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  • 4 months ago


    At 02:58 isn't 5...Qd4 stronger?

  • 6 months ago



  • 10 months ago


    Hello, one question at 18.39; can't white just trap the b4 knight by playing a3?

  • 10 months ago


    Excellent! Great ideas for black also.

  • 14 months ago


    Helpful.... Just what I need!

  • 20 months ago


    Good video with good pace at the beginning. The end is quite a lot faster, though!

  • 21 months ago


    Interesting coverage of the Morphy Lines - gives me a few ideas for playing Black...

  • 2 years ago


  • 2 years ago


    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 ;)

  • 2 years ago


    i liked this a lot

  • 2 years ago


    Is anyone else having trouble accessing this video?

  • 2 years ago


    nice video! very instructive

  • 3 years ago


    Awesome video, a lot of good information. 

  • 3 years ago


    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.

  • 3 years ago


    Really enjoyed it thanks :D 

  • 3 years ago


    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! :)

  • 3 years ago


    it was a good lecture tnx.

  • 3 years ago


    Thanks a lot, nice lecture.

  • 3 years ago

    NM Petrosianic

    enjoyed this lecture very much, thank you.

  • 3 years ago



    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. 

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