He's had a laser-eyed focus on winning the Tour Finals in San Francisco over the last week - but that doesn't mean Magnus Carlsen's mission to teach the world to play better chess has slowed down.
Today, the world’s best chess player is launching his new initiative - the brilliant and fun Magnus Chess Academy, which is available on Android and iOS now.
The feature-packed app, developed by Play Magnus Group, offers an innovative new way to learn the rules of this ancient game in just 10 minutes.
It is fun and it is fast. No prior knowledge of chess is necessary.
Once a student has grasped the basics, he or she can then progress on a tailored learning path.
Hundreds of interactive lessons are utilized and learning is reinforced through unlockable minigames and puzzles.
The fun way to learn chess
New minigames include Ace In The Sleeve and Chess Sprint which are specifically designed to put your lessons into practise, helping you to learn, improve and reinforce.
Each pathway is a block of courses grouped together to ensure that learners master a particular topic or program.
Become a tactics beast!
Magnus Chess Academy’s structured learning environment is an exciting new way of learning the game.
Learning is structured
It draws on the best of Play Magnus Group’s previous app creations including Play Magnus, Magnus Trainer and Magnus Kingdom of Chess to make chess at any level enjoyable and engaging.
Magnus with Play Magnus Group's Ed Radzivilovskiy
Norway’s World Champion said:
“I am very proud of Magnus Chess Academy, which stands on the shoulders of all of the previous Play Magnus apps. After years of developing great chess apps, we've decided to take all the best features, level them up, and put them all in one place. We've also added new features, such as being able to play against other people online!"
"I want to pass on some of my chess knowledge to you, and I am sure you'll train hard and learn a lot from my new Academy. I've always had fun with chess going all the way back to when I was learning as a kid. Whether young or old, new to chess or a tournament player, you're welcome at my Academy. I want to try to share my experience with all of you.”
Enrolling on the Magnus Chess Academy means Magnus will give you all the tools you need in one place to go from complete beginner to being ready to compete in real tournaments in no time.
Choose your level of learning
With Magnus as mentor, students embark on a chosen course with levels, objectives and rewards designed to suit a wide range of ages, skill levels and learning styles.
Students first have to pick from four initial curriculum difficulty levels: New to Chess; Easy; Medium and Hard.
Players who are already strong, or become strong, will get access to a vast library of lessons written by chess grandmasters and reviewed by the World Champion.
Magnus Chess Academy is available now. Here's how to get it: