"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.

Dec 16, 2016 The Art of the Positional Sacrifice

thumb22As you become a better player you start to get paired with other strong players. It’s not so easy to beat these guys, they know most of the tricks you do. Games can easily reach even positions where it’s hard to create winning chances. One technique stands out in these situations: the positional sacrifice. Read more ...

Dec 9, 2016 How to Play Chess Openings!

thumb22As any competitive player knows, getting the opening right is essential if you want to be successful. While the goal may be to reach “a playable middlegame position”, achieving that goal requires a solid understanding of the ideas behind the chess openings. Read more ...

Dec 3, 2016 Dominate with the Double Fianchetto!

thumb22Today, I am going to reveal an opening system quietly being adopted by the elite players, with Kramnik pioneering it at the top level. The Double Fianchetto system is a flexible, positionally sound opening you can play against nearly anything Black plays and it gives you great attacking chances. Read more ...

Nov 25, 2016 Learn from the Man Who CREATES GMs!

thumb22GM Roman Dzindzichasvili is the guy who coached Gata Kamsky all the way to 2763 Elo! GM Perelshteyn is another of his students. Dzindzi’s outstanding success as a coach can be attributed to his ability to break down positions into general principles, helping students understand what they need to do next. Read more ...

Nov 19, 2016 Chess Lessons from GM Seirawan!

thumb22World Junior Champion, 4 times US Champion and a FIDE Senior Trainer, GM Yasser Seirawan is a US chess legend. Famed for his expert commentary on top events, Yasser is well respected for his ability to explain complex ideas in a way people just get. And his games are just as instructive. Read more ...