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At 02:58 isn't 5...Qd4 stronger?
Hello, one question at 18.39; can't white just trap the b4 knight by playing a3?
Excellent! Great ideas for black also.
Helpful.... Just what I need!
Good video with good pace at the beginning. The end is quite a lot faster, though!
Interesting coverage of the Morphy Lines - gives me a few ideas for playing Black...
Very good overview. I play the ruy lopez from time to time, but have been really completely ignorant of how to play it well. It was fun to see the things I've experienced discussed here.A small criticism I have for Valeri from the prospective of a noob like me is that it's about impossible to keep up with the rundown of moves you give..."after gx to the c hx to g and Nxg5, we're going to..." Rambled off that quickly, it sounds like I've landed in a pentacostal meeting and a chess master is speaking in tongues ;)
i liked this a lot
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nice video! very instructive
Awesome video, a lot of good information.
Thank you, Mr. Lilov. This series of "overview" of Openings at the beginner level is exactly what I needed, and I'm sure there are many others in my boat.
Really enjoyed it thanks :D
I absolutely love the videos in the latest series. They are exactly what I have been seeking in order to help me develop my opening repretoire. Many of the videos on here are about new or exciting openings, but for beginners like myself, we do not even know the main lines yet and this is the perfect learning tool (in conjunction with practice, tactics training, etc). I have already watched the first two videos numerous times, and am very excited about the future videos.
Keep them coming, Mr. Lilov! :)
it was a good lecture tnx.
Thanks a lot, nice lecture.
enjoyed this lecture very much, thank you.
the spanish is a very complex opening with many different variants/ concepts. it's just impossible to explain everything about it . FM Lilov just explained the most important main ideas in this opening. i think it's a good start to play this for beginners . And besides, for the more advanced players there are other videos about this subject.
by IM Valeri Lilov
FM Lilov follows up his popular introduction to this series with a video lecture on perhaps the most commonly played opening in chess history! A favorite of player's like Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov. Lilov keeps it simple and general, only highlighting some of the critical lines that beginning chess players would need to know. Enjoy!
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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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