It's an exciting time for chess! We are seeing a record number of you trying to beat Magnus on Play Magnus and train with him on the Magnus Trainer and Tactics Frenzy apps. Welcome, everyone!
As we all know by now, on October 23rd Queen's Gambit was released by Netflix to worldwide critical acclaim. Anya Taylor-Joy, played Beth Harmon, a young chess prodigy that is challenging the stereotypes of chess players and encouraging a new wave of fans to learn chess for the first time.
This has meant that our fun, gamified Magnus Trainer app has experienced over 300% new user downloads in the last 30 days. We are seeing record levels of searches, user activity, and downloads for our suite of chess apps we have developed over the previous few years. We are delighted to see that both new and loyal users are excited about our new PLUS membership, unlocking all our apps' features.
Of course, we won't stop there, and we have a few treats coming soon, specially designed for all of you who have just joined us.
The Play Magnus Team.