Learner Series #3

David is a good friend, former student, and has gone from 1100 blitz on lichess to 1550 in a matter of 3.5 years! GENERAL OVERVIEW How old are you and how long have you been playing chess? I’m 46, been playing since maybe when I was 10 and played against my dad.  He never let me win! How many hours per week do you spend on chess? Three or four hours a week. Chess website usernames? dsjoerg on chess.com and lichess What's your current skill level or rating? 1409 chess.com…

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Learner Series #2

The Learner Series will highlight players that have made significant rating progress over the past few years. The second guest in the series, Paul, is a one of my good friends and a chess student. He has gone from 1200-1750 chess.com blitz over a three year period. If you have questions for Paul, please leave them in the comments! ChessGoals Intermediate Study Plan GENERAL OVERVIEW How old are you and how long have you been playing chess? Paul, a.k.a. peteypabmf on chess.com 38.  Well, I played when I was younger…

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Learner Series #1

The Learner Series will highlight players that have made significant rating progress over the past few years. The first guest in the series, Jesse, is a good friend of mine and definitely a student of the game. He has gained over 250 points in his chess.com blitz in the last year, which is no small feat! If you have questions for Jesse, please leave them in the comments! Jesse, a.k.a. chessebuss GENERAL OVERVIEW How old are you and how long have you been playing chess? I’m 30 and I’ve been…

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Expert Study Plan Finalized

The road to master will have five different levels, each with their own study plans: BeginnerAdvanced BeginnerIntermediateAdvancedExpert The second study plan, the expert group has been published. The expert study plan is intended for players rated 2000-2300 in chess.com blitz. The main study plan page will be built out to show more criteria for each level. This level takes quite a bit more effort to improve than the advanced level. Please stay tuned for more updates!

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Advanced Study Plan Published

The road to master will have five different levels, each with their own study plans: BeginnerAdvanced BeginnerIntermediateAdvancedExpert The first study plan for the advanced group has been published, as well as the framework page for the lesson plans. The advanced study plan is intended for players rated 1700-2000 in chess.com blitz. The main study plan page will be built out to show more criteria for each level. Please stay tuned for more updates!

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Rating Comparison Updated

The ChessGoals rating comparison page has been updated with over 350 survey respondents. Here is the methodology for creating the comparison table for Chess.com Bullet: Use chess.com blitz ratings as the independent variable since most players have a chess.com blitz ratingOnly keep players who have chess.com blitz and chess.com bullet ratingsPlot the chess.com blitz ratings (x) vs chess.com bullet ratings (y) and remove outliersCreate a formula that's either linear or 2nd order polynomial, based on which matches the data bestOn the comparison table calculate the predicted chess.com bullet rating for…

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