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Embed lichess in your site

Do you have a website, and want to add a playable live chess section?
Add the following line to your site html:

<script src=""></script>

The w and h parameters control the width and height of the chess window.

Embed the Chess TV in your site

Just add the following line to your site html:

<script src=""></script>


  • - theme: Controls the board theme. Available themes: brown, blue, green, wood, blue2, marble, wood3, blue3, leather, wood2, canvas, purple, olive, grey, metal.
  • - bg: Controls the background color. Available backgrounds: light, dark.

Lichess HTTP API

Lichess exposes a RESTful HTTP/JSON API that you are free to use without limitation.

Read the documentation on lichess github page.

Lichess Widgets

Let your website/blog visitors know that you're playing on lichess!

See more examples and installation instructions