The Aging Chess Player – Revisited

The Aging Chess Player – Revisited If emailed feedback from Chessable users is a reasonable proxy for interest, then my post on chess and aging from a few months ago hit the spot more directly than any other of my science blog posts so far. I was fascinated by the personal stories contained in these […]

Introducing Karel van Delft

Karel van Delft

Introducing Karel van Delft – Our New Science Project Manager We are delighted to welcome Karel to the fast-expanding Chessable team, having courted his expertise for some time. Karel will be known to many chessplayers across the world for his longstanding passion for chess science, and for his remarkable networking skills – few chessplayers can match his ‘social […]

El pensamiento en movimiento: por qué vale la pena pensar en tu forma de pensar

Tu lectura de fin de semana está aquí, ya que presentamos una nueva publicación de blog del profesor Barry Hymer, el Jefe de Ciencia de Chessable. En la publicación de hoy, el profesor Hymer revela uno de sus mayores arrepentimientos antes de hablar de varios asuntos como por qué debemos privilegiar el proceso sobre el […]

Thinking Moves: Why It’s Worth Thinking About Your Thinking

Your weekend reading is here, as we present a new blog post by Professor Barry Hymer, the Chief of Science for Chessable. In today’s post, Professor Hymer reveals one of his greatest regrets before discussing various matters such as why we should privilege process over product, the complexity of chess and the importance of making good moves. Are you ready to start thinking […]

The Science of Learning

Professor Barry Hymer

Professor Barry Hymer, already known to our readers for his excellent and popular Science-related blog posts, is now the Chief of Science for Chessable. To commemorate this news, Professor Hymer has produced a White Paper for Chessable on The Science of Learning, which can be viewed, downloaded and shared from here and also from our dedicated Chessable Science […]

Impatient to Improve? That Could Be The Problem

Impatient to improve? We all know the feeling. Your weekend reading is here, as we return to the  fascinating world of science with a new post by Professor Barry Hymer, our Chessable Science Consultant. Paying attention to our diet is similar to the art of finding time to study endgames. They are both things we know we should do, […]

Chess – An Older Person’s Game?

We return to the fascinating world of science in today’s post, as we look beyond the myths to find out whether chess is really an older person’s game. Of course, we hear the contrary very often indeed. How do the myths compare to the reality of the situation? Let us see what Professor Barry Hymer, […]

Cómo hacer un uso inteligente de la repetición espaciada

Los seguidores de los posts sobre ciencia en nuestro blog hoy están de enhorabuena: nos centramos en el tema de hacer un uso inteligente de la repetición espaciada. Hemos rescatado algunas ideas de artículos anteriores de William Hoggarth, nuestro Director de Ingeniería.  William colabora con nuestro consultor en ciencia, el profesor Barry Hymer, y Laurens Goormachtigh, […]

Using Spaced Repetition Intelligently

Followers of our science-based blog posts are in for a treat today as we turn our attention to the subject of using spaced repetition intelligently. We have brought some thoughts from earlier posts by William Hoggarth, our Engineering Manager, in from the cold.  William’s collaboration with our Science Consultant, Professor Barry Hymer, and Laurens Goormachtigh, of our […]

Trigger Happy? Why Spaced Repetition Learning is Nothing Like School

Beginner chess player holding his hand over black chess pieces

Today we bring you a special guest post by Professor Barry Hymer, the Chessable Science Consultant, on the subject of spaced repetition. Professor Hymer will already be familiar to our regular readers, due to his previous articles on the subjects of Chess and the Science of Learning and Learning: A Marathon, Not a Sprint. Additionally, Professor Hymer […]

Learning: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Is the process of learning a marathon or a sprint? Professor Barry Hymer, the Chessable Science Consultant, today follows up his original blog post on Chess and the Science of Learning with a new instalment. Professor Hymer shares with us his thoughts on the art of successful learning. Is it akin to a marathon or […]

Chess and the Science of Learning

Today we present the first in a series of guest blog posts by Professor Barry Hymer, on the subject of Chess and the Science of Learning. Barry is a renowned expert on teaching and learning and is one of the UK’s foremost authorities on the educational aspects of mindset theory. He is now the Chessable […]