Live Webinar: The Art of Checkmate with IM Valeri Lilov!
“Modern chess is too concerned with things like pawn structure. Forget it, checkmate ends the game.” – Nigel Short.
As chess players, our relationship with the checkmate often changes over the years. We start with very direct attempts at mating our opponent with the classic Bc4/Qf3 attack on f7, then slowly change our ways as we realize bold attacks can be too risky against better players.
But this doesn’t mean we have to become boring, maneuvering-in-closed-positions type players. Far from it! Introduce some more subtle and well planned attacks and we can deliver checkmate against anyone. (Yes, even 2800s sometimes have to resign because of unavoidable mate).
This Saturday, at noon EST, IM Valeri Lilov is going to reveal some advanced strategies in the art of checkmate.
See the following:
- The stunning pure sacrifice of a bishop to lock up Black’s queen and enable a devastating attack that no-one saw coming!
- The easy-to-learn kingside attack in the Sicilian that the great Vishy Anand used to crush Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in under 30 moves.
- The Law of Attraction: Hou Yifan was willing to do anything to get Black’s king where she wanted it, sac’ing 3 minor pieces in a must-know Ruy Lopez combination.
And it’s not just fantastic tactics and checkmating combinations you’ll get to see, IM Lilov will also be showing how to get yourself in those winning positions in the first place by explaining how the attacks were built up, step-by-step.
If you’re serious about getting better at chess but don’t have much time to spend on study, our weekly webinars will give you the best return for your time. Real insights, real improvement, every week. And they’re free!