"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.

Apr 20, 2014 Attacking Chess: The Castled King

thumb22Happy Easter! In this special day, I am proud to share with you a lecture on a topic that many beginner and intermediate players want to learn. How do we get to attack against an opponent's king that has castled? How do we utilize the features for a successful attack against such position? Read more ...

Apr 10, 2014 Live Lesson: Tiger plays Blitz - Part III

thumb22In today's post, I have taken time for a little different approach to chess training and decided to try and record a lecture for you commenting on my online games at the time of playing them. That way, I am showing many of the aspiring chess enthusiasts how they can be more successful when playing chess online. Read more ...

Mar 30, 2014 Tiger Lilov's Secrets: Candidate Moves

thumb22Today’s post is reserved for the very special topic for every beginner player and that is namely the candidate moves. How do we calculate long variations with certain accuracy, so that we can commit to brave sacrifices and complicated exchanges for the sake of a favorable plan? Read more ...

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 ...