Category: Chess info

LearningChess lanseres i Norge

(LearningChess launched in Norway – English version >>)

Norske sjakkspillere har savnet et så omfattende læreverk på norsk som LearningChess tilbyr nå. Både nybegynnere og sterke klubbspillere kan har mye å lære fra prisvinnende og interaktive online leksjoner.

LearningChess er en verdensomspennende plattform for å lære og spille sjakk. Den norske versjonen er oversatt av WIM Sheila Barth Stanford som arbeider fulltid som sjakktrener. Hennes voksne og unge elever har testet ut LearningChess de siste månedene. Sheila har vært mesterspiller i flere tiår og er en aktiv turneringsspiller.


In the last ten years, we were continuously looking for a way to improve our services and aimed to provide better and better solutions for our students, coaches, and schools.

Throughout this year our team has been relentlessly working on a major upgrade, and we are pleased to announce that we will start rolling out new features and several new solutions under LearningChess 2 in 2019. We have not only modernized the development stack, but we are also releasing two long-awaited solutions.

Update: the open beta-test started on 30 June, 2019

Thanks to all of our subscribers for waiting patiently to the LearningChess 2 upgrade. We granted 2-month subscription to subscribers with expired licenses. We extended the license with 3-month to subscribers with valid licenses. Enjoy Learning Chess 2!

LogiQ Board user manual

The LogiQ Board is a much needed smart demonstration board that is developed according to the trends of modern chess education.

The LogiQ Board has an easy to use interface which speaks for itself.  In this manual, we go through step-by-step on the usage of the several logic and chess elements (see the picture below) LogiQ Board offers. We also disclose some tricks and tips in this manual.


In the past few years, we received multiple inquiries from schools and coaches on how to embed our award-winning lessons into their websites.  As school internet security policies are quite strict, deeply integrating the system would make it a lot easier for students to reach the courses.

In EmYL the order of the lessons can be customized, and students can access them directly from the coach’s website. The solution still runs on the LearningChess servers, so no extra resources (server time, bandwidth, backup) are needed by the coaches.


There are several occasions when we give gifts to our loved ones: Christmas, birthday, anniversaries, and more. Of course, we would like to buy an impressive, useful gift.

The LearningChess online chess tutor is an ideal gift. Let’s check why.


We would like to introduce a remarkable book about a new and unusual area where chess can be also used as a development tool. The author is Carl Portman, the English Chess Federation’s Manager of Chess in Prisons. In 2015 he was awarded the ECF President’s award for services to chess.

Yes, this area is the chess in prisons. Is it surprising? Not after reading the book!

The author, Carl Portman and Victoria Prentis
who supports Carl in his work in prisons.

Chess Behind Bars offers a guide to chess in prisons that will instruct and entertain regardless of your situation. It covers almost every aspect of chess imaginable – from the rules to chess history, from puzzles to famous games, and even some tips for improvement and how to motivate yourself. Especially powerful is the testimony from prisoners. It is a smorgasbord of chess, seen from an unusual angle.


We would like to introduce a unique development from Chess4Kids chess school in Switzerland. Roberto Schenker and his team recently developed the innovative MINIMASTER Program for children aged 2-5 years.   Chess4Kids integrated chess as one element out of many that supports the children on their way to explore their

LearningChess French Version
Has Been Renewed

Nouvelle version de LearningChess en français

We are excited to announce that Mr. Sylvain Ravot, FIDE Master and chess teacher, and LearningChess have signed a cooperation agreement. The aim of the cooperation is to further develop the LearningChess online chess education system, and make it available to students and chess fans in their native language in France and other francophone countries.

French version – version française »


Unique opportunity for our registered users!
Win a year’s subscription by solving puzzles and gathering badges. This is a great opportunity if you are already learning chess with us: you will receive an extra year’s subscription for free. Chess fans new to LearningChess can benefit too: use our Tactics Trainer and win a year’s subscription.
Are you interested? Read about the details below.


Introducing Dr. Judit Sztaray, Organizer of the Year Award Winner 2017

US Chess announced the 2017 award winners, as confirmed by the Executive Board at the meeting held from June 3-4 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 20 award winners will be recognized out at the annual luncheon on Saturday, August 5th, during the 2017 US Open in Norfolk, Virginia (July 29-August 6th).

Dr. Judit Sztaray, Executive Director at BayAreaChess (BAC) won the Organizer of the Year Award 2017.  Congratulations!