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Pacey Penguin Proudly Peaks Podium Pinnacle  00h00 15 janvier
Starting the Decade with a BangWith 448 titled players joining the first event of the decade (and 356 playing) it’s one of the largest titled events we’ve had It wasn’t just the size that was impressive though, the performance of one player took centre stage: GM Andrew Tang ( penguingim1), the...
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The dust settles on the battlefield  00h00 09 janvier
Congratulations to Crestbook Chess Club and GM Sergey Shipov on their victory A hush fell as the clock ticked down its final seconds, to the end of the inaugural Lichess Streamer Team Battle, which team would win... well by that point it was quite firmly decided Congratulations to Crestbook Chess...
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Streamer Team Battle   00h00 06 janvier
Whose rallying battle cry will you answer?A horn sounds in the distance... a call to arms This Thursday (9th January) at 19:00 UTC, some of the largest chess streamers around will be clashing head to head in a Team Battle on Lichess - and they need your support But what is a Team Battle? You may...
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Titled Arena Announcement  00h00 05 janvier
The first Titled Arena of the decade is here The first Lichess Titled Arena of the decade will be on Wednesday the 15th January at 19:00 UTC The event will as usual be preceded by a bullet 1 0 Warm-up Arena, open to all players with a minimum of 20 rated bullet games. Yes, even you. Lichess...
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Lichess End of Year Update 2019  00h00 31 décembre
Thank you all for your support It’s been another eventful year for Lichess. We continue to grow in all metrics of activity - average players online, numbers of games played per month, and events held. Along with this, we’ve made significant changes to support the website and ensure our players get...
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Titled Arena Announcement  00h00 05 décembre
The December Titled Arena is here The Lichess Titled Arena is back on Saturday the 14th December at 19:00 UTC The event will as usual be preceded by a bullet 1 0 Warm-up Arena, open to all players with a minimum of 20 rated bullet games. Yes, even you. Lichess Titled Arena When: Saturday,...
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A new logo for Lichess  00h00 01 décembre
A major open-source contribution The good old Cburnett knight has served us well, but it was not truly our logo. We always wanted something unique and distinctive for Lichess, and we finally found it. On the left, the old Cburnett piece. On the right, the new Freedom Knight. This new logo is...
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FIDE: Confidentiality Clauses and Secret Votes  00h00 25 novembre
An interview with GM Peter Heine NielsenGM Peter Heine Nielsen is a Grandmaster from Denmark who has worked at the very highest level in chess for decades. He played in seven Olympiads for Denmark and won the Danish Championship five times. He may be even better known for his work as a second. He’s...
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Firouzja keeps the streak going   00h00 23 novembre
The young Iranian tops the TA with another convincing performanceWe were treated to an extra long exhibition of chess skill this month, as the Titled Arena was immediately preceded by agadmator’s 500k subscriber celebration tournament. The YouTuber’s event was so popular that it pushed Lichess’s...
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Titled Arena Announcement  00h00 11 novembre
The November Titled Arena is here The Lichess Titled Arena is back on Saturday the 23rd November at 19:00 UTC We’re cancelling the Warmup tournament this time, and suggest you join agadmator’s tournament instead (same time as the usual warmup, with a 2000 prize fund) It’s open to all players...
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Firouzja on Fire   00h00 17 octobre
The start of a new dynasty?The Isle of Man International is in full swing (and you can catch the live games and commentary here on Lichess) but the allure of bullet chess is too strong, and during the rest day snuck in another installment of the Titled Arena. Willingly drawn away from their...
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Titled Arena Announcement  00h00 06 octobre
The October Titled Arena is here The Lichess Titled Arena is back on Wednesday the 16th October at 19:00 UTC In addition to the usual prizes, the three top-placing female participants will win additional prizes of 100, 50 and 20. The event will as usual be preceded by a bullet 1 0 Warm-up...
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Announcing the 2019 Horde World Championship  00h00 03 octobre
It’s finally here The first installment of the Horde World Championship is here at last, so get ready for the greatest pawn storm in Lichess history The event will kick off on October 13th. If you would like to participate, please make sure to read the rules. Registration closes October 12th and...
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960 Ways to Die in the West  00h00 01 octobre
GM Zaven Andriasian takes home the gold This September, we were treated to a double-bill of Lichess Titled Arenas, with a 960 variant edition at the unprecedented 3 2 time-control. Players were out in force with 270 participants. GM Andrew Tang ( penguingim1) took an early lead, but it was short...
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World Cup Drama in Khanty-Mansiysk - Just What the Doctor Ordered  00h00 15 septembre
Round 2 Report from the 2019 World CupThe foyer of the 2019 World Cup venue, the Ugra Chess Academy just outside the centre of the city in Khanty-Mansiysk, is its own little world. The front door is guarded by bored officers in army fatigues, in two corners of the foyer you can watch the...