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Mikhail Tal's Attacking Secrets with IM Valeri Lilov

Post  jiri on Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:38 pm

Mikhail Tal's Attacking Secrets with IM Valeri Lilov

This purchase was only possible, because of the generosity of the following contributors. Please add +1 reputation and thanks to them all. To make this easier, against each name I have put the original post in the request thread where they offered their contribution:

Indianajones - contributed $10
u2krazie - contributed $8
hamster64 - contributed $5
Gambit_man - contributed $5

Mikhail Tal's Attacking Secrets with IM Valeri Lilov


Attacking chess is something that can MAKE or BREAK your game. If done correctly it may lead to spectacular victories, rating boost, titles and so forth. However, if done improperly [the way many club players do it] it may lead to lost material, blunders, disappointments and defeats. That’s not the road you want to take…The key for becoming a strong attacker is to learn from the best and to have a SYSTEM that you can apply in your own games. This is the most reliable and consistent approach.

And… there is simply no better attacking player than Mikhail Tal. Many consider Tal a pure genius of chess, mostly due to his brilliant tactical play. Tal’s incredible originality, improvisation, and ability to “think things into existence” greatly contributed to his World Championship title. That’s why "The Magician from Riga" is a perfect "role model" of attacking chess for you. By mimicking his attacking chess and borrowing some of Tal’s incredible techniques and ideas you will take your chess to a whole new level.

In this course, IM Valeri Lilov goes over some of the most-instructive Tal’s games and explains some of the most effective techniques that Tal utilized to demolish his opponents – time-after-time. For him, chess is science and the outcome simply depends on the right combination of ingredients. IM Lilov is a step-by-step kind of guy, and that’s why he covers everything from "elements of attack" and "powerplay" to "how it all works together" all in one course.

By the end of this course you will have a solid understanding of attacking chess, and with a little practice be able to deliver a winning blow into your opponent’s camp a game after game.

Tal’s #1 secret of attacking playHow to setup your pawns and pieces so that tactics comes to the board?Tal’s signature approach of getting the winning positions, and how you can do that tooHow to analyze the possibilities and discover resources that opponents simply don’t see?Handful of tools that you can use in your own games to partially replicate Tal’s attacking geniusHow to launch a simple, yet very effective attack – the way Tal did it?And much more!

CHAPTER 1- Introduction
CHAPTER 2- Tal's Youth
CHAPTER 3- Elements of Attack
CHAPTER 4- Tal's Piece Powerplay
CHAPTER 5- Tal's Simplicity of Attacks
CHAPTER 6- Tal's Positional Chess Mastery
CHAPTER 7- Tal's Four Elements of Attack
PGNS- Get full set of PGNs to analyze and explore
PRACTICUM- Apply the system into the real position (Positional Trainer Excercises - online access)

7 x mp4 video files with total running time = 3 hours

Package with full mp4 video file size (videos + PGN + Positional Trainer Excercises) = 338Mb 

Package with reduced mp4 "tiny" video file size for anyone using mobile device or wants smaller download volume (videos + PGN + Positional Trainer Excercises) = 95Mb 
(NOTE: because the original video files are very good quality with large frame size I have been able to achieve 72% reduction in file size with no obvious loss of video quality for the "tiny" compared to the full size)


Password for all files: immortal
( Best to re-type the password but if you copy & paste please be very careful make sure you do not include any spaces at the beginning or the end, before reporting that the password doesn't work ! )

NOTE: The "readme.txt" included in the download contains a url link to access the practicum of Positional Trainer Excercises. There is a note in there to say that if you use Firefox you may experience problems with the chess boards in these excercises so advice is to use Chrome or another borowser. instead.

Full mp4 video file size (338Mb)
Tals Secrets.7z
Zippyshare: (alternative download links for anyone having issues with solidfiles)
First download both parts and put them in the same folder before you try to extract. Now use 7-Zip or Winrar to extract part 001 and the rest will extract automatically. You do not need to extract part 002.
Tal's Secrets.7z.001
Tal's Secrets.7z.002

Reduced mp4 "tiny" video file size for anyone using mobile device or wants smaller download volume (95Mb)
Tal Secrets small.7z
Zippyshare: (alternative download link for anyone having issues with solidfiles)
Tal Secrets small.7z

The 10 Positional Trainer Exercises, and their solutions, are found here

You can do these exercises on-line, or by using the diagrams PGN file I created from them. Each of these 10 on-line exercises contains a Hint button, so in my file there is a second diagram for each exercise showing the Hint if you require help (NOTE: the Hint for exercise #2 (Kh1) is different than the move from its solutions (h3), so I used the solution's move which is supported by engines.) I also created a solutions PGN file, both using:

Event = Tal's Positional Chess Trainer
White = You
Black = exercise number

Tal's Positional Trainer Excercises PGNs.7z

Thanks to Gambit_man and the other contributors 

a pdf of the pgn
121KB 47 pages

Goodnight, PaulieD, of immortalchess


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Post  dulcinian on Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:46 am

Many thanks!!!

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great share Jiri!

Post  hair on Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:28 pm

gracias for
Indianajones, u2krazie, hamster64, Gambit_man... 
and all guys that's contribui for all chessgold101's members and make us be better with on chess game,
thanks a lot you are rock! aws!! Very Happy


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