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How do Lessons work?
How do Lessons work?
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All Premium members have unlimited lessons. Basic members get the New to Chess section unlimited, and 1 lesson per week in all other areas*

*Plans purchased before September 1st, 2022 will be on the old lesson plan, which provides 3 lessons per week for Gold and 5 lessons per week for Platinum. All Diamond plans have unlimited lessons. 

Click here to learn more, or to upgrade your membership!

How to find the Lessons

  • To access the lessons, hover over Learn on the left sidebar and click Lessons

  • On the lessons home page, you will see that the lessons are broken into four categories:

Category

What you'll see

New to Chess

These lessons cover how to move the pieces and the rules of the game, including lesser-known rules like castling and en passant. If you are completely new to chess, this is the best place to start!

Beginner

These videos and challenges cover the beginnings of strategy, how to find checkmate, and basic openings.

Intermediate

These lessons start to get into more challenging aspects of chess, such as endgames and full board strategies, and making your pieces work together.

Advanced

These lessons go even further in-depth on the endgame, opening, and various tactics.

  • Each category has several lessons - These lessons will take you to a series of videos, each with puzzles to solve afterward:

  • Click on the lesson you want to do to see an overview of the section:

  • Click Start to begin your first lesson! Or, you can simply scroll down and pick any of the lessons in the series that interests you. You don't have to complete them in order!

    After you click Start or choose your lesson, you will be shown a short video followed by a number of problems.

Work through all the problems to complete the lesson!

Lesson counts reset each week on Sunday at midnight. Repeating a lesson does NOT count toward your total for the week.


All Lessons

If you've finished the lessons in our guide or if you're looking for specific content, there's a vast library of lessons you can explore!

To get started, go to the lessons home page and click on All Lessons. From there, you can search our entire library for exactly what you need.

You can:

  • Click on any of the icons to explore lessons on openings, strategy, tactics, endgames, or master games.

  • Use the dropdown menus to filter lessons by level, theme, or instructor.

  • Simply type what you're looking for into the search bar.

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