"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.

Mar 20, 2014 The Easy Openings: Play vs 1.d4 & 1.Nf3

thumb22In today's post, I would like to present a video that will interest many chess players who struggle with their repertoire as black or just need an easier and simple to follow setup to get a good position out of the opening. Last time, I covered a very innovative variation in the main line of Ruy Lopez for black. Read more ...

Mar 10, 2014 Fight the Ruy Lopez with Moeller System

thumb22In today’s post, I would like to share with you an instructive video lecture on one of my most favorite systems against Ruy Lopez for black. The unique feature of this line is that it lets black to avoid the conventional and rather dry lines of the classical variations. Read more ...

Mar 1, 2014 Brilliant Games - Morphy's Masterpiece

thumb22Today, I want to share with you a video I recorded back in 2010, but it shows an amazing game played by the great Paul Morphy in a blindfold simul! It's always amazing to see chess masters attacking, though Morphy was the first one to introduce the positional factors behind a successful attack. Read more ...

Feb 20, 2014 Live Lesson: Evaluation and Planning

thumb22Hi everyone! In today’s post, I would like to share with you a very instructive fragment of a lesson I had with one of my students back in 2012. His level was approximately 2000 USCF (Expert). The topics we covered are positional evaluation and how it can affect our plan successfully. Read more ...

Feb 10, 2014 Improve Your Middlegame Planning

thumb22In today’s post, you will learn more about the systematic planning in chess. This is the most important skill every chess player needs to master in order to progress and succeed in the ancient game. But how could one handle the complex nature of every position and come up with the right plan consistently? Read more ...