Advanced 1 Plan
12-week chess study plan for advanced (1700-1999 rating) adult players. This plan focuses on improvement in slower time controls. This plan includes an efficient track and a +maximize track!
Have a chess.com blitz rating between 1700 and 1999? Are you looking to improve at slower time controls specifically? We designed this plan for you. The twelve-week program will take the guesswork out of how to improve. Spend ~7 hours per week covering the core components of the program. You should see efficient progress with these core components. There is also an additional ~7 hours per week of +maximize activities. +Maximize intends to give you the highest rating gains based on our improvement data.
New in 2022: Study plans are free with email sign-up!
This study plan does not attempt to teach you concepts like the traditional chess book. The program will give you a framework for chess improvement and help you build a study habit. To help keep you on track, post your progress on the Chess.com forums or consider joining our community. Joining the ChessGoals community is fun and rewarding as you work on your chess improvement with other chess learners.
The program recommends having one endgame manual, a Yusupov training book, and suggests some chess.com features that benefit from premium membership. Matt can also help you tweak the plan if you sign-up for a ChessGoals membership.
Study Plan Contents
- The layout of the plan summary
- Day 0: Getting Started – Initial steps to prepare for the 12 weeks
- Tasks Explained – How to study each task
- 12 Weeks of printable plans for tracking
- Efficient and +maximize schedules for all 84 days
- Final thoughts and next steps