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Study Plan Directory

  • webmaster
  • | Sep 8, 2011
  • | 848693 views
  • | 726 comments

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...


        Comments


        • 6 months ago

          Financial_Hazard

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

        • 6 months ago

          Akshay2013

          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. 

        • 6 months ago

          Matthewjiashuli

          advanced has to come. OR ELSE

        • 6 months ago

          Maestro94

          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).

           http://30sleeps.com/blog/2007/11/06/achieving-the-impossible/

        • 6 months ago

          kwankaiee

          thank

        • 6 months ago

          FM_pranjalg

          No books for advanced players?

        • 7 months ago

          scorpio35

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

        • 7 months ago

          sisu

          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.

        • 7 months ago

          Phelon

          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.

        • 7 months ago

          Aldamus

          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

        • 7 months ago

          Chessislife2013

          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.  

        • 7 months ago

          Ghamantorr

          why this is not updated?

        • 7 months ago

          Chemwong

          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.

        • 7 months ago

          Franklin31113

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        • 7 months ago

          bulletbishop

          this is the most worst thing of all.

        • 7 months ago

          Chessislife2013

          You should use your OTB rating (preferably FIDE or USCF).

        • 7 months ago

          Fide_Master_Title

          take your lowest rating (without bullet).

          anyway it's always a good idea to repeat the basics, so do them both.

        • 7 months ago

          mjaaland

          How do I compare my rating against the level of this course? Say my online rating is 1600, that wouldn't mean I can perform as well in live chess. So should the <1399 course be for one specific rating?

        • 7 months ago

          munterizer

          sisu's summaries after the lessons are the best, I never got that from other coaches.

        • 7 months ago

          JonathanSaf

          they should do hard study plans

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