"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 12, 2013 Chess Cheating - New Revelations

KnightIn today’s blog, I am going to cover the latest news concerning the Zadar Scandal case that shook the chess world and worried many tournament organizers whose worst nightmare came through at the Zadar Open in Croatia when a young untitled player went on to defeat some of the best Croatian chess grandmasters, one after another, in a ultra-convincing manner. Read more ...

Feb 28, 2013 Tata Steel Open 2013 - Brillian Attacks

TATA steel chess openToday’s blog post will bring the best of Tata Steel Open to you presented in an instructive way. As always, it is my greatest pleasure to annotate some of these brilliant games by the world’s renowned top grandmasters. In the video below, however, I have taken time to select and analyze some of the most fascinating games that took place at the high-class A group of this edition of Tata Steel. Read more ...

Aug 31, 2011 Tactics Volume 1 - Review

The second new series concerns tactics. In his introduction, FM Lilov encourages viewers to watch every video lecture on the DVD and take written notes on each one to assist the learning process. He opines that there are two main ways to win a chess game, namely checkmate or by winning an important amount of material. Read more ...

Jan 18, 2011 Analyze Me

We are proud to announce our newest free feature on TigerLilov.com website! Analyze Me is where you can submit your most interesting games for free random analysis by FM Lilov. Read more ...

Dec 22, 2010 Masterpiece in the French

In the fifth article, part of the “Inside the Master Mind: The Best Games of a Chess Coach” Series I would like to present you one very good positional win of mine as played in French Defense. This game was played in the second round of the strong Open tournament in Plovdiv (Bulgaria). Read more ...