• 3 months ago


    That was motivating!!

  • 5 years ago


    Once again, the Iron Tigran strikes again.

  • 5 years ago


    The Queens Gambit rocks :)

  • 5 years ago


    Great game selection and instructive commentary.

  • 5 years ago


    Charles, you've done it again -- a great, very instructive Video!  Please make more of them.  I second the evaluation of Matteos that you are the best.  I believe you pause to help us process what you are saying and come up with a better understanding of the position ourselves.  That's what a great teacher does:  he gives his students time to think and come up with an answer for themselves instead of just getting the answer from his teacher.  Your use of graphics: arrows and color, lighted squares: your timeing: are well done and are very helpful.  I wish more instructors on would notice what you are doing and encourage others to do much of the same.  Mahalo again. 

  • 5 years ago


    I'm not a chick sorry, but the voice is relaxing

  • 5 years ago


    I find this game the best game I ever saw. Wink

    I love the plans, the tactics.

  • 5 years ago


    Very nice video, you have done a very good job explaining the concepts. Thank you so much, this has helped me a lot with my chess. Now it would be difficult to forget those concepts after what I have seen here. Brilliant, keep posting more! Smile

  • 5 years ago


    Thanks Charles. You make the best videos on this site. Rensch is good too, but he drinks too much coffee.

    More please!

  • 5 years ago

    FM BecomeanIM

    thank you everyone!!

  • 5 years ago


    At around 14 minutes, you said too many arrows. I laughed thinking you've not been watching Danny Rensch's videos.

  • 5 years ago

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Very nice video!

  • 5 years ago


    I like the sealing moves closing off files and effectively leaving no attacking moves for his opponent.

  • 5 years ago


    Charles, very nicely done instructive as usual. We need more videos from you for sure. Many thanks.

  • 5 years ago


    Thanks that has really helped with knowledge on pawn structures

  • 5 years ago

    NM gbidari

    I enjoyed the video and the commentary. One thing I didn't agree with was the hype surrounding the move a6 calling it one we will not soon forget and "brilliant." Most club players would have played this natural move. I thought the game was brilliantly played though and very instructive.

  • 5 years ago


    The pauses are so that we can consider what move we would play in the game. I appreciate that FM Galofre keeps his viewer so well in mind this way. He paused in this game, for example, just long enough that I had begun to consider ...h6 a second before he came in and gave it away as Petrosian's move. It was much more helpful to me to find this move rather than just have it pointed out to me. It's the difference between active and passive learning.

  • 5 years ago


    Great video!  Very clear and informative.  Thank you!  Laughing

  • 5 years ago


    you have to make more videos!

  • 5 years ago


    Deja vu! I made the exact same mistake as Spassky in a tournament game the other day. I was hoping for a kingside attack and aimed for a pawn on e5 but my opponent had not castled yet so the pawn just became a weakness that almost cost me the game. The piece placement and pawn structure was very similar but it came from a london opening with the bishop going to f4 directly. Good video. Thanks.

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