Lesson with GM Nielsen

July 23rd @ 12:00 PM PDT

July 2017 Prodigy Program FREE

SECONDS's Prodigy Program is the world's first and only fully structured online chess course. Our program offers live lessons, video recorded lectures, study guides, and an interactive learning experience with prominent chess trainers.

Students also get a chance to learn from Magnus Carlsen's coach GM Peter Heine Nielsen - you get to learn from the coaches' coach!

We provide ambitious chess players of all ages 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? Start your journey towards mastery today! Go ahead and fill out the form on the right to enroll for free.

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.

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 actually improve and one even became the youngest-ever chess master in American history.
  • GM 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.

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!

Have questions? Contact us at and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!