Premium Study Plan Comparison

ChessGoals premium study plans are intended for players who are able to dedicate between 4 and 14 hours per week to chess. Here are the top benefits of a premium study plan:

  1. Structure: You’ll receive a 12-week plan with activities to complete each day. Take the guesswork out of what to work on so you can focus on improving.
  2. Improvement Guarantee: We guarantee you’ll improve at chess while on our premium plans. If you are unsatisfied with your results at any time, we can refund your purchase. These plans are based on improvement data from hundreds of players.
  3. Motivation & Community: After purchasing your premium study plan you’ll gain access to our Discord server and receive weekly check-in emails from NM Matt Jensen. Matt is also available to answer your questions and help tailor the plan to your needs.

Study Plans Compared

Plan NameRating
Range
AgesImprovement
Time Controls
Recommended
Books
Details
Novice Study Plan
$30 $25.50 (-15%)
<800AllOverallLogical Chess: Move by Move
Endgame Book
12-week Plan
Beginner Study Plan
$30 $25.50 (-15%)
800-1099AllOverallEndgame Book12-week Plan
Intermediate Study Plan
$35 $28 (-20%)
1100-1699AllOverallYusupov’s Course
Endgame Book
12-week Plan
Intermediate Adult Learner Plan
$40 $30.00 (-25%)
1100-1699AdultsOverallEndgame Book12-week Plan
Extra Credit*
Intermediate Rapid & Classical Plan
$30 $25.50 (-15%)
1100-1699AllRapid & ClassicalYusupov’s Course
Endgame Book
12-week Plan
+Maximize*
Advanced Study Plan
$30 $25.50 (-15%)
1700-1999AllOverallYusupov Course
Endgame Book
12-week Plan
Expert Study Plan
$35 $29.75 (-15%)
2000-2299AllOverallYusupov Course
Endgame Book
12-week Plan
Extra Credit*
ChessGoals Premium Study Plans Compared

*Extra credit will show a list of activities each week that can be added in addition to the main plan. +Maximize is new in 2021 plans and breaks down study plans into two parts called efficient and maximize. Efficient is the regular study plan based on about 7 hours per week. +Maximize adds an additional 7 hours per week in an attempt to maximize rating gains.

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