"Welcome to Tiger Lilov's Chess School!


Wish you could stand a chance against a Chess Expert? ... a FIDE Master?  ... an International Master? If so, you've come to the right place! Visit the Chess Training Page to learn more about my famous personalized chess training program that has helped many achieve what they really wanted in chess!"

Check our new flexible method of teaching that allows each of our students to receive the most important skills they need for the moment to excel in tournaments and casual games, while correctly improving their chess. We believe chess is a good way for anyone to strengthen their character, learn how to make important decisions for limited time, or just have a lot of fun. We welcome you to be our student!

We prepare a free personalized chess training program which serves as the main guide for us on how and what to teach this student at any given point, so that s/he improves visibly and steadily over the course of our training. This personalized training program is based on my student’s chess background, sample games, strengths and weaknesses, as well as style and level of play.

While our students work on their personalized training programs with us, they are entitled and often swarmed with a number of free services and complementary training materials we are always happy to provide for free. When we teach a student that aspires to improve and does so much to achieve their dream of becoming a master, we want to help them get closer to their goal faster.

Becoming a student of Tiger Lilov’s Chess School will bring you:






  • Free Personalized Chess Training Programs for anyone interested in training with us.
  • Free Recent Games Reviews and Analyses via e-mail.
  • Free Complementary Training Materials to each of our regular students depending on their training program needs and objectives.
  • Free 24/7 Online for anyone having questions on their chess training and practice.

Here is only a short list of the most common topics we cover in our lessons:






  • Building (or Improving) a Complete Opening Repertoire for White and Black.
  • Improving Planning and Evaluation Skills for Better Middlegame Play.
  • Understanding Strategy and Developing a Positional "Sense".
  • Improving Tactical Vision and Calculation Ability.
  • Understanding Theoretical and Practical Endgames.

Oct 5, 2015 Move Candidates in the Opening

thumb22Hi everyone! Today I want to share with you a rather short, but very instructive video on how to choose the best move candidates in the opening. The topic is quite big, but I tried to give a simple advice on how we should think about the choice of moves in the opening and how we can optimize it. Read more ...

Sep 29, 2015 Fighting the Giants - Part I

thumb22>In today’s blog post, I will show you three very instructive games I played a few days ago on Playchess.com against a top grandmaster who’s name remains anonymous. The games were played over the internet at the fast time control of 1 min + 1 second increment. Read more ...

Jul 29, 2015 Play vs. Sicilian, French & Caro Kann!

thumb22A good opening repertoire doesn’t need a great amount of lines to study, sothat you can be successful. Generally, most sources on opening repertoires for white tend to fall into one of the two categories: they suggest popular mainstream lines from opening theory that are simply too complex. Read more ...

Jul 20, 2015 Pawn Sacrifice

thumb22Hello everyone! Being a huge movie fan, I recently learned about the movie “Pawn Sacrifice” coming up this fall. The film is about Bobby Fischer and his famous match against Boris Spassky in Reykjavik 1972. As a tribute, I decided to prepare a special video analysing a very instructive game from the match. Read more ...

Jul 1, 2015 Secret Tip to Playing Better Chess

thumb22What is the most important thing to keep in mind when playing? This is a question that many players try to ask themselves during a game, though they know this question doesn’t have a definitive answer. In today’s lecture, I want to show you my take on the key concept you should always consider when playing. Read more ...