The Prodigy Program is Chess University’s comprehensive live online coaching program for players serious about improving at chess. We created the Prodigy Program with the belief that everyone should have access to world-class chess education from the leisure of their home.
By combining the highest quality of live lessons, video lessons, study guides, puzzle packs, personalized game analysis, and guidance from the world’s top coaches, we created a comprehensive learning experience never seen before.
The Prodigy Program was created by best-selling chess coach Kairav Joshi, FM Dalton Perrine, and FM Arne Jochens. Grandmasters such as former world champions GM Vishy Anand and GM Anatoly Karpov have taught in the Prodigy Program and enriched our curriculum.
Apply for the Prodigy Program early and receive Chess University's free lesson on the best methods for chess improvement.
Here's the live training you get each month:
The monthly curriculum is available for four sections (900+, 1200+, 1500+, and 1750+) which includes:
We love to surprise our students with extra lessons or resources for improving at chess.
Join the Prodigy Program in October 2020 to receive lifetime access to GM Viswanathan Anand's recorded masterclass on tactics and calculation!
You get full email support. We as your coaches are here to guide you every step of the way!
Chess University uses Chess.com's training tools and resources to complement the Prodigy Program materials.
Fan favorites such as Puzzle Rush and Puzzle Battle are incorporated into our program to allow for an even more enjoyable learning experience.
We'll be organizing tournaments for Prodigy Program students at Chess.com later in October!
6+ hours of core video lessons and playthrough lessons
12+ hours of interactive live classes with top coaches
Get personalized analysis and feedback on one game
World-class chess coaches available at your fingertips
Detailed study guide, puzzle pack, and curated training
Get lifetime access to video recordings
The Prodigy Program live classes in October 2020 will focus on:
|#1||Oct 24th @ 10:30-11:30 AM PDT||Group A: 900+ and 1200+||FM Arne Jochens|
|#2||Oct 24th @ 12:00-1:00 PM PDT||Group A: 900+ and 1200+||FM Arne Jochens|
|#3||Oct 24th @ 1:30-2:30 PM PDT||Group A: 900+ and 1200+||FM Arne Jochens|
|#4||Oct 25th @ 10:30-11:30 AM PDT||Group B: 1500+ and 1750+||FM Arne Jochens|
|#5||Oct 25th @ 12:00-1:00 PM PDT||Group B: 1500+ and 1750+||FM Arne Jochens|
|#6||Oct 25th @ 1:30-2:30 PM PDT||Group B: 1500+ and 1750+||FM Arne Jochens|
|#7||Oct 31st @ 10:30-11:30 AM PDT||Group A: 900+ and 1200+||FM Dalton Perrine|
|#8||Oct 31st @ 12:00-1:00 PM PDT||Group A: 900+ and 1200+||FM Dalton Perrine|
|#9||Oct 31st @ 1:30-2:30 PM PDT||Group A: 900+ and 1200+||Kairav Joshi|
|#10||Nov 1st @ 10:30-11:30 AM PST*||Group B: 1500+ and 1750+||FM Dalton Perrine|
|#11||Nov 1st @ 12:00-1:00 PM PST*||Group B: 1500+ and 1750+||FM Dalton Perrine|
|#12||Nov 1st @ 1:30-2:30 PM PST*||Group B: 1500+ and 1750+||FM Dalton Perrine|
* The US undergoes timezone change on Nov. 1st. Starting on this day, our class timezone will be PST
Yes! Students may ask questions throughout our live lessons
Yes! In fact, half our students are adults.
Yes! One of our students became the youngest master in American history at the time.
Young-Kyu WooFather of International Master Christopher Yoo
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!
Each instructor does a great job getting you to see chess on a deeper level. They provide a structured program to build your skills and each lesson really sticks with you.
The Prodigy Program is taught by the world's most qualified instructors and players.
Prodigy Program is taught by best-selling online chess coaches with decades of teaching experience. While bios for our directors are provided below, numerous Masters have contributed to our curriculum, including Five Time World Champion GM Vishy Anand, 12th World Champion GM Anatoly Karpov, GM Shirov, GM Yermolinsky, IM Kavutskiy, IM Paikidze, and many more ...
Founder & CEO
Kairav Joshi is a renowned chess coach, educational entrepreneur, and creator of the Prodigy Program. After becoming the #1 selling Chess.com coach in 2011, Kairav embarked upon a journey to revolutionize online chess education.
Director of Instruction
FM Dalton Perrine is a well-known online chess coach and Director of Instruction at Chess University, Inc. Dalton joined Chess University in 2014 and was the first Primary Instructor to teach in the Prodigy Program alongside Kairav.
Director of Content
FM Arne Jochens, Ph.D is a highly accomplished educator and chess coach who serves as the Director of Content at Chess University. Arne joined Chess University in 2015 and became the third Primary Instructor in the Prodigy Program.
To sign up for Chess University’s Prodigy Program, fill out the form on the right.
If you know which rating section you want to join you may proceed to checkout to enroll right away! After you apply, we can answer any questions you may have about the program and help you select the right rating section.
You will also receive Chess University's free lesson on the best methods for chess improvement after you apply.
So what are you waiting for? Start your journey towards mastery today. We look forward to seeing you in the Prodigy Program very soon!
Have questions? Email us at [email protected]