3 Tips to the Realization of the Material Advantage

Most of my students often say to me this: “I am able to reach a winning position OR get an advantage, but I’m not able to convert it into a win.” Unfortunately, many chess players face this problem, and poor thing, this topic of the realization of advantage is often neglected. As a result, they keep failing converting the advantage into a win most of the times.

It’s because we have been told that whenever we get a winning position or an advantage, say material advantage, it’s just a matter of technique to convert it into a win and we should be able to do that without much trouble.
converting material advantageHowever, that’s not the case always. It’s not just a cakewalk every time. Sometimes, we have troubles realizing our advantage and converting it into a win. And sometimes, our opponent would be a good player, who won’t give up easily and will give us a hard time winning the game.

So, how to overcome this? If you face the same problem, then you can’t just ignore this IMPORTANT topic –because, you wouldn’t be able to convert the advantages into a win in your games. That’s why to help you, our guest coach, IM Asaf Givon, has prepared a very instructive video lesson.

In this lesson, he will share with you 3 tips, so that you can implement them in YOUR games, and therefore convert your advantage into a win. 🙂 You can watch the video lesson below:



1) Be aware of your opponent’s potential counterplay at all times.
2) Try to simplify the position when you have an advantage.
3) Don’t rush, be patient!

P.S. Did you like this game? Have you ever successfully converted your advantage into a win in your games? 🙂 If so, please share them with us below.
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  • Anup rajawat

    Hello sir, I have problem in calculating long variations as well as I can’t visualise the final position even after looking at the board . In order improve on which subject I have to work first visualisation skills or calculation skills. I already have your calculate till mate course.

    • RCA_moderator

      Thanks for the question. You can do the calculation techniques taught in the Calculate Till Mate course. But it is really important to master visualization as well.

      Here is an interesting tool that will help you master visualization.

      Prasaadh | Support

    • Hi Anup,

      Actually you can train these both skills together. While training your calculation skills, you may firstly found out the right solution, and after that visualise this sequence of moves.

      Of course I would recommend that you study thoroughly, and perform the practical tasks from ‘Calculate till Mate’. This will help a lot.

  • Christos

    The lesson is very well explained by the IM Asaf Givon. I like this lesson because sometimes it is not easy to win a winning position.

    • Thanks a lot for sharing your feedback! It’s great to know the lesson was useful for you.

      Good luck in your chess battles!

      • male Gupta

        thxx forhte woenderful reply sir

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