Killer Chess Training

daily live chess training
Weekly Homework
personalised feedback

Our method

Why you should join now

  1. The Homework Club in Killer Chess Training gives you fresh training material every week, with personalised feedback. Same as you would with a personal coach.
    This is the same training material used by many top grandmasters.
  2. Stop wasting time looking at random free online material, hoping to find something that makes sense.
    Spend it following structured chess courses by top chess trainers, experienced in teaching students of all levels. Chess will always be difficult, but the techniques and principles to play well are simple, and easy to understand if explained and properly.
  3. We offer courses on all phases of the game.
  4. Online chess camps at a fraction of the cost you’d pay elsewhere.
  5. We have the Forum with a very friendly community, tournaments, courses on technical aspects, and using engines.
  6. When you ask a relevant question in the class, the trainer will answer you.
  7. The cost is a fraction of what you’d pay for having a good personal coach per year. With us, you have 9, ready to answer your questions and provide clarity where is needed.
  8. Lots of our students have put in the work required to improve and as a result, they have received IM and GM titles, won national championships and club championships. If you have the energy and want to put in the work, but don’t know where to begin, you have come to the right place!
 
With the cost being less than €1.5/$2/£2/INR 170 per class, what are you waiting for? Sign up now!

    Your

    Trainers

    Jacob Aagaard

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2542
    32 years of training experience

    Sam Shankland

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2731
    10 years of training experience
    US Champion 2018

    GM Ivan Cheparinov photograph taken by David Llada

    Ivan Cheparinov

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2718
    Second for World Champion Veselin Topalov
    for 7 years

    Julen Arizmendi

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2580
    20 years of training experience

    Michael Adams

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2761
    Highest ranking: world No. 4
    3 times World Championship Candidate

    Sabino Brunello

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2617
    7 years of training experience

    Iván Salgado López

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2651
    10 years of of training experience

    Alexander Motylev

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2710
    17 years of training experience
    2015 European Champion
    2021 European Rapid Champion
    Coach of the Russian National Team

    Renier Castellanos

    International Master

    Peak ELO 2529, 2 GM norms
    20 years of of training experience

    Mykhaylo Oleksiyenko

    Grandmaster

    Peak ELO 2643
    11 years of training experience

    killer chess training logo with the inscription of the best chess trainers the best prices. Monthly membership. Yearly membeship. Chess training.

    Free

    Material

    Killer Homework Club

    Sometimes, Jacob invites a student in the class, to show everyone what their thought process was in solving this sheet and to help people realise that chess is difficult for everyone. On the 12th of January, one of Jacob’s most famous students and 2018 US Champion, GM Sam Shankland was invited to the class. If you want to test your skills, download the Killer Homework sheet from here and give it a serious try BEFORE you watch the class.

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    Friendly Homework Club

    In Killer Chess Training we give homework to the students every week and IM Renier Castellanos, following Jacob's guidelines, marks it and gives personal feedback to everyone. If you want to test your skills, download the Friendly Homework sheet from here and give it a serious try BEFORE you watch the class.



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    Killer Openings

    This lecture and the accompanying pgn is an example of our Killer Chess Openings course. We go over various systems with our members and provide top-quality files and analysis that many of our members use OTB.This particular video is from the first class on the Nimzo repertoire for Black; an opening that has expanded and now includes Vienna and the Catalan.


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    Fundamentals in Action

    GM Jacob Aagaard and IM Renier Castellanos are hosting a class; the main objective? Positional Play and The Three questions!



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    Positional Play

    GM Jacob Aagaard on an hourly class on Positional Play. Press on the arrows to make the video go fullscreen.




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    Chess Fundamentals

    Chess is difficult for everyone. But if you have the right person to explain things to you properly and to help you understand ideas and how things work, it can be game-changing! How can the Three Questions help your decision-making? Watch the class below and find out!

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    Technical Rook Endgames

    GM Sam Shankland is preparing another book for Quality Chess, this time on Technical Rook Endgames. Killer Chess Training members had the chance to work with Sam and learn early all the secrets! This is the first class of the course, which is available for sale in our shop!

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    Thinking Aloud

    Two people. Six positions. Real-time solving. GM Gawain Jones and GM Jacob Aagaard provide a high-instructive class.




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    Magnus Carlsen's Middlegame Evolution

    GM Ivan Sokolov's new book Magnus Carlsen's Middlegame Evolution by Quality Chess is here, and Killer Chess Training couldn't miss the chance to bring Ivan and give a lecture to our students.

