A better, more fun way to learn and train chess! Master chess through engaging games and interactive lessons with Magnus Carlsen, the World Chess Champion!
WHY MAGNUS TRAINER?
Curated courses created by our learning experts and Grand Masters.
250+ unique lessons covering chess foundation to openings and endgames.
Bite-sized games designed to reinforce your learning, each game has dozens of levels and thousands of puzzles.
Caters to beginners and advanced players alike.
Learn chess with the greatest player of all time!
UNIQUE TRAINING BY CHESS EXPERTS
Play unique, beautiful games crafted by chess experts and game design experts. Deepen your chess skills through premium lessons based on games by Magnus Carlsen and other world-leading chess players. All games and lessons are created by Magnus Carlsen and his team of experienced Grand Masters, all of whom have years of coaching experience.
Magnus Trainer makes learning chess easy and engaging for players of all levels. New games are updated and added regularly to bring you the best possible experience, and we're adding new theory lessons every week.
Each mini-game has dozens of levels, ranging from beginner to advanced, allowing all chess players, new and experienced, to find a challenging fit to improve their skills. Those who have never played chess before are able to learn the fundamentals in a series of introductory lessons, while more experienced players have access to advanced tactics and strategies, covering a range of endgame essentials.
FROM AN AWARD WINNING TEAM
The Magnus Trainer app has been featured in Fast Company, The Guardian and VG, and is the creation of the team behind the popular Play Magnus app, winner of several design awards.
“I’ve always done things a little differently. That is what inspired me to create Magnus Trainer. Chess has always
been fun, but this takes learning and training chess to a new level. Magnus Trainer is chess training for everyone!”
— Magnus Carlsen
“The Future of Chess!”
— Rob, App Store Reviewer
You can also check out our other free app, Play Magnus. Play against Magnus at any age from 5 years and up!
REACH FURTHER WITH A MEMBERSHIP
The app is free to use, with added benefits for paying members.
Members enjoy instant access to all 250+ premium lessons, many exclusive only for members. As a member, you also get infinite lives so you can always keep playing, including exclusive bonus levels. In addition, members get detailed statistics with insights into their performance and game progress.
For Magnus Trainer we offer the following subscriptions:
TERMS OF PAYMENT
Payment will be charged to your iTunes account after you’ve confirmed a purchase. Subscription to a membership automatically renews, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and the price for the renewal will be provided. You can change your subscription settings in Subscriptions in App Store, or in the More tab in Magnus Trainer when a subscription is active.
It is not possible to cancel an active subscription to get a refund of the remaining time.
Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication.
Ein einfacher und systematischer Einstieg in die Welt des Schachs ! Es macht Spaß und man lernt leicht dazu ! Durch die verschiedenen Schwierigkeitsstufen für jedermann geeignet :)!
31 Aug 2020
1. The good: Best lessons I knowThe app offers a strong, excellently curated training curriculum for three levels: easy, medium and hard, beyond some basics. I tried several apps and this is by far the best. The 100+ lessons are the actual jewel of the app: Magnus explains a concept with positions from his own games or classics from literature, including some lessons about historic players and their strengths. That’s hard to beat. You can browse lessons by category opening, tactics, strategy, etc. and new ones are regularly added (weekly?). The best way to explore is in sessions (see below). Magnus’ written commentary is excellent. It comes sometimes with an funny or ironic tone. Often he (or his team?) explains how he thinks, eg, when he switches to tactics and how deeply he predicts moves. Commentary is synced with position diagrams (with SmallFish-like arrows). Interactive questions and continuations check your grasp of the concepts; sometimes just let you guess and explain the answer. 2. Still good: Sessions with gamesThe session concept actually is great because it gives you a curriculum of lessons and associated games to let the learned concepts sink in. The Raja’s Riddle is the best of them because it is actual chess, both recognizing tactical motifs and mating patterns, so you get an eye for these. There are 30-40 sessions in each of the 3 levels. The sequence is well thought-out, so you really learn all the ropes. 3. Get used to: Games with excessive difficulty and unclear training valueThe app is heavily gamified. There’s no session without having to play “non-chess”. There is half a dozen game types (1-2 per session) and most of them frankly feel a bit irrelevant for learning casual chess. Granted they may make sense if you are an early “rookie” or train for time-constrained tournaments, like capturing a boardful of pieces against the clock. This clock is set really short in medium and hard levels. So there’s no session skipping until you tried at a lot of times (paid app version).Regarding the Raja’s Riddle, difficulty increases ridiculously fast in the last sessions of the medium start of the hard level. Is it Deflection or Quiet moves? You answer wrong, it does not show you why. Maybe this shows me where my skills really stand. There’s huge potential in this game to show the concepts in action. In other words: Over-gamification and IMO excessive difficulty of some mandatory games decrease the fun of learning. Ironically if you don’t train to win silly non-chess games, you cannot follow one of the greatest training curricula out there. It would be great to switch them off.
20 Okt 2020
Ansonsten sind die Übungen sehr gut. Habe an einem Tag gelernt Schach zu spielen. Mit der App lernt man viele Strategien und wird mit der Zeit schneller.
01 Okt 2020
Ich werde mir demnächst auch die Kostenpflichtige zulegen. Das einzige was nervt ist das Figurendesign, welches leider echt unübersichtlich ist
06 Sep 2020
Ich finde diese App super. Ich kann zwar schon Schach spielen hab aber trotzdem von den Grundlagen angefangen und hab vieles dazu gelernt. Die kostenlose Version macht super spaß und reicht aus. Bei mir wurde so viel Interesse durch die kostenlose App geweckt das ich ernsthaft überlege die Kostenpflichtige Version zu kaufen.
11 Okt 2020