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 | May 18th, 2017 | 50 mins 11 secs
chess, chess today, coffee, cold brew, public speaking, robovac, ruy lopez, spanish opening, teaching, wannacrypt
It is back to the basics with Danny explaining the classic Ruy Lopez opening that Motz has heard and seen so much of and why it is so popular. We get a robovac update, security patches, and find out why it is so important to teach new players chess.
Episode | May 11th, 2017 | 49 mins 41 secs
chess, chess ratings, echo, echo show, getting sick, google now, irobot, making money in chess, robovac
Your echo is always listening, Danny explains GM/IM/NM, and we discuss just how much you can make as a professional chess player.
Episode | May 4th, 2017 | 43 mins 55 secs
adventure, chess, chess.com, coffee, communication, cuba, magnus carlsen, milken institute, redeye, surface laptop, windows 10 s
Motz is back from Cuba and Danny hosts Magnus Carlsen! They also reflect on a tough week on the job and how they stepped back, reflected, and apologized.
Episode | April 27th, 2017 | 40 mins 32 secs
april the giraffe, blokus, chess, chess country, coffee, cycling, ebike, facebook live, kickstarter, live streaming, star wars, youtube live
This week Danny breaks down Chess Country and the Speed Chess Qualifiers, while Motz attempts to rationalize his addiction to watching April the Giraffe.
Episode | April 20th, 2017 | 54 mins 21 secs
aeropress, chemex, chess, chess kit, chess.com, coffee, coffee stirrer, life, mobile development, parenting, relationships, shark tank, sharks, technology, tv
Motz is on the hunt for the perfect coffee stirrer for his Chemex, while Danny attempts to figure out how to handle his 12 year old Nash and his first "relationship" and takes a swim with the Sharks.