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    Join us now and improve your game

    Chess Training every day for less than €2/$2 per hour

    OUR

    Reviews

    our vision on How to succeed in chess

    We all know it takes a lot of work, but how and on what? While there are many paths, they all involve expert guidance.
    You need a great chess trainer (or more).

    A few years ago, access to high-quality daily chess training was accessible only for the rich and the otherwise fortunate.
    Now, Killer Chess Training makes this accessible for everyone; we have the best chess trainers at the best price!

    For $2/€2 a day, you can attend daily live online chess training with the some of the best chess trainers in the world!
    With additional camps, simuls, weekly homework with personalised feedback and more, all you have to bring to the table is enthusiasm!

    With super trainers and GMs Shankland, Aagaard, Motylev, Cheparinov, Salgado Lopez, Arizmendi, Brunello, and IM Castellanos and guest appearances by World Elite players (like Boris Gelfand and Vishy Anand) the rest is up to you.

     

    Classes are provided through the ZOOM platform at different times, giving all students a chance to experience some live classes, while other classes can be streamed at your convenience for a limited time afterwards.
    Our online chess training sessions are focused on the needs of the members; feedback and surveys are used to constantly improve the service we provide to you.

    We have the Courses, where a chess trainer will go deep into a topic over a period of time. As long as the Course has not been concluded, it will be possible to review the previous lessons. Such ongoing courses are Locked Pawn Structures (GM Sam Shankland), What I learned with Topalov (GM Ivan Cheparinov), Understanding Static Elements in Chess (GM Iván Salgado López), Advanced Calculation (GM Jacob Aagaard) and Understanding Weaknesses (GM Julen Arizmendi) for example. Later it will be possible to buy the courses for streaming. Already you can find 19 different course recordings for sale on our shop, the most recent addition is the Technical Rook Endgames course by GM Sam Shankland.
    Members will get a considerable discount.

    We have Recurring one-off classes with varying themes, such as Killer Openings, Game of the Week, Thinking Aloud and others.
    We have Homework Club in two levels, where it is possible to submit weekly homework and get personalised feedback.

    Finally, as a new thing, we are building a Fundamentals series making it possible for students to review the basics of chess. This will be supported by classes called Fundamentals in Action, building or adding to this knowledge. For yearly members, the Fundamentals series will be available at all times.

     

    OUR

    Services

    Daily hour long lessons

    ...uploaded in a mater of hours for watching at your convinience.

    Personal feedback

    ...on weekly homework, on the forum and during the class.
    Our trainers are here for you!

    Intensive camps

    ... and In-depth courses for REAL lasting progress

    Big membership discounts

    ...on additional services and products

    Join us now and improve your game

    Chess Training every day for less than €2/$2 per hour

    OUR

    statistics

    Our top trainers give many hours of training per month, spread over the whole day to benefit multiple timezones.

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    training hours
    in October

    €0.86 $1.04

    cost per hour of training
    In October

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    years combined training experience

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    camps free for our members
    in 2020

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    Homework Club
    submissions

    5

    days on average per week people attend classes

    70%

    of the monthly subscriptions
    become yearly

    9.38 /10

    customer satisfaction
    in latest members survey

    9.12/10

    average rating of our trainers according to our latest members survey

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You are not sure yet? No problem! Read the most frequently asked questions or write us a message and we will answer all your questions.

    1. Because you are passionate about chess and want to understand it better. 2. The homework club gives you fresh material every week, with personalised feedback. Exactly what you would do with a personal trainer. All you need to do is submit in time (you get about 10 days to submit for each session). 3. You don’t have to look through endless amount of free material to find the quality stuff. The courses are structured by experienced trainers, dealing with students of all levels. Chess is difficult, but the principles and ideas are easy to understand if explained simply and properly. 4. We offer courses on all aspects of the game 5. We have the Forum with a very friendly community, tournaments, courses on technical aspects and engines. 6. When you ask a relevant question in the class, the trainer will answer you. 7. We just started a partnership with Chess Tempo and you will get exclusive material delivered there. 8. The cost is a fraction of what you’d pay for having a good personal trainer per year

    There is a common misconception that the higher the rating, the stronger the trainer. This is not so. Our trainers are experienced in training with decades of experience and many successes. They have assisted with many World Championship matches, been captains for Olympiad teams, produced titled players, written award-winning books, and accrued lots of experience working with improving players of all levels.

    Yes, they have also reached great results in their own right, championships, and Olympiad medals. Had high ratings and defeated famous opponents. But the main reason why we feel certain Killer Chess Training, the rebranded 365 Chess Academy, will be the right choice for you, is our trainers’ long and solid experience and the academy’s commitment to constantly improve and provide you with the best learning experience we can create.

