Tactics! This is what you need to become a really good player fast! Using his innovative approach to teaching tactics, FM Valeri Lilov provides a comprehensive review of the most important themes concerning tactics. Tactical motifs, themes, and techniques are among the core concepts explained in the present DVD. Furthermore, 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, as well much more. The over-extended pawn, x-ray, and piece overloading are only a few of the many tactical motifs which FM Valeri Lilov demonstrates through spectacular masterpieces, leaving lasting impression in the viewer’s mind. FM Valeri Lilov goes beyond teaching plain theory and will show you his most effective tactical techniques to enable you to master the magical world of chess combinations! Video running time: 5 hours 30 min.
System requirements: Pentium-Processor at 300 Mhz or higher, 64 MB RAM, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, DVD drive, mouse, soundcard
All the examples are well presented on this DVD, which could serve as a great resource for any player below 1600 or for teachers looking for supplemental material for their students. It would also be a competent refresher for the stronger player looking to shake off the rust. A solid five-star presentation; I look forward to more Lilov, as always.