Questions about the Learn section.
Questions about the Train Section.
Questions about Chesscademy.
Paths are guided curriculums that help you master various chess topics. You'll be assigned a Path based on your current ability. Paths contain Lessons, Tactic Sets, and Game Sets.
We've begun captioning all the videos on the site — if you're interested in helping us transcribe the videos, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Re-watch the video to check if you missed anything. If you're still having trouble, report the exercise and let us know what the problem is.
To pass a quiz and complete a Lesson, you have to get all of the answers correct.
A Tactic Set is a collection of tactics that follow Lesson themes.
A Game Set is a collection of games that tests your mastery of the content in a Lesson.
A checkpoint is a milestone in a Path where you can test out of the steps that come before it.
By clicking the lightning bolt at checkpoints, you can test out of certain steps of the Path or the entire Path. To successfully test out, you need to beat the computer in the test out game.
You earn points by completing Lessons, Tactic Sets, and Game Sets. The number of points you earn is dependent on the difficulty of the module.
A tactic is a sequence or combination of moves that forcibly results in a tangible gain, such as winning material or checkmating the opponent.
Your goal is to make the absolute best move possible in any given position.
Your rating is a number that estimates your chess playing ability. Chesscademy uses the Glicko-2 system to calculate your rating.
Tactic explanations are curated by select members of our community who are experienced with the training section. Read our Community Guidelines for contributing.
Tactic tags are different themes that appear in tactics. You can learn more about the different kinds of tags here.
You can see your favorite tactics on your Dashboard.
The twelve levels indicate varying difficulties at which the computer will be set. Level 1 is the easiest, and level 12 is the most difficult.
At the moment, you can only play the computer, but we're working on Chesscademy Multiplayer.
Yes. If you leave in the middle of a game, the next time you return, a popup will appear asking you if you want to resume.
Yes. All of your games are saved in our database. We're currently working on creating an interface for you to view all of your past games.
You can see your game performance history on your Dashboard.
At the moment, no. We have all of your games saved, and we'll be adding this functionality and more soon.
Chesscademy is a free chess education resource with videos, interactive exercises and puzzles, and games.
Chesscademy will always be free to use. In the future we plan to offer paid upgrade options for more features and additional content.
See the Achievements Page for information on badges and streaks.
Email us at email@example.com and we'll work on fixing your issue right away.
Chesscademy works best with current versions of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, or with Internet Explorer version 9 and above.
If you forgot your password, you can reset it using your email address on the Forgot Password page.
If you forgot your password, you can reset it using your email address at the Settings page.
Yes. You can find our Android app on the Play Store. Our iOS app is currently being reviewed by Apple.
Not yet. Chesscademy is looking for volunteers to help translate the site into other languages. If you're interested in helping us out, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.