Intermediate Adult Learner Plan
12-week chess study plan for intermediate (1100-1699 rating) adult players. This plan focuses on playing games with increment, analysis, and tactics. The program is a nice compliment to the Intermediate Yusupov Plan which focuses more heavily on studying.
Have a chess.com blitz rating between 1100 and 1699? Are you 30 years old or older? The ChessGoals Intermediate Adult Learner Plan is designed specifically for you. The twelve-week plan will take the guesswork out of how to improve. Spend between 7-10 hours per week covering the plan’s core components. There are also bonus activities if you can commit to extra time during the week. This study plan is light on studying openings, endgames, and strategy. We recommend alternating this plan with the Intermediate Yusupov Plan to include more studying.
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 Intermediate Adult Learner Plan recommends having one endgame manual and some chess.com features that benefit from premium membership. We list alternatives for the options with additional costs, and Matt can also help you tweak the plan via email.
Study Plan Contents
- Typical chess questions
- Why use our plans?
- 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