"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.

Jun 25, 2017 Opening Repertoire for 1.e4 players!

thumb22A hugely popular choice for players of all standards, pushing the King's pawn 2 squares often leads to open, tactical games. But the 1.e4 player has their work cut out as Black has many ways to respond, each with its own characteristics. In fact, Black can often dictate the type of game that will be played. Read more ...

Jun 4, 2017 Nimzowitsch's My System!

thumb22Aron Nimzowitsch's My System is one of the most famous chess books of all time with many older players naming it as the most helpful in their development. However, the language is old-fashioned and the concepts, while essential building blocks of chess, could be better explained. Read more ...

May 27, 2017 Understanding Time, Space and Harmony

thumb22Ever seen a GM game where they seem to break the “rules”? Maybe allowed their pawns to be doubled and isolated? It’s because they were focused on higher chess truths, sacrificing structure for a big advantage in time, space or harmony. Read more ...

May 18, 2017 How to Improve your Calculation

thumb22This week, I am going to reveal my method for calculating variations, choosing strong candidate moves and seeing further than your opponents. Calculation is an area where 99% of club players are really struggling. By this I mean: the #1 reason for blunders at all levels below 2300 is that the player. Read more ...

May 5, 2017 Middlegame Secrets

thumb22As we all know, the middlegame is where most games are won and lost. It’s also the most complicated phase of chess, with positional and strategic considerations having to be balanced with precise calculation. That’s why it’s so important to have a strong set of skills and techniques. Read more ...