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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...


        • 8 months ago


          Can I join

        • 9 months ago


          Undecidedне чего не понятно, щас попробую что нибудь посмотреть.

        • 9 months ago


          Out of love for this site that comprises much part of my chess history (or sheer laziness of cancelling auto-payment), I continued on being a Platinum member. I hope that the Advanced Study Plan was not scrapped, abandoned or discontinued due to severe internal conflict among staffs (would or did it happened? It would be an interesting drama if this is true nonetheless!) . Please at least give us some piecemeal if this is not too demanding. Our hearts deserve no grinding and the wait should come close to an ending.

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        • 9 months ago


          NO TAN BUENO DB6+

        • 9 months ago



          or <1400 will be fine ..... LOL

        • 9 months ago


          Money Mouth

        • 9 months ago


          @fabskannone: Your puzzle does appear to be flawed:

          Also, Black may play 1. ... Qa6+ in answer to 1. b7. Black wins in all variations.

        • 9 months ago


        • 9 months ago


          Now, there's a program for <1399 and a program for 1400-1799.

          What happens when your rating (Like mine at the time of posting) Is EXACTLY 1399? :D

          I'm kidding of course, but still funny.

          Should read ≤1399.

        • 9 months ago


          I suggest you look somewhere else for advanced study material.

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        • 9 months ago


          I think that some traps would be enough to learn. I have won queen infinite times after 1.e4 d5 2.exd5 Qxd5 3.Nc3 Qc6?? 4.Bb5! or 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Qf6 3.Nc3 Nc6 4.Nd5 Qe6?? 5.Nxc7+!

          And every opening has some traps to be played, just see them.

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        • 10 months ago


          lets see i cud win by thes plans

        • 10 months ago


          Yes I agree that study plans should be given out much earlier and not stalled forever. Perhaps the staff are too absorbed in finding new customers for their ads space and forgot the needs of experienced players.

        • 10 months ago


          Chemwong I am anything but mediocre. I study on my own and have learned a lot. I self-teach myself as I'm good at it. Most people need a syllabus to help them get the basics and fundamentals and then move on. Advanced materials come from those whose creativity, time investd in learning chess, dedication to the game helps those who need the help to get it. If something was promised it should be delivered period. Good luck on all your games.

        • 10 months ago


          "Therefore, mediocrity and speed chess will continue to reign supreme, because most of you are ignorant."

          Yes, blitz chess or bullet chess from non-premium members generates coins from ads fastest as they spawn at monstrous rate. The "dedicated" member in terms of paying membership fee and chess study time, are neither of top importance nor top urgency.

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