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Daniel Rensch
D Rensch 
Photo copyright © 2008, courtesy of "WannaBe"  
Number of games in database: 106
Years covered: 2000 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2402 (2399 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2448

Overall record: +36 -45 =25 (45.8%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (24) 
    B90 B42 B46 B28 B65
 Sicilian Najdorf (10) 
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A45 A46
 Scotch Game (6) 
 Sicilian Richter-Rauser (4) 
    B67 B62 B61 B65
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (19) 
    B96 B90 B91 B32 B84
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A46 A45 E10
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E39 E41 E32 E20 E47
 Sicilian Najdorf (7) 
    B90 B91 B96 B93
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   D Rensch vs T Abrahamyan, 2010 1-0
   D Rensch vs I Krush, 2010 1/2-1/2
   D Rensch vs A Melekhina, 2007 1-0
   T Hartwig vs D Rensch, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Canadian Open (2007)
   Berkeley International (2011)
   World Open (2009)
   Foxwoods Open (2007)
   World Open (2007)

   🏆 Millionaire Chess
   G Popilski vs D Rensch (Oct-10-15) 1-0
   D Rensch vs Zherebukh (Oct-08-15) 1/2-1/2

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(born Oct-10-1985, 35 years old) United States of America

[what is this?]

International Master (2008). Daniel (Danny) Rensch, 1998 Elementary National Champion, 2000 Junior High National Champion, and 2004 National High School co-champion, is the co-owner of and

References / Sources

(1) (podcast interview with Ben Johnson (April 2017)).

Wikipedia article: Daniel Rensch

Last updated: 2019-02-17 14:17:08

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 106  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A A Zaremba vs D Rensch  ½-½71200028th World OpenB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
2. D Rensch vs G Shahade  0-1402000Koltanowski MemorialD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
3. Paschall vs D Rensch  0-141200129th World OpenB72 Sicilian, Dragon
4. D Rensch vs P Bereolos  0-137200129th World OpenC45 Scotch Game
5. W J Donaldson vs D Rensch 1-039200129th World OpenA04 Reti Opening
6. R Harvey vs D Rensch  0-1372001102nd US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. D Rensch vs R L Fuhro  1-0372001102nd US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Joel Benjamin vs D Rensch  1-0302001102nd US OpenA04 Reti Opening
9. D Rensch vs John Dould 1-0242001102nd US OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. T Hartwig vs D Rensch 0-1242001102nd US OpenB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. D Rensch vs Fedorowicz  ½-½402001102nd US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J MacArthur vs D Rensch  0-1422001102nd US OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. D Rensch vs M Perelshteyn  0-1522001102nd US OpenB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
14. D Rensch vs Browne  0-1262001American OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. D Durham vs D Rensch  0-1352001American OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. D T Steel vs D Rensch 0-1272001American OpenE10 Queen's Pawn Game
17. D Rensch vs Ron Perez  1-0262001American OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
18. D Rensch vs V Akobian  ½-½302001American OpenD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
19. L Altounian vs D Rensch  ½-½232001American OpenA04 Reti Opening
20. M Vucic vs D Rensch  1-0412001American OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. D Rensch vs G Rey  ½-½402001American OpenA45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. V Akobian vs D Rensch  1-0432003Levy memA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. D Rensch vs S Bercys 1-0242004USA-ch U18B42 Sicilian, Kan
24. A Matikozian vs D Rensch  1-0232005National OpenB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
25. D Rensch vs V Akobian  0-1412005National OpenB07 Pirc
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jul-18-07  MorganV2851: i met danny at an open tournament in tucson, az.... great guy and helpful analyst...
Jul-18-07  Karpova: FM from the USA (though his rating is quite high) who was born in 1985.
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  WannaBe: Caption for the photo: "Is that all you got?!"
Dec-22-08  dx9293: Congratulations on the IM Norm, Danny!
Sep-24-09  BIDMONFA: Daniel Rensch

RENSCH, Daniel

Sep-27-09  dx9293: Congratulations, Danny, on becoming an International Master!
Dec-09-11  Sho: I think Mr. Daniel Rensch has a name with good pun-potential: gut rensching, monkey rensch, rensched out, dude Rensch, a Rensch-style House, ?.

However, finding good puns is different from recognizing good games. I'd leave it up to someone else to connect the two.

Also, Daniel Rensch narrates instructional chess videos for kids--good for him.

Mar-24-12  sergeidave: Check his video lessons and live sessions on! He is super cool and a great teacher!
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Feb-22-13  kellmano: I quite like this guy's videos:

Not everyone's cup of tea I'd imagine, but I find it amusing and mildly instructive.

Feb-17-19  ajile: I enjoy watching his chessbrah tourneys when he wears his Burger King uniform.
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  wordfunph: IM Rensch vs GM So match in coming soon.
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  MissScarlett: Rensch will try and talk him to death.
Mar-23-21  Caissanist: has experienced explosive growth in the past year, in the wake of Covid and the popularity of the <Queen's Gambit> show. According to Rensch, their site was experiencing 875,000 to 950,000 unique visitors a day a year ago, and now there are about six million a day: .

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