Beginner Study Plan

(3 customer reviews)

Original price was: $40.00.Current price is: $0.00.

12-week chess study plan for beginner (800-1099 rating) players.

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Have a chess.com blitz rating between 800 and 1099? The ChessGoals Beginner Study Plan is designed specifically for you. The twelve-week plan will take the guesswork out of how to improve. Spend between 4-8 hours per week covering the plan’s core components.

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.

Additional Purchases

The Beginner Study Plan recommends purchasing one endgame manual and recommends some chess.com features that benefit from premium membership.

Study Plan Contents

  • Typical chess questions
  • How our study plans help
  • 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
  • Final thoughts

3 reviews for Beginner Study Plan

  1. Jacob Craft (verified owner)

    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.

  2. Nicolas Celedon (verified owner)

    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.

  3. Russ (verified owner)

    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 plan suggest picking up a chess.com subscription while going through the course and I would highly recommend this as well. Will be going picking up the next level soon.

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