IM Danny Rensch
Daniel Rensch has been a fixture in Arizona chess through playing and coaching since his rise to the top of scholastic chess in the 90’s to today. He earned the status of USCF National Master at age 14 which is the second fastest Arizona player ever to do so. On top of this he was ranked in the Top 10 for his age nationally every year from the age of 12-21. He was the #1 rated 19 year old in the United States. Daniel was a 6-Time All American Chess Team Member.
Daniel was also the winner of numerous State and National scholastic titles, including: the 1998 Elementary National Champion; 2000 Junior High National Champion; 2004 High School National Champion. He has also been a multiple time 1st place Individual State Champion from 1995-2004.
Daniel was a member of the Shelby School Chess Team’s multiple State and National Championships. He was Captain of the 1998 team that won the K-3, K-6 and K-9 National Championships in the same year. (The 1998 Shelby School chess team is the only team in American scholastic chess history to accomplish this feat.)
As a Chess Coach/Trainer, Daniel has developed multiple State and National Champions. He is currently teaching several of Arizona’s best scholastic chess players, many of whom are rated among the top for their age nationally.