Converting Your Advantage into a Full Point

Win a won game


IM Valeri Lilov


Why we created this course?

Converting advantage is a vital skill for any chess player. It can't be accomplished effectively unless training hard, however, it's worth the effort to train the ability.

In this course, IM Lilov will reveal his secrets to converting an advantage into a full point. You will be able to apply these skills into practice right after the course.

Is this course right for me?

Converting advantage is a major problem faced by players of all level. Thus, this course is suitable for all Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced players.

Key topics covered in this course

Play like Fischer: Practical Guide

  • Lesson-1: How to evaluate an endgame

    This is the starting point of our course about understanding better practical endgames. I think it would be good to start with testing your abilities in evaluating an endgame.

  • Lesson-2: The principle of two weaknesses (karpovs classics)

    . This lesson will be dedicated to the principle of two weaknesses with two different examples.

  • Lesson-3: Pawn structure (weaknesses)

    In this lesson we are going to talk about pawn structure, more specifically pawn weaknesses.

    In the endgame, one of the most important aspects, maybe besides piece’s activity, is the pawn structure –which side has better or weaker pawns.

  • Lesson-4: Space advantage

    In this lesson we are going to see some position from two games. One is a very classical game between Emanuel Lasker and José Raúl Capablanca, two former world champions, in 1914. The second is from a more recent game between Anish Giri with the white pieces and Johan Sebastian Christiansen.

  • Lesson-5: King activity

    In this lesson, we are going to talk about the king’s activity and king’s marches in the endgame. So, as we have seen before, the king is the most important piece in the endgame and it’s very important to activate it as much as possible.

  • Lesson-6: Pawn majority

    In this lesson, Asaf will show you some plans that you can use when having a queenside pawn majority.

  • Lesson-7: Defensive techniques

    We are going to examine situations in which we stand in the inferior positions and we try to hold on, at least, to make a draw.

  • Lesson-8: General tips for successful endgame playing

    Here I’m going to talk about some general practical advises and tips about playing the endgame from my experience.


    The first thing I wanted to teach you is being practical – trying to know which endgame to go with.

What are the problems of realizing the advantage?

How top Grandmasters are realizing the advantage

How to avoid complications

How to eliminate opponent’s activity

Endgame is always a good way to realize the advantage

Protect the king!

Typical mistakes on realization of the advantage

How to calculate in the wild positions in order to realize your material advantage

How to use your material advantage

How to use the pawn structure

How to realize the advantages like top Grandmasters

Lilov will teach you secrets of realizing the advantages the top Grandmasters' use. He explores the advanced techniques from the games of top Grandmasters like Vladimir Kramnik, Levon Aronian and Vishy Anand and explains how you can use those techniques in your games.

the un-answered questions

1. How to create threats against your opponents?

2. How to restrict and limit your opponent's counterplay?

3. How to quickly turn the game into an Endgame?

4. How to handle the game when you have a material Advantage?

and more..


Powerful Practical tasks

It is necessary to put the received knowledge into practice. There are 6 practical tasks (over 50 games) in this course which will help you to understand and remember the ideas of the course better.


The training program has a detailed explanation on what and exactly how you should do the practical tasks.

Learn anywhere, anytime and on any device

The course can be accessed in ANY device (even in non-windows device).

We’re providing you with the course in e-book format (PDF) and you can study the video lessons separately as well.

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About the author

IM Valeri Lilov

better known as Tiger Lilov, is a professional chess coach and lecturer renowned for his personalized approach to training students and professional players from all over the world.

Having been an active tournament player all his life, he has won many international open tournaments and championships including the European Individual School Chess Championship U10 (Moscow, 2000) and the Kulaga Memorial International Open (Minsk, 2007).


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