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Study Data

We have chess improvement data from hundreds of players that shows how players improve. Don't pay hundreds of dollars for an expensive chess course.

Plus Experience

No need for private lessons. Each study plan was put together manually by NM Matt Jensen, who has over 20 years of coaching experience.

Equals Results

With a ChessGoals 12-week premium study plan you'll stay on track to reach your chess goals. Players are gaining hundreds of points annually.

It is easy for a novice player to be overwhelmed when approaching how to improve their game. There are dozens of books, thousands of puzzles and lessons, and no real clear way to know which of these will help to improve your game. This study plan eliminates that uncertainty. You are provided with day by day instructions on what to do, and for how long. More importantly, there is also a community of support available to help you on your journey. Very useful, and worth the price of admission.

– Jacob Craft

This was a great plan for someone who wanted some day plans for what to do. I needed a week 1 day 1 – week 12 day 7 and this perfectly delivered. The beginner plan suggests picking up a subscription while going through the course, and I would highly recommend this as well. Will be picking up the next level soon.
– Russ

The best part about the plan is, in my opinion, the structure to my daily chess activites this plan provided, and it really is paying off. The community is amazing, and Matt’s advice and support is invaluable. I’m really excited about continuing to get better to begin the intermediate plan.
– Nicolas Celedon

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Premium plans provide weekly task lists for twelve weeks.


Weekly check-in emails and a community posting their progress.

Master Support

National Master Matt Jensen provides support via email and in the forums.

At ChessGoals we know that you want to increase your chess rating. In order to improve you need clarity on what to study. The problem is there are too many chess books, videos, courses to wade through which makes you feel overwhelmed and frustrated. We believe that chess improvement should be simple and fun.

We understand what it’s like to spend months or years without any rating gains. That’s why we surveyed hundreds of chess players to see who improved and how they improved. Here’s how it works. First, you select a plan based on your current rating. Next, you will follow the plan for twelve weeks. At the end of twelve weeks, you will have formed a habit for chess improvement and seen rating gains. Join the ChessGoals community to start seeing results.

Watch NM Matt Jensen explain the benefits of joining ChessGoals.