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Study Plan Directory

  • webmaster
  • | Sep 8, 2011

What should I do now to improve my skills?... What videos will help my Endgame?... Which Mentor Courses will make me a better strategist? At my level, should I be playing more - or studying more?...

... Sound familiar? Well, wonder no longer:

Study Plans bring uncertainty and aimlessness to an end, charting a clear path to chess improvement! Let's face it: There is a huge wealth of information & learning tools on Chess.com, and these plans will help you navigate through it, with two goals:

  • to reveal the very best material for your current skill level, and...
  • to unify that content so that diverse yet complementary activities reinforce each other for high-impact learning and fast improvement!


    Plans for Beginning Players (Ratings < 1399)

      #1 Beyond the Basics

      #2 Beginners: The Opening!

      #3 Beginners: Tactics!

      #4 Beginners: Strategy!

      #5 Beginners: The Endgame!

      #6 Beginners: Bringing It All Together!


      Plans for Intermediate Players (Ratings 1400-1799)

        #1 Intermediate: The Opening!

        #2 Intermediate: Strategy!

        #3 Intermediate: Tactics!

        #4 Intermediate: The Endgame!

        #5 Intermediate: Bringing It All Together!

        Advanced players, stay tuned for more Study Plans, coming eventually...


        • 3 days ago


          The ansewer to GMWannabe15's qustion is 1. e4Nf62. Nc3e53. b3Bb44. Bb2O-O5. Qe2Nc66. O-O-O

        • 7 days ago


          POST ME the exact points awarded for chess coins

        • 14 days ago


          Advanced players, stay tuned for more Study Plans, coming eventually...

          how long do we have to wait?

        • 2 weeks ago


          Just went through every single beginner lesson... Only took 2 freaking years!

          Seriously though, this has been unbelievably beneficial for me. I only new how the pieces moved and still was uncertain of all the rules pertaining to castling when I joined. Now I won my first tournament on here 22-5-1 and am currently 1562 (online). $99 is sure a hell of a lot cheaper than private lessons and the guys that do all the videos, articles, and so forth, have dropped some serious knowledge on me. Thank you chess.com! You kick ass ;)

        • 3 weeks ago


          Desde que descubri esta pagina me siento muy estimulado en seguir jugando, tenia un programa en mi ordenador pero resulta aburrido jugar contra una maquina, ahora juego contra personas que piensan como yo.

          Gracias Chess.com por existir y atender tan bien a sus usuarios.

        • 3 weeks ago


          @t-ram87 Well, not exactly true. About 2 or 3 years ago someone updated and edited this section. They deleted the word "soon" in "Study Plans, coming soon..." and replaced it with "eventually...".

          As the honorable poet Reginald T. Capithorne would have said before the days of the internet,

          "Ah yesteryear, ah cold beer! Through many a game as was a squeaker,

          while you red shoe laces, faithfully held together my sneakers."

          You must be perspicacious.

        • 3 weeks ago


          @Abishek082006 this not good and not a solution

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        • 4 weeks ago


          me gustaria que los videos estuvieran en español.

        • 4 weeks ago


          Lol guide for advanced players didnt come for last 5-6 years not sure for exact number though i am %100 sure this part of site is untouched for many years

        • 5 weeks ago


          I am currently 2200 what do i study.

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        • 6 weeks ago


          age is just a number 

          DO WHAT U LOVE :)

        • 6 weeks ago


        • 6 weeks ago


          I'm really bored of these study materials.

        • 7 weeks ago


          I have a windows phone. Does chess.com work on this platform?

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        • 7 weeks ago


          Please suggest me a best coach for my improment

        • 7 weeks ago


        • 8 weeks ago


          hi hi

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