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Charles, can i ask how one gets to be on the receiving end of a slap in the face and be a star of the vid?. Would make it a funny/seriouse occasion, (not, that these are not) but for people like me to see the video after and get a complete picture of our game would be a powerful learnig tool. You could, in your commentary drop hints and (insults) knowing that the player will get to hear them watching the video after posting. The viewers enjoyment would be better especially if there mates. You could become the Simon cowell of the chess world. " That has to be the worst player i have ever played"
I really like your live sessions, thanks.
Very good video and instructive, thank you.
I think, it is very good for learn
Great video, I love the live sessions. You are getting better at the videos too!
nevermind, king escape to e4 .....thought it was a forced mate. thats why my rating is low lol
Aloha Charles, My first video on this site. Some good game analysis. Those tactics made my back straight too! Glad the video cut short. It makes for a good chess puzzle. GM Charles mate in 5 puzzle.
you should show a complete video for non members
Nice one Charles!
I thougth it was called Alekhines Gun..the whole Rook-queen-rook.
i cant wait to use this tactic soon! great video!
cool video but i already know what he is doing.
this is the first live video i've seen and i really enjoyed it , and hopefully watching it will help me improve my play in my games, thanks.
Vey good game and great video! I really like these live sessions.
@Evalda. I think that Alekhine's Block is the name of the nice tactic Rf3! played in the game.
wow watched it twice for it to really sink through. Great.
nice video. i liked the calculating out loud to help understand what you're thinking. keep the vids coming.
(With all due respect as I'm not a master rank) I wonder if Silman or another strategic teacher would suggest you alter your thinking to be less 'if i go here, and he goes here' and more conceptual. In particular, I was surprised you played f5 and traded off the 2 bishop advantage so easily (granted you got a great open file for it). Did you consider this part in that 1...f5 2. ef Bxf5 3. Nxf5 Rxf5 sequence trade, even sub consciously?
Thanks for the highlight reel tactic there, nice game!
by FM Charles Galofre
FM Charles Galofre decided to sit down for a "Live Sessions" battle last week, and it was certainly worth it! The Vienna Game is supposed to lead to attacking positions for white, but the only attack white experienced in this game was that of black's queen, to go along with the wrath of the doubled rooks. Eventually, black's well coordinated assault led to a famous tactical breakthrough you don't get to see that often...
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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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