The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings!

The Ideas Behind the Chess Openings!

IM TigerLilov
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Dec 31, 2016

No-one likes having to memorize move after move, line after line just to survive in an opening. It’s exhausting, dangerous (it’s easy to mix move orders up) and offers a very poor rate of return in terms of actual chess results. Ask ...

Learning From a Chess Prodigy

Learning From a Chess Prodigy

IM TigerLilov
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Dec 24, 2016

The question of how to get better at chess is one well known to any chess player. In fact, it’s become a joke that chess players spend more time trying to find out the best way to train than actually training! Now that question has finally been a...

The Art of the Positional Sacrifice

The Art of the Positional Sacrifice

IM TigerLilov
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Dec 16, 2016

As you become a better player you start to get paired with other strong players. It’s not so easy to beat these guys, they know most of the tricks you do. Games can easily reach even positions where it’s hard to create winning chances. One techniq...

How to Play Chess Openings!

How to Play Chess Openings!

IM TigerLilov
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Dec 8, 2016

As any competitive player knows, getting the opening right is essential if you want to be successful. While the goal may be to reach “a playable middlegame position”, achieving that goal requires a solid understanding of the ideas behind the chess...

Dominate with the Double Fianchetto!

Dominate with the Double Fianchetto!

IM TigerLilov
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Dec 3, 2016

This week’s free webinar is going to reveal an opening system quietly being adopted by the elite players, with Kramnik pioneering it at the top level. The Double Fianchetto system is a flexible, positionally sound opening you can play against nea...

Chess Lessons from GM Yasser Seirawan!

Chess Lessons from GM Yasser Seirawan!

IM TigerLilov
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Nov 19, 2016

World Junior Champion, 4 times US Champion and a FIDE Senior Trainer, GM Yasser Seirawan is a US chess legend. Famed for his expert commentary on top events, Yasser is well respected for his ability to explain complex ideas in a way people just g...

How Magnus Carlsen Wins Games

How Magnus Carlsen Wins Games

IM TigerLilov
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Nov 11, 2016

With the World Champion about to defend his title against Sergey Karjakin, this is the perfect time to look at how Magnus Carlsen wins games. How is it that he’s able to consistently score full points against the best players in the world, even wh...

Unbeatable! Mastering the Art of Defense!

Unbeatable! Mastering the Art of Defense!

IM TigerLilov
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Nov 2, 2016

A common mistake among club players is to focus only on winning more games. The fact is, eliminating losses will help your rating just as much AND save you a ton of stress and disappointment! So how do you avoid those painful defeats? How do you ...

The Battle Between Strategy and Tactics!

The Battle Between Strategy and Tactics!

IM TigerLilov
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Oct 28, 2016

One of the biggest obstacles to mastering chess is learning how to combine all the different elements at once. We see a way to win a pawn but our opponent will gain activity. Or we want to keep our pawn structure intact but doing so will invite an...

How Nakamura Beats Carlsen

How Nakamura Beats Carlsen

IM TigerLilov
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Oct 22, 2016

July 13th 2016 will be remembered as Independence Day for Hikaru Nakamura as he stopped years of torment at the hand of Magnus Carlsen. In round 1 of the Bilbao Super GM tournament, the 28 year old American defeated the world champion at classical...

Garry Kasparov's World Championship Secrets!

Garry Kasparov's World Championship Secrets!

IM TigerLilov
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Oct 11, 2016

Garry Kasparov fought in 8 world championship matches between 1985 and 2000, facing 4 very different opponents. How was Garry able to consistently meet the challenges he faced and force his way to victory at the very highest level? This Saturday ...

Study at Susan Polgar's Chess University!

Study at Susan Polgar's Chess University!

IM TigerLilov
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Oct 6, 2016

GM Susan Polgar is one of the greatest chess coaches in the world today. Her teaching methods have produced many Grandmasters, including Super GM and world top 10 player Wesley So. This Saturday (8th October) I am going to talk you through some o...

Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power!

IM TigerLilov
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Sep 29, 2016

In chess, a little knowledge goes a long way. Recognizing the opportunity for a thematic combination, knowing the key move in your favorite opening and being aware of the winning technique in an endgame is enough to win you games on its own. This...

How to Play Chess With Power

How to Play Chess With Power

IM TigerLilov
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Sep 21, 2016

Getting stuck in a boring position with no attacking chances is a real danger for the competitive player – and it’s easily done. If you’re up against a strong opponent and you take care not to create any weaknesses, you often end up in a balanced ...

Secrets of Chess Tactics

Secrets of Chess Tactics

IM TigerLilov
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Sep 17, 2016

Every chess player knows the importance of tactical skill in chess and training tactics is one of the most popular forms of practice for most players. However, spending hours solving puzzle after puzzle isn’t the only way to get better at tactics...

Romantic Chess – Win with Gambits!

Romantic Chess – Win with Gambits!

IM TigerLilov
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Sep 9, 2016

If you love playing aggressive chess but find it hard to get attacking positions from your current openings, then it’s time to introduce gambits into your repertoire. This Saturday (10th September) I am going to show you how to play some of the s...

Middlegame Training

Middlegame Training

IM TigerLilov
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Aug 31, 2016

While the opening and endgame are the easiest subjects to study, we all know it’s in the middlegame that most results are decided. However, with such a huge number of positional and tactical themes, middlegame training can be hard to come by. Thi...

Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players

Pawn Structure Explained for Club Players

IM TigerLilov
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Aug 24, 2016

Hi chess friends! Get ready for this week’s training on mastering pawn structure. It starts on Saturday (08/27) at 12pm EST. Click here just before noon EST to join the webinar - it's free! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, you ...

From A to Zugzwang

From A to Zugzwang

IM TigerLilov
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Aug 18, 2016

Dan Heisman is one of the most original and respected chess coaches around today thanks to his teaching of the Dan Heisman thought process – a logical thinking method that helps players calculate more accurately, form winning strategies and avoid ...

Build Your Opening Repertoire

Build Your Opening Repertoire

IM TigerLilov
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Aug 12, 2016

The question of how to build your opening repertoire is common among club players. The benefits are clear: you spend much less time and energy thinking about the opening stage during games and you’re more likely to get a good position by move 15. ...

Chess Improvement for Club Players!

Chess Improvement for Club Players!

IM TigerLilov
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Aug 5, 2016

What is it that holds talented club players back from real chess improvement? More often than not, it’s the small mistakes they don’t even know they’re making. And it’s not their fault, these slight errors usually seem perfectly logical – until th...

The Polgar Method

The Polgar Method

IM TigerLilov
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Jul 28, 2016

GM Susan Polgar has had phenomenal success at chess training, both as a former prodigy and as the award-winning coach of SPICE.  The proof of her method’s effectiveness can be seen in the records she set (including former Women’s World Champion an...

Secrets of Grandmaster Chess

Secrets of Grandmaster Chess

IM TigerLilov
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Jul 23, 2016

What is it that allows Grandmasters to outplay untitled players with ease? What secrets do they know that others don’t? This week, I reveal some of the secrets of Grandmaster chess in a 1 hour webinar – free for all my followers. Click here to jo...

What You Need to Know to Become a Candidate Master

What You Need to Know to Become a Candidate Master

IM TigerLilov
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Jul 14, 2016

Too many talented players get stuck at club level, prevented from reaching their potential by a lack of direction and the right kind of chess training. To take that extra step requires just a few small improvements but not just in one area but ev...

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