Category: Chessable news


Ding Dong! Two new badges, interview with John + do you want to join Team Chessable?

By Leon Watson / On / In Chessable news

London’s iconic clock-tower may be covered with scaffolding right now (it’s undergoing repair work), but on Chessable it’s on show in all its glory. That’s because we’ve created a new “Big Ben” badge for you to collect to go alongside our brilliant new London System book released this week. The Agile London System by Holmes …

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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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FastTrack: The new PRO feature that lets you set the pace

By David Kramaley / On / In Chessable news

This is a long overdue change that’s finally arrived for PRO members. As many of you will know, Chessable uses a spaced repetition scheduling algorithm to test you and refresh your memory at optimal times. The more answers in a row you get correctly, the more the scheduling spaces out reviews. However, what if: You …

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Review as “whole variation” is Chessable’s new default setting. What does this mean for you?

By David Kramaley / On / In Chessable news

This is a short blog post to announce a site-wide change, from today on the default setting for all Chessable books is to review variations as “whole variation”. For most of you, this should go unnoticed, and the site will continue to work the same. However, for some of you, if you have noticed that …

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John Bartholomew tops group but narrowly misses out on second GM norm

By Leon Watson / On / In Chess news, Chessable news

He almost did it – but Chessable’s own John Bartholomew fell just short of winning a hard-fought second GM norm today. The Scandi king put in a phenomenal performance on the final day of the Charlotte Chess Center’s GM/IM Norm Invitational tournament to top his group above three GMs and the much talked about Indian super talent …

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Happy New Year! The 2017 year in review + 2018 spoiler.

By David Kramaley / On / In Chessable news, Start-up life

Dear Chessable learners, At the end of 2016, I wrote about how, with your backing, we had a fantastic year. Having been so incredibly overwhelmed by your support then, I lack words this New Year’s Day to express our gratitude for your backing during 2017. Your continued choice to use Chessable as part of your …

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Learn chess tactics: for beginners and beyond!

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

Today we’ve reached another milestone. You can now learn chess tactics for beginners (and beyond) right here on Chessable. We’ve taken the classic puzzle book, 1001 Chess Exercises for Beginners, by New in Chess, and made it fully interactive! Ever wanted to apply the Woodpecker method to an excellent tactics book? Well, here is your chance. …

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Chessable’s new study flow is here!

By David Kramaley / On / In Chessable news, Features

At Chessable, our mission is to make learning chess as effective, as fun and as easy as possible. If this means re-engineering part of our core features, then that’s exactly what we’ll do. Today, the long awaited and highly requested change to Chessable’s study flow is finally here. From today on your learning experience should …

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