• 5 weeks ago


    Awesome! I've been playing the English for what seems like forever now and I still learned some good pointers. Still not ready to go the Botvinnik route but I appreciate seeing the ideas behind even that
  • 4 months ago


    Another great video! It was very helpful, and did an excellent job of explaining the ideas behind the opening, not just the moves.

  • 7 months ago


    excellent video for beginner - really explained positional structures! Great teacher- careful and deliberate.

  • 8 months ago


    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

  • 12 months ago


    Too fast for a beginner!!

  • 19 months ago


    Thank you Sir, i found it very helpfull 

  • 19 months ago


    What about ...c6 instead of Nc6?

  • 20 months ago


    Excellent opening series - I liked your Sicilian for beginners too. Had to view these many times to absorb info.

  • 2 years ago


    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.   

  • 2 years ago


    Very nice !!!!

  • 2 years ago


    your a very good teacher Mr. Lilov

  • 2 years ago


    Very helpful, many thanks.

  • 2 years ago


    I love when I find videos this man has created. I find him funny, in a good way.

  • 2 years ago


    Very interesting video! But, man, although you try a little, you really can't favour black! xD

  • 2 years ago


    Good introduction to this opening.

    You talk very fast though! :-)

  • 3 years ago


    I always play the english


  • 3 years ago


    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

  • 3 years ago


    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 :)

  • 3 years ago


    thanks very really helps me.

  • 3 years ago


    Great video and explanations, FM Valeri!

    I can't believe I didn't find this video sooner! It's so old (in my opinion)!

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