Important Principles in Chess
Discover the importance of doubled pawns, how to exploit your opponent’s weak squares, coordination between pieces, generating opening plans and gambits.
Content: 94 minutes of instruction and analysis in a series of 5 lectures. PGN Included.
Recommended for: Beginning-Intermediate Players.
Users rated this series: 4.30 out of 5
Chess Fans have said: Outstanding lecture. FM Lilov gives some excellent advice on how to create and take advantage of weak squares in the opponent’s position. I found it very interesting that GM Botvinik gave up his strong Bishop so quickly in anticipation of using the c6 square as an outpost for his Knight. I also found GM Lilov’s advice for creating weak squares via piece play to be very illuminating. Thanks again!
IM Valeri Lilov is a young chess talent from the small European country of Bulgaria. He is based in Varna, Bulgaria and has been working as a successful chess coach and lecturer over the internet for more than seven years. In 2000 in Moscow, Russia, he became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 with a record result of 6,5 out of 7. In 2005, he made a record in the history of Bulgarian chess by achieving 32 consecutive wins in national championships, as well as two magnificent victories in simuls against the top Bulgarian grandmasters, Veselin Topalov, and Kiril Georgiev.
In 2008 he achieved his highest FIDE rating and in 2013, the title of International Master.
- Improve Your Tactics with Gambits!
Janowski / Soldatenkov vs. Lasker / Taubenhaus
Run Time: 00:20:15
- Doubled Pawns
Run Time: 00:15:20
- Weak Squares
Run Time: 00:17:54
Old Indian Defense: Main Line
Akiba Rubinstein vs. Aron Nimzowitsch
Run Time: 00:18:28
- Opening Plans
Nimzo-Indian: 4.e3, Botvinnik System
Mikhail Botvinnik vs. Jose Raul Capablanca
Run Time: 00:22:34