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  • 4 months ago


    Excellent. ty!

  • 13 months ago


    FM Charles!  Thank you for the video.  I learned a lot.  Would you consider using more video aids to help us undertand your teaching?

  • 3 years ago


    Does not get any better. Discuss what the opponent is thinking a little more. (Just an idea), and slow down and articulate the moves you are thinking about for the various lines so we can learn. You speak fast because your mind works fast. But we are not near your level. Cover your thoughts SLOWLY. Still the best and you have a great temperment.

    Thanks you.

    Jerry Phillips


  • 4 years ago


    This video clearly shows the difference between a strong player and a FIDE master

  • 4 years ago


    Im around 1750 now, and I really liked this video

  • 4 years ago


    Charles, after Nd3, exchanging queens allows Nxf2 forking the two rooks

  • 4 years ago


    This was really fun and instructive.  The only thing that would make it even better would've been to add a little analysis in the end for a couple of the key could've moments for white.  What if he'd pressed more on the kingside attack?  Could it have worked, if not why not.  But it's definitely cool to hear some of the ideas and thoughts as you play the game.  I also really like seeing games at this level of play.

  • 4 years ago


    Excellent format. Nice work.

  • 4 years ago


    Great job it was fun and informative Smile /cheer "we want more we want more we want more..." thanks

  • 4 years ago


    Dude you are really funny man. "This guy has no manners" lol. But great video I really enjoyed it and learned something at the same time. Thanks again.

  • 5 years ago


    Great video Charles! A few corrections, "Nc4 will be answered by Rd8" when I think you could simply have captured his hanging knight on c4 with your bishop on a6? :)


    Keep em coming

  • 5 years ago


    this is an amazing idea, more live commentaries please

  • 5 years ago


    Thank you for teaching me! I was able to understand what was going on. Wow!

  • 5 years ago


    Thanks for the video! I like the live format and the "train of thought" method you use in the video; also your humor throughout. I'm looking forward to watching more of these when you have time to post them.  Smile

  • 5 years ago


    amazing video! i think everyone missed you!

  • 5 years ago

    NM Bigc08

    I like this video very much.  It is really fun to watch.  Hope to see more like this from you in the future. Thanks!Smile

  • 5 years ago


    Thanks Charles!

    This is a great video and a surperlative method in learning (at least for me). I wish all videos were in this particular format. To understand why one makes a move via narration felt as though I was actually there and playing. Bravo!

    Thank-you once again. I'd love to see more of these and good luck in your tournament.


  • 5 years ago


    Another *BIG* thank you for this lecture.  As a 1400-ish player, I found this incredibly inspiring, informative, as well as entertaining.  The way you blitzed your way thru the end-game was amazing, and your commentary and thought process throughout the game was so insightful.  Please consider doing many more lectures just like this!!!

  • 5 years ago

    FM charlesgalofre


  • 5 years ago

    FM charlesgalofre

    I think I would have had to capture on d1. Rxd1+ ( distracting the white rook) Rxd1(now whites rook is on d1 instead of g1) Qxe5 and the game should still be favorable for black if I am correct. He has two bishops versus one rook. Nonetheless, it would have been the best fighting chance for white. phew!

    thks. hope that answers your question. Smile

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