How 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 position.
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
- You will find a list of all Valeri Lilov DVDs here
- Recently Valeri Lilov received international attention when he analysed, in a one-hour long YouTube video, the extraordinarily strong performance of a rather mediocre player in the Zadar Open in Croatia.