• 5 years ago


    Those premoves around 14:00 were pro.

  • 6 years ago



  • 6 years ago


    great, thanks.

  • 6 years ago


    I love the idea of this, although the first game was really rubbish, and not much of anything to gather from it. 

    The second game was much better, and a nice example of attacking.  Quite relevant to regular ol' Chess.  Lovely.

    Also got  to say that I'm not British, although this note might lead you to think otherwise! :D


  • 6 years ago


    Charles produces the best online videos !

    His comments are natural, his teaching talent is great.

    We want more !

  • 6 years ago


    Do you get any time to look at the position before the 3 minutes start? Or are you thrown straight in to the game?

    Also, what methods could you use to determine the randomisation of the pieces if you were playing with someone over an actual board? Are there any particular rules that must be observed in the randomisation?

  • 6 years ago


  • 6 years ago


    at 12:55 when you were playing your 2nd game your opponent could have played, bishop d6, you would get a queen, bishop takes queen, if rook takes bishop then rook to d1 checkmate

  • 6 years ago


    "You mean Fischer random chess"

  • 6 years ago

    FM BecomeanIM

    You guys are great, I highly appreciate the acceptance of the video. the second game was definitely fun to play and yes it resembles what knowing normal, chess principles can do to your opponent on fischer random.

    the game started with white having more space , slight more development and better center control.

    then the center was closed, and black chrnoically lacked development while white had an overwhelming space advantage on the queen side.

    lines opened towards blacks king, and his efforts to create counterplay  were never able to to come about.

    white won on the queenside.

    here is a link to play:

    Thank you again for the compliments,

    a chessplayer like you.


  • 6 years ago


    "but unfortunately at this point there's not much we could suggest for our opponent" :-)

  • 6 years ago


    Second game was great. Really highlighted how you had a much greater grasp of the opening principles than your opponent. Just completely crushed him. Just a suggestion, maybe a slightly longer time limit would be better. 3/1 is pretty short to do commentary on. 

  • 6 years ago


    AW DUDE!  You are so cool!  Thanks for the incredible information.  Awesomely played.

  • 6 years ago


    So, where can 960 be played?

  • 6 years ago


    a lot of fun. keep it up :)

  • 6 years ago


    Very interesting. I learned a lot. The second game was very interesting along with the end of the video.

  • 6 years ago

    CM ilmago

    ArtNJ, I think it is a great idea to make videos now with the possibilities as is. If one would have waited with making such videos until new technical possibilities arise here or there, we would not have these nice videos here now :-)

    By the way, it is nice to see that you thought Charles' video to be worth of making him the compliment of calling him a GM Smile

  • 6 years ago


    So, basically rather then add live 960 games here, a GM played 960 games on some other web site, and did a video about it for this site.  Anyone find that a little ironic?

    How much effort could it possibly take to make 960 work with live chess?

  • 6 years ago

    CM ilmago

    It must seem weird for the opponents to play against someone who takes so much time for moves initially (especially if he does not know that you are doing some commentary while playing) Smile It really seems your first opponent was subconsciously tricked into the playing rhythm of a slow game by the slowness of your first moves ...He probably did not know that one can only afford to play quite slowly for some moves if one knows for sure that one will be quick enough to survive on the 1 second increment in most positions later.


    I think the second game is a very nice example of how classical chess principles apply also to chess960 openings. The opponent did care about his king safety by castling, but he neglected quite some important points:

    * fight for the center by either placing pawns there or by attacking the center with pieces. He more or less forgot to do so.

    * develop pieces before rooks. Developing his rooks first, only to see that the rooks did not get any open files in the center, was a failure for black

    * do not move a piece that is already developed. Interestingly, after playing b6, the bishop on a8 was already a developed piece. Moving it to b7 seemed unnecessary and a mistake to me, just as it is a mistake (loss of time) in normal chess to move a developed piece a second time without a concrete reason.

  • 6 years ago


    Thanks Laughing

    interesting second game

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