, drake, hip-hop, merch, parenting, privacy, tech
No topic is off limits this week as Motz and Danny get into data privacy, chess.com merch, fatherhood, and hip-hop!
Episode | September 27th, 2018 | 44 mins 24 secs
chess, coffee, disney, internet, ios 12, look up, millennial, screen time, tech
Motz is in the happiest place on earth or so all the signs say around him, Danny informs us on technology and children, and we all try to look up from our phones.
Episode | September 20th, 2018 | 36 mins 27 secs
captain marvel, chess, coffee, marvel, movies, streaming, tech, twitch
After nearly a year and a half Danny has finally gone through his own coffee revolution. He has gone through the upgrade process of grinding and brewing, and now he has finally reached a new level of appreciation for good and bad coffee alike. It is not all coffee as we break down the world of Twitch streaming, how Marvel is ruining our lives, and of course the new Captain Marvel trailer!
Episode | September 13th, 2018 | 29 mins 44 secs
chess, en passant, jamaica, tech, travel
Danny makes an epic voyage to Jamaica and Motz learns an important lesson with his first ever en passant.
Episode | September 6th, 2018 | 28 mins 59 secs
box, chess, coffee, crossfit, life, magnus, working out
Danny steps back into the box with Jed and crushes it while Magnus is fending off Caruana.
Episode | August 30th, 2018 | 40 mins 15 secs
chess, coffee, computer, engine, moving, parenting, team work, tech
We have become YouTube famous! We talk nick names, parenting blunders, and what the heck is this new Computer Chess Championship from Chess.com.
Episode | August 23rd, 2018 | 40 mins 23 secs
chess, coffee, family, hording, moving, park city, seattle, tech, utah
Danny is off saving the world and helping shape chess.com's future out in Park City, while Motz is in the middle of packing up his life into tiny boxes. We ponder why we horde so much stuff, why Motz's smart car is so awesome, and corporate sponsorship in chess.
Episode | August 16th, 2018 | 33 mins 43 secs
america's got talent, chess, coffee, family, parenting, smog, tech, weather
Danny is under the weather, but is a champ to pull through this week's podcast to discuss chess memes, parenting, being sick, and America's Got Talent.
Episode | August 9th, 2018 | 42 mins 56 secs
6 player, barkthin, chess, coffee, ireland, scc, snacks, speed chess, streaming, travel, twitch
Motz is off working in Ireland and Danny comes in strong with a wide range of amazing accents. Speed Chess Championship is in full swing and Danny breaks down the action while snacking on some barkTHINS.
Episode | August 2nd, 2018 | 33 mins 7 secs
books, chess, coffee, dream teams, family, hockey, shia, speed chess, teamwork, tech, work
Shia drops by the studio to re-confirm that nothing is impossible that we really should be making our dreams come true. Danny has been crushing the speed chess championship and Motz attends Ant-Man vs the Wasp all by himself and it was lovely.