"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.

Sep 29, 2013 Positional vs. Tactical Play

In today's post, I would like to share with you my views on a very commonly discussed topic: Positional versus Tactical Play - which one is better? The truth is that there is never an absolute answer to this question, as the positional play provides the important support and preparation for tactics. Read more ...

Sep 25, 2013 The Surprising Stonewall

thumb22I recently had a chance to spend some time working on one of my favourite openings - The Stonewall. This opening has always been one of my favourite choices for black against 1.d4, mainly because of it's solidity and strong potential. Read more ...

Sep 10, 2013 Beginners: Where to Develop the Pieces

Photo Chess board openingIn today’s post, I want to talk about the opening and more specifically about piece development in the opening stage of the game. Many a time, before the start of the game a beginner player would cast a look over the board, adjust the pieces, look around to see where his friends are playing, and then make his first move by pushing a central pawn twice. Read more ...

Sep 4, 2013 Learn How to Calculate Successfully


Today’s post is reserved for the very special topic for every beginner player and that is namely calculation. How do we calculate long variations with certain accuracy, so that we can commit to brave sacrifices and complicated exchanges and sometimes accept horrible permanent weaknesses for the sake of a winning plan? We all know that carrying on with one’s plan is very important for every game. Read more ...

Aug 13, 2013 How to Defend More Successfully!

ShieldFor today’s post, I am to continue looking at the various ways of improving in chess that many players miss to include in their chess training routine. Yes, many of us do tactics, study endless opening lines, or even devote long hours to complex endgames that they may never encounter over the board in their lifetime chess practice. Read more ...