"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.

Nov 2, 2013 How to Excel at Prophylaxis

thumb22Today’s post is devoted to prophylaxis in chess! Every now and then, ordinary players face positions in which they need to prevent the opponent’s threats effectively. In these positions, no counter attack would help and that’s why it’s so important to know the principles of prophylaxis in chess. Read more ...

Oct 27, 2013 How to Play the Middlegame

thumb22Today’s lecture is going to cover an important topic that spans across all level of play, from a beginner or a master. I analysed an exemplary master game to best demonstrate how middlegame strategy is executed and what we are supposed to look for when playing that important stage of the game. Read more ...

Oct 19, 2013 Winning against stronger opponents

thumb22Many of us know how hard it is to pull up a game against a solid opponent. But today, what I would like to show you is how to actually withstand the sharp attacks and precise maneuvers of a stronger player and be exactly that kind of nuisance all masters bow before and respect! Read more ...

Oct 13, 2013 How I became an International Master

thumb22Most of you are surely accustomed to this opening line – “Hello, this is FIDE Master Valeri Lilov…” Guess what, that is no more. I am now officially an International Master and would like to thank you all for the great support in my chess career. Read more ...

Oct 7, 2013 The Beginner's Guide: Learn the Tactics

thumb22 Today, I would like to share with you a lecture I prepared for all beginner and intermediate chess players. Many beginners often ask how they should approach tactics and get better at them. This question is always a tricky one as there are many factors involved. Read more ...