"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.

Nov 11, 2016 How Magnus Carlsen Wins Games

thumb22With the World Champion about to defend his title against Sergey Karjakin, this is the perfect time to look at how Magnus Carlsen wins games. How is it that he’s able to consistently score full points against the best players in the world, even when the position is theoretically drawn after 70 moves! Read more ...

Nov 2, 2016 Mastering the Art of Defense!

thumb22A common mistake among club players is to focus only on winning more games. The fact is, eliminating losses will help your rating just as much AND save you a ton of stress and disappointment! So how do you avoid those painful defeats? How do you become unbeatable? Read more ...

Oct 29, 2016 The Battle of Strategy vs. Tactics!

thumb22One of the biggest obstacles to mastering chess is learning how to combine all the different elements at once. We see a way to win a pawn but our opponent will gain activity. Or we want to keep our pawn structure intact but doing so will invite an attack. What can we learn from the very best players about this? Read more ...

Oct 22, 2016 Nakamura Beats Carlsen

thumb22This year will be remembered for Hikaru Nakamura as he stopped years of torment at the hand of Magnus Carlsen. In round 1 of the Bilbao Super GM tournament, the 28 year old American defeated the world champion at classical chess for the first time, having lost 12 of the previous 30 games earlier. Read more ...

Oct 11, 2016 Kasparov's World Championship Secrets!

thumb22Garry Kasparov fought in 8 world championship matches between 1985 and 2000, facing 4 very different opponents. How was Garry able to consistently meet the challenges he faced and force his way to victory at the very highest level? Join me for one of the most instructive 1 hour chess lessons of all time! Read more ...