Daniel Rensch Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Daniel Rensch Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight71 kg
Date of BirthOctober 10, 1985
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseShauna Rensch

Daniel Rensch is an American chess player, event organizer, lecturer, and commentator who is best known for his educational online chess analysis and his commentary/hosting of several major tournaments and events at the internet chess server, internet forum, and social networking website Chess.com. He has served as the vice president of content and professional relations from April 2009 there; and in January 2018, he was appointed as their chief chess officer. He is also the owner and president of American Chess Events LLC.

Born Name

Daniel Rensch

Nick Name

Danny

Daniel Rensch in an Instagram sefie from November 2020
Daniel Rensch in an Instagram selfie from November 2020 (Daniel Rensch / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States

Residence

Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Daniel had joined The Shelby School, a private school in the village of Tonto, in Payson, Gila County, Arizona, in 1996. He had graduated from there in 2004.

Occupation

Chess Player, Event Organizer, Lecturer, Commentator

Daniel Rensch in an Instagram sefie from January 2020
Daniel Rensch in an Instagram selfie from January 2020 (Daniel Rensch / Instagram)

Family

  • Others – Steven Kamp (Grandfather), Trina Kamp (Grandmother)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Daniel has dated –

  1. Shauna Rensch (2004-Present) – Daniel and Shauna had married in 2004, just after his high school graduation. They have 4 children together – 2 daughters and 2 sons.
Daniel Rensch and Shauna Rensch, as seen in October 2019
Daniel Rensch and Shauna Rensch, as seen in October 2019 (Daniel Rensch / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of American descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short-cropped, spiked hair
  • Clean-shaven look
  • Affable smile
Daniel Rensch in an Instagram sefie from August 2019
Daniel Rensch in an Instagram selfie from August 2019 (Daniel Rensch / Instagram)

Daniel Rensch Facts

  1. Daniel had first started playing chess at the age of 10. He had gone to visit his grandfather, Steven Kamp, who was bedridden after suffering from a minor stroke. It was there that the two would play chess together for hours on end.
  2. In 1998, he had won the Elementary National Championship, and a year later, he had set the Arizona state record for youngest national master, at 14 years old. In 2000, he had clinched Junior High National Championship, held in Tucson, Arizona.
  3. In 2004, his final year in high school, he had tied for the National High School Championship, before defeating future grandmaster Aleksandr Lenderman to lift the title. Later that year, he had attained his first International Master (IM) norm at the Foxwoods Open held in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The feat had helped him become the highest-rated 19-year-old in the United States that year.
  4. He then earned his 2nd IM norm at the 2008 Berkeley International, and his final IM norm at Susan Polgar’s SPICE CUP, a year later.
  5. In 2009, he began to provide in-depth chess analysis and education on Chess.com. His most popular series include Rook Endgames: Beginner to Master series, Isolated Queen Pawns, Pawn Structure 101, and Everything You Need to Know. He has also written instructive content for the website.
  6. Jake Goldberger, the director of the 2013 chess-based independent drama film, Life of a King, had hired him to help the actors in the film understand the nuances of the game.
  7. In 2019, he was invited as a special guest at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, to talk about the future of computerized chess games. It is a renowned annual event for industry experts and students to discuss the role of analytics in the sports industry, held in Boston, Massachusetts, and organized by the MIT Sloan School of Management, the business school of the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Featured Image by Daniel Rensch / Instagram

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