Intermediate Study Plan
12-week chess study plan for intermediate (1100-1699 rating) players, with steps to modify and reuse the program.
Have a chess.com blitz rating between 1100 and 1699? The ChessGoals Intermediate 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 program’s core components. This study plan includes modifications at the end to run for future 12-week plans.
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 Intermediate Study Plan recommends purchasing a book from Yusupov’s chess course as a guide instead of a coach. The plan also 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
- 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