our mission

Nowadays there are so many popular platforms to study and play chess, the most famous wesbites are Chessable, Chess.com and Lichess! What’s is unique about TheChessCommunity?

TheChessCommunity offers affordable lessons from passionate coaches and also makes it possible to meet new online chess friends and training partners. For TheChessCommunity it is our mission to offer the best content for beginner, casual and intermediate level players!

Chessable offers fanatic courses also given by the strongest grandmaster in the world. The courses include video explanations and a move trainer to study openings. Any downsides? You have to pay separately for every course and for a single opening course with video it could easily be over €100,- Also the courses are mainly designed for very strong players because the theoretical opening lines often go to move 25/30 which is way to complicated if you are at beginner, casual or intermediate level. TheChessCommunity offers free Chessable courses for you, all the variations are explained on video and the openings can be learned with the Chessable move trainer.

On chess.com a premium membership will surely give you access to many high quality instructive videos. A chess.com premium membership does gives you access to all their content. Downsides? There is no move trainer to study your openings and chess.com offers less opening content compared to Chessable. During lessons the coaches from TheChessCommunity analyse your online chess.com games with you! Also we can make an opening tree from all your chess.com games and discover mistakes you made frequently in the opening.

Lichess is great! It’s not a website were you can study chess with video courses, however they have the best playing environment and tools like an interactive analysis board. TheChessCommunity uses Lichess studies to upload your homework exercises and to analyse your games on an interactive board. On Lichess it’s also possible to make an opening tree of all your games and analyse the frequent mistake. Furthermore you can upload the games you want to analyse during a lesson and already try to analyse your games by yourself before the lesson has started!

So what’s unique about TheChessCommunity? We offer affordable lessons from passionate and professional coaches. We give you the unique opportunity to make new chess friends and take grouplessons. Our training method combines the tools from the biggest chess learning platforms with our own collection of video courses and puzzles to enhance your journey to chess mastery.

The Chess Community

Feel free to reach out for any questions and to book individually or group chess lessons.

Midas Ratsma Fide Master – midasratsma@gmail.com

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