    We have happy members from 1200 to 2700+. From young players with a little tournament experience to seasoned grandmasters. Obviously, some classes will be challenging for the less experienced members, while others will be progressing a bit slowly seen from the perspective of professionals. But chess is magical in the way that even if you cannot find the best move in a position, it is not difficult to understand why it is the best move when explained well.

    The number one is cost. The second is convenience. Because of technology we are able to have lessons in our home without the need for travel and accommodation. Also, we record the lessons and you can access them later.

    While face-to-face training has a number of advantages and should be preferred if available, most often it is not. Online is not inferior.

    Our classes are live and based on interaction between the members and the trainers. While being the sole focus of the trainer’s attention can improve your confidence and sometimes be a shortcut to improvement through special insights, the experience of classroom learning is not significantly inferior. The knowledge conveyed will be the same and the encouragement to learn from the trainers will be the same. In place of the singular attention from the trainer comes the possibility of learning from your fellow student’s questions and experience and the natural camaraderie that arises.

    You should add our Google calendar to your account from a PC just by clicking here or here for an ics file, and you will get a notification on your phone 30 minutes before the class and then 5 minutes before the class. We also offer an isc file for outlook users. And of course, we also have a timetable inside out Members’ Lounge as you can see here.

    Yes! Head over to the dashboard, and in the Your Academy page, you will find lots of material. Or, click here.

    Also, you can visit our YouTube channel.

    We accept PayPal, card payments and bank transfers. We love you extra if you pay with a card or with a bank transfer!

    If you get a monthly membership and you decide within 7 days that you want to upgrade to a yearly membership, you get €100 off the yearly membership fee. If you wish to pay with installments for the yearly membership, with a bank transfer, or in a different currency other than euros, please get in touch. One way to pay with installments is to buy a monthly membership, leave it to auto-renew for 5 more months without gaps. That means that after you have paid 6 consecutive monthly memberships, send us a message to upgrade you to the yearly membership for 6 months!

    Our classes are scheduled over three time zones. We try to provide everyone with a reasonable amount of live classes, but no one will be able to attend all the classes live. However, the recordings are available for 14 days after they have been aired and longer when it comes to the longer courses with narrow topics.

    Hardly anyone is able to watch all of the lessons. Pick what is most appealing to you and enjoy it. The overload of classes should not get in the way of your learning experience!

    Simple! You go to the Forum and find the relevant course and you ask your question. The trainer, or another member, will get back to you. The idea is that we build a community around the academy, where people are helping each other.

    You have to have a membership on Lichess.com, which is free. Once you are there, search for the Killer Chess Training team and become a member.

    Also, members of the academy are organising games and tournaments for which you can get more details on the Forum.

    Yes, you have a 7 day trial for a sign-up fee of €39. You can buy it here. This product is not available for sale at all times.

    If you want to continue after a week, you pay another €739 for the year.

    Important: Your membership is automatically renewed after 7 days!
    If you do not want this, you can of course cancel the membership in your profile.

    If you have any problems you are welcome to contact us and we will terminate the trial membership for you.
    Just don’t leave it for the last minute, to avoid delays.
    Please use our email address [email protected]

    We are too! In order to learn you have to be involved.

    Therefore, our teachers are not just conveying information, but asking a lot of questions from the students. We also have a weekly homework club, where you can submit your answers and get feedback in good time before the class and try again.

    Reset your password!

    If something goes wrong, the fastest way is to contact our Facebook page, so that Kallia will reset your password asap.

    Otherwise, you should send us an email using the contact form below, or our email [email protected] or the Feedback and Support section on the Forum.

    Check your spam folder and mark the email as safe!

    If you cannot find it, the fastest way is to contact our Facebook page, so that Kallia will reset your password asap.

    Otherwise, you should send us an email using the contact form below, or our email [email protected] or the Feedback and Support section on the Forum.

    Yes, you can! If you wish to pay with installments for the yearly membership, with a bank transfer, or in a different currency other than euros, please get in touch. One way to pay with installments is to buy a monthly membership, leave it to auto-renew for 5 more months without gaps. That means that after you have paid 6 consecutive monthly memberships, send us a message to upgrade you to the yearly membership for 6 months!

    The short answer is no.
    However, contact us for payments in GBP. Maybe we can work something out in USD as well, but it is not guaranteed.

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    About us

    The most competitive fee for online Chess training

    New daily interactive chess lessons

    World renowned Chess Trainers

    Experience in training stars and amateurs

    Class recordings available for viewing for at least a week

    Join us now and improve your game

    Chess Training every day for less than €2/$2 per hour