Presenting Chess.com University's Prodigy Program
This online super-coaching program by Chess.com University is designed to create chess prodigies out of youth players and take them, or any chess player, to master-level within 5 years. By offering high-quality live lessons, detailed study plans, relevant homework, and unlimited guidance from our world-class team of coaches, we have created a program that can take any chess player from beginner to master within 5 years! The Chess.com University Prodigy Program is not a program exclusively for youth players. As of November 12th, 2014, more adults have registered for the Prodigy Program than kids!
- Taught by Kairav Joshi, Chess.com's best-selling coach and President of Chess.com University, along with FM Dalton Perrine, NM Dane Mattson, and several GMs. Grandmasters that will most likely give live lectures include former USCF (U.S. Chess Federation) President GM Maxim Dlugy, former Ukrainian National Champion GM Valeriy Aveskulov, top Bulgarian trainer GM Dejan Bojkov, 2013 U.S. Open Co-Champion GM Mac Molner, and several other top players and coaches. Note that the GMs will only be guest instructors during the earlier stages of the program. They will be actively involved once the program reaches advanced material. - 12 hours of live online classes per month spread out over 8 sessions. The live lessons will also be recorded so students can review them. - Detailed weekly study plan (an awesome 7-page PDF sent each week!) - An online tournament each month. - A simul each month. - Students' games analyzed. - Full email support for all students. Unlimited guidance and tips! - Tuition: $150/month per student. - Live lessons mostly on weekends at 10 AM or 11 AM PST (Pacific Standard Time U.S./Canada) so that the times are convenient for European students too. Lessons may be held a little earlier or later at times but most will start between 9 AM and 11:30 AM PST. - Chess.com University's Prodigy Program is starting on November 29th, 2014 at 10 AM PST with a live orientation session. There are two separate sections that start on November 29th, 2014: the 900 ELO section and the 1200 ELO section. More information regarding this is provided later in the article. - There is a third section for 1500+ players that begins on January 10th, 2015 at 10 AM PST. Note: ELO refers to the standard over-the-board rating system. Rating systems that are used by FIDE, USCF, CFC, etc., are ELO or similiar to ELO. Online ratings tend to be inflated, sometimes heavily. Understand that what we are offering is indeed a prodigy program or in general, a beginner-to-master program. Adults who join the program have an excellent chance at achieving that elusive chess master distinction. Parents who sign up their kids can (and should) expect their children to improve at chess very quickly. We expect all students to become state champions for their age group and strong contenders for national and international titles. I myself have sent an 8-year-old student to the world youth championships and have numerous student competing and winning at the state and national levels. Let me tell you that we can certainly make your child a chess prodigy too! Our prodigy program will continue for a long time. Students can join in or opt out at any time. We expect that youth players who study in our program for a few years will end up being among the best players in their age group. But those who only study with us for a few months will still improve by leaps and bounds. Our rate of $150/month offers unbeatable value. With our detailed, guided study plan in addition to the live lessons, the amount students learn each month may be equivalent to about 25-30 one-on-one hourly lessons with coaches. If the typical skilled coach charges $30/hr, that would cost $900/month! With Chess.com University, it is $150/month and that is paying for the highest-quality of chess instruction available any where. That is paying for neverending tips and guidance. That is paying for the opportunity to learn from the best chess coaches while also getting a chance to interact with top chess players. Certainly, we will have super-GMs, perhaps even former world chess champions, as guest instructors too! If you truly love chess and want to get better quickly, sign up for the first month of the world's best chess-learning program!