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I want to have fun with this opening. It seems ok except for way to mucho theory over there, Lilov.
I don't really like playing against the King's Indian Defense, but still I like your video.
Are there any Grandmasters who employ this opening regularly?
mihail tal played 3. Bf5
It's a good video. However, I understood why some vbegginers might find it a bit confusing or useless.
Thx for the video, a solid introduction for beginners like my self, without going too deep into middle and end games. I can try out some of the lines and get a good idea of the territory I'll be moving into......My experience so far is that by learning some ideas and technique early on ie, openings I get either a good momentum into the game or know when to be patient.
Interesting video. A repertoire for black of old indian/king's Indian again st d4 would be interesting.
I kind of agree with lethal_banzai, but I think this about all the Chess.com videos I've seen. They either take too much for granted, show you a bunch of stuff that can't possibly mean much to you, or get so weedy that they're completely useless (certainly to the low-rated player). Not to mention BORING! I get more out of a five-minute video by MatoJelic on Youtube and – this is the big thing - when I've finished watching it I feel as though chess were a really interesting game and that I'd like to play it more and I'd like to watch more videos by the guy that made that one. On here, I sense two things every time: 1) people are getting paid to make videos, 2) Chess.com must keep a steady stream of videos coming. I suppose there's no way around it, but it's a recipe for dullness.
what a waste of time , just hushing up some variations , while telling you what moves you will eventually be playing without any explanations or ideas.
these so called series only serve to polute beginning chessplayers with the general misconception of the importance of openings.
I'm a big fan of the Indian defences, although I don't play this particular one it was a good video to watch.
Intresting opening. Do you suggest it for 2100+ lvl
I don't really play the Old Indian that much, but still, NICE video. 9/10.
by FM Valeri Lilov
In the next installment to his ten part video series on Openings for Beginners, FIDE Master Valeri Lilov reviews one of the oldest, and yet still playable openings of any level. The Old Indian Defense is a solid approach for black against 1.d4 that requires patience and a good understanding of positional play. Enjoy!
Old Indian Defense (A53)
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FM 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 the title of FIDE master, as well as two IM norms.
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