"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.

Jan 10, 2014 Attacking Chess: The Uncastled King

thumb22Happy New Year! We begin the new 2014 with a lesson on a topic that many beginner and intermediate players want to learn. How do we exploit an opponent’s king that is stranded in the middle? How do we punish the opponent for delaying his development and castling? Read more ...

Dec 31, 2013 TOP 10 Brilliant Combinations of 2013

thumb22In today’s New Year’s Eve edition of my blog post, I would like to present you with some of the most beautiful tactical combinations which occurred in 2013. These examples are special in a way that we can see the build up and how torecognize similar tactical themes in our own games! Read more ...

Dec 24, 2013 The Beginner's Guide: Exchanges

thumb22In today’s post, I want to talk about the exchanges and more specifically on how to know or decide whether to commit an exchange or not. The importance of making exchanges is a valuable topic that requires specific concepts to be remembered when calculating. Read more ...

Dec 5, 2013 Learn to Exploit Pawn Weaknesses

thumb22Hello chess friends! In my post this week, I would like to present you with an interesting video I recorded about a year ago. In this instructive lecture, I teach the most optimal way for players of all levels to create pawn weaknesses in general and give some easy-to-follow methods for successfully exploiting them. Read more ...

Nov 15, 2013 Carlsen - Anand 2013: First Blood Lesson

thumb22Hello chess friends! It’s been nearly two weeks since my latest post and today, I wanted to share with you a valuable lesson on the 5th game of the World Championship match between World number 1 rated player GM Magnus Carlsen and the reigning World Champion Viswanathan Anand. Read more ...