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Daily Chess960 1h 0
Inarkiev ½+2 Anti Rated 2h 23
de Rivière 3+0 Anti Rated 2h 21
Tal 2+0 crazy Rated 30m 14
Porges 1+0 Rated 30m 5
Whitaker 1.5+0 KotH Rated 30m 1
Yusupov 7+2 crazy 2h 2
Yanofsky 4+0 Rated 50m 6
Akopian 5+0 45m 4
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  1. 4 Player Chess ianremsen Not going to happen. If he's not interested in bughouse, he's not inte…
  2. Tournament standings not updat… lego00 The following happened after GM donateIIo got some points when an oppo…
  3. 4 Player Chess rcostheta I would like to see lichess get a working form of 4 player chess. I ha…
  4. Play SIMUL with an FM entry f… Larissbug Righ then, I'll do a simul at exactly the same time and pay everyone w…
  5. Thoughts on takebacks? CaligulaFlora I mouseslip but cant takeback because ive disabled it. I must deal wit…
  6. Don't play the bird BirdBrainf4 After 5. g3 or 5. d4, it is Black who is losing still.
  7. Thoughts on takebacks? Illion I wonder how those who say they'll grant takebacks for obvious mousesl…
  8. Thoughts on takebacks? avakar Misclicks are part of online chess and you need to learn to manage the…
  9. Thoughts on takebacks? CafeMorphy @orinharris it's not up to your opponent to fix your mistake cause you…
  10. Thoughts on takebacks? donbruce @CafeMorphy This. </thread> Seriously though - a blunder is a b…
  11. Thoughts on takebacks? orinharris I use a trackpad with touch-click sensitivity (which I'm pretty adept …
  12. Play SIMUL with an FM entry f… CafeMorphy you may try to charge for a simul.. but you will never take away.. our…
  13. Thoughts on takebacks? CafeMorphy There shouldn't even be a takeback feature
  14. Thoughts on takebacks? nattramnms I will accept them on obvious mouse slips, However, if you make a tact…
  15. Don't play the bird Leon53 1. g4 e5 2.f3 Qh4# is more shorter :) But 1.f4 is playable ...
  16. How ratings relate to statisti… Physicist1993 Based on the Glicko-2 ratings used by lichess alone what are the chanc…
  17. Thoughts on takebacks? mahfouz_joseph Personally, I believe it depends on whether the move was intentional o…
  18. Thoughts on takebacks? ProgramFOX Personally I grant them in casual games, and have them disabled for ra…
  19. Thoughts on takebacks? The_BTG What are you guys/gals opinions on granting takebacks and takebacks in…
  20. Best Chess Books Ever Written!… jujugaga Soviet Chess Primer by Ilya Maizelis- not sure what "rating" it is tar…
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Lichess meetup and hackathon report

The Lichess team recently met up to work and socialize in Paris. Here is the summary.

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Tata Steel Chess: Week 1

Everything about the first week of the Tata Steel Chess tournament, live from Wijk aan Zee