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MetroChess, Re-Defining the Chess Learning Industry

Metropolitan Chess, Inc., the 2011 Chess Club of the Year rated by the USCF, has helped further the interactive approach to chess learning. They are releasing an e-platform mobile chess learning app, MetroChess. The mobile application will serve as a platform for interactive e-books and video lessons. It will originally be available for download on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad from iTunes in early December 2012, with an Android version is also in development to be launched by February 2013 from the Google Play store.

The purpose of MetroChess is to provide a highly distinguished platform for chess learning. By incorporating an integrated statistical model into every e-book and video lesson on the application, the application serves to break down your chess progress into the simplest of individual elements and to be able to accurately project what areas require focus in order to best improve your game. This statistical interpretation is visible through intuitive and easy to track graphical components.

MetroChess also includes within the application a myriad of other functionalities: tournament reporting, exercises & quizzes, written courses, video courses, multiple languages, private lessons pushed only to your application per your request, and the ability, at your choosing, to have your own coach follow your progress within the application.

On top of that, the courses that will be available – some that will exclusively be available only on this application – are from some of the best authors worldwide. The contributors for the e-book lesson component include reputed authors GM Dejan Bojkov, GM Ronen Har-Zvi, GM Loek van Wely, and many more. The contributors for the video lesson component include reputed authors and players World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand, GM Michael Adams, GM Loek van Wely, etc.

The application version available in December 2012 will have all functionalities except for the ability to display video lessons. An update is in the works that will be released shortly after the initial version for the addition of that purpose.

Never before has any chess mobile application taken such a dynamic approach to chess learning, and unlike most other chess applications, the Android community will be also able to take advantage of this great learning opportunity.

Best of all, the application platform will be initially free to download and try.

Go to to read more about the application and add your e-mail to the notification list in order to receive an immediate e-mail once the application is approved and available within the iTunes store.


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