Chess learning evolution. How has changed the technologies?

Everything has changed, we live in a civilized world, in smart houses, have smartphones and, moreover, we live in a world of robots. We have changed our style of living, working and behaving. You know what we have never stopped to do? Of course, never stopped playing Chess.

We live in a world of robots

Chess, that is older than decades and ages, still remains, one of the most compelling and the most ever mysterious games in the world. Mysterious because it is hard to believe that the game was invented by a single human mind, it’s complexity and construction is too much for one man.  

As everything, Chess also has its own ancestor which was the game chaturanga (nearly in the 6th century), the mentioned game was the ancestor of probably all board games including Shogi- Japanese Chess and Janggi, Korean Chess.  The word chaturanga means as four divisions, as they mean infantry (nowadays pawn), cavalry (Knight), elephantry (bishop) and chariotry (rook). 

Ancient Chess

In 720, the game spread across the Islamic world. Already, in 1474 the first chess book in English was created and named ‘The Game and Play of Chess’, by the way, this book was the second book to be published in the English language. And gradually, there were printed books, guides and lot of chess materials, that transformed chess into a new level that brought more fame to this game. 

The second English book is about Chess

This game had been always in the center of attention, so with the evolution of chess had started to spread chess learning culture. 

For many years chess coaches had only chess books and guides and the experience gained through the years. Step by step chess materials were published which enhanced the chess literature.

Chess learning evolution had started many years ago with the origin of chess. Though the game comes from very ancient ages, the education still remains contemporary, developing and improving day by day.  

The first innovation was created by an entrepreneur Wolfgang von Kempelen, who was the inventor of the first chess-playing machine in 1770, the famous Mechanical Turk was a large box in front of the chess board, the chess pieces moved from an unknown force in the response to a human opponent move. The machine was a real mystery of that century, because of the hidden features.

The Turk

Then, with the development of the computers, and already, during 20th-century programmers created special chess programs and developed chess-playing computer.There were many chess playing computers but the first chess computer that won the human player was Deep Blue which did historical change in a chess history in 1996 defeating World Chess Genius Garry Kasparov.

Gary Kasparov- Deep Blue

In the end of the 20th century, when the Internet intruded our life, bringing with itself, a beneficial stage for chess development. At the same time developed a new kind of education, e-learning that changed the direction of traditional education. And already, online chess learning replaced traditional chess lessons. Many students have had the opportunity to learn chess with their favorite teacher, grandmasters via Skype or other means of video communications.


Chess learning technologies changed its history. One of the chess innovations was the creation of ICS, the first Internet chess server that was launched in 1992, programmed by Michael Moore and Richard Nash, later renaming ICC-internet chess club. It gives an opportunity to its users to play chess games against other members and computer. It also offers many tournaments. Members can watch live broadcasts of tournaments with grandmaster commentary on Chess.FM. The website also offers access to libraries of games, recorded lectures, and private lessons.

One thing that is also a successful project of the chess history, is the chess database, “ChessGames” which is the internet's oldest and best chess database and community. The website was founded by Daniel Freeman and Alberto Artidiello in 2001. It is open to everyone with all levels of ability and the basic membership is free. Members can also create their own discussion pages, and to study of openings, endgames, and sacrifices. In the first page of the website, you can see puzzle, player and a game of the day.

The #1 chess community with +20 million members around the world, is the website Chess.com.  The site gives the opportunity to its users to play online chess with friends, challenge the computer, join a club, solve puzzles, analyze games, and learn from numerous video lessons, also watch top players and compete for prizes.

Lichess is notable for being a free and open source online chess server. It provides a variety of online play modes, as well as training features, and the competition is decent. A number of titled players play there, also you can find the profiles of many coaches and contact them.

Chess365 website is considered to be one of the best Chess Opening Explorer, where you can browse their entire chess database move by move. The Opening Explorer is the best tool if you want to study an opening. The website is free for registration

Chessbomb website Chess tournaments online with real-time computer analysis.

WooChess is a proactive educational platform that gives opportunity and sources to everyone who wants to learn online chess.

It is the first e-learning multifunctional website that gives a huge opportunity to those who want to have effective, dynamic and productive online chess lessons. Our product managed to decrease all the time that is being wasted on the organizational parts of the learning and created such kind of environment where the teachers and the students will have

  •   Interactive board
  •   Chatbox
  •   Video camera,
  •   Simultaneous lessons with 1 and more students
  •   The option to create lessons, simuls, puzzles, saving them forever with just a few clicks

As a result, Chess is doing one move ahead. So what? We will see you in 2047 during the first official chess tournament played on Mars.

Published on : 23 Apr 2018

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