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E-DVD Grandmaster Level Middlegame Understanding with IM Valeri Lilov

Product Code: E-DVD0032TCW


It is not a secret that majority of chess games are decided in the middlegame. Nevertheless, many club players prefer to spend their time on the openings, tactics and endgames completely bypassing such an important element of chess as the middlegame.

And it is understandable.

Middlegame understanding is something that is difficult to improve because there is no easy way to really master the positions without spending a lot of time on it. Majority of chess players don’t know what kinds of positions they should study, and what exactly they need to pay specific attention to. Often times they focus on some arbitrary positions and end up with not-very-impressive results. These are the players that may find themselves stuck at 1200-1900 level and cannot make any further progress.

The purpose of this course is to fix that.

Indeed, a single video course cannot replace spending half a year on studying 2-3 good middlegame books. But, we trust, that at a small fraction of time you will learn up to 90% of the practical knowledge that you would’ve learned from the books. Most importantly you will be able to apply whatever you have learned straight into your games and start seeing the results much faster.

This course will answer these and many more questions:

  • What to do after the opening?
  • How to play most common middlegame positions?
  • How to get an edge in unclear positions?
  • What are the most typical middlegame plans that GMs use in their games (and you can too!)?
  • How to improve your middlegame understanding?

In this 3-hour long video course IM Valeri Lilov will teach you the fundamentals of middlegame understanding that every under 2200-rated player should know. IM Lilov will thoroughly go over the most common middlegame positions and will demonstrate the most typical ideas and plans used by strong chess players around the globe.

After studying this Middlegame video course you will gain a lot of practical knowledge that will help you at getting an edge even in the complex looking positions. Paired with the middlegame practicum, this course will dramatically improve your middlegame understanding, which will result in many more over-the-board victories and rating increase.

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About eDVDs


USCF Sales now offers a convenient eDVD option for all of our DVD media titles Rather than having to wait for an item to be delivered to you, you can now buy an eDVD and enjoy it on your computer. Downloading an eDVD also allows you to conserve physical space, allowing you to keep your Chess Library with you wherever you go, without having to carry around dozens or hundreds of DVDs.

To play eDVDs, you will need to download a digital video player. We personally recommend VLC Player







How do I download my new eDVD?

Once you have completed the purchase, you will receive an email that contains instructions on how to download your eDVD.


What if I don't have an email address?

Unfortunately, a working email address is required to purchase eDVDs. If you do not have a working email address, we recommend that you create a temporary email address at one of the many free email providers (hotmail.com, yahoo.com, gmail.com) and use that when you place your order. If you enter a non-working email address when making your purchase, you won't be able to download the eDVD. We are not responsible for customer orders where a non-working email address was provided during purchase.


What format is the eDVD?

The eDVD is in a standard video format and will play on any computer. It has been tested on all versions of Microsoft Windows.


How large is the eDVD?

eDVD files can be quite large, between 300 Megabyte and 1 Gigabyte (depending on length of DVD). The longer the DVD, the larger the file size. With a typical high-speed internet connection, it can be downloaded in less than 5 minutes.


Can the eDVDs be streamed off the internet?

No, eDVDs must be downloaded in their entirety to your computer before they can be viewed.


What happens if I lose my eDVD?

Our file transfer system allows you to download the eDVD up to 5 times. Should you lose your eDVD, you can click on the link in the email and download the eDVD again.


Should I keep the email with instructions on downloading my new eDVD?

YES! Should you accidentally delete your eDVD, you will need the link in the email to download it again. If you lose the email with instructions, you will have to repurchase the eDVD again. We recommend bookmarking the link in your web browser for easier access.


Is copying the eDVD illegal?

Yes! When you purchase an eDVD, it is for your personal (non-commercial) use only. You do not have permission to copy it and distribute it. This is illegal and distributing it would be against the law.


What is your return/refund policy?

Due to the nature of the Electronic DVD (eDVD) item, eDVD purchases are not eligible for return or refund under any circumstances.


Returns & Exchanges

Return Policy of Downloadable Software, DVDs and Electronic (E) Books - ITEMS THAT ARE NOT SHIPPED TO CUSTOMERS

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Additional Information

Manufacturer The Chess World
Delivery Time Immediate Delivery
Popular Collections The Chess World
Publication Date May 1, 2018
Runtime 3 Hours 1 min
Hardware Requirements Works on both Windows and Mac-based Computers