Chesscademy, A Fun and Free Way to Learn Chess
Hello Chess.com! I just wanted to let everyone know of a new project I've been working on over the past two months. I started Chesscademy to help people around the world learn chess.
Four years ago, I shaped my vision. I helped teach at the chess club at Lincroft Elementary School, and over the course of my four years of high school, I taught over 250 kids at the club. Incidentally, I also began my professional coaching career around the same time – I had developed my passion for chess into something not only beneficial for me, but for others. The previous eight years of competition and tournaments were simply cobblestones on the road that allowed me to pave the path for others to follow. However, as much as I enjoyed teaching them, I couldn’t seem to satisfy all of their needs or questions – and that’s when I first conceived the idea for Chesscademy. It would allow for an individual to cater to a countless population of chess enthusiasts.
Chesscademy provides a free comprehensive education curriculum to chess players of all levels. Courses are broken down into lessons that contain videos and interactive exercises. Users can train and keep track of their progress by completing puzzles and gaining rating points. Discussion groups allow users to ask questions and give answers on community-driven topics. The dynamic user profile keeps track of a user’s points and badges that are accumulated through completion of exercises and participation in the discussion groups. A user’s progress is documented over time and displayed through a graph on their dashboard. Current lessons and percent completion can also be viewed on the dashboard.
My vision is important to me because I am sincerely passionate about chess, and I want to give others the resources to be as successful as I have been in tournament play. At this point in my career, I am primarily a teacher as opposed to a player, and Chesscademy allows me to join my zeal for chess and entrepreneurship to give chess players every opportunity to progress. No player who is enthusiastic about his or her game should be hindered from improving for financial reasons.
I invite you to check out Chesscademy and let me know what you think in the comments below, or send me an email at [email protected]. I created every single video and exercise on the site from scratch, and I would really appreciate it if you guys could take a look!