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  • 24 months ago


    I dont think it was cut off I think his opponent resined

  • 3 years ago



  • 4 years ago


    this game was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileCoolCoolCool

  • 4 years ago


    good video! Thanks.

  • 4 years ago


    Master Galofre:

    Please do more Live Sessions!  It has been almost six months since your last one.  After all, you are the originator of the series.

  • 5 years ago


    could you light up the squares you are talking about

  • 5 years ago


    Disregard, I misread the board

  • 5 years ago


    My video cut off too. It is not only one person's problem.

  • 5 years ago


  • 5 years ago


    nice video! thank you. please keep making more of these and 960.

  • 5 years ago


  • 5 years ago


    I like your videos.  thanks.

  • 5 years ago


    It does not matter if the video cut off or not. The instructional value was over. White had a lost position.

    I sense the pawn push late in the game by White with c4 was the reason for White's loss. Black's ...c4 was a threat. I looked at f4 by White so that ...c4 later on could be handled by White with ...Bxc4 and Black's d-pawn could not recapture because of the pin down the d-file. However, after f4 (where White played c4?), then ...Ng4 gives Black counterplay. Therefore, best for White is Be2 (instead of c4?) and White being up the exchange and pawn, he should still be for choice. Right?

    Charles, I am glad you made this video, and I enjoyed listening to you. Rather than having so much dead air when it is your opponent's turn to move, it is okay to discuss your opponent's possibilities in the position with us. I mean, your opponent can't hear you, you know. This is what the IMs who also make these types of videos do. It enhances the instructional value even more. 

  • 5 years ago


    video gets cutoff....maybe its just me

  • 5 years ago


    When you played ...Nd3+, White should just give back the exchange since there is a knight fork anyway although the endgame might be drawn, it wouldn't have led to such a massacre. Good job hanging in there and playing actively!

  • 5 years ago


    No because the rook can travel through check but the king cant- and the king didnt

  • 5 years ago


    Its only the king I think that has the rule of not going under attack.

  • 5 years ago


    Did you win the end game? My video cut off. 

  • 5 years ago


  • 5 years ago


    Thanks for the lecture Charles!  Around 14:20 or so you played Nd7, and I was wondering about the relative merits of Nc4+.  It forced white to trade the bishop for the Knight (or else black gets his pawn back on e2 and forces white into an awkward defense).  This seems to give your bishop more power over the weak light squares that you mentioned earlier in the lecture.

    I'm not sure whether retaking with the pawn or the rook would be better.  I thought maybe Nc4+ Bxc4 dxc4 might reconnect the pawns and give black a better chance.  However, Rxc4 seems simpler, and the rook is going to be more active later on.

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