• 17 months ago


    Around 28:00 it doesn't seem like that you blundered because if Nxe5 then Rxd1+ Rxd1 and Qxe5 (Now the rook is removed from the g-file.). In that endgame you would have two bishops against a rook which is a large advantage.

  • 3 years ago


    Thank you Charles for this most instructive video! It's an excellent format, very interesting to follow. Maybe the opponent showed bad etiquette by not resigning. But I actually enjoyed watching the handling of the endgame, converting the advantage.

    In the endgame I was wondering why the black king did not march down ahead of the f-pawn. It looked to me as there were some bishop manouevres that were not really necessary - or some king moves could have been played instead. Of course, the outcome was the same regardless.

    I mean not criticizing the FM, who was also short on time. Just curious if with more time and best play black could have come into "queening range" on less (endgame) moves. Please no offense intended! I am a weak player trying to improve, hence my question.

    I'm definitely going to watch your other videos as well. Again many thanks!

  • 3 years ago


    Excellent. ty!

  • 4 years 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?

  • 6 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


  • 7 years ago


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

  • 7 years ago


    Im around 1750 now, and I really liked this video

  • 7 years ago


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

  • 7 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.

  • 7 years ago


    Excellent format. Nice work.

  • 7 years ago


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

  • 7 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.

  • 7 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

  • 7 years ago


    this is an amazing idea, more live commentaries please

  • 7 years ago


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

  • 7 years ago


    amazing video! i think everyone missed you!

  • 7 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

  • 7 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.


  • 7 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!!!

  • 7 years ago

    FM BecomeanIM


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