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Free Study Plans – Free study plans are based on survey data from hundreds of players who have logged their training activities and chess progress. The training plans are separated by rating category, ranging from novice to expert.

Blog – Most of our posts are focused on chess improvement, data analytics, and interviewing chess learners.

ChessGoals Club on Chess.com – Post your study plan progress and ask questions in the ChessGoals community forums.


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Study Plan Worksheet – Download and create a printable study plan.

Rating Gain Calculator – Projected rating gains based on a few input factors.

Rating Comparison – How does your rating on Chess.com compare with your rating on lichess.org? How do online ratings compare to an over the board (OTB) rating? How does Chess.com blitz rating map to the USCF rating system? How does your lichess.org rapid rating compare to FIDE ratings?