"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!

free_training 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.

Feb 21, 2016 The Immortal Zugzwang

thumb22In chess, you cannot skip a turn if you can’t find a good move. If every choice is a mistake, you’re at a grave disadvantage. Although the origin of the term “Zugzwang” is still debated, its meaning is clear. It is the situation where you are obliged to make a move that puts you at a disadvantage. Read more ...

Feb 16, 2016 How to Assemble a Plan in Chess

thumb22There are two of the most important skills every chess player needs to master in order to progress and succeed in the planning: Good assessment and consistency. But how could one handle the complex nature of every position and come up with the right plan consistently? Read more ...

Jan 12, 2016 How to Exploit Weaknesses

thumb22Let's discuss about fairly interesting topic: Weaknesses. I recently came across a brilliant game that illustrates all the important concepts in a brilliant fashion. It was played by no other, but the great Mihail Botvinnik who masterfully created and exploited the opponent’s key weaknesses. Read more ...

Dec 31, 2015 Original & Smart: The Hippo

thumb22In my final post for this year, I want to present you with an interesting lecture I recorded some time ago. In this instructive video, I teach the most optimal way for players of all levels to master the original Hippo system and give some easy-to-follow method for successfully learning the opening. Read more ...

Nov 25, 2015 National Premier Championship - Part I

thumb22In today’s post, I want to share two instructive videos I recently prepared for the Remote Chess Academy. These videos cover some very instructive games played recently in the National Premier Chess Championship which is played by some of the strongest players of India. Read more ...