How do I use this
app to get better at chess?
This app works on the principle of learning by
example. You will find no lesson and no exercise in
By playing from the weakest levels and progressing to
the stronger levels, your brain will automatically
learn and you will play better and better. There is no
better method, and we can guarantee that reading pages
after pages of lessons would only help you to sleep,
Here is how you should use our app if you want to
improve at chess:
- In the settings, you use the "Me
vs Trainer" mode.
- Find the trainer level that
matches your current level. Maybe you can start at
one of the lowest levels (250 or 550 Elo). You
play a game against this level with the
suggestions turned OFF. You are probably going to
beat the trainer. So you switch to the next level
and play again. Repeat until you feel that the
trainer is smarter than you.
- Now that you have found a trainer
that is challenging but not crushing, you are
going to play with the suggestions turned ON. You
are going to slaughter the trainer thanks to the
- Play again, but this time you turn
the suggestions OFF. When you do not know what to
do, turn them ON just for this move. If you make a
mistake, take back your move and use the
- Play again and again, using the
suggestions less and less, until you feel that you
can beat this trainer level most of the time
without any help. IMPORTANT: it is not required to
be able to beat it EVERY time - most of the time
is OK. Being stronger than your opponent does not
mean that you can beat it in every game. It means
you can beat it in more than 50% of the games.
- Congratulations, you have
improved! Switch to the next trainer level and
repeat: first game with the suggestions ON all the
time, then next games with suggestions only when
needed, until you feel you don't need the
suggestions to be able to beat that trainer in
more than 50% of the games you play against it.
Most of the time, you can leave the "Threats" button
turned on. It's even better if you are able to beat
the trainer without even being warned of the threats,
but don't worry too much about that.
The most important things to remember are:
- Play over and over again. You
become good at chess by practicing, not by reading
- Don't skip levels. When you have
improved to the point that you can beat trainer
level 1200 Elo, don't skip to trainer 1300 Elo.
Switch to 1250 Elo because this one will teach you
things you need to know before you can face
Thousands of players use our app daily to improve
their chess. And they tell us that it works. So it
will work for you!