to become a tactics monster!
International Master Valeri Lilov is a strong player, but he also started early
on to work as a chess trainer.
After a number of opening DVDs he has now recorded a three volume course about
tactics, in which he presents almost all tactical motifs. The difficulty of
the tactics rises gradually from DVD to DVD.
Tactics – from Basics to Brilliance Vol. 1
This DVD, focusing on tactics theory and combinational thinking, will enhance
your tactical vision and abilities by teaching pattern recognition, the assessment
of positions, calculation techniques, combinational themes and ideas, and much
more. The over-extended pawn, X-ray, and piece overloading are only a few of
the many tactical motifs which Valeri Lilov demonstrates through spectacular
masterpieces which leave lasting impressions in the viewer's mind. Valeri Lilov
goes beyond teaching plain theory and shows you the most effective tactical
techniques to enable you to master the magical world of chess combinations!
Video running time: 5 hours 30 min.
Lesson sample from Lilov: Basics to Brilliance Vol. 1
Tactics – from Basics to Brilliance Vol. 2
In the second volume Lilov focuses on combinations. You will find everything
you need to know about identifying and executing sound combinations! Once
you learn how to sense critical moments, combinations will suddenly appear
on the board. It's that easy!
This volume deals with combinations with bishops and knights, rooks and
the queen, as well as typical combinations based on the interaction of
pieces. Valeri Lilov has carefully selected the most instructive examples
of these types of combination to give you the chance to learn from the
masters and to discover the secrets of their thinking. Enjoy the magical
world of chess combinations!
Video running time: 4 hours 18 min.
Lesson sample from Lilov: Basics to Brilliance Vol. 2
Tactics - from Basics to Brilliance Vol. 3
In this advanced DVD on tactics, Lilov relies on his innovative approach
to teaching tactics and ventures into the more complex tactical themes
which arise when a combination of motifs and patterns are lurking in the
It's not easy to spot these fleeting moments in a hurried and tense
tournament game, but Valeri is here to open your eyes and help you spot
these gems in your position! Get ready for astonishing ideas and beautiful
combinations because the Bulgarian author has prepared a selection of
the most intricate tactical problems and their solutions. Enjoy Valeri
Lilov's training and bring your tactics to the next level!
Video running time: 4 hours
Lesson sample from Lilov: Basics to Brilliance Vol. 3