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Magnus Trainer - Train Chess

Publisher: Play Magnus
Price: Free with In App Purchases

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App Description

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!


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!


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.


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!


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:
1 month
12 months


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.



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9682 ratings


The app makes zero sense. I can do some of the mini-games WAY better than Magnus supposedly did, then the next level I can barely pass. There’s no reward for playing those well, they ultimately seem to serve no purpose. And the early levels are beyond frustrating when you’ve answered, “yes, I know how to play chess.” I don’t need a primer. Then, the lessons have no backing material. You basically have to read them over and over until you process it. Well, that’s not how I learn. I learn by doing. Not having some “play this lesson” options is a real detriment. I’m paying monthly, but I think as soon as I’m through all the lessons, I’ll stop. It’s just not worth it. Also, it focuses so much on what white does, what about black?! I think I just got the first, “this is how to play black” lesson yesterday, halfway through the medium difficulty.. huh?! And not only that, the board was the wrong way around to play black. Considering the companion app, Play Magnus, switches you back and forth every match, you’d think there would be a LITTLE attention paid to “the other side.”Last, but not least, hire someone who can read and write English properly. There are several grammatical mistakes in just the first half of the lessons. One or two make it really difficult to figure out what was meant. Unless you’re serious about chess, don’t pay for this. Even if you are, you’re probably better off studying with books...

May 03, 2021

Pretty good chess app...

I have just really enjoyed this engine and the information the app just gives in general regarding the progression and general play of chess.

Apr 27, 2021

stop this stupid way of making apps downloaded

every time i download an app and open it just to see it’s not free i die inside. just make the app cost money. it’s so useless and it’s tedious and i don’t have any money please stop trying to trick me just make me pay to download the app.

Apr 24, 2021

Fantastic for improving your game

I knew how to play before getting the app but it does a good job of explaining the pieces and rules for those that are new to the game. I am enjoying working through the lessons and improving my game. Fantastic app. Great material.

Apr 24, 2021

Engaging and effective!

As a complete beginner, I find the app pretty amazing given how recently I’ve started. The gamification of the learning process has made it a lot less intimidating and something you actually enjoy doing as opposed to a chore. I’ve wanted to learn chess for years and it just never happened. Then I was reading about Magnus after watching a documentary on him and saw the mention of the game. I got it right away and I’m so thankful that he decided to share chess with the world like this. I tried it for a few days and went ahead and got the membership.

May 03, 2021

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