Classes Start

July 15th @ 10:00 AM PDT

July 2017 Prodigy Program FREE

SECONDS's Prodigy Program is the world's first and ONLY live, online, and STRUCTURED chess course. No more wasting valuable time, hoping to gain rating points only to find you've lost time and money.

Our course is built from the ground up and offers the highest quality of live lessons, video recorded content, study guides, and fully structured learning with the world's foremost chess coaches. Our team of instructors include authorities of the game including Magnus Carlsen's coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen. With us, you get to learn from the coaches' coach!

We provide ambitious chess players a clear path to improvement and mastery. One of our students, NM Christopher Yoo, went on to become the youngest-ever chess master in American history!

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and fill out the form on the right to enroll for free. Or for details, schedule, and more, keep reading below.

July 2017 Prodigy Program Course Information

  • This month's program offers over 6 hours of live lessons with the best coaches (that get recorded so students can review), several hours of prerecorded lectures and bonus video lessons (puzzle videos, playthrough videos, etc.), detailed study guides, class homework, and tips from coaches.
  • There are four rating levels offered: 900+ Elo (beginner/novice), 1200+ Elo (intermediate), 1500+ Elo (advanced), and 1750+ Elo (very advanced). Note that online ratings tend to be inflated compared to Elo.
  • The July 2017 Prodigy Program is FREE. Enroll in the rating section that is suitable for your level. Note that students must pick one section (can't join all four and that wouldn't be useful anyway).
  • The program begins at 10:00 AM PDT (Pacific Time) on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 and live classes will be taught on the 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th of July. Students will receive additional video lessons and coursework until mid August. The specific schedule of all the live lessons varies depending on rating section and these details will be sent to students after registration is processed.

Meet The Team
  • The July 2017 month of the Prodigy Program is taught by Kairav Joshi, the #1-selling online chess coach and President of Chess University, along with Director of Instruction FM Dalton Perrine, Director of Content FM Arne Jochens, and Instructors IM Kostya Kavutskiy, IM Nazi Paikidze, IM Lawrence Trent, GM Alex Yermolinsky, and GM Peter Heine Nielsen, the trainer of World Champion Magnus Carlsen.
  • Teaching Assistants Marek and Ryan, along with our interns, will help improve the student experience.

Lesson Topics

  • 900+ Section: quickly scanning positions, just the facts (strategy 101), time management, and patterns.
  • 1200+ Section: exploiting opponent's weaknesses, intermediate tactics crash course, space, and structure.
  • 1500+ Section: punishing passive play, refuting slow plans, strategic use of pieces, and positional training.
  • 1750+ Section: very advanced attacking, evaluating positions, overcoming misconceptions, and calculation.

Why Study In Prodigy Program?:
  • The Prodigy Program is the world's first and only comprehensive online chess course.
  • The program is taught by best-selling, world-class coaches who can help students greatly improve.
  • Our students perform exceedingly well at tournaments and one even became the youngest-ever chess master in American history.
  • Five-time world champion Vishy Anand, describes our program as: "a brilliant solution for chess players around the world."
  • This is the highest quality of chess instruction available in the world. Period.
  • It's FREE in July! Students don't need to provide any payment information either when signing up. The July 2017 Prodigy Program is our gift to the chess world and is ABSOLUTELY FREE.


We enrolled Christopher in Chess University's Prodigy Program because we were looking for an organized and focused chess curriculum, which is pretty rare, but that's exactly what we got! Today, Christopher stands as the youngest-ever chess master in American history and we couldn't be more proud of him!

Young-Kyu Yoo
Father of NM Christopher Yoo
- youngest chess master in American history

I developed an interest in chess as an adult and was exploring alternatives for learning this fascinating game in an orderly and systematic way.   I was willing to put in the time and effort, all I needed was a roadmap.   I found that road map in Chess University's Prodigy Program.  The quality of the instruction is outstanding, but more important to me has been the disciplined nature of the program that has given me an opening repertoire, improved my tactical skills and developed my confidence in the end game.  My online rating has increased over 400 points in less than a year and I feel like the sky is the limit.  Thank you Kairav and the entire Chess University staff.  I recommend the program to anyone seriously committed to improving at chess.


So what are you waiting for? Start your journey towards mastery today. Go ahead and fill out the form above with your student information to enroll today!

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