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I find that I don't really know how to prioritize my time, when I study chess. I don't know how much time to spend on the different topics to improve my game.
I've played chess for a couple of months. With the exception of one month, when I studied for exams, I've played 1-2 hours a day. I think I need training in all topics.
Is there an experienced player (around rating 2000), who could recommend a layout for a weekly study plan based on 1-2 hours of study per day? I imagine something like "Monday: Openings, e4, 1 hour. Play blitz 30 minutes. Train tactics 30 minutes. Tuesday: ...", and so on. Maybe one weekday off.
If such a study plan requires a book or two, then I'm prepared to buy whatever is needed.
The most important thing you can do is to play! Play slow games on a regular basis and always try your best. Try to go over your games afterwards and figure out what you did right and what you did wrong. In the end, you want to be a good chess player not a chess reader.
There are many fine books, but since you're a premium member, why not take advantage of the facilities here? There are a ton of good videos. I would definitely recommend the five "Everything you need to know" videos by Danny Rensch--in order 1 through 5--followed by his "Patterns every on must know" series. Watch each video a couple of times.
Do this, and play serious games, and you will improve rapidly
Here are some links to study plans:
Here are two links that recommend playing over master games:
If you buy their argument, download Guess the Move (free):
Thanks for your recommendations, guys!
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