10904 Players currently online!
Man vs. Machine - good luck!
Turn-based games at any time!
Vote for the best move to win!
Do you have what it takes?
Sharpen your tactical vision!
Get advice and game insights!
Learn from top players & pros!
View millions of master games!
Your virtual chess coach!
Perfect your opening moves!
Test your skills vs. computer!
Find the right private coach!
Can you solve it each day?
Bring it all together!
Beginners, start here!
Make friends & play team games!
News from the world of chess!
Search all Chess.com members!
Find local clubs & events!
Who's the best of your friends?
Read what members are saying!
Too fast for a beginner!!
Thank you Sir, i found it very helpfull
What about ...c6 instead of Nc6?
Excellent opening series - I liked your Sicilian for beginners too. Had to view these many times to absorb info.
The presentation is good but he goes too fast and most probably would confuse the heck out of any beginner. This teaching is better fitted for an intermidiate player, altnough as an intermediate, I feel he didn't slow down enough to teach the reason why white needs to have control of certain central squares. This is strictly my own opinion.
Very nice !!!!
your a very good teacher Mr. Lilov
Very helpful, many thanks.
I love when I find videos this man has created. I find him funny, in a good way.
Very interesting video! But, man, although you try a little, you really can't favour black! xD
Good introduction to this opening.
You talk very fast though! :-)
I always play the english
4th win in a row different people they can't see the variations going, note i am only playing on a chess websight from 1800-2000 rated people
first time trying the Ne2 and not Nf3 one and i won the first time i tried it, it was a great win, but a long game. I know i messed up in the later part of the game a bit but it was the win on D5 that got me a piece up on the dude. Thanks for this video :)
thanks very much..it really helps me.
Great video and explanations, FM Valeri!
I can't believe I didn't find this video sooner! It's so old (in my opinion)!
Excellent training tool. There is always an advantage in adding another sense to a learning experience: in this case, the audio voiceover. That gets the speech center of the brain working together with the visual/spacial half of the brain, too. THIS ALONE is worth the premium membership.
I'm no beginner lol but I always watch the videos on here, whetever the title ot target audience... now I never play the English I simply don't like it - but I actually enjoyed this lesson about the English opening, it was well-delivered and easy to understand the concepts within, one of your best lessons yet Mr.Lilov
Good video and helped me understand the board better. Thanks.
by IM Valeri Lilov
The English Opening has been considered one of white's most solid approaches to the first stage of a chess game for more than two centuries! As FM Valeri Lilov explains, if you want to improve your positional understanding, as well as your understanding of the coordination between your pieces and the pawn structure, learning the English Opening should be something you consider!
English Opening (A10)
Related: « Previous Video
Play Key Position Vs. Computer
Diamond Members get unlimited access to the entire Video Lessons Library! Upgrade your account today - you are 100% covered by a no-questions-asked 30 day money-back guarantee!
IM Valeri Lilov
Valeri feels fortunate to have learned to play chess from his father when he was only three, immediately becoming seriously engaged. By the age of seven he was able to play blindfold chess in several games at the same time. At the age of eight, he achieved a record-breaking ELO of 1985, and subsequently became the European Individual School Chess Champion U10 in Moscow, Russia. He has won over 30 medals in national and international competitions, and in 2008 achieved his highest rating of 2443 and in 2013, the title of International master.
Why Join | Chess Topics |
Help & Support |
© 2015 Chess.com
• Chess - English
We are working hard to make Chess.com available in over 70 languages. Check back over the year as we develop the technology to add more, and we will try our best to notify you when your language is ready for translating!