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 | April 19th, 2018 | Season 1 | 45 mins 46 secs
amateur hour, blunders, championships, chess, coffee, deep thoughts, family, john urschel, nfl, stories, tech, twitch, urschel
While Motz is away, Danny chats coffee, blunders, and tech with... John Urschel. That is correct, the legendary mathematician and former NFL player John Urschel fills in for Motz on this amazing Blunders episode to talk the U.S. Chess Championships, Amateur Hour, and the Adoption of Hansen.
Episode | April 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 46 mins 20 secs
chess, coffee, cspan, french press, fun, kids, politics, pro chess league, senate, work setup, zuckerberg
Danny is back from hosting the epic conclusion to this year's Pro Chess League and dishes out all the details. Motz has plenty of input on chess, coffee, but also Zuckerberg's 4.5 hour long senate hearing! We discuss all this and more.
Episode | April 5th, 2018 | Season 1 | 42 mins 39 secs
chess, coffee, contest, lil, pro chess league, ready player one, travel
That is right 50 episodes! We did it!!!! We reflect on the last year, what brought us to this point, and why we love each other so much. Motz breaks down Ready Player One with his full review, Danny is heading off to the Pro Chess League, and family stuff happens again!
Episode | March 29th, 2018 | Season 1 | 52 mins 34 secs
apple, candidates tournament, chess, ipad, pay wall, pro chess league
Motz and Danny chat about Apple's new initiative to get the iPad into more schools, we break down the Pro Chess League and praise the hometown hero Caruana as he heads to take on our boy Carl!
Episode | March 22nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 30 mins 21 secs
candidates tournament, chess, coffee, comedy, family, pro chess league, shia labeouf
It has been a week and Motz has watched Actual Cannibal Shia Labeouf about 100 times, the Candidates tournament is in full swing, and the Pro Chess League is getting ready to enter the finals. We break down all of this and more.
Episode | March 15th, 2018 | Season 1 | 42 mins 36 secs
bullet journal, candidates, chess, coffee, hamilton, ikea, shia labeouf, smart car
The candidates tournament has officially kicked off and Danny gives his full impressions. We sidetrack to talk about Ikea trips, Hamilton, coffee drinking, and our love for Shia LaBeouf.
Episode | March 8th, 2018 | Season 1 | 38 mins 36 secs
2018 candidates, black panther, candidates, chess, coffee, magnus carlsen, movie, review, tech
This week we go the deepest into chess than on any other episode as we sit down and give our predictions for the 2018 Candidates!
Episode | March 1st, 2018 | Season 1 | 32 mins 26 secs
bachelor, bachelor winter games, chess, coffee, costa rica, crazyhouse, dad, get out, keanu, movie, olympics, soccer
That is right! Motz finally sat down and watched Get Out! Danny is heading off to Costa Rica and we sip our buttery smooth cups of coffee.
Episode | February 22nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 41 mins 29 secs
being an uncle, black panther, chess, coffee, family, fundraising, gifts, key lime pie, pie, pumpkin pie, thanksgiving
Motz makes the world's most expensive key lime pie, Danny recalls a thanksgiving to remember, we reflect on the new Mario movie, and Danny breaks down his thoughts on Black Panther.
Episode | February 15th, 2018 | Season 1 | 38 mins 23 secs
blue bottle, booster landing, chess, coffee, dates, dinner, heavy falcon, spacex, tesla, v-day, valentines day
Love is in the air and boosters are landing themselves back on earth! This week we discuss what we have done and will be doing for our loved ones, how amazing the SpaceX landing was, and how Danny is the happiest man on earth with his new coffee subscription!
Episode | February 8th, 2018 | Season 1 | 44 mins 52 secs
a star wars story, amazon, chess, chess960, coffee, costco, crazyhouse, hawaii, magnus, nakamura, party, receipts, shop local, solo, star wars, super bowl
That is right! There is a new Star Wars movie and we absolutely have to talk about it. Solo: A Star Wars Story we are coming for you. We don't stop there as we break down big upcoming chess tournaments, drinking local coffee, and review our super bowl stories.
Episode | February 1st, 2018 | Season 1 | 32 mins 24 secs
back pain, chess, coffee, cross fit, insanity, pulled muscles, working out
Motz pulled all of his lower back muscles and could barely move, Danny looks back at when he fumbled and got schooled by a pre-teen, and we discuss proper at the office coffee.
Episode | January 25th, 2018 | Season 1 | 45 mins 29 secs
chess, coffee, last jedi, movies, review, star wars, stranger things, tech, the last jedi
It took us a month, but we are finally ready to discuss all things The Last Jedi! In this spoiler cast we discuss the ups and downs of the latest Star Wars epic.
Episode | January 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 43 mins 13 secs
ballistic missiles, boggle, chess, coffee, hawaii, magnus carlson, nakamura, pro chess league, star wars, werewolf
That is right! Motz took a 48 hour surprise trip to Hawaii only to be surprised by a ballistic missile crisis! Danny talks Werewolf and the Pro Chess League and a whole lot more.
Episode | January 11th, 2018 | Season 1 | 36 mins 20 secs
ar, baseball, ces, chess, coffee, football, ready player one, tech, virtual reality, vr
Motz is still getting into the swing of things in 2018 & Danny tries to tackle his first cold of the year.
Episode | January 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 48 mins 24 secs
airplane, ball drop, boggle, chess, christmas, holidays, lost bag, magnus, new year, new years, scc, scramble, speed chess, speed chess championship
Both Danny and Motz snuggle up at home playing board games while they wait for the New Year ball to drop. Motz has a grand adventure attempting to find his long lost checked bag all while Danny tries to figure out how to interview chess players.