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Very good thanks!
Thanks Valeri! I loved how White employed the idea of moving his pieces back in preparation of the f2-f3 and e3-e4 idea to take control of the center. Very instructive.
I think talking about central control in squares makes more sense. The reason black can't give up a dark bishop here is that c5 e5 and d6 are weak squares because the entire black pawn complex is based around light squares. Giving up the light squared bishop for a knight would often make black happy in the early parts of these openings so its not just a matter of the bishop pair!
Very nicely done! Lesson well taken of how central control with if only with a few pawns can haunt your opponent in the later part of the game with a few key moves to remove the gaurd! Excellent stuff! Ive had the pleasure of seeing all your videos now and Im sure like many others Im quite amazed by your dynamic teaching ability! Take care for now and look forwar to your future videos. Thanks so much
i need a new opening dragon is getting on my nerves
Outstanding, as a neophyte this is the stuff I need. Opening thoery and a lot of whys answered.
Another great vid mate, I'll be following all your lectures for chess.com in the future.
And bobobobob101 That's got to be the most annoying of all the "easy" comments I've ever seen!
I Agree video lessons are better than chess mentor.
The video lessons are even better than chess mentor.
The consequence of a passive, weak move h6.
lol i usually just do this as a natural opening..
its too short presentation....more please. thanks.
Very instructive. Please continue this series...we do need more on center. With addition of video lessons, diamond membership is well worth it. Where can you watch a quality chess lesson for $0.27 per day each day? And you get to use awesome chess mentor, tactical trainer and other features. Value of video lessons is they simply grow on you and you start doing what you learn. I am talking from experience as I was watching quality lessons on another site before. Anyone interested in improving chess, seriously consider diamond membership.
im sure i can find some helpful site with some video's through ovguide thanks anyways
O.K. , it looks cool but a too short demonstration and on the whole I believe it does not give us a fair idea of what we are going to get for upgrading nor how much will it cost in money. Thank you
i couldnot see any vedeo games. I am much interested to improve my game - openings, middle game, ernd games
by IM Valeri Lilov
If the opponent doesn't let us "have" the center, but seeks to create their own strongpoints there and contest it, it is still often possible to adopt a central strategy. In this followup to The Center in Chess 1, FM Lilov looks at an attempt to overwhelm a resistant opponent in the center, then recaps how to use that central advantage once achieved.
Semi-Slav Defense: Main Lines (D46)
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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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