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I think pushing b5 by white instead of bxc would have caused you some headaches. Nice video!
Charles u r a trip dog!!! I love listening to you!
I am just a 1200 if that. Need your help bro!!!
These are the best kind of videos! The knowledge I gain is well worth the membership costs.
Apropos of the time question, I came across this quote in J Rowson's Seven Deadly Chess Sins:
"The clock is just as much a part of the game as the board and pieces, and losing because of time-trouble is no different to losing because of weak play - it's still a zero on the score sheet." ~GM John Nunn
Great stuff. You learn alot from these .
My views on time are treat as a weapon just like your pieces, because if you dont you will be weaker for it.
You'll get no mercy in my games, im a nice person out side so the chess board is where i can be Mr Bad with a clear conscience.
nice job - I would like to be able to watch a game everyday.
I absolutely love these videos. They are definitely my favourite vids of yours Charles and of Chess.com. You are my favourite video author too. You have such a melodeous voice that you sound so laid back even when you are stressed such as at the end of this game.
You explain things so well and clearly and that just makes you the best in my opinion.
Thanks for this great video and keep up the good work.
By the way. I'm glad you still won the game. You had the early initative and dictated how the game was to be played and had your opponent dancing to your tune. It's always a shame in those situations when your good play isn't rewarded because of a factor such as time trouble.
Bravo, You are brilliant, instructive and entertaining! Thanks!
what do you think of this for black?
for me it seems better than the game? maybe i'm missing something?
just a suggestion. thanks for the video.
Nice. Keep these coming. I learn alot from these by getting more insight on where in a game to calculate deeper.
Please keep these coming. I learn so much from your live games.
after 12. Qxh4
isn't 12. ...Bg7 good winning back the pawn immediately and controlling that lovely diagonal?
For me, this was a wonderful appetizer before my Thanksgiving dinner. Charles, these live sessions are so inspiring, educational, motivating, fun, and exciting--please keep 'em coming!!
I appreciate the thoughtful reply to the question about time. It occurs to me that those of you who play under time constraints regularly must have adapted to that dimension of the game. It's almost a philosophical question, and yet without time constraints, "there be sea monsters!"
Time is a sensible subject.
I think it depends from which direction you approach it.
As a competitive chessplayer you will always try to compete and do the best with what you have.
In this case, it is only natural for me to try to win on time, never once did it occur to me to try to just give up.
There was one time I was playing in a big event and I was playing vs IM Blas Lugo, earlier in the day I had defeated GM Renier Gonzalez and this was an important round for me.
I was much better after the opening, and then I won a pawn. I got into time trouble, and began losing the game.
My opponent was in time trouble also, he started capturing all of my pieces.
I had a Rook left, and he had 2 seconds left.. in the time scramble he offered me a draw, and I hit the clock and won the game.
I dont think I did anythign wrong, he had a queen and rook. had he not had those 2 seconds, he would have checkmated me. take notice that we were both in time trouble.
Thanks for another great video, Charles. They are sooo good and helpful.
Often these videos seem to offer their most helpful advice in the form of offhand comments along the way toward a main point. They are like gems found on the ground! In the case of this series, it is almost entirely these gems!
If I may pose a question, no disrespect intended: How do you (Charles) and others feel about wins taken on time? Is it satisfying to win this way?
For instance, in the case of this game, our hero was running for dear life when the win was scored on time. What do you think???
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!
Regards, F a t D a d d y
Awesome, intructional video! Thank you. Please keep these coming!
madness charles the public has spoken and we want more....
by FM Charles Galofre
FM Galofre gives us another live session. In this one, his opponent plays a couple moves in the opening that seem to lose time, so FM Galofre observes, it's no longer clear who is white and who is black. Emboldened he sacrifices a couple pawns to work on an initiative. The result is a sharp struggle down to the final couple seconds.
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FM Charles Galofre
Charles picked up chess in middle school after his mother bought him what was then Chessmaster 7000. The one and only chess club in town was in an establishment previously owned by his father so needless to say he felt right at home. Locally, he excelled at the scholastic level going on to become Florida's K-12 Champion and Denker representative. He currently attends College where he plays Board two for one of our coutry's top chess teams.
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