Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! http://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Tactics: From Basics to BrillianceHi everyone! Today, I would like to share with you some really nice videos from my five volume DVD series on chess tactics. I have prepared the five DVDs for the popular chess company ChessBase over the course of three years (2010-2013) and it cov...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/tactics-from-basics-to-brillianceSun, 20 Jul 2014 09:51:07 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/tactics-from-basics-to-brillianceLearn from My MasterHi everyone! With my recent birthday on July 9th, I just turned 23 and it made me think how much my father and mentor has helped me to improve in chess. In fact, it was my dad who has trained me to play since I was three years old and taught me ev...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/learn-from-my-masterSat, 12 Jul 2014 11:54:00 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/learn-from-my-masterMastering the Bullet ChessIn my blog post today, I would like to share with you two exciting videos with bullet games I have played against some strong opponents. The game of Bullet (or Super Blitz as some people call it) is playing a game at the time control 1 or 2 minute...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/mastering-the-bullet-chessFri, 04 Jul 2014 11:51:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/mastering-the-bullet-chessKarpov's ProphylaxisWhat is prophylaxis? In simple terms it is prevention. The idea of chess prophylaxis is to look at your opponents plans before proceeding with your own. To paraphrase Nimzovich, "Do not always be thinking of attack! Moves that safeguard your posit...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/karpovs-prophylaxisSat, 21 Jun 2014 01:42:20 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/karpovs-prophylaxisDevastating Opening TrapsIn the newest blog post, I would like to present a lecture from my new OnlineChessLessons.net DVD on opening traps. You know that opening traps can decide the outcome of a game in the first moves! Chess players of all levels are always trying to ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/devastating-opening-trapsTue, 10 Jun 2014 02:02:52 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/devastating-opening-trapsTremendous Attacks in the Opening!In my newest post, I would like to talk about a key question to many chess players: When to attack or not attack in the opening? Below is a lecture from my new ChessLecture.com DVD on attacking chess. Here is some explanation on the valuable to...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/tremendous-attacks-in-the-openingFri, 30 May 2014 01:50:19 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/tremendous-attacks-in-the-openingA Lesson on Typical MistakesHi everyone! Today, I want to share with you a new video I prepared on a key topic that interests many chess players from beginner to master: How to avoid the typical mistakes? This is a truly important theme because during our games, we often mak...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/a-lesson-on-typical-mistakesTue, 20 May 2014 03:27:24 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/a-lesson-on-typical-mistakesTest your positional knowledge on Transformation!In the newest blog post, I would like to talk about transforming positions by presenting a lecture from my new ChessLecture.com DVD on positional chess. Below is some explanation on the valuable topic: Transformation in regard to advantages. A sm...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/test-your-positional-knowledge-on-transformationSun, 11 May 2014 01:47:31 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/test-your-positional-knowledge-on-transformationVideo Lesson: Attacking a Long Castled KingHi everyone! Today, I would like to share with you a very instructive lecture from my one of my latest ChessBase training DVD on how to attack against a long castled king. In my previous post, I have outlined the key ideas a chess player should ke...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attacking-a-long-castled-kingWed, 30 Apr 2014 06:12:41 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attacking-a-long-castled-kingAttacking Chess: The Castled KingHappy Easter! In this special day, I am proud to share with you a lecture on a topic that many beginner and intermediate players want to learn. How do we get to attack against an opponent's king that has castled? How do we utilize the features f...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attacking-chess-the-castled-kingSun, 20 Apr 2014 06:07:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attacking-chess-the-castled-kingLive Lesson: Tiger plays Blitz - Part IIIIn today's blog post, I have taken time for a little different approach to chess training and preparation and decided to try and record a lecture for you commenting on my online blitz games at the time of playing them. That way, I am showing many ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/live-lesson-tiger-plays-blitz---part-iiiThu, 10 Apr 2014 01:58:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/live-lesson-tiger-plays-blitz---part-iiiTiger Lilov's Chess Secrets: Candidate MovesToday's post is reserved for the very special topic for every beginner player and that is namely the candidate moves. How do we calculate long variations with certain accuracy, so that we can commit to brave sacrifices and complicated exchanges fo...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/tiger-lilovs-chess-secrets-candidate-movesSun, 30 Mar 2014 07:31:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/tiger-lilovs-chess-secrets-candidate-movesThe Easy Openings: Play vs 1.d4 and 1.Nf3In today's post, I would like to present a video that will interest many chess players who struggle with their opening repertoire as black or just need an easier and simple to follow setup to get a good position out of the opening. In my latest po...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-easy-openings-play-vs-1d4-and-1nf3Thu, 20 Mar 2014 03:24:16 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-easy-openings-play-vs-1d4-and-1nf3Fight the Ruy Lopez with Moeller System!In today's post, I would like to present you a video lecture on one of my most favorite systems against Ruy Lopez for black. The unique feature of this line is that it lets black to avoid the conventional and rather dry lines of the classical vari...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/fight-the-ruy-lopez-with-moeller-systemMon, 10 Mar 2014 10:22:48 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/fight-the-ruy-lopez-with-moeller-systemBrilliant Games - Morphy's MasterpieceHi everyone! Today, I want to share with you a video I recorded back in 2010, but it examines an amazing game played by the great champion Paul Morphy in a blindfold simultaneous! It's always amazing to see chess masters attacking, though Morphy w...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/morphys-masterpieceSat, 01 Mar 2014 00:46:16 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/morphys-masterpieceLive Lesson: Evaluation and PlanningHi everyone! In today's post, I would like to share with you a very instructive fragment of a lesson I had with one of my students back in 2012. His level was approximately 2000 USCF (Expert). The topics we covered are positional evaluation and ho...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/live-lesson-evaluation-and-planningThu, 20 Feb 2014 08:07:10 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/live-lesson-evaluation-and-planningImprove Your Middlegame PlanningIn today's blog post, you will learn more about systematic planning in chess. This is the most important skill every chess player needs to master in order to progress and succeed in the ancient game. But how could one handle the complex nature of...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/improve-your-middlegame-planningMon, 10 Feb 2014 00:30:29 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/improve-your-middlegame-planningImprove Your Tactics and CalculationToday's post is reserved for two very special topics for every chess player and they are: Tactics and Calculation. How do we calculate long variations with certain accuracy, so that we can commit to brave sacrifices and complicated exchanges and s...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/improve-your-tactics-and-calculationSun, 02 Feb 2014 07:26:19 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/improve-your-tactics-and-calculationImprove Your Endgame StrategyThe endgame is considered the most complex stage of the game and being good at endgames often helps players improve their performance in other stages of the game, too. Nowadays, the endgames are some of the most instructive training tools that are...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/improve-your-endgame-strategyMon, 20 Jan 2014 06:45:32 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/improve-your-endgame-strategyAttacking Chess: The Uncastled KingHappy New Year! We begin the new 2014 with a lesson on a topic that many beginner and intermediate players want to learn. How do we exploit an opponent's king that is stranded in the middle? How do we punish the opponent for delaying his developme...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attacking-chess-the-uncastled-kingFri, 10 Jan 2014 01:28:10 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attacking-chess-the-uncastled-king