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 Carlsen v. Anand HighlightsHello chess friends! It's been a while since my last post, but today I wanted to share with you my take on the World Championship match between Carlsen and Anand that finished a few weeks ago. Many people are still wondering on what were the reaso...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/carlsen-v-anand-highlightsMon, 08 Dec 2014 08:08:04 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/carlsen-v-anand-highlightsAttack with the Sicilian DragonHello chess friends! I haven't had much time to post around the World Championship taking place. In fact, it proved to be a fascinating event and I will be making a special post about it next week. Right now, I would like to share with you a very ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attack-with-the-sicilian-dragonWed, 19 Nov 2014 21:50:09 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/attack-with-the-sicilian-dragonWorld Championship Preview: Carlsen vs. Anand - Part IIHello everyone! The start of the next World Championship match between the reigning world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and his challenger, the top GM and ex-world champion Vishy Anand is two days away! In today's video, I share an intense game pl...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/world-championship-preview-carlsen-vs-anand---part-iiThu, 06 Nov 2014 04:40:40 -0800http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/world-championship-preview-carlsen-vs-anand---part-iiWorld Championship Preview: Carlsen vs. Anand - Part IHello chess friends! Today, I want to share with you the first part of my preview on the upcoming World Championship Match between the Grandmasters, Magnus Carlsen and Vishy Anand that starts on November 8th next month. I believe this year, we are...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/world-championship-preview-carlsen-vs-anand---part-iFri, 31 Oct 2014 07:17:36 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/world-championship-preview-carlsen-vs-anand---part-iNew Lectures and Grandmaster GamesHello chess friends! It has been a while since my last post and today I want to share with you a few recent videos with some really interesting games I had the chance to annotate. The first video covers two great games played from the amazing GMs ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/new-lectures-and-grandmaster-gamesMon, 27 Oct 2014 10:23:47 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/new-lectures-and-grandmaster-gamesMillionaire Chess Open - Part IHello chess friends! Today, I would like to share with you two very instructive games that were played recently at the start of the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas. The event is monumental and some of the world's best grandmasters are particip...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/millionaire-chess-open---part-iSun, 12 Oct 2014 15:04:33 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/millionaire-chess-open---part-iCaruana's SecretHello chess friends! I was watching yesterday's top games play on the FIDE Grand-Prix played in Baku. What is interesting is that I knew how one particular game was gonna finish, when it was right in the opening. Yes, I am talking about Caruana vs...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/caruanas-secretThu, 09 Oct 2014 06:06:26 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/caruanas-secretYoung GMs fighting: Karjakin-CaruanaHello chess friends! The super grandmaster FIDE Grand-Prix started only a few days ago and there have been quite a few exciting games to watch and learn from! One game in particular caught my eye with its positional value and learning points. I ha...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/young-gms-fighting-karjakin-caruanaFri, 03 Oct 2014 12:19:56 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/young-gms-fighting-karjakin-caruanaThe Strongest Attack in ChessHello chess friends! Have you ever heard about the strongest of all chess attacks? Yes, there are lots of different kinds of attacks in chess, but which is the one that can make most damage against the opponent? To answer that question, we should ...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-strongest-attack-in-chessFri, 19 Sep 2014 14:28:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-strongest-attack-in-chessMaster vs. Beginner AnalysisHello chess friends! Today, I want to share with you a video I prepared a few years back on a very interesting sparring game played on Chess.com between me and an intermediate chess player. What is so interesting about this game is that it feels v...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/master-vs-beginner-analysisTue, 09 Sep 2014 20:52:37 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/master-vs-beginner-analysisSolid Black OpeningsHello chess friends! Today, I want to share with you two very interesting video lectures about two important topics: 1) How to play against 1.d4 and 2) What to do against the deviations (Tromporsky, etc.). My all-time favorite suggestion for inter...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/solid-black-openingsTue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:59 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/solid-black-openingsHow to Avoid Typical MistakesHello chess friends! Today, we start our blog with an interesting question: How many of you want to avoid the most common mistakes in their games? The answer is simple: Everyone does. The problem is that most chess players tend to do different mis...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/how-to-avoid-typical-mistakesFri, 22 Aug 2014 01:07:03 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/how-to-avoid-typical-mistakesOpenings for the Tactical PlayerHello chess friends! As a continuation to my latest post, today I would like to share with you some nice videos from a few of my ChessBase training DVDs on how to play attacking openings with white. The key of playing aggressive in the beginning l...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/openings-for-the-tactical-playerSun, 10 Aug 2014 09:11:01 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/openings-for-the-tactical-playerOpenings for the Positional PlayerToday, I wanted to share with all my followers a few very instructive videos from my ChessBase DVDs on white openings. The opening plans provided are well known as being very solid and efficient to both club and master level players. The first vid...http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/openings-for-the-positional-playerWed, 30 Jul 2014 02:14:18 -0700http://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/openings-for-the-positional-playerTactics: 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-opening