Study Plan Directory

Study Plan Directory

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What should I do now to improve my skills?... What videos will help my endgame?... Which lessons 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, 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!

    Plans for Advanced Players (Ratings 1800-1999)

    #1 Advanced: The Opening!

    #2 Advanced: Strategy!

    #3 Advanced: Tactics!

    #4 Advanced: The Endgame!

    #5 Advanced: Bringing It All Together!

    Master-Path Plans (Ratings 2000-2199)

    #1 Master Path: The Opening!

    #2 Master Path: Strategy!

    #3 Master Path: Tactics!

    #4 Master Path: The Endgame!

    #5 Master Path: Bringing It All Together!

    Thanks to the following coaches for their involvement in creating the study plans and to all the contributors who create incredible instructional content on

    IM Danny Rensch
    IM David Pruess
    WGM Camilla Baginskaite
    IM Kostya Kavutskiy
    NM Sam Copeland
    Jonathan Cannon

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