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Chess is possibly the most seen tabletop game - ever. It has been by and large revered and played across the world for a seriously lengthy timespan, and has stirred one of the most notable Netflix series' lately: The Queen's Gambit.

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A Strategic Plan to Study Chess: Expanded Edition with PGNs, Tools, and Resources | Chess for Kids

How to Master Chess with an Expanded Strategy: Leveraging PGNs, Tools, and Essential Resources

  1. A Strategic Plan to Study Chess: Your Roadmap from 1500 to 2000+ ELO
  2. A Strategic Plan to Study Chess: Expanded Edition with PGNs, Tools, and Resources
  3. Deep Dive into the Opening Phase: A Specialized Roadmap to 2000+ ELO
  4. Mastering the Middlegame: Your Guide to a 2000+ ELO
  5. Conquering the Endgame: A Comprehensive Guide
  6. A Guide to Tactics and Strategy: Elevate Your Game
  7. Other Aspects of the Game


In the previous blog, we went over the overall roadmap to take your chess rating from 1500 to 2000+. Now, let's add some depth to that roadmap, incorporating PGN references for key games and discussing tools and other resources.

Step 1: Master the Basics

PGN Reference

The endgame here is a masterclass in technique.


  •'s Endgame Trainer
  •'s practice section for basic endgames

Step 2: Opening Repertoire

PGN Reference

Study this game to see how the Ruy Lopez can develop into a complex middlegame and decisive endgame.


  • ChessBase for managing and studying opening databases
  • OpeningTree to analyze your own opening repertoire

Step 3: Middlegame Strategies

PGN Reference

An excellent example of using strategic elements like weak squares and outposts.


  •'s Drills feature to set up middlegame positions
  • Chess Position Trainer for middlegame position memorization

Step 4: Tactics, Tactics, Tactics!

PGN Reference

A brilliant tactical display by Tal.


  • Chess Tempo for tactical puzzles
  • The Woodpecker Method, an approach to repeated tactical pattern recognition

Step 5: Master the Endgame

PGN Reference

A must-study King and Pawn ending.


  • Tablebases for endgame analysis
  • Dvoretsky's Endgame Manual: digital edition for interactive exercises

Step 6: Game Analysis

PGN Reference

An example of how computer-assisted analysis can offer deep insights.


  • Stockfish or Komodo for computer analysis
  •’s Study feature for collaborative analysis

Step 7: Psychological Preparation

PGN Reference

A game showing the psychological resilience of Fischer.


  • Headspace for mindfulness and mental clarity
  • Sport Psychology books, like "The Art of Learning" by Josh Waitzkin, for mental preparation strategies

Step 8: Consistent Practice and Review


  • Leela Chess Zero (LCZero) to play against a neural-network-based engine
  • A well-maintained physical or digital chess journal for tracking your progress and reflections


Combining the steps, book references, PGNs, and tools, you're now armed with a comprehensive strategy to take your chess game to the next level. Diligence, study, and mindful practice will be your allies on the road to 2000+ ELO.

Best of luck, and remember: it's not just about moving pieces; it's about shaping your cognitive patterns and understanding of the game's inner logic.


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