Free online Chess server. Play Chess now in a clean interface. No registration, no ads, no plugin required. Play Chess with the computer, friends or random opponents.
Create a game Tournament Simultaneous exhibitions
Chess basics Training Coordinates Study Chess coaches
Lichess TV Current games Video library
Players Teams Forum Questions & Answers
Analysis board Board editor Import game Advanced search
Sign in
Puzzle of the day
Black to play
More » Open tournaments
Daily Racing Kings 1h 30m 7
Eastern Bullet 1h 1
Hourly Crazyhouse 57m 0
U1600 Blitz 57m 2
Hourly Classical 1h 57m 2
Hourly Blitz 57m 1
Hourly SuperBlitz 57m 2
Mackenzie 2+0 Rated 2h 15
Gurieli 2+1 Anti Rated 1h 30m 5
Rublevsky 4+0 Atom Rated 1h 2
Kachiani 4+0 Rated 40m 1
More » Simultaneous exhibitions
More » Latest forum posts
  1. Chess theme Beeco76 If it's a style, just click the button of your "Stylish" browser plugi…
  2. What are chess teams in Liches… Knt_tnK I was sadden, that a post I recently put out to see if anyone was inte…
  3. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… TheNaphtali If that last example had been Bullet all would have been forgiven. :D
  4. Incorrect time zone, very conf… Sinusoidal36 Nvm, I was foolish. System time was wrong, I should have known better.
  5. Rook ending: The lonely pawn Linnemann yep, the position after 2.Kxd5 is draw, see http://www.shredderchess.c…
  6. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… nattramnms My last game has countless examples. I may have played the worst game …
  7. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… chesslo21 i'll start! 1. Stalemate opponent's king with your queen in king and…
  8. Dumb ways to fail in chess and… chesslo21 List all the dumb ways to lose or draw (foolishly) in chess! (examp…
  9. Does this qualify as fools mat… chesslo21 I've seen a person play fool's mate three times IN A ROW. And of cours…
  10. Does this qualify as fools mat… lurarose Any time you are mated after only 2 moves is a fools mate so yes. It w…
  11. Lichess Patron FM lovlas I am not sure if that information is available. It variates from month…
  12. Cloud storage chessanalyst If I bought some massive cloud storage via ftp would lichess be able t…
  13. Lichess Patron FireWorks How much money does Lichess generally collect each month?
  14. Does this qualify as fools mat… chessanalyst When your close to 1000 online I suppose anything is possible.
  15. Averting a disaster in corresp… JamesPeirce whoops, wrong thread
  16. Access to Study on iPhone ChessHavoc I cannot find a menu option to access the Study tab on the iPhone app …
  17. Lichess Patron FM lovlas Detailed cost breakdown can be seen here:…
  18. Averting a disaster in corresp… QBall Not my best game, and not even …
  19. Does this qualify as fools mat… QBall Wow. I can't believe someone actually played this. But I guess it happ…
  20. How to livestream? QBall I doubt you will be featured on the stream since you have been flagged…
More » Latest updates
Lichess meetup and hackaton report

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

Recent Improvements

The lichess team is constantly creating new features for you to enjoy. Now we need your help to decide what to add next!

Tata Steel Chess: Week 1

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