Unorthodox Chess Openings
How many times have you been caught off guard by a seemingly inferior and unusual opening system that later turns out to be an especially strong one? Unorthodox openings can be a real asset to anyone's opening repertoire and they often do not contain much theory, making them easy to master for your next important tournament. In the present DVD, FM Valeri Lilov devotes 24 lectures to various unorthodox openings - some more popular with super GMs like Alexander Morozevich and others less known - yet all aiming at one and the same goal: to strengthen your opening repertoire and provide you with more weapons for the opening stage. The DVD is naturally divided into two parts and half of the lectures explore openings for White, while the other half focus on great unorthodox systems for Black. The Chigorin Defence, the Chicago Gambit, and Grob's Attack are among the systems included for White. On the other hand, the Hippopotamus Defence and the Elephant Gambit, both for Black, bear the names of frightening animals. FM Valeri Lilov effectively teaches the best plans and ideas in each of these unique openings and guarantees success with each and every one of them. Video running time: 5 hrs 16 min.
FM Valeri Lilov also known as Tiger Lilov is probably the one who once taught you chess and you still remember those little things that come to your mind when you most need them. Today, he is one of the most famous and quality online chess coaches that you will see on virtually all major chess websites on the internet. His balanced style of play and constant striving for improvement have both shaped his deep knowledge of chess theory, which he is about to demonstrate to you in his fi rst high quality DVD for ChessBase.
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Valeri Lilov handles on this DVD all kinds of rare and seldom played openings as the Latvian Gambit, Elephant Gambit, Sokolsky, Dunst, Double Fianchetto,Wing Gambit, Fantasy Variation, Chigorin Defence, Center Game, Danish Gambit, Budapest Gambit, Tango, Englund Gambit, Polish Defence, Albins Counter Gambit, Hippopotamus and so on.
Lines that you only see in Gambit magazines as for example in Rainer Schlenkers 'Rand Springer' magazines, but Lilov does more in every covered line: you will find some interesting suggestions as for example in the Latvian Gambit he comes with the ugly looking knight move: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 f5 3.Nxe5 Qf6 4.d4 d6 5.Nc4 fxe4 6.Nc3 Qg6 7.f3 Be7 8.fxe4 Nh6!?
This line was once successful played by the Latvian Gambit expert Alejandro Melchor.
One of the most interesting openings of all is the Hippopotamus Defence which you can play against all kind of moves.
Well explained in this file is the following game from Miles: Baburin, Alexander (2590) - Miles, Anthony J (2584) [A40], BCF-chT 0001 (4NCL) Birmingham (2.2), 24.09.2000
1.d4 e6 2.c4 b6 3.a3 g6 4.Nc3 Bg7 5.e4 Ne7 6.Nf3 Bb7 7.Bd3 d6 8.0-0 Nd7 9.Re1 h6 10.h3 a6 11.Be3 g5 12.Rc1 c5 13.d5 Ng6 14.Bc2 Qe7 15.Qd2 0-0 16.Rcd1 Nde5 17.Nxe5 Bxe5 18.Bd3 Qf6 19.Na4 Rab8 20.Nxb6 Bc8 21.Na4 Bd7 22.Nc3 Rb3 23.Rb1 Rfb8 24.Nd1 exd5 25.cxd5 Nf4 26.Bxf4 gxf4 27.Bc2 Rxh3 28.gxh3 Kh8 29.f3 Rg8+ 30.Kh1 Qh4 0-1.
Gambit lines give a lot of fun, especially when you outplay your opponent with it!
And this well filled DVD from Valeri Lilov does not need much memorizing at all!
Video running time is 5 hrs 16 min!
Conclusion: This DVD makes really fun!
With kind permission
John Elburg, www.chessbooks.nl
John Elburg, www.chessbooks.nl