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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

Chessable is honestly one of the best trainers I use to prepare myself for tournament play. You guys honestly made something beautiful and extremely useful and even if you dont realize it, but you seriously made learning chess and chess openings so much better for people.

by Danny (Evilgenius0070 - 1867 FIDE)

I love the Chessable learning system and how the site operates. I am learning very rapidly and didn't know ANY prior chess openings.

by Derwin (dprince32)

Chessable requires far less effort to learn chess openings than reading and re-reading books and is far more effective than watching videos, of which to be honest, how many people can watch a chess video and remember permanently the one or two lines presented?

by Vernon

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 Tim McGrew (USCF National Master)

I've never used a tool so good for self-directed learning in chess. The ability to make my own private drillable repertoires from analysis of my games has accelerated my understanding of the ideas behind the openings I play, and the speed of my pattern recognition is gaining me all kinds of time against my opponents right out of the opening.

by Ryan Anderson (psilohead)

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
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