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Study Plan Directory

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  • | 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...


        • 16 months ago


          New rules,somebody help,pts 5,2 moves no mate,5 pts or more loses? Means no more Q sacs!

        • 16 months ago


          If you think your ready for the advanced study plan then face me in a chess game and beat me.

        • 16 months ago


          The study plans come and when you are ready for them, you will know and they will be here waiting for you. Once you feel you are ready and with enough experience and practice you may choose whether or not you are going to take the leap and see if you are ready to face the advanced players. Now I am not trying to make a point here or say anything offensive but I feel that when you practice enough, then it is time. Other than that just have fun and relax and enjoy the game of chess :).

        • 16 months ago


          lets see if we can get a billion posts about wanting advanced study plans. Lets start now! lol

        • 16 months ago


          Become a GM and then u hv the right to ask for advanced plans

        • 16 months ago


          None of you even deserve or need advanced plans, appreciate what ur given, its so ironic that you rely purely on this site for advanced plans and nowhere else I bet everyone who made a complaint had just got a higher online rating and then sudenly thought that they could do advanced study when actually they barely tried out the main study material.

        • 16 months ago


          Nag nag nag I want Advanced study plan nag nag nag

        • 17 months ago


          That's very nice! Awesome design! I can't wait for the Advanced level guide!

        • 17 months ago


          These comments are literally just filled with people constantly complaining about the lack of Advanced Plans and then people responding and then more people responding. Constantly complaining isn't gonna cut it. Chess.com has a lot of resources. As I hate to say it sisu it right. And its not really that hard to make a simple study plan for yourself. So just shut up and play. 

        • 17 months ago


          advanced has to come. OR ELSE

        • 17 months ago


          Just don't give up on your track of improvement and you will be GM. I belive anyone can achieve that title. Just be maniac(in term of practising).


        • 17 months ago



        • 17 months ago


          To all of you,guy`s & doll`s, Stay put and learn. Keep your thoughts,for the game.

        • 17 months ago


          The thing about chess is that after the basics, to do advanced work, there are so many things to list, and if you study them you may still never become "advanced". I know a guy that studied chess for most of each day and could not crack the 2100 USCF level, because he was studying "the wrong things". Lower rated players need patience, persistence, self criticism and someone to open their eyes. At the 1600-1700 USCF level, a coach will do you wonders because they can pinpoint weaknesses and direct you in the right directions.

          So, I doubt that "advanced plans" will be here because things take on an individual nature.

        • 17 months ago


          its called capitalism aldamus, if you arent getting the product you desire you quit giving them your money. hardly whining. sounds like you should go back to highschool and learn basic economics.

        • 17 months ago


          Relax and get over it - what a bunch of whining children here..."Where is the advanced plan? I'm going to downgrade, this sux"  <------ grow up you frickin children

        • 17 months ago


          I'm tire of waiting for the advanced study plans, this is rediculous. They were coming soon for years, and now they've been coming eventually for months.  

        • 17 months ago


          why this is not updated?

        • 17 months ago


          2 months later I will need to pay for premium again.I shall downgrade it from platinum to good in response to the lack of advanced study plan.

        • 18 months ago


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