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What is MoveTrainer?

MoveTrainer turns chess books and videos into fully interactive courses. It finds out what you know, and what you don't by regularly quizzing you. It then uses science-based principles to ensure you quickly and efficiently learn it all.

The Science in MoveTrainer:

  • Spaced Repetition. Get the move right, and you won't see it for a while. Get it wrong, and we know it needs some work. Spaced repetition ensures you review only when you need it.
  • Implicit Learning. Our brain can figure out patterns and logic without conscious effort. By learning from recognised chess masters, you are taking advantage of implicit learning.
  • Explicit Learning. MoveTrainer is linked to our learning community, where not only can you read comments provided by publishers, but also ask and answer questions, analyse positions and more.
  • Dopamine. MoveTrainer has integrated rewards such as points and badges which science shows can enhance the release of dopamine, linked to improved learning and retention.

How does MoveTrainer work?

Step 1

1. Select course

Choose from openings, endgames, strategy and tactics courses to learn with MoveTrainer®.

Step 2

2. Practise

The moves to learn are shown on the board along with helpful text. A quiz follows.

Step 3

3. Keep it fresh

Spaced repetition schedules your reviews at optimal, ever-increasing times.

Step 4

4. Zero in

Focus on the pinpointed problems, and improve your game where it needs it most. *

* Difficult moves feature requires an extra PRO purchase. All other features are included with all course purchases.


Here is what some of our members are saying

I had prepared a lesson for my 8-year-old student about pawn endings (key squares and opposition). To my surprise he solved every endgame perfectly and immediately. I was intrigued and asked him which coach had taught him to play these endgames so well. His answer surprised me. He had learned to play these endgames by practicing ‘100 Endgames You Must Know’ by Jesus de la Villa on Chessable, by himself.

by NM Han Schut (2257 USCF)

I've tried using other tools (e.g. Chessbase, Chess Position Trainer) to build and study an opening repertoire. However, I always stalled out after building a few lines since when I went to train with those tools it wasn't fun, was cumbersome, and felt like work. Chessable makes training chess openings fun and now I'm actually learning the repertoire I'm supposed to know!

by Peter Newhall (2016 USCF)

It learns where you make mistakes ... and it keeps on testing you on that particular position until finally it's beaten into your ... brain, until you begin to learn how to do it... Over time, you really begin to learn these things, through the repetition. Of all the chess sites and all the chess books I ever read, and I had learnt absolutely nothing, I have to say, Chessable is fantastic.

by Graham Cluley (Award-winning computer security expert & chess lover)

Chessable has changed the way that I think about opening preparation. The preparation of lines for structured learning and spaced review has taught me to make more effective use of the tools I already had. I'll be using Chessable from now on, both for my own work and for my students.

by NM Tim McGrew (2201 USCF)
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