Novice Study Plan
12-week chess study plan for novice (<800 rating) players.
New to chess or have a rating less than 800? The ChessGoals Novice 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.
The Novice Study Plan recommends purchasing Logical Chess Move By Move 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
- 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