Yes, of course. The schedules are designed to be completely flexible, although the greatest benefits are acquired through constant and disciplined work on your accountability. On the other hand, if you have purchased a full course, you will automatically be assigned a 30-day vacation period, and you will have a tool that allows you to suspend the course within that period. Of course, you decide if you use it or not, as well as for how long. We want you to enjoy chess, and for this reason, you can make it compatible with your rest periods or dedication to other [...]
It depends on your level and the Unit you belong to. As a progressive method, we increase the difficulty and workload in each Unit. A player with an ELO rating between 1950 and 2150 will need about 16 hours of monthly learning and training for Unit 1 and 26 hours for Unit 6. This doesn’t mean in any way, that if you have a high level, Unit 1 will be easy. It simply implies that it will require less time than other students with a slightly lower level. Obviously, considering that the student is within the ELO ranking advised for the [...]
The main objective of our Training Plans is not the direct improvement of chess knowledge. In fact, this is an objective that will be achieved indirectly, with the progression of time. The main objective is to use chess as a contribution to the rehabilitation and improvement of cognitive skills, especially for those diagnosed with ADHD. Of course, it is a fact that the student will improve, and by a lot, by increasing their skill level through tactical resources, spatial vision, or their ability to visualize patterns and positions among other aspects.
At the moment we do not have a trial version of the Training Plan. Oftentimes, there are promotions that will allow you to access the online Campus for a month, and thus be able to use and study the features and functionalities. In addition, some of the exercises have a demo version on the web, which are completely free.
While most of the exercises proposed in each Plan use a chess board and its pieces as the main tools, in most cases, the desirable chess knowledge is minimal and do not go far beyond the main rules of game and movement of the pieces. Logically, there are also other exercises and problems where some higher knowledge is necessary. We recommend that you consult the chess knowledge section that is recommended in each Plan or each of the exercises.
The Training Plans differ mainly in the variety of the exercises they contain, and in the number of exercises available for each month. Therefore, selecting the appropriate plan should be based on the time the student has available, and the objectives that are being pursued, as explained in the section on how to choose the best training plan.