8 Simple Steps To Make a SUCCESSFUL Plan In Any Situation

Chess Author: Kesaris Angelo
8 Simple Steps To Make a SUCCESSFUL Plan In Any Situation
Start studying the course by: Clicking Here General Information Why Was This Course Created? The opening stage has concluded. All my pieces are active, but what should I do next? A planless approach is indeed punished in chess! Failing to utilize your advantage may lead to its loss. Therefore, ...Read more
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Why Was This Course Created?

The opening stage has concluded. All my pieces are active, but what should I do next?

A planless approach is indeed punished in chess! Failing to utilize your advantage may lead to its loss. Therefore, creating a well-thought-out plan is crucial in the middlegame.

Many chess players struggle with crafting effective plans. While tactics are crucial for not losing pieces, maintaining a good position and enhancing your advantage requires strategic planning.

Introducing our course "8 Simple Steps To Make a SUCCESSFUL Plan In Any Situation." Chess trainers Angelo Kesaris and GM Spyros Kapnisis are delighted to share key guidelines to help you create intelligent plans in EVERY chess position.

8 Simple Steps to Create A Successful Plan in Chess

Course Description

To formulate a plan, you must successfully "read" (evaluate) the position and respond to its needs. Planning is undeniably one of the MOST VALUABLE skills in chess. It enhances your middlegame and endgame, as well as aids in making wise choices in chess openings.

This chess course comprises eight chapters designed to help you think strategically during a chess game. You'll learn about common mistakes and how to avoid them, enabling you to recognize similar patterns in your games and prevent them in the future.

Following a successful evaluation, identifying targets is crucial. Understanding how to use all your pieces to attack those targets is a key aspect that this course will teach you.

Designed for beginners and advanced players alike, the course builds chess understanding through instructive lessons, such as maintaining breaks. Memorizing the opening moves is common, but identifying and playing strong moves in critical positions is a different skill that you'll develop.

How Will This Course Help Me?

This chess course is a treasure trove of lifetime secrets shared by Angelo and Spyros. Instead of spending a lifetime searching for practical tips, you'll gain this crucial knowledge through the theoretical videos.

The planning course instructs you on how to strengthen your positions and turn the tables in your favor. By delving into the position, you'll maximize your chances of winning and ultimately increase your ELO rating.

Last but not least, you'll grasp one of the most vital chess elements, prophylaxis, and how to utilize it in your games. The course showcases games from professional chess players, providing a deep understanding of the techniques they employ regularly. We confidently affirm that this course caters to all your chess needs.

Chess | 8 Simple Steps to Make a Plan | GM Spyros Kapnisis

Here's What You Are Going to Learn

  • Understand Chess Like a Strong Player
  • Develop Your Chess Thinking System
  • Learn How to Create a Chess Plan at Every Position
  • The Planning Techniques
  • How to Evaluate a Position Properly
  • How to Transfer One Advantage to Another
  • Dramatically Increase Your Pattern Recognition
  • Develop Rock-Solid Confidence
  • Unleash your potential and become the chess player you are meant to be!

Are There Any Course Requirements or Prerequisites?

Knowing the movements of the chess pieces

Studied my previous (free of charge) course “The Easiest Way To Learn Chess”

Your thinking cap!

Who Are The Target Students?

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advance

Outline – Curriculum

Theoretical Lessons

  1. Chapter 01 - Thinking System
    1. Let's Develop Together Your Winning Thinking System // 01 Example | 22' 52''
  2. Chapter 02 - Typical Mistakes | 64'
    1. Plan vs Tactics // 01 Example | 7' 47''
    2. How to Avoid Premature Attacks? // 02 Examples | 14' 15''
    3. Be Aware of Opponents Threats // 02 Examples | 9' 50''
    4. Playing Without a Plan // 02 Examples | 11' 14''
    5. How to Deal With Tension // 02 Examples | 20' 36''
  3. Chapter 03 - How to Find Weaknesses and Target? | 46'
    1. Safety of the King // 02 Examples | 10' 18''
    2. Pawn Structure Talks! // 02 Examples | 9' 09''
    3. Create Weaknesses // 02 Examples | 13 03''
    4. Perform Typical Ideas According to Pawn Structure // 02 Examples | 13' 21''
  4. Chapter 04 - Chess Understanding | 56'
    1. What to Do Out of the Opening? // 03 Examples | 16' 45''
    2. Modify the Plan Accordance to the Position // 02 Examples | 8' 06''
    3. Keep the Breaks // 02 Examples | 10' 25''
    4. Use Positional Advantages // 01 Example | 8' 08''
    5. How to Identify Critical Moments of the Game? // 02 Examples | 12' 31''
  5. Chapter 05 - Improvement – Strength The Position | 101'
    1. Improving Your Worst Piece // 02 Examples | 11' 42''
    2. Improve the Positions of Your Pieces // 02 Examples | 16' 51''
    3. Correct Exchange of the Pieces // 01 Example | 22' 09''
    4. Maneuvering | Stop - Use Tactics // 01 Example | 12' 33''
    5. Restricting Enemy Pieces // 01 Example | 20' 54''
    6. How to Squeeze Your Opponents // 01 Example | 17' 17''
  6. Chapter 06 - Practical Tips | 45'
    1. Lond Term Plan - Look Deeper in the Position // 01 Example | 13' 06''
    2. Break the Positional Bind with Tactics // 02 Examples | 7' 26''
    3. Stealing and Robbery // 04 Examples | 14' 21''
    4. The Second Weakness // 02 Examples | 10' 14''
  7. Chapter 07 - Prophylaxis
    1. Ask what your opponent would like to do. // 04 Examples | 22' 01''
  8. Chapter 08 - Your Powerful Breakthrough to Strong Player | 45'
    1. How to Use The Space Advantage // 01 Example | 7' 47''
    2. How to Solve Development Problems // 01 Example | 3' 47''
    3. How to Play With Development Advantage // 01 Example | 7' 27''
    4. How to Play Symmetrical Positions // 01 Example | 10' 21''
    5. How to Win Against Isolated Queen Pawn // 01 Example | 8' 10''
    6. How to Play in Worse Positions // 01 Example | 6' 58''

Practice Tasks

  • Task-01: 1000 – 1200 ELO | 10 Exercises
  • Task-02: 1200 – 1400 ELO | 10 Exercises
  • Task-03: 1400 – 1600 ELO | 10 Exercises
  • Task-04: 1600 – 1800 ELO | 10 Exercises
  • Task-05: 1800 – 2000 ELO | 10 Exercises

Total Exercises: 50

Additional Information

Theoretical Video Lessons: 32 | Duration: 402 Minutes (6.7 Hours)

Theoretical Examples: 55

PGN Files: Games and analysis included

Total Exercises: 50

Author | GM Kapnisis Spyros


Angelo Kesaris

Kapnisis Spyros started playing chess when he was 7 years old. In 1993 he was named champion of Greece under 12 years old (-12) and in 1996 champion of Greece under 16 years old (-16) in a tie with GM Stelios Halkias.

He studied finance at the University of Piraeus, coached strong chess players, and was the coach of the Greek National Team.

Important successes worth mentioning are 3rd in Glyfada in 1997, 3rd in Kavala in 2003 and 2004, and many more. He has held the title of GM since 2011 and in the same year, he managed to break the barrier of 2520 ELO points.

Author | Angelo Kesaris


Angelo Kesaris

Angelo Kesaris is a professional chess coach for the last 20 years and FIDE National Instructor. He is an active chess player with an International FIDE rating of 1900 ELO. He started teaching chess in primary schools, organizing lessons in chess clubs, private classes, online teaching, and chess course creator. You can read more here.

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