Chess.com - Play. Learn. Share. Online chess community where you can play chess, learn strategies and tactics, read chess news, see book reviews, find rules & tips, get free downloads, and more! https://www.chess.com/ 2007 Chess.com Pawn Structure Explained for Club PlayersHi 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 ...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/pawn-structure-explained-for-club-playersWed, 24 Aug 2016 06:42:27 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/pawn-structure-explained-for-club-playersFrom A to ZugzwangDan 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...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/from-a-to-zugzwangThu, 18 Aug 2016 05:04:22 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/from-a-to-zugzwangBuild Your Opening RepertoireThe 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. ...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/build-your-opening-repertoireFri, 12 Aug 2016 09:54:48 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/build-your-opening-repertoireChess Improvement for Club Players!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 t...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/chess-improvement-for-club-playersFri, 05 Aug 2016 05:59:45 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/chess-improvement-for-club-playersThe Polgar MethodGM 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 a...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-polgar-methodThu, 28 Jul 2016 20:58:45 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-polgar-methodSecrets of Grandmaster ChessWhat 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...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/secrets-of-grandmaster-chessSat, 23 Jul 2016 11:03:32 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/secrets-of-grandmaster-chessWhat You Need to Know to Become a Candidate MasterToo 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...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/what-you-need-to-know-to-become-a-candidate-masterThu, 14 Jul 2016 08:49:59 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/what-you-need-to-know-to-become-a-candidate-masterGet Better at Chess the Right Way!The biggest problem facing improving players today is the lack of proper guidance early on. Most players pick up chess knowledge in a haphazard way, leading to uneven results and bad habits that slow their progress later on. Of course, it's not t...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/get-better-at-chess-the-right-wayFri, 08 Jul 2016 03:17:12 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/get-better-at-chess-the-right-wayMaster the Art of DefenseEver had a game where you faced an attack you knew wasn't sound but somehow you couldn't wriggle out of it? You're not alone. The art of defense in chess is one of the least studied skills. Pretty strange when it will when you as many points as ...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/master-the-art-of-defenseThu, 30 Jun 2016 07:54:01 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/master-the-art-of-defenseDominate with the Ruy Lopez!Get ready to add a powerful opening to your repertoire, win more games as White and deepen your chess understanding with this Saturday's webinar. The Ruy Lopez, also known as the Spanish Opening, is the oldest recorded chess opening, first appea...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/dominate-with-the-ruy-lopezThu, 23 Jun 2016 03:27:49 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/dominate-with-the-ruy-lopezPositional Chess MasteryGood tactical ability will get you far but to reach the heights, to eventually become a titled player, a deep understanding of positional chess is essential. Many players aren't really sure of what positional chess actually is. Ever played a gam...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/positional-chess-masteryFri, 17 Jun 2016 05:12:16 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/positional-chess-masteryCrush with the King’s Indian DefenseHey guys! If you want to rapidly increase our rating, you need to be winning games with both colors. Most people prefer to have the White pieces as they feel they can dictate play, start attacks and are more likely to win. However, choose the ri...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/crush-with-the-kingrsquos-indian-defenseThu, 09 Jun 2016 22:17:41 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/crush-with-the-kingrsquos-indian-defenseSecrets of Attacking PlayWhat do masters do when their opponents seem to have everything protected? Is there a way to take advantage of your rival's passive position? There is and you will learn this and much more in my latest 1-hour YouTube on attacking play - free and e...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/secrets-of-attacking-playThu, 02 Jun 2016 07:22:04 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/secrets-of-attacking-playSecrets of Chess LegendsGet ready to add extra depth and dynamism to your chess with an exclusive webinar revealing the secrets of chess legends. I invite you to check the 1-hour coaching session I had recently - free and exclusive to all my chess fans. If you want t...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/secrets-of-chess-legendsSat, 28 May 2016 04:31:29 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/secrets-of-chess-legendsCrushing Queen Pawn OpeningsHey guys! This week I had another awesome YouTube webinar, this time on how to crush all those solid, positional 1.d4 players! If you want to follow the lecture attentively, you should maximize the broadcast window by clicking at the lecture ti...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/crushing-queen-pawn-openingsSat, 21 May 2016 23:02:04 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/crushing-queen-pawn-openingsWinning with the GambitsHey everyone! Today I want to share with you my latest YouTube lecture I did earlier today! You know Gambits are still the deadliest weapon available to club players so it's surprising so many copy the quieter openings of the top 10. Thankfully th...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/winning-with-gambitsSat, 14 May 2016 10:32:23 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/winning-with-gambitsThe Secrets Behind the Sicilian DefenseAfter the positive feedback of last week's YouTube webinar, I agreed to do another webinar for you guys, this time on understanding the Sicilian Defense. According to Vishy Anand, the Sicilian Defense is one of the two openings, serious chess pl...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-secrets-behind-the-sicilian-defenseWed, 04 May 2016 10:43:51 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/the-secrets-behind-the-sicilian-defenseTraining & Calculation Secrets to Achieve Tactical Mastery!We all know the importance of tactics in chess but how can we improve our ability in this critical area? Simply solving hundreds of random puzzles is a very slow way to progress. In the following lecture, I reveal the training secrets and calcula...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/training-amp-calculation-secrets-to-achieve-tactical-masteryFri, 29 Apr 2016 21:54:21 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/training-amp-calculation-secrets-to-achieve-tactical-masteryNew Cheating in Chess: The Danov CaseToday's blog post I have devoted to a sensitive topic, particularly in chess, one that has been discussed and decided upon for the last few years. The matter to be discussed today is namely chess cheating. After a spike of tournament cheating case...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/new-cheating-in-chess-the-danov-caseSun, 24 Apr 2016 02:02:22 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/new-cheating-in-chess-the-danov-caseHow to be Good at Fast ChessHello chess friends! It has been a while since I posted anything about fast chess. Well, the truth is that I have been swamped with so many things, so I couldn't even get to play some cool games! Now, I am back again and I will be posting some vid...https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/how-to-be-good-at-fast-chessThu, 17 Mar 2016 10:40:45 -0700https://www.chess.com/blog/TigerLilov/how-to-be-good-at-fast-chess