Narratives on Cheating in Online Chess

This is a guest post written by Raúl Sánchez García. Raúl is a lecturer on motor learning and the theory of play at the Sports Science school of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He is also closely connected to the Embodied Design Research Laboratory (EDRL) of the University of California, Berkeley. His research blends social […]

In search of the ineffable: why Move Trainer also wants us to do ‘dumb’ stuff!

Chessable MoveTrainer

In his celebrated book Personal Knowledge, the renowned physical chemist and philosopher Michael Polanyi made the case for the scientist’s personal participation in knowledge-discovery and knowledge-validation. Whilst our culture commonly prizes scientific objectivity and detachment, for Polanyi, ‘knowing’ is a deeply personal act (and art), melding skill, commitment, and passionate engagement with the chosen domain. […]

Chessable Science Project

How would you like to take part in a Chessable Science Project? Here at Chessable, we have a reputation for utilising science in our ongoing quest to improve the chess learning experience. Our guest posts by Professor Barry Hymer are very popular with our readers. The most recent one, Trigger Happy? Why Spaced Repetition Learning is […]

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 […]