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Free Training: Shock d4 players with the English Defense! – IM Lilov

Free Training: Shock d4 players with the English Defense! – IM Lilov

If you love to play attacking chess as Black, then you have many good options against 1.e4. But 1.d4 and 1.c4 are tougher nuts to crack. These d4 and c4 players know their structures and the ideas behind them very well. They enjoy these positions and feel comfortable.

Not any more…

Hit them with the aggressive English Defense – a response they will never expect!

The English Defense starts with 1. d4(c4) b6 (or 1…e6 and 2…b6). It seems like a Queen’s Indian Defense, but here Black isn’t developing the Ng8, which changes the situation. On one hand, Black is able to control the e4-square with the f-pawn if White reacts passively. On the other hand, White can try to refute this defense with a quick e2-e4.

But that is what we really want!

Ready to discover the ideas behind this opening weapon and take your opponents out of their comfort zone? Then join the next live training with IM Valeri Lilov! Learn how to attack the not-so-well-defended White center with powerful moves and how to punish White when he plays natural but inaccurate moves.

Join Valeri this Saturday and let him teach you an easy Black repertoire against 1.d4 and 1.c4!


  • How to use your powerful Bb7 to completely destroy White defenses. Use your f-pawn and even your queen to attack and win the crucial e4 pawn and watch White’s position fall apart!
  • The surprising double-pawn sacrifice that gives you a crazy lead in development – making your attack irresistible!
  • How to punish your opponent when he plays passive moves (Hint: we’re going to take aim at the enemy king!)

If you’re serious about getting better at chess but don’t have much time to spend studying, our weekly webinars will give you the best return for your time. Real insights, real improvement, every week. And they’re free!

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