Co-Host of Coffeehouse Blunders
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.
Daniel Rensch has hosted 100 Episodes.
We're Going to Disneyland
Episode | December 21st, 2017 | Season 1 | 36 mins 50 secs
chess, coffee, disneyland, holiday, hotels, roller coasters, tech
Surprise! We are going to Disneyland! Well Danny is literally at Disneyland for this special holiday episode! We discuss Disney magic, roller coasters, how Motz still hasn't seen Star Wars, and the delicious taste of hotel coffee.
AlphaZero Meets Laser Dome
Episode | December 14th, 2017 | Season 1 | 39 mins 22 secs
ai, alphazero, chess, coffee, laser dome, last jedi, machine learning, sia, star wars, stockfish, tech
That is right, we are back at it again with more AlphaZero machine learning madness. That isn't all though as Motz hits up the local laser dome, Danny has to make hard cuts, and Star Wars is coming to town.
AlphaZero Takes Over The World
Episode | December 7th, 2017 | Season 1 | 44 mins 19 secs
alphazero, chess, coffee, machine learning, meow wolf, security, stockfish, tech, travel, usernames
No more underscores in your username chess.com says! AlphaZero is destroying the world of chess and Motz is meowing with wolves out in New Mexico.
Working for Danny
Episode | November 30th, 2017 | Season 1 | 45 mins 2 secs
chess, chess.com, coffee, dc, justice league, parenting, super heroes
What would a day in the life of Danny's executive assistant be like? How would one hold such an honor and get this exclusive job? Danny breaks it all down on this week's episode.
Being Thankful for Carl
Episode | November 23rd, 2017 | Season 1 | 34 mins 15 secs
carl, chess, coffee, magnus, tech, thanksgiving london
It is our very first holiday spectacular! Danny and Motz spend Thanksgiving together, talking life, Carl, chess, and how to properly attend an OTB chess game!
Ambidextrous Coffee Grinding
Episode | November 16th, 2017 | Season 1 | 41 mins 23 secs
ai, chess, coffee, engines, machine learning, parenting, presenting, travel
This episode almost didn't happen! Motz is off presenting around the globe and Danny has been crushing Chess and Twitch, but that didn't stop these two from more coffee, tech, and chess!
Title Tuesday Madness
Episode | November 9th, 2017 | Season 1 | 45 mins 59 secs
chess, coffee, fellow, madness, servers, title tuesday, travel
Danny puts out fires with his good friend Magnus as Title Tuesday's biggest event gets off to a bumpy start, while Motz is back from his long voyage from Latin America and has plenty of stories to be told.
Bidet Best Practices
Episode | November 2nd, 2017 | Season 1 | 35 mins 9 secs
chess, coffee, cross-fit, halloween, marvel, off topic, tech, thor
This week Danny and Motz go a bit off the deep end and off topic on all things bidets, Halloween, cross-fit, and the intricacies of the Marvel universe.
My One Friend Cuba Gooding Jr.
Episode | October 26th, 2017 | Season 1 | 44 mins 43 secs
cgj, chess, coffee, cuba gooding jr., directing, movies, twitchcon
This week Danny walks us through his legendary 30 seconds of directing a film staring My Friend Cuba Gooding Jr., Motz breaks down a proper date night, and we can't shut up about foreign languages.
Where In The World
Episode | October 19th, 2017 | Season 1 | 49 mins 3 secs
airports, chess, coffee, escape zombie city, mafia, microsoft, running, tech, travel
Both Danny and Motz are off jet setting across the globe, but that doesn't stop them from playing amazing board games, drinking coffee, and playing tons of chess! Danny finally fills us in on his dispute and win over Microsoft and Motz runs frantically through airports!
The Last Jedi
Episode | October 12th, 2017 | Season 1 | 52 mins 57 secs
birthday, chess, coffee, nintendo, paris, snes classic, star wars, tech, travel
A new week, a new podcast format, a brand new Coffeehouse Blunders! We kick off episode 26 with a brand new format but with all the great coffee, tech, and chess that you know and love from Motz and Danny.
An Acquired Adorable
Episode | October 5th, 2017 | Season 1 | 44 mins 34 secs
carl, chess, coffee, food, france, magnus, travel
Motz travels to France to experience the finest food and drink, Danny tries to stay sane with his kids' fall break, and Magnus continues his world domination!
Analyzing Wizard's Chess
Episode | September 28th, 2017 | Season 1 | 46 mins 17 secs
chess, coffee, four player chess, hamilton, life work, stranger things, tech
Four player chess goes viral, Motz tries to remember what he did last weekend in Chicago, and Danny attempts to find that perfect life/work balance. All this and more chess, tech, and coffee goodness on this week's show including an analysis of Wizard's Chess in Harry Potter.
Episode | September 21st, 2017 | Season 1 | 41 mins 52 secs
apple, chess, coffee, computer chess, computer chess championship, four player chess, google, iphone x, pixel 2, world chess championship
With the announcement of the Computer Chess Championship are chess engines set to take over the world?!?! How is Danny enjoying his new coffee setup, and will Motz be allowed to enter Brazil when he heads out there in a few weeks?
The King & Rook Swapperoo
Episode | September 14th, 2017 | Season 1 | 49 mins 8 secs
apple, chess, coffee, december coffee dripper, iphone, iphone x, isle of man, magnus, technology
Danny finally has the near perfect coffee setup with the help of Motz and his coffee obsession. Motz is getting ready to travel the entire world, while Danny couldn't be more excited about the Isle of Man and our main man Carl Magnuson getting ready to crush it.
A Manventure with Banana Dan
Episode | September 7th, 2017 | Season 1 | 45 mins 20 secs
chess world cup, coffee, december dripper, fellow coffee, four player chess, nathan for you, pax, penny arcade expo, pour over, space, video games
What a week! It is the start of the Chess World Cup, aka the largest chess event of the year. Danny crushes it in some four player chess and now has access to some of the best coffee making tools thanks to Motz.