chess24 Sep 3, 2019 | 2:40 PMby chess24 staff

Chessable joins the Play Magnus chess24 family

We're excited to be able to announce that Chessable is now part of the Play Magnus and chess24 group. Play Magnus will invest heavily in the fast-growing chess improvement site, and although nothing will change at first on chess24 or Chessable we’re looking forward to a great opportunity to combine our forces to provide more and better resources for chess players of all levels.


After months of behind-the-scenes negotiations it finally became official today that Chessable is now part of Play Magnus. Chessable, launched publicly in 2016 by David Kramaley with the backing of US IM John Bartholomew, has grown rapidly as a chess platform for aspiring chess players. It aims to solve the problem of how to actually remember chess openings, using spaced learning and other scientifically based approaches - a kind of duolingo for chess. The site also now includes a large library of chess books in digital format.

Chessable has quickly acquired a loyal following, with World Champion Magnus Carlsen among the fans:

I am really impressed by what David and his team have been able to achieve in such a short time. I believe this is a tool that can help players at different levels improve their chess games in an effective way.

David comments:

To be taken over by the world champion, and arguably the greatest player ever to play the game, is a dream come true for us. We have worked very hard to create something new and innovative that will shake up the chess-learning market – and we’ve achieved that. It is designed to super-charge your learning in the most efficient way possible, and now the very top players in the world are beginning to take us very seriously indeed.

For more on the announcement check out today’s blog entry on Chessable, while you can also find the move widely publicised in the mainstream media.

In the following video John Bartholomew explains the move and mentions that we can now expect to see him playing some Banter Blitz on chess24:

There will be plenty more joint projects in future, but for now we’d just like to welcome Chessable to the family!


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