UPDATE: THE “CRITICAL THINKING” NEW CHESS MOVIE IS ABOUT OUR PARTNER TEACHER, MR. MARIO R. MARTINEZ

PARTNER SCHOOL: MIAMI, FLORIDA Vineland K-8 Center 100+ STUDENTS

UPDATE: Our blog entry from 2015 received special actuality today. The People Magazine called us a few weeks ago that they would like to use one of our earlier blog post photos in their article about John Leguizamo’s Critical Thinking movie, which tells a real life tale about teens of color achieving against the odds.

Source: People Magazin, October 5, 2020 Issue, Page 85

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW DISTRIBUTOR FROM SRI LANKA

Mr. Shamin Dulal Achinthaka De Moraes from Negombo Chess Academy and LearningChess signed a distributor agreement for Sri Lanka.

The goals of the cooperation:

  • Introducing  LearningChess to International and Private Schools.
  • Awareness programs to school children and teachers (and also for parents if possible).
  • Conducting Teacher Training programs on how to teach chess with LearningChess.
  • Introducing LearningChess to chess coaches who are running chess clubs and academies.

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Active opening repertoire
The new course has arrived

Based on our users’ request, we developed a new opening course for beginners, and online players, called “Active opening repertoire“. We still recommend that first, you learn the logic behind chess and the basic moves from our Beginner course, before mastering any openings. Moreover, a solid middlegame and endgame knowledge are also essential, which you can learn from the Intermediate and Advanced courses.

However, if you want to become a successful player in today’s computerized chess world, you also need to put emphasis on your opening strategy. That is why we launched the “Active opening repertoire” in September 2020.

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Best practices: Greveløkka Children’s Chess Club and Løten Junior High School, Norway

(Norsk versjon >>)

Time-to-time, we share with our readers the best practices of using LearningChess scholastic and chess club version around the world.


We fly to Norway now, and visit the Løten Junior High School and the Greveløkka Children’s Chess Club. We have interviewed Mr. Trond Nerland, teacher and coach, who uses LearningChess to improve the chess skills of his 8-16 years old students in both places.

In the interview, Trond points out interesting differences in teaching chess in schools and chess clubs.

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DO YOU WANT TO BE A GOOD PLAYER QUICKLY?
VIL DU BLI GOD I EN FART?

(Vil du bli god i en fart? – Norsk versjon >>)

The LearningChess Norwegian version launched just six months ago, but we have already received a lot of positive feedback from coaches and home users who bought access to the courses and the Learning Management. However, the biggest surprise was a review in the latest issue of the Norwegian Chess Magazine (Norsk Sjakkblad).

The Norwegian Chess Magazine (Norsk Sjakkblad) #2/220

The author, Mr. Arne Danielsen, already captured the essence of LearningChess in the “Do you want to be a good player quickly?” title. That is: “Improve your chess effectively with high-quality chess lessons based on our interactive teaching method.

For those of our readers who do not have the opportunity to read the article (in the original Norwegian), we summarize it below. This can also help coaches and chess fans who did not have access yet but want to understand how LearningChess can support them.

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CHARITY PROGRAM EXTENDED
FOR THE 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR
FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOLS

Welcome to LearningChess Free for Schools Program info page for the 2020/21 school year.

More than 70.000 children studied worldwide with LearningChess for free in our different scholastic programs in the last years.

We understand that our program is becoming increasingly important during the coronavirus pandemic. We gladly inform you that LearningChess owners extend the ongoing charity program to the 2020/21 school year for underprivileged schools.

This year’s motto: “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Theresa

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How LearningChess helped Vyom
in winning his first U-6 medal

Update (February 2020) Vyom is a FIDE rated player!
In January 2020 Vyom got 1146 FIDE rapid rating. He is 8.5 years old now.
His father, Prashant said: With the coach and LearningChess.net study, his chess game is improving day by day.

Update (November 2017) More medals in the following tournaments
Vyom won two gold medals in his next tournaments in U7 Category. Please find more details below.

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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.

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