"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 20, 2020 Bobby Fischer’s 3 Best Chess Traps

thumb22GMs don’t play for traps, that’s for sure. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t set up subtle traps to confuse their opponents. In fact, if your opponent doesn’t make a mistake, you can’t win! Studying Bobby Fischer’s games, IM Valeri Lilov discovered that he was a much trickier player than everybody thinks. Read more ...

Mar 9, 2019 Attacking the King

thumb22Whether you're a slow positional player, or someone who likes plenty of sharp tactics on the board, the ability to successfully attack your opponent’s king is an essential skill for any ambitious chess player. After all, no matter what style you play, you'll have to checkmate the king - and ultimately win the game. Read more ...

Jan 5, 2019 Learn Bird's Opening!

thumb22Bird's opening has given us some of the most beautiful games in chess history and is one of the most aggressive options you can play as White. It is not often seen at the top level of chess as it is too risky and doesn't have as good chances as standard openings after 1.d4, 1.e4, 1.Nf3 etc. Read more ...

Sep 28, 2018 Chess Prophylaxis

thumb22They say that a bad plan is better than no plan at all. But, what really counts is being able to fight the opponents from carrying out their plans on the board! It’s rather satisfying watching him squirm on the other side of the board when their every planned idea is thwarted before they can even play it. Read more ...

Sep 7, 2018 Bobby Fischer’s Greatest Chess Games

thumb22Any chess coach worth their salt will tell you that if you want to improve your chess skills, you should study the games of the great players of the past. There is no quicker way to get the intuitive feel for good moves that you need if you’re to be successful in competitive play. Read more ...