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Dude!!!... this is the best game I have ever seen. I've been in that position before and I never considered QG4. Awsome... I'll go and watche the rest of your vid's and add you to my facebook. You can even date my daughter.
Extremely sharp, tactical game. Congratulations on winning game of the week!
Great game(Also Charles has the best voice of all the video instructors).
that was a nice, explained video.
A great video Charles, thank you for sharing your game with us!
i ben playn for a long time i just can't find me a steady player dat wat made me jus jump on da computer..
Always happy to have my membership in chess.com, very instructive videos!!
Excellent game Charles, and congrats on your well deserved recognition! I just wanted to comment on just how much players should realize and fully appreciate just how deep this becomes. First, I am no chess master of ANY kind, lol, that's for now, and for sure, and even though I find my infancy rating here embarassing AT BEST! I KNOW that I KNOW! You know? ;) In other words, I AM finally hitting newer and much much deeper levels of understanding and insight PRECISELY due to my membership here at Chess.com and the extraordinary group of TITLED players here ALONG WITH the training vids and chess.tv that are infinitely available! (I've watched Danny's 10-part pawn structure series 3 times through already, and just in this one very critical, "must know, to play" (and not really suck!) fundamental topic, my overall understanding, that an entire game of chess is no less than existing as an entirely unique experience, yet requires a core foundational playing process that's ALWAYS linear and entirely logical, from start to finish. Wow! I went of on a bit of a tangent here being so re-energized after 2 solid years of mostly confusion and misinformation etc...Anyway, I'll finish up as briefly as I CAN. Just for general opening knowledge to those of us who didn't know before today, Black's play of 4...Bb4 aka The Four Knights/Scotch Bogoljubow, begins and seems to end right there on move 4...fulfilling it's obligatory variational duty just enough to allow White now to follow through with either 5.d5 or 5.Nxe5 propelling it's namesake into now a "Krause Variation", both falling neatly into ECO47. It's interesting to note briefly that 5...Bxc3 and 5...Qe7 complete the limited lines that I have direct access to. This though seems consistent with the low number of games that have been played like this. This truth only serves to place a "double exclamation mark" on the brilliance and sheer depth of thought involved in this game. As a matter of practicality and of necessity, I opened Rybka for the short list of 4...Bb4, and the even shorter one of 5...Nxe5. Briefly, 6.Qf3 was also given in addition to your 6.Qg4. In all of the Scotch's I ran, most of them seemed overwhelmingly simplified open structure type games with excellent chances for Black and at least near perfect mechanical/mathematical outcomes for each IMO, and the second reason that FM Galofre inspired me to this level! There NEEDED to be INEQUALITY in order for White to "pull away". That's taking into account as we all know, many factors, including the type of opening, style, technique, accuracy, and with the limited number of feasible variations for White to attempt, not to mention the IF's, WHERE's, HOW's, and WHEN's, are ever even able to be identified, nevermind played!? But then played at the precise time that it reveals itself to those who seek it! THAT's where the game was won, and then also won the brilliancy prize for me. The move is identified three moves later on move 8, where YOU may have tanked for 15-20 min., but don't feel bad...Rybka "tanked" for 3:47 "screaming" 6.Nxc6 through literally MILLIONS and MILLIONS of boards, and then suddenly, as if by some unexplainable magic, or just as another mundane task, but with a "nagging uneasiness" requiring a remedy, suddenly...it hiccupped....and then it changed..... to 8.a3. Thank you all for, hopefully accepting, both my chess observations, and lengthy literary indulgences. I thought it would be nice to point these few things out even, no especially because of it's true brilliance and uniqueness . Thank you all! I am INSPIRED! Peace! -JS
Excellent game, instructive presentation.
great thinking game
nice job, that was pretty amazing
wow great vid.
Hi Charles! Congrats on the prize, and long-time-no-see on the chess.com video circuit. Glad you're back. You are a fav!
by FM Charles Galofre
Wow! FIDE Master Charles Galofre follows up IM Rensch's Game of the Week prize (and video) with his own brilliant performance in the rapid time control and exciting format of the US Chess League! Be forewarned: The game you are about to view is not for the faint of heart! Full of tactics, tricks, king centralization (yeah, that's right), and much more... Enjoy!
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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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