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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...


        • 16 months ago


          salut atout le mende

        • 16 months ago



        • 16 months ago


          Any hope of that advanced material?

        • 17 months ago


          I think they should really delete the possibility of advanced study plans.

          It's been about 3-4 years and Advanced study plan isn't coming out!

        • 17 months ago


          Es lo mejor

        • 17 months ago


          And another one....it's a super duper good for begginer's.Smile

        • 17 months ago


          Chess is fun, amazing,cool and hase great stuff.Smile

        • 17 months ago


          just started this study plan, i wish I had done long before, it is far worth than playing on live blitz or rapid chess. Study plan, video lessons, chess mentor, tactics..... etc are great ways to improve a chessplayer and enjoy it at the same time. Chess.com people u r great guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

        • 17 months ago



        • 17 months ago


          Money MouthPlease be relevant, helpful & nice!

        • 17 months ago


          Money Mouth

        • 17 months ago


          I know everyone is crossing their fingers and looking here often, hoping that one day, there will be advanced study plans. But the intermediate section has stuff I dont know yet, and I am 1900! 

          Go through the intermediate section guys- it will be worth it!

        • 17 months ago


          Release the Advanced Course at Christmas, Chess.com! It will be a Christmas miracle to everyone!

        • 17 months ago


          i have problem in strategy

        • 17 months ago


          I'd be happy too to see (finally) the advanced study plans, not that I am not happy with chess mentor, the tactics trainer and video lessons, but I believe this "advanced study plan" could still add some valuable information. For instance, the mentor and tactics trainer focus on one specific subject per time, whereas the study plans give a general view on what a player should focus on to improve overall. I am sure Danny would do a great job on it, call Trent in to help and the lecture will be stunningly entertaining! (just a humble suggestion) :D

        • 17 months ago


          Are you cereal?

        • 17 months ago


          Any Japanese chess books?

        • 17 months ago


        • 17 months ago


          Something like updating the study plan to include an advanced section is what would make a player like me keep paying for premium membership. I pay to get help improving my chess.

          And then hopefully add on even a master section fairly later on.

        • 17 months ago


          Poor study plan is better than no study plan at all. Did Tartarruscrawler said that?

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