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Another great chess.com video! It was very helpful, and did an excellent job of explaining the ideas behind the opening, not just the moves.
excellent video for beginner - really explained positional structures! Great teacher- careful and deliberate.
Instructive video for a basic understanding of the lines covered. How about further material on lines not covered such as the symmetrical variation and the lines where black plays Bb4
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.
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)
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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.
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