"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 30, 2017 Break your Opponent’s Resistance!

thumb22As we get better at chess, wins are harder to come by. We all know the frustration of pressing all game, making threat after threat but getting nowhere as our opponent somehow manages to survive. The problem is, when we play our knight to g5, they know we’re planning a kingside attack and defends accordingly. Read more ...

Sep 23, 2017 Take Advantage of Time Pressure

thumb22Using too much time during a game is major problem for many players at all levels (just ask Ivanchuk). The clock is an important factor in the game. Just like material or positional advantages, having more time than your opponent can give you a win – even if the position is balanced! Read more ...

Jul 30, 2017 How to Save Bad Positions

thumb22Regardless of style or level of play, we all get bad positions from time to time – it’s inevitable. The difference between masters and club players is that the latter buckle under the pressure and simply fall apart in a few moves. Of course, it doesn’t have to be that way. Read more ...

Jul 21, 2017 Crush 1.d4 with the Chigorin Defense!

thumb22It’s very easy to find yourself on the wrong side of a positional grind when facing 1.d4. White usually pushes the c-pawn next and you’re left struggling for room to breathe. It takes patience and slow maneuvering before you can get any sort of activity for your pieces. That changes now! Read more ...

Jul 2, 2017 How to Play the French Defense!

thumb22The French Defense is one of the most trusted openings in chess, popular at all levels from beginner to elite GM. Black’s timid-looking 1…e6 actually hides many deep ideas and White can come undone very quickly if they are not careful. Let me help you understand this fantastic opening at a whole new level! Read more ...