Category: Chess science


Sort by accuracy: the PRO feature that will supercharge your chess learning

By David Kramaley / On / In Chess science, Features, Learning chess

Chess is a complex game. Often there will be positions that look very familiar to you. The familiarity triggers your wishes to play a known thematic move. However, even the slightest of nuances can turn a good move into a bad one. Perhaps it’s a tempo up or down, perhaps the “other” rook was moved. There …

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Synced chess videos: How to strengthen recall with a fresh new mode of review

By David Kramaley / On / In Chess science, Chessable news

I have only shared this with a few people, but one of the reasons I co-founded Chessable, was that I had watched almost every single chess video available on my favourite openings, and yet remembered nothing. I listened carefully, and I reviewed some of the videos more than once. However, time after time, nothing stuck, and …

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Beating Magnus after a month of training: the neuroscience of why learning chess is so much harder than learning a language

By David Kramaley / On / In Chess improvement, Chess science, Learning chess

By now, most of the chess world is familiar with the story of Max Deutsch, so I will keep it brief. Max is a 24-year-old chess amateur who wanted to beat World Champion Magnus Carlsen with a month’s worth of practice. No handicaps. Max completed 11 other learning challenges, one each month. Perhaps the most impressive one …

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Chessable CEO David Kramaley invited to present at the London Chess Conference! Will you be there?

By David Kramaley / On / In Chess and schools, Chess science, Chessable news

Hello everyone, I just wanted to add a note announcing that I have been invited to speak at the 4th London Chess Conference, covering the didactics of chess. I will be running a workshop about “Cognitive insights into chess improvement”, talking about my unique and insightful Master’s dissertation that was awarded Distinction by Bristol University. …

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Scientific study finds that chess helps kids study less and score on tests just as well as non-playing peers who overstudy.

By David Kramaley / On / In Chess and schools, Chess science

About a month ago I came across some interesting news. Playing chess does not make your kids smarter, the headlines read. I didn’t make much of them. I knew immediately that these recent scientific findings must be getting blown out of all proportion. I was hoping my inaction would let this quietly fade away and …

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Chessable’s GM co-authored and endorsed opening repertoires.

By David Kramaley / On / In Chess openings, Chess science, Chessable news, Features, Learning chess

Today we have the pleasure to announce co-authored endorsed repertoires. From today on you can acquire GM Rafael Leitao’s Sicilian Najdorf, co-authored by GM Rafael Leitao and Chessable user logozar. While we have an explanation of what this entails available in the FAQ, I thought I would elaborate on the logic behind this new approach to chess opening …